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The "AI Plane": An Interoperable Framework for Artificial Intelligence Infrastructure Stacks

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The "AI Plane": An Interoperable Framework for Artificial Intelligence Infrastructure Stacks
Published: May 15, 2020 Content info: 13 Pages
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This IDC Perspective introduces AI Plane (AIP) - an interoperable framework to select the right infrastructure stack to power AI workloads. Further, this document introduces two specific implementations of AIP. Open AI Plane is an implementation based on open source tools and options. As-a-service AI Plane is an implementation based on as-a-service offerings provided by public cloud service providers. IDC recommends enterprises to leverage the AIP framework for selecting an appropriate infrastructure stack to power AI workloads. "Infrastructure requirements for AI workloads can be viewed as a function of scale, portability, and time," says Sriram Subramanian, research director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies Group at IDC. "With so many choices and options available, end users are often perplexed about the right infrastructure stack. AIP provides a simple framework to select the right infrastructure stack, with accommodations to considerations on cost, flexibility, and infrastructure utilization."

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Product Code: US46283420

Executive Snapshot

Situation Overview

  • AI Infrastructure Requirements
    • The Three Dimensions of AI Infrastructure - Scale, Portability, and Time Dimensions
  • Introducing the "AI Plane" - A Full Infrastructure Stack for AI Workloads
    • Application Plane
      • Workload Specific
      • Tools
    • Data Plane
      • Data Management
      • Persistent Data Access
      • Data Stores/Repositories
    • Control Plane
      • Computing Platform Selection Layer
      • Compute Resources
      • Software-Defined Infrastructure
      • Location/Deployment Selection
  • Types of AI Planes
    • Open AI Plane
    • As-a-Service AI Plane

Advice for the Technology Buyer

  • Start with Business Outcomes
  • Develop Right Application and Data Architecture
  • Choose the Right Reference Stack
  • Decide Whether to Buy Versus Build
  • Leverage Right Partnerships

Advice for the Technology Supplier

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