Webinar: Three Reasons Why NAS is No Good for AI and Machine Learning

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are becoming mainstream initiatives at many organizations. Data is at the heart of AI and ML. Immediate access to large data sets is pivotal to successful ML outcomes. Without data, there is no learning. The goal of AI and ML is to try to simulate human thinking and understanding. AI and ML initiatives cannot however be realized unless the data processing layer has immediate access to, and a constant supply of, data.

The problem is that NAS solutions, often those designed for HPC environments, is what most organizations try to leverage as the AI/ML storage architectures. Legacy storage systems, like NAS, cannot support AI and ML workloads, because they were architected when spinning disk and slower networking technologies were the industry standard.

Register now to join Storage Switzerland and WekaIO for our on demand webinar to learn the three reasons why NAS is no good for AI and ML:

  1. NAS wasn’t architected to leverage today’s flash technology and can’t keep pace with the I/O demands, leaving GPUs starved for data
  2. NAS has no or very rudimentary Cloud Integration. Tiering to the cloud can play an integral role in AI and ML workloads
  3. NAS data protection schemes are expensive given the amount of data required to feed an AI/ML environment

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George Crump is the Chief Marketing Officer at VergeIO, the leader in Ultraconverged Infrastructure. Prior to VergeIO he was Chief Product Strategist at StorONE. Before assuming roles with innovative technology vendors, George spent almost 14 years as the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland. In his spare time, he continues to write blogs on Storage Switzerland to educate IT professionals on all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought-after public speaker. With over 30 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, SAN, Virtualization, Cloud, and Enterprise Flash. Before founding Storage Switzerland, he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators, where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection.

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