Dimension Data named Preferred Partner with NVIDIA, bolstering AI capabilities


Dimension Data, a USD 8 billion global technology systems integrator and managed services provider, has been awarded Preferred Partner status within the NVIDIA Partner Network. 

The designation affirms Dimension Data’s proficiency in delivering artificial intelligence capabilities on NVIDIA Graphic Processing Units (GPUs), and its ability to offer data centre solutions with accelerated graphics processing power to support the next generation of machine learning and high-performance computing (HPC) applications. 

Exponential growth in AI is forecast between 2018 and 2025 with a CAGR of 55.6 percent.1 Predictive analytics, machine learning techniques and AI play a vital role in helping companies advance to the next level of digital transformation. Dimension Data’s partnership with NVIDIA is a crucial step towards supporting clients with their AI ambitions. 

“As our customers begin to adopt AI & deploy ML/DL solutions, the high-performance computing power required to perform complex analysis on large volumes of unstructured data and convert that information into actionable business intelligence at speed is becoming more prevalent in our daily conversations,” comments John Taylor, Go-to-Market leader for Digital Infrastructure at Dimension Data UK&I.  “NVIDIA perfectly complements our existing ecosystem of data centre partners, which includes Cisco, Dell EMC and NetApp, and will enable us to design, deploy and manage data centre infrastructure solutions for the most demanding HPC and hyperscale workloads.” 

Dimension Data has already demonstrated the power of machine learning technology, implementing it as part of the solution it provides to the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) for Le Tour de France. During the tour in 2017, Dimension Data used machine learning technology to process 3 billion data points and 147GB of data. By introducing machine learning, it was possible to accurately predict the top-placed riders 71.4 percent of the time – taking into account unpredictable elements of the race environment. This created new data stories and rich ways to engage the millions of Tour de France spectators and fans. 

“Predictive analytics for sports is only one application for AI and machine learning technology. We see huge opportunities for AI to disrupt and transform many industries. A significant investment will likely come from our clients in financial services, insurance and legal, who are already investigating how they can take advantage of AI and machine learning to innovate and create new services for their customers,” continues Taylor.

“Dimension Data’s technical expertise, combined with its data centre, networking and cybersecurity capabilities, make it a ‘go-to’ systems integrator for HPC and AI solutions in the UK and Ireland,” said Alan Rogers, Enterprise Partner Business Manager – NEMEA at NVIDIA.“

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