Intel subsidiary launches hardware-agnostic managed AI platform

System developed using tech Intel acquired in late 2020

Ben Wodecki, Jr. Editor

November 4, 2021

1 Min Read

Intel has unveiled a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) dubbed Metacloud.

The platform, which is currently in early access, was developed using tech from, the Israeli AI software startup it acquired last November.

The Metacloud is essentially a managed version of’s Kubernetes-based OS for machine learning and is designed to allow data scientists to develop and deploy models at speed across any infrastructure.

“There are no special requirements. You have a Kubernetes cluster. You can connect it to Metacloud. It’s that simple,” Yochay Ettun, CEO and co-founder of, told CRN.

“We don't care what type of hardware the user is running on and using. Just have it integrated with Metacloud, and you’re good to go. The CPU, GPU, accelerators, any type of hardware they want.”

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Cnvrg was founded in 2016 to create a platform designed to bridge the proverbial gap between data science and app delivery via MLOps.

Following Intel’s purchase of the Israeli firm, it’s gone on to aid in developing Metacloud – which can be integrated with most major cloud flavors, including AWS, Google Cloud, and Red Hat.

Ettun stressed that the system is hardware-agnostic, meaning it can work on systems running chips made by Intel’s rivals like Nvidia – and even ‘pre-release hardware.’

Insight Enterprises, the B2B IT provider has been among the first companies to test the platform. Such systems present “massive” opportunities for channel partners, said Juan Orlandini, chief architect at Insight.

Metacloud was revealed at Intel’s recent Innovation event – where it also unveiled six new desktop processors, including what it claims to be the “world’s best gaming processor” - the 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K.

About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Jr. Editor

Ben Wodecki is the Jr. Editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to Jr. Editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others. He holds an MSc in Digital Journalism from Middlesex University.

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