HPE launches suite of purpose-built vertical AI solutions

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced new offerings to help customers ramp up, optimize and scale artificial intelligence (AI) usage across business functions to drive outcomes such as better demand forecasting, improved operational efficiency and increased sales.

The new offerings include:

  • Digital Prescriptive Maintenance Services, the first in a series of AI-enabled industry offerings from HPE Pointnext, which automates problem prevention and increases productivity of industrial equipment
  • Artificial Intelligence Transformation Workshop, providing consulting expertise from HPE Pointnext to help customers get started with AI, evolve their strategic data and analytics initiatives and prioritize AI use cases
  • Apollo 6500 Gen10 System, a next-generation high performance computing system purpose-built for deep learning that delivers a 3x faster model training than the previous Apollo 6500 generation.

HPE says it has also extended its AI partner ecosystem through a reseller agreement with WekaIO to deliver optimized storage performance in AI environments

PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts the global GDP to grow 14% – the equivalent of $15.7 trillion – by 2030 as a result of AI, with increased labor productivity and consumer demand being the most impactful business outcomes. However, while AI holds great promise, current adoption rates are low. According to Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey, four% of CIOs globally have implemented AI, while a further 46% have developed plans to do so.

“Global tech giants are investing heavily in AI, but the majority of enterprises are struggling both with finding viable AI use cases and with building technology environments that support their AI workloads. As a result, the gap between leaders and laggards is widening,” said Beena Ammanath, global vice president of artificial intelligence at HPE Pointnext.

HPE says its new offerings enable customers to explore, evolve and expand AI applications aligned to their business and industry needs, accelerating time to value.

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