Insight’s Industry-Leading Multi-Vendor Lab Validates AI, HPC and Other Deep-Learning Projects for Organizations

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    NVIDIA GPU-accelerated systems from NVIDIA, Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE,
    Pure Storage and NetApp enable IT teams to determine the optimal
    platform for their workloads

    TEMPE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ:NSIT), the global systems integrator of
    Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all
    sizes, today announced that its Research
    & Innovation Hub
    includes one of the market’s first labs
    equipped with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated converged systems from multiple
    vendors for testing and validating artificial intelligence (AI),
    high-performance computing (HPC) and other deep-learning projects. The
    in-house lab offers the latest generation of AI-ready platforms
    utilizing NVIDIA, Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, Pure Storage and NetApp
    architectures.

    Organizations can use Insight’s Hub to test machine-learning models with
    their own data sets, evaluate the ability of specific NVIDIA GPU
    configurations and infrastructures to support their workloads, and
    determine the optimal technology stack to meet their needs. The testing
    process also can assist IT teams in determining whether to select an
    on-premises or cloud-based solution for data-intensive GPU computing.

    Early interest in using the Hub’s capabilities for workload and platform
    validation has been good, with inquiries coming from organizations
    ranging from military contractors to those in the manufacturing,
    automotive, financial services, biomedical, transportation, geospatial,
    agricultural, and media and entertainment sectors. IT teams have the
    option to access the lab services remotely or on-site at Insight’s Cloud
    + Data Center Transformation
    Hub in Minneapolis.

    Lab assets include the NVIDIA DGX-2, the world’s most powerful AI
    system; NVIDIA-powered Cisco, HPE, Pure AIRI, NetApp ONTAP AI and Dell
    EMC Isilon Ready compute platforms, converged infrastructure systems and
    reference architectures; and other building blocks for testing,
    designing and deploying complete deep-learning technology stacks.
    Insight’s status as an NVIDIA
    Advanced Technology Partner
    certifies its ability to assist clients
    in implementing AI, HPC and other GPU-accelerated initiatives.

    “Every deep-learning provider is architecting its solution differently,
    whether with a complete stack like HPE and Dell or with compute, storage
    and networking components from multiple vendors. Our lab gives clients a
    vendor-agnostic choice enabling them to select the best-fit platform for
    their requirements,” said Shawn O’Grady, senior vice president and
    general manager, Cloud + Data Center Transformation, Insight North
    America. “We believe we are leading the market by making this kind of
    investment to help enterprises advance their deep-learning initiatives.”

    The lab leverages Insight’s unique combination of Cloud + Data Center
    Transformation and Digital
    Innovation
    expertise as well as its unusually deep bench of
    technology specialists. That includes more than 200 dedicated data
    scientists, data infrastructure consultants, architects, and big data
    and AI specialists who can assist in AI and HPC initiatives; 800
    compute, storage, networking and data protection experts who can define
    and deploy infrastructure that supports GPU-accelerated installations;
    and 700 application-development architects and consultants available to
    assist clients with their overall digital
    transformation
    efforts.

    “Insight has allocated significant resources to help clients select the
    best NVIDIA GPU-accelerated solutions for their machine-learning needs,”
    said Craig Weinstein, vice president, Americas Partner Organization,
    NVIDIA. “With these resources, organizations have an opportunity to
    streamline the design and deployment of AI infrastructure, enabling
    faster time-to-insights while ensuring the optimal balance of compute,
    storage and networking in support of their AI and deep-learning
    initiatives.”

    More information is available at www.insight.com
    or by calling 800-INSIGHT.

    About Insight

    Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises Inc.
    empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology
    Solutions™ and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a
    Fortune 500-ranked global provider of Digital Innovation, Cloud + Data
    Center Transformation, Connected Workforce, and Supply Chain
    Optimization solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage
    their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and
    design to implementation and management, our 7,400+ employees help
    clients innovate and optimize their operations to run business smarter.
    Discover more at www.insight.com.
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    CHERYL SCHOLZ
    Insight Enterprises
    Cloud + Data Center
    Transformation Division
    TEL. (952) 279-4829
    EMAIL: [email protected]

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    Jill Schmidt PR
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