C3 and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced on Tuesday an OEM partnership to globally scale the C3 AI Appliance powered by Intel. The C3 AI Appliance offering brings together the C3 Platform – a platform-as-a-service for rapidly developing, deploying, and operating AI and IoT applications – preinstalled on HPE integrated systems running Intel’s latest Xeon scalable processors.
The C3 AI Appliance is available for organizations requiring an on-premises or hybrid cloud and edge computing footprint for AI and IoT use cases in financial services, mining, oil and gas, healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and the public sector.
The C3 AI Appliance addresses the needs of organizations that cannot use public cloud applications due to governance, compliance and IT requirements.
C3 delivers a comprehensive platform as a service (PaaS) for the rapid design, development, and deployment of the largest-scale big data, predictive analytics, AI, and IoT applications for any business value chain. C3 also provides a family of configurable and extensible SaaS products developed with and operating on its PaaS, including predictive maintenance, fraud detection, sensor network health, supply chain optimization, energy management, and customer engagement.
In addition, C3 offers the C3 AI Appliance for hybrid cloud, on-premises, and edge-based AI and IoT applications.
With this integrated solution, C3 is delivering operational efficiencies by enabling customers to run workloads more quickly and gain the benefits of the C3 Platform in an on-premises deployment. This strategic OEM partnership sets out to address the rapidly growing market for AI and IoT enterprise software applications, estimated to exceed US$250 billion by 2021.
The C3 Platform enables organizations to rapidly operationalize AI, machine learning, and deep learning solutions – in weeks, not years – to solve complex problems such as real-time fraud detection, disease prediction, predictive maintenance, video and image analytics, and asset tracking. With the addition of the C3 Appliance, the C3 Platform can now operate in a dedicated environment on premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment for maximum operational flexibility.
“The combined power of HPE hybrid cloud solutions and the C3 Platform delivers a powerful offering to rapidly scale and bolster digital transformation efforts at the world’s leading organizations,” said Ed Abbo, C3 CTO. “We’re enthusiastic about working with HPE to give customers across critical industries, a best-in-class offering, from enabling predictive maintenance in aerospace and defense to preventing money laundering within the financial services sector.”
“The tight integration of the C3 Platform with HPE’s ProLiant family of servers, including the HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack, unlocks tremendous value for organizations across the globe and in every vertical market – enabling AI, machine learning, and deep learning while addressing governance, compliance, and security needs,” said Phillip Cutrone, VP and GM of the WW OEM Business at HPE. “The C3 Platform innovation brings exciting benefits that enable customers to analyze massive amounts of data.”
With this agreement, C3 is also joining the HPE Partner Ready program for OEMs which provides OEM partners with solutions, services, supply chain expertise and specialists to accelerate their growth, increase profitability, expand into new global markets, and create new value opportunities.
Focusing on innovation, collaboration and growth, the agreement will foster additional C3 and HPE product integrations, testing, co-marketing, and a faster time to market. The C3 and HPE agreement is C3’s first OEM agreement since the partnership between C3 and Intel was announced in May.