This post has been authored by Suresh Gopalakhrisnan, a Corporate Vice President and General Manager at AMD.

 

Earlier this year, we welcomed the latest server CPU, formerly codenamed “Warsaw”, to our family of x86 AMD Opteron processors. The AMD Opteron™ 6300 Series CPU was developed after AMD spent  time listening to key customers about what level of performance and power would suit their data centers need. When these customers, such as 1&1 Internet, run thousands of servers, even a single feature can make a lot of difference.

 

1&1 Internet is an innovator in the web hosting industry and as such set extremely high standards for performance and reliability. So it gives me great pleasure to see 1&1 Internet, one of Europe’s biggest and most respected hosting companies deploy servers with AMD Opteron™ 6338P processors for its XL dedicated range of servers.

 

With 1&1 Internet’s XL o12A-32 and o12A-64 dedicated servers, customers can deploy 12-core AMD Opteron processors with up to 64GB RAM and 4TB of storage space giving mid-sized businesses exceptional compute performance and storage at an affordable price. With more cores you not only have performance on tap but it allows businesses more room to grow without having to worry about migrating to new hardware.

 

The AMD Opteron 6338P processors are designed to meet today’s enterprise workloads, making 1&1 Internet’s AMD powered XL servers ideal for dynamically generated websites, xSQL databases, CRM and storage.  To support these heavy duty, compute and memory intensive workloads, 1&1 Internet’s customers will be able to take advantage of key features in the AMD Opteron 6338P processor, including:

 

  • 12 64-bit x86 cores using our “Piledriver” architecture, a tried and tested architecture that designed for today's multi-threaded workloads
  • AMD Turbo CORE technologies boost each core from 2.3GHz to 2.8GHz, providing a power efficient performance boost when it is really needed
  • AMD Virtualization™ technology, to provide superior performance for virtual machines
  • AMD-P, our state-of-the-art power management technology, enabling systems using the AMD Opteron 6338P processor to be extremely power efficient

 

Our AMD Opteron processors have led the way when it comes to supporting high memory capacities and the AMD Opteron 6388P processors used by 1&1 Internet are no exception. I am so pleased to see that 1&1 is taking advantage of this by offering 64GB RAM on the o12A-64, more than double that of our competitor and for less money!

1&1 Internet’s decision to use AMD Opteron 6338P processors in their XL range of dedicated servers is a great choice for enterprise customers. The decision highlights how forward-thinking and innovative 1&1 Internet is in providing their customers with a choice and allowing them to use the technology that is best placed to serve their compute needs. With AMD’s expertise in energy efficient, high performance compute and 1&1 Internet’s state-of-the-art hosting technologies, 1&1’s XL o12A-32 and o12A-64 dedicated servers are the perfect choice for mid-sized enterprises looking for the ultimate in compute and network performance.



Suresh Gopalakhrisnan is Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Server Business Unit at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites, and references to third party trademarks, are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.