AMD deepens VMware partnership with high-efficiency solutions for virtualized and distributed environments


AMD continued to highlight the established prowess and increasing popularity of AMD EPYC™ CPUs, AMD Pensando™ data processing units (DPUs), and adaptive computing products. These solutions stand out as optimal choices for high-efficiency and inventive virtualized settings. For instance, a system powered by a 4th Gen AMD EPYC™ 9654 CPUs and a Pensando DPU, delivers approximately 3.3x the Redis application performance and 1.75x the aggregate network throughput when compared to a 4th Gen EPYC system with standard NICs1.

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 servers2.

“AMD is helping enterprise customers fully realise the benefits of their virtualized data centres with the latest generation EPYC CPUs and Pensando DPUs,” said Forrest Norrod, executive vice president and general manager, Data Centre Solutions Business Group, AMD. “Consolidation and modernisation enable businesses to increase server utilisation and efficiency while delivering impressive performance for critical enterprise workloads. Our ongoing collaboration with VMware enables customers to get more efficient and agile to reach their digital transformation goals.”

In collaboration with a network of trusted partners, AMD remains dedicated to introducing enterprise solutions that facilitate enhanced data centre consolidation, helping customers be prepared for future workloads and capabilities of their data centre. 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®3.

Furthermore, with the expansion of data centre applications in terms of scale and complexity, AMD Pensando DPUs serve as the perfect solution to 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 centre 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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