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AMD Highlights Enterprise Momentum with EPYC CPUs and Pensando DPUs

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AMD Bolsters VMware Partnership with Efficient Virtualization Solutions

At VMware Explore 2023 in Las Vegas, AMD highlighted its robust performance and increasing adoption of EPYC CPUs, Pensando DPUs, and adaptive computing products for efficient virtualized environments. A system using 4th Gen AMD EPYC 9654 CPUs and a Pensando DPU showed about 3.3x better Redis app performance and 1.75x higher network throughput than a 4th Gen EPYC system with standard NICs.

MD is helping enterprise customers fully realize the benefits of their virtualized data centers with the latest generation EPYC CPUs and Pensando DPUs” 

Forrest Norrod, executive vice president and general manager, Data Center Solutions Business Group, AMD

Additionally, servers with 2P 4th Gen EPYC 9654 CPUs alone can enable using up to 35% fewer servers in an environment running 2000 virtual machines (VMs) compared to 2P Intel® Xeon® 8490H based servers.

“AMD is helping enterprise customers fully realize the benefits of their virtualized data centers with the latest generation EPYC CPUs and Pensando DPUs,” said Forrest Norrod, executive vice president and general manager, Data Center Solutions Business Group, AMD.

AMD is the Ideal Partner for Virtualized Environments

AMD, along with an ecosystem of trusted partners, continues to bring enterprise solutions to market that enable greater data center consolidation, helping customers be prepared for future workloads and capabilities of their data center. At the core of this shift is the impressive performance of AMD EPYC CPUs delivering, for instance, a 1.7x performance increase with 2P EPYC 9654 CPUs when compared to 2P Intel® Xeon® 8490H based servers running VMmark®.

Additionally, as data center applications continue to grow in scale and complexity, AMD Pensando DPUs are the ideal solution to help offload infrastructure services from the CPU to free up valuable work cycles. VMware vSphere® 8-enabled systems, powered by AMD EPYC CPUs and Pensando DPUs, deliver the performance, efficiency and flexibility IT leaders need to run a broad set of business-critical workloads.

“The move toward heterogeneous computing is driven, in large part, by the increased complexity of modern enterprise applications and distributed environments,” said Krish Prasad, senior vice president and general manager, cloud infrastructure business group, VMware. “VMware vSphere support for the latest generation of AMD EPYC CPUs and Pensando DPUs gives our customers a comprehensive enterprise platform that helps to deliver improved infrastructure performance, security and manageability.” AMD data center products, along with the latest VMware-based systems, help IT leaders tailor and drastically improve the management and security of their enterprise applications allowing them to deliver on their organization’s most demanding digital transformation goals.

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