VMware, Dell and NVIDIA’s Project Monterey Early Access Program Now Available to Enterprises

August 4, 2021

Aug. 4, 2021 — Modern workloads such as AI and machine learning are putting tremendous pressure on traditional IT infrastructure.

Enterprises that want to stay ahead of these changes can now register to participate in an early access of Project Monterey, an initiative to dramatically improve the performance, manageability and security of their environments.

VMware, Dell Technologies and NVIDIA are collaborating on this project to evolve the architecture for the data center, cloud and edge to one that is software-defined and hardware-accelerated to address the changing application requirements.

AI and other compute-intensive workloads require real-time data streaming analysis, which, along with growing security threats, puts a heavy load on server CPUs. The increased load significantly increases the percentage of processing power required to run tasks that aren’t an integral part of application workloads. This reduces data center efficiency and can prevent IT from meeting its service-level agreements.

Project Monterey is leading the shift to advanced hybrid-cloud data center architectures, which benefit from hypervisor and accelerated software-defined networking, security and storage.

Project Monterey – Next-Generation VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture

With access to Project Monterey’s preconfigured clusters, enterprises can explore the evolution of VMware Cloud Foundation and take advantage of the disruptive hardware capabilities of the Dell EMC PowerEdge R750 server equipped with NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU (data processing unit).

Selected functions that used to run on the core CPU are offloaded, isolated and accelerated on the DPU to support new possibilities, including:

  • Improved performance for application and infrastructure services
  • Enhanced visibility, application security and observability
  • Offloaded firewall capabilities
  • Improved data center efficiency and cost for enterprise, edge and cloud.

Interested organizations can register for the NVIDIA Project Monterey early access program. Learn more about NVIDIA and VMware’s collaboration to modernize the data center.


Source: NVIDIA

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