IBM and VMware partnered to assist firms, adopting Watsonx platform for GenAI


IBM and VMware partnered to assist firms, adopting Watsonx platform for GenAI
IT major IBM and enterprise cloud services provider VMware said they are working together to bring Watsonx to on-premises environments on VMware Private AI and Red Hat OpenShift to help enable fast, transparent, generative AI capabilities. This combination will enable enterprises to access IBM Watsonx in private, on-premises Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments as well as a hybrid cloud with Watsonx SaaS offerings on IBM Cloud. 
Mutual clients will be able to utilize IBM Watson AI capabilities, data management, and, in the near future, its governance capabilities across public clouds, virtual private clouds, data centers, and edge sites, helping to enable transparent and explainable AI models. VMware Private AI is available across the hybrid multi-cloud deployment. By using Red Hat OpenShift, clients can now bring Watsonx on-premises for VMware-deployed workloads.
Moreover, VMware and IBM plan to develop a validated reference architecture to allow mutual clients to leverage hybrid cloud and on-prem environments subject to regulation for the training and fine-tuning of ML models, including Large Language Models (LLMs) for generative AI use cases. Additionally, for clients looking to modernize and transform their workloads, IBM Consulting plans to integrate IBM Watsonx and VMware Private AI services into its proprietary IBM Consulting Cloud Accelerator to help accelerate the cloud transformation process. This integration will help with reverse engineering, code generation, and code conversion while helping to manage the day two operations and beyond for seamless Hybrid Cloud management services from IBM Consulting.