AMD virtualization ensures 30% reduction in capital expense for enterprises

Infotech Lead America: AMD announced that virtualization environments running on AMD Opteron processor-based servers offer superior price/performance while reducing capital expense by up to 30 percent.

Enterprises can save $130,000 or more for a single server rack, enabling IT decision makers to reduce cap-ex and total cost of ownership.

AMD also launched its AMD FirePro S9000 and S7000 server graphics products.

Test using VMware ESX reveals that AMD Opteron processors lead in price and price/performance versus Intel-based systems.

AMD Opteron-based servers offer superior price/performance and scalability as server utilization increases3.

“Virtualization is a sweet spot for AMD Opteron processors. Servers using high core count AMD Opteron 4200 and 6200 series processors today consistently provide our customers with outstanding scalability and lower cost per VM in virtualized IT environments for server consolidation and building public or private clouds,” said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice president and general manager of Servers, AMD.

Meanwhile, AMD will showcase its virtualization solutions at VMworld 2012 through August 30 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. It will be demonstrating the HP DL385p and the Dell PowerEdge R815 servers with VMware vSphere and View, the graphics path capabilities of vSphere with AMD FirePro graphics boards, and also showing first looks at the AMD Opteron module for the AMD SeaMicro platform.

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