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Democratizing AI with IBM Fusion and Red Hat OpenShift AI

By Jason Paquette posted 26 days ago


In the fast-paced world of artificial intelligence, advancements and innovations are constantly reshaping the landscape. IBM's commitment to AI excellence was evident with the introduction of watsonx in May 2023, a platform that has since seen continuous enhancements and progress. IBM Fusion, and IBM Storage Ceph have emerged as the go-to technologies for on-premises deployments of watsonx, setting the standard for AI infrastructure.

As we step into May 2024, the collaboration between Red Hat and IBM Research has given rise to two groundbreaking AI initiatives. IBM's decision to open source its trusted Granite models signifies a significant step towards transparency and collaboration in the AI community. On the other hand, Red Hat's introduction of Instruct Lab aims to democratize AI by simplifying the process of updating models and making AI more accessible to a broader audience.

We are now thrilled to announce the compatibility of IBM Fusion with Red Hat OpenShift AI and Red Hat's innovative "Instruct Lab." Our collaboration has yielded promising results, with Instruct Lab seamlessly integrating with IBM Fusion HCI systems. This partnership is poised to revolutionize the AI landscape by promoting open licensing, open data, and open models, thereby reducing training costs, inference costs, and expanding deployment possibilities.

IBM Fusion software and Fusion HCI offer customers a streamlined and efficient way to deploy OpenShift, whether on existing X86 infrastructure, VMware, Power or Z systems, or popular hyperscalers like AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud. IBM Fusion HCI provides a turnkey solution with a cloud operational model, accelerating deployments, simplifying updates, and reducing total cost of ownership. With IBM's comprehensive engineering and support services, customers can rely on a single source for all their needs, ensuring a seamless experience.

The integration of IBM Fusion HCI with Red Hat's AI initiatives signifies a significant milestone in the democratization of AI. As barriers to entry lower and AI becomes more accessible to all, IBM Fusion stands as a beacon of simplicity and efficiency in the journey towards digital transformation and hybrid cloud adoption.

For more information on how IBM Fusion can streamline your digital transformation and propel your organization into the era of AI, we encourage you to reach out to IBM or your trusted IBM partner. Together, let's embrace the power of AI and unlock new possibilities for innovation and growth.

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1 comment



23 days ago

Love that we are helping to democratize AI and love that we are ready and tested, Jason.  Great stuff!