AMD EPYC™ Processors Power New Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Instances and Enable Hybrid Cloud Environment

— New Ora­cle Cloud Infra­st­ruc­tu­re E4 Den­se com­pu­te instan­ces, com­bi­ned with VMware® Cloud solu­ti­ons, expands AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor foot­print into hybrid cloud environments —

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ­ced the expan­si­on of the AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sor foot­print wit­hin the cloud eco­sys­tem, powe­ring the new Ora­cle Cloud Infra­st­ruc­tu­re (OCI) E4 Den­se instan­ces. The­se new instan­ces are part of the Ora­cle Cloud VMware Solu­ti­on offe­rings, enab­le cus­to­mers to build and run a hybrid-cloud envi­ron­ment for their VMware® based workloads.

Based on 3rd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, the new E4 Den­se instan­ces expand the AMD EPYC pre­sence at OCI and are made to sup­port memo­ry and sto­rage inten­se VMware workloads. The E4 Den­se instan­ces uti­li­ze the core den­si­ty and per­for­mance capa­bi­li­ties of EPYC pro­ces­sors to pro­vi­de cus­to­mers a fast path to a cloud envi­ron­ment, enab­ling simi­lar per­for­mance and advan­ced secu­ri­ty fea­tures through enab­ling the AMD Secu­re Encryp­ted Vir­tua­liz­a­ti­on (SEV) secu­ri­ty fea­ture for VMware workloads that they have on-premises.

We’ve expe­ri­en­ced the fan­tastic capa­bi­li­ties of AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors with our E3 and E4 com­pu­te instan­ces, and now with E4 Den­se, we’re expan­ding EPYC into the hybrid cloud envi­ron­ment for our cus­to­mers that need fle­xi­bi­li­ty for size, sto­rage and memo­ry per­for­mance for VMware solu­ti­ons,” said Bev Crair, seni­or vice pre­si­dent, com­pu­te, Ora­cle. “In simp­le terms, the E4 Den­se instan­ces and AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors help cus­to­mers take full advan­ta­ge of indus­try-lea­ding OCI com­pu­te shapes with the same fami­li­ar and cer­ti­fied VMware too­ling on-pre­mi­ses, pro­vi­ding a more effec­ti­ve path to the public cloud.”

AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors pro­vi­de VMware cus­to­mers with out­stan­ding per­for­mance and enhan­ced secu­ri­ty for VMware vSphe­re, VMware vSAN, and other VMware offe­rings,” said Krish Pra­sad, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Cloud Infra­st­ruc­tu­re Busi­ness Group, VMware. “With the sup­port of EPYC pro­ces­sors on Ora­cle Cloud VMware Solu­ti­on, our cus­to­mers can get the capa­bi­li­ties and expe­ri­ence they’ve had on-pre­mi­ses, in a fle­xi­ble and per­for­mant cloud.” 

AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors con­ti­nue to show­ca­se lea­ding per­for­mance, ver­sa­ti­li­ty and capa­bi­li­ties across nume­rous types of cloud workloads and envi­ron­ments,” said Dan McNa­ma­ra, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, EPYC Busi­ness, AMD. “Now, with 3rd Gen EPYC pro­ces­sors powe­ring this new Ora­cle Cloud VMware Solu­ti­on offe­ring, we are ope­ning the door for our cus­to­mers to crea­te a hybrid cloud offe­ring that pro­vi­des impres­si­ve per­for­mance for memo­ry and sto­rage inten­se VMware workloads, while con­ti­nuing to deli­ver the fle­xi­bi­li­ty and secu­ri­ty capa­bi­li­ties they have come to expect from EPYC in the cloud.”

AMD EPYC Pro­ces­sors Enab­ling Hybrid Cloud Solutions

With E4 Den­se and VMware, cus­to­mers can now deploy a hybrid cloud envi­ron­ment that is tailo­red to their spe­ci­fic workload with 32‑, 64‑, 128- core con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons, that have 3.5x the memo­ry and 3.5x the sto­rage per host when com­pa­red with other offerings.

You can read more about the new Ora­cle Cloud VMware Solu­ti­on E4 Den­se shape in the OCI blog here, whe­re TIM Bra­sil dis­cus­ses how the com­pa­ny to moved to the EPYC pro­ces­sor-based instance and achie­ved 25% fas­ter pro­ces­sing of its cus­to­mer bil­ling system.

The use of AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors for diver­se workloads con­ti­nues to expand as more cloud ser­vice pro­vi­ders are using EPYC pro­ces­sors to power their cus­to­mers most deman­ding and inten­se workloads.

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