Sydney – January 24th 2024 – OVHcloud, the European Cloud leader, today confirms its ambitions for AI, answering skyrocketing demand from its customer base, through an approach that makes AI simple and affordable. In an unprecedented context where generative AI has arguably taken the world by storm, OVHcloud has set itself on a mission to help customers grow their businesses by providing easy and affordable AI solutions, fueled by the latest GPU, all with the ultimate goal of democratising AI. To make this AI revolution comes true, OVHcloud’s AI strategy focuses on offering four key items starting with efficient yet powerful compute resources, streamlined datasets, tooling in the form of software and cutting-edge skillsets.
Offering Compute Resources with a Broad Range of Datacentre GPUs
To help organisations gain access to easy and affordable AI, OVHcloud leverages 20 years of expertise in infrastructure, through its unique vertically integrated model. As such, the Group provides eco-friendly compute resources benefiting from its bespoke water cooling system. Adding to previously announced NVIDIA DGX H100 available to select customers, the Group today launches new Compute GPU instances with 1x to 4x NVIDIA H100 PCIe GPU, high RAM allocation and local high-performance storage. Immediately available, the NVIDIA H100 PCIe joins existing NVIDIA A100 offer as well as new and forthcoming NVIDIA L40S, NVIDIA L4 and NVIDIA A10 options.
For customers in need of dedicated Bare Metal servers with GPU horsepower for use cases like Machine Learning, deep learning or deployment of LLM models, OVHcloud today unveils new HGR-AI-2 references powered by NVIDIA L40S GPU. Available later year, new Bare Metal HGR-AI-2 leverages NVIDIA L40S GPU that benefits from fourth-generation Tensor Cores and FP8 Transformer Engine providing robust performance for AI workloads both in training and inferencing.
Customers looking for GPU-equipped Bare Metal servers can benefit from the new Bare Metal SCALE GPU launching later this year. With three new references in the SCALE GPU line, the Group is addressing use cases such as 3D Rendering, video processing and data inference all powered by NVIDIA L4 Datacenter GPU. Based on the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPU architecture, the NVIDIA L4 is a universal GPU for every workload with enhanced AI and video capabilities providing efficient compute resources for graphics, simulation, data science and data analytics.
Streamlining Datasets with OVHcloud Data Platform Maximising Data Privacy
In addition to these technical resources, OVHcloud is making further data, tooling and skills assets available, in alignment with its vision for AI. The OVHcloud Data Platform is a new end-to-end data platform announced at OVHcloud Summit and provides a low code solution for management of the data pipeline and analytics. It provides customers with a complete and easy experience for their data journey offering the availability to collect (with more than 50 available connectors), store, manage, analyse, and visualise data.
Furthermore, the new solution also ensures that data is secure from unauthorised accesses and breaches while complying with laws and regulations. With the OVHcloud Data Platform, data scientists and business analysts can start new projects in just a few clicks by selecting information of interest in the Data Lakehouse. The solution is aimed at use cases like CRM enhancement or streamlined inventory management.
Providing Tooling with Serverless Solutions for AI and A Supporting Ecosystem
To further help organisations in their data journey from ideation to production, OVHcloud has developed a complete set of serverless tools with AI Notebooks, AI Training and AI Deploy. OVHcloud AI solutions act as a complete set of tools that are easy to use, and designed to experiment with data, train models and put them into production.
Relying on high-specification OVHcloud AI infrastructure, including recently announced NVIDIA H100 PCIe, A100, V100S and upcoming L40S and L4, these high-level software solutions will leverage on industry standard technologies. They are designed to quickly and accessibly empower data scientists and machine learning engineers.
Additionally, OVHcloud is developing AI Endpoints, a new serverless solution targeted at developers and integrators. With OVHcloud AI Endpoints, the Group will enable access to diverse and various AI models with simple API endpoints that require little to no knowledge on the user side. Leveraging the Group’s infrastructure, OVHcloud AI Endpoints will fully respect data privacy (in/out) and will provide developers with a playground to test the Endpoints before placing API calls. With access to a number of market leading AI models such as BERT, YOLO or Mistral 7B, OVHcloud AI Endpoints is expected to offer a wide range of models when it launches.
OVHcloud is also launching AI App Builder, which is a fully managed serverless solution providing an easy way to build contextualised generative AI assistants. The tool allows customers to input their private datasets in a secured cloud environment, select cutting-edge LLM with just a single click and finally deploy code ready to use for their application. It is available today as an Alpha version here.
Finally, to support the broader ecosystem in the development of high-level AI skills, OVHcloud is working with a number of integrators and partners. The group is offering webinars and will attend the World AI Cannes Festival taking place in Cannes, France from February 8th to 10th.
“Our mission at OVHcloud is to make IA accessible and easy to use for businesses, especially given its complexity and challenges. We are proud to announce a complete range of solutions to help organisations fully unleash the benefits and opportunities offered by AI. These new OVHcloud offers bring all that organisations need to succeed in their transformation through the benefits or our open and trusted Cloud, our unmatched performance-price ratio and highly sought-after reversibility. With innovation rooted in OVHcloud’s core values, this is only the beginning of our AI journey,” said Michel Paulin, CEO, OVHcloud.
Pricing and Availability
OVHcloud GPU instances based on NVIDIA H100 PCIe are available now on Public Cloud starting at 2.80 euros per hour. Managed AI solutions based on H100 PCIe are available now at 3.10 euros per hour (billing granularity per minute).
NVIDIA L40S, L4 and A10 GPU instances will be available later this year on Public Cloud starting at 1.40 euros per hour for L40S instances and 0.75 euros per hour for L4. New HGR-AI-2 Bare Metal Servers are expected to be available as build-to-order references in March in Europe, Canada and the United States before reaching Asia. New SCALE-GPU are launching later this year in the same geographical regions.
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OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating over 450,000 servers within 40 data centers across 4 continents to reach 1,6 million customers in over 140 countries. Spearheading a trusted cloud and pioneering a sustainable cloud with the best performance-price ratio, the Group has been leveraging for over 20 years an integrated model that guarantees total control of its value chain: from the design of its servers to the construction and management of its data centers, including the orchestration of its fiber-optic network. This unique approach enables OVHcloud to independently cover all the uses of its customers so they can seize the benefits of an environmentally conscious model with a frugal use of resources and a carbon footprint reaching the best ratios in the industry. OVHcloud now offers customers the latest-generation solutions combining performance, predictable pricing, and complete data sovereignty to support their unfettered growth.