Intermax, Guida, and UbiOps have signed a partnership agreement. Together we aim to offer an end-to-end private cloud solution for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), aimed at regulated markets. This solution enables organizations to quickly and safely start the implementation of AI/ML into their business.
Creating added value for business processes with AI/ML remains a challenge for many organizations. Setting up and maintaining the right infrastructure to manage and deploy AI/ML models, is complex and costly. UbiOps is changing this, by providing a SaaS platform (on-premise and cloud-agnostic) that helps organizations deploy data science models, scripts and code – without the need for (scarce and expensive) IT engineering expertise. This allows organizations to accelerate their AI/ML time-to-market from months to hours.
AI/ML Orchestration Layer
To establish this platform, UbiOps delivers an orchestration layer for AI/ML jobs and pipelines. Data science users can easily run, manage, and scale their code on this layer. Making these jobs and pipelines schedulable in this way generates a predictable compute demand, which can then be reliably accommodated with cloud service providers. This facilitates shorter lead times and lower procurement costs per AI/ML job.
Building Blocks for Further Service Expansion
Yannick Maltha, CEO and co-founder of UbiOps: “We see a clear trend that AI/ML is ready to be used by a broader group of organizations, not just the ‘lucky few.’ Developments like ChatGPT and the rise of powerful open-source models are shifting the focus of organizations from AI experimentation to implementation. Timing is crucial here; organizations don’t want to wait six months for their first model to run. And they don’t have to, but many organizations don’t know that yet. Another obstacle is the cost of AI – it’s expensive – and we notice that customers want assurances about the location of their data. For such questions, we are looking for local partners to provide them with these assurances. There are few parties in the Netherlands that offer IT solutions like Intermax does, so we’re happy that we have now signed this partnership together.
Maltha: “Many organizations operate in a hybrid environment – they already have hardware or a cloud environment in place. That’s why we offer them a control plane where they can easily relocate workloads to a different environment, with a single click. This ‘lift and shift’ capability helps organizations optimize costs, availability, and data security.”
End-to-end solution for regulated markets
Maltha continues: “Intermax is a professional entity that, in addition to scalability and a proven track record, also provides expertise with Guida. Guida helps organizations optimize and manage Kubernetes infrastructure. The combination of UbiOps, Intermax, and Guida offers customers a complete solution and the opportunity to start implementing AI/ML in an accessible and secure manner as quick as tomorrow. Just like Intermax and Guida, UbiOps operates in regulated markets, where many requirements exist in terms of data security, such as education and the public sector.”
Sander Winthagen, Managing Director of Intermax, stated, “We focus on socially crucial organizations. It is our desire to also support these organizations in exciting new developments and innovations, such as AI/ML. UbiOps is powerful in AI/ML Ops services and helps us support our customers’ data science initiatives. Therefore, we provide cloud infrastructure services (HPC and Kubernetes) with Guida, and UbiOps takes care of the rest. This way, we help each other and our customers.”