and Nvidia Corp.
Tuesday announced a partnership to make VMware data center management software more efficient with Nvidia’s artificial intelligence chips. The companies said they would give some customers early access to the technology but didn’t say when it would go on sale. For years, much of VMware’s work has focused on making software work better with Intel Corp. processors.
which had a dominant market share of data centers. Separately, VMware said it intends to acquire SaltStack Inc., which makes intelligent, event-based automation software. Terms were not disclosed. “Nvidia has exploded onto the scene and there are a lot of AI use case scenarios today,” VMware Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Poonen told MarketWatch. “In the end we believed it was better for us and for our customers [team with Nvidia], and extend the work we have already done with them. “He said the deal with Nvidia expands its full availability market and does not compromise its relationship with Intel.