AMD continues to grow and help customers move to a more modern, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for running their business critical applications, and today we’ve been recognized for that!
At the Global .NEXT Digital Experience conference Nutanix awarded AMD with the “Technology Alliances New Partner of the Year” award. Nutanix recognized AMD for the collaboration between the two companies to support the capabilities of AMD EPYC processors for hyperconverged infrastructure powered by Nutanix based solutions.
We’re beyond proud of this award as it recognizes what AMD EPYC processors can do for customers, transforming their data centers to a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) with leadership performance, while adding flexibility and ease of management.
For customers moving to an HCI environment, AMD EPYC processors provide fantastic performance for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), and world record performance for virtualized environments[i]. In addition to providing high performance for virtualized business workloads, EPYC is certified and optimized for hybrid cloud deployments. The processors provide three critical foundational elements in an HCI environment.
- High core density and memory capabilities. These two features help support a densely virtualized environment. More virtual machines equal more capabilities to process workloads.
- Security ingrained within the EPYC architecture and advanced security features like Secure Encrypted Virtualization. This provide customers with peace of mind in moving to a software-defined virtualized environment for running business critical applications.
- The industry’s only, no compromise, single socket platform, providing performance and infrastructure consolidation that helps reduce overhead and operations costs, improving overall TCO.
Earlier this year, we introduced the new AMD EPYC 7Fx2 series processors with industry-leading per core performance[ii] which are fantastic for HCI, giving customers great virtualization performance. Nutanix supported the new 7Fx2 series and all solutions that will use 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors and Nutanix HCI software.
I also spoke to you about how the Modern Data Center is rapidly becoming hyperconverged and how AMD EPYC processors can help customers move to a HCI environment. In addition, John Morris highlighted the ecosystem growth for AMD EPYC processors and HCI solutions and showcased how AMD EPYC processors provide high-performance capabilities for HCI, allowing you to keep up with the evolution into a digital workspace.
And just last week, Lenovo announced a new ThinkAgile HX solution based on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors and Nutanix HCI software that provides great core density within a 1U server platform, for fantastic performance on VDI workloads. This joins the other Nutanix-based HCI systems from HPE and Dell.
Again, I want to thank Nutanix for this award and recognition. This award is great recognition for the work AMD and the EPYC processor team has put into HCI solutions with our ecosystem partners to deliver delivering solutions that offer outstanding performance, scalability and TCO, and we will continue to do this.
[ii] Highest per core performance in the world based on EPYC 7F32 (8-cores) having the highest SPECrate2017_fp_base score divided by total core count, of all SPEC publications as of 4/14/2020. 2x EPYC 7F32 (8-cores) scoring 12.75 base result per core (204 SPECrate2017_fp_base/16 total cores, www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2020q2/cpu2017-20200316-21244.pdf) compared to the next highest result 1x AMD EPYC 7262 (8-cores) scoring 11.54 base result per core (92.3 SPECrate2017_fp_base/8 total cores.
http://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2020q1/cpu2017-20191220-20435.pdf) See www.spec.org/cpu2017/results for full ranking. SPEC and SPECrate are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Learn more at www.spec.org