May 19, 2018

Samsung SDS to launch B2B cloud service; partners with Bitfusion for AI

The double moves aim to provide public and private cloud services to corporate clients to expand Samsung’s global footprint.

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Software solutions company Samsung SDS have announced two major developments-an alliance with software platform provider Bitfusion for AI (Artificial Intelligence) and the launch of public and private cloud services for corporate clients. With these moves, Samsung seeks to deepen their cloud portfolio in a bid to expand globally.

According to Samsung SDS, there are about 81 percent global firms using multi-cloud solutions needing tailor-made services that suit their IT needs. They also claim that such firms hold speed and security as important factors while deploying multi-cloud services.

In order to meet these IT needs, Samsung SDS have launched five services for the private cloud which includes standard edition (SE) for general business, mission critical (MC) for specific businesses like finance, and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) for app development.

In addition to this launch, Samsung have also partnered with GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) software company Bitfusion in order to integrate AI capabilities with their cloud services. With this alliance, Samsung SDS will be able to accelerate implementation of AI for development, testing, training and production at scale.

Samsung claim that organizations are looking to increase efficiencies and decrease costs while integrating AI into the cloud. They also say that AI can accelerate the speed of workloads on-demand.

In order to address the demands for a cost-effective cloud-AI solution, Samsung SDS have partnered with Bitfusion to make AI deployments faster and easier.

Speaking about this alliance, Kim Ho, Executive Vice President, Cloud Business Division at Samsung SDS, commented:

We’re excited about the value we can provide to our customers through the partnership with Bitfusion and the addition of its powerful technology to our portfolio.

The rapid growth of machine learning and AI workloads means enterprises require an ever growing number of GPU clusters. With Bitfusion, we are able to optimize the utilization of a company’s GPU resources, while making the best fit of cluster profile to each workload.

Echoing Ho, Michael Zimmerman, CEO at Bitfusion, commented:

Partnering with Samsung SDS is a major milestone for Bitfusion. We are introducing a GPU cluster hypervisor with network attached capabilities.

We believe that the leadership position of Samsung SDS combined with Bitfusion’s unique technology platform will deliver substantial value for enterprises deploying AI at scale.

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