OVHcloud confirms its position as major player in AI with the launch of AI Notebooks
OVHcloud today announced the launch of AI Notebooks, the latest building block in its AI Tools managed services offering, which gives data scientists and developers the ability to effortlessly produce complete machine learning models from ideation to production.
OVHcloud’s AI Tools suite enables organizations to facilitate and accelerate their adoption of artificial intelligence — a critical issue as more than 56% of organizations worldwide will have adopted AI in at least one business unit or function by 2021 (vs. 50% by 2020).
Thierry Souche, Chief Technical Officer at OVHcloud, said: “Our core business involves helping our customers evolve their practices and giving them the tools to prepare for the future. With the AI Notebooks offer, which completes our AI Tools suite, OVHcloud provides data science teams with a complete range of agile technical solutions that can be adapted, in real time and with granularity, to their use cases in order to make their daily tasks easier.”
With the launch of AI Notebooks, the latest addition to the AI Tools suite, OVHcloud offers an essential building block of the AI journey, allowing organizations to explore and develop models and seamlessly share them within their teams. Based on open source and open standards, AI Notebooks supports the most indispensable code on the market, such as Jupyter and VS Code, as well as the import of the most popular frameworks, including TensorFlow, PyTorch, MXNet, Hugging Face, and many additional libraries. Depending on their needs, data scientists and developers can allocate dedicated CPU and GPU resources to their notebooks with a single-click at startup. Billing is on a per-minute basis, with an unmatched price/performance ratio.
The AI Notebooks managed offering allows data science teams to focus on their AI projects, without having to worry about the configuration or installation of their notebooks. Thanks to this ease of use, OVHcloud beta testers have already been able to accelerate their projects.
Aaron Jones, CEO of Yepic.AI, said: “After we worked with other providers, OVHcloud was certainly the cloud service that we found the most accessible. Within a few days, the whole team was fully up and running, allowing our researchers to innovate faster. The production infrastructure provided by OVHcloud enables us to leverage the most powerful GPUs, which is absolutely critical for our business. In addition, we can quickly adjust the resources consumed. This offers the potential for significant gains in operating costs and productivity for our team.”
The AI Notebooks offer is a new addition to the AI solutions portfolio, designed to support data science teams in the different stages of their pipeline, from storage (OVHcloud Object Storage) to data processing (Apache Spark) to exploration (AI Notebooks) to training (AI Training) and finally to model deployment (ML Serving).
Like all OVHcloud solutions, AI Notebooks is based on standard technologies and was designed and engineered in the Group’s own data centers, which guarantees total data reversibility and immunity to extraterritorial laws. The infrastructure operated by OVHcloud meets the highest security and data protection standards, in line with the ISO 27001 and HDS (Health Data Hosting) certifications, as well as GDPR compliance.
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With a strong presence in Canada since 2011, OVHcloud is a global player and Europe’s leading cloud provider operating over 400,000 servers within 33 data centres across four continents. For 22 years, the Group has relied on an integrated model that provides complete control of its value chain: from the design of its servers to the construction and management of its data centres, including the orchestration of its fiber-optic network. This unique approach allows it to independently cover all the uses of its 1.6 million customers in more than 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers latest generation solutions combining performance, price predictability and total sovereignty over their data to support their growth in complete freedom.