As a part of the partnership, Microsoft Azure will host two new cloud offerings from Nvidia, namely NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud and NVIDIA DGX Cloud
Nvidia has announced a partnership with Microsoft to make industrial metaverse and artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputing resources available to the latter’s enterprise users through Azure cloud.
As a part of the partnership, Microsoft Azure will host two new cloud offerings from Nvidia, namely NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud and NVIDIA DGX Cloud.
The Omniverse Cloud is a platform-as-a-service that provides instant access to a full-stack environment for designing, developing, deploying, and managing industrial metaverse applications.
Nvidia’s DGX Cloud is an AI supercomputing service that offers immediate access to enterprises to the infrastructure and software required to train advanced models for generative AI as well as other ground-breaking applications.
Besides, Nvidia and Microsoft will be combining their productivity and 3D collaboration platforms by integrating Microsoft 365 applications including Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint with NVIDIA Omniverse.
NVIDIA Omniverse is a platform for developing and operating 3D industrial metaverse applications.
Both companies expect the partnership to expedite the capacity of enterprises to digitalise their operations, participate in the industrial metaverse, and train advanced models for generative AI and other applications.
Microsoft chairman and CEO Satya Nadella said: “The next wave of computing is being born, between next-generation immersive experiences and advanced foundational AI models, we see the emergence of a new computing platform.
“Together with NVIDIA, we’re focused on both building out services that bridge the digital and physical worlds to automate, simulate and predict every business process, and bringing the most powerful AI supercomputer to customers globally.”
Through the combination of Omniverse and Azure cloud services digital twins and Internet of Things (IoT), enterprises are expected to connect real-time data from sensors in the physical world to their digital replicas.
As a result, enterprises will be able to develop and operate more accurate, dynamic, fully functional 3D digital twins that respond automatically to changes in their physical environments.
Omniverse Cloud will be accessible on Azure in the latter half of this year while DGX Cloud will be available beginning next quarter.
Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang said: “NVIDIA AI and Omniverse supercharge industrial digitalization. Building NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud within Microsoft Azure brings customers the best of our combined capabilities.”