Industry-Leading AMD Pensando DPUs Enable Accelerated Data Centers with VMware vSphere 8

AMD Pensando high-performance Distributed Services Card currently deployed at scale across hyperscalers, cloud service providers and enterprises 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ짯ced that the AMD Pen짯san짯do Dis짯tri짯bu짯ted Ser짯vices Card, powered by the industry셲 most advan짯ced data pro짯ces짯sing unit (DPU)1, will be one of the first DPU solu짯ti짯ons to sup짯port VMware vSphe짯re짰 8 available from lea짯ding ser짯ver ven짯dors inclu짯ding Dell Tech짯no짯lo짯gies, HPE and Lenovo.

As data cen짯ter appli짯ca짯ti짯ons grow in sca짯le and sophisti짯ca짯ti짯on, the resul짯ting workloads increase the demand on infra짯struc짯tu짯re ser짯vices as well as cru짯cial CPU resour짯ces. VMware vSphe짯re 8 aims to reim짯agi짯ne IT infra짯struc짯tu짯re as a com짯posable archi짯tec짯tu짯re with a goal of off짯loa짯ding infra짯struc짯tu짯re workloads such as net짯wor짯king, sto짯rage, and secu짯ri짯ty from the CPU by lever짯aging the new vSphe짯re Dis짯tri짯bu짯ted Ser짯vices Engi짯ne, free짯ing up valuable CPU cycles to be used for busi짯ness func짯tions and reve짯nue gene짯ra짯ting applications.

The ful짯ly pro짯gramma짯ble AMD Pen짯san짯do DPU is at the core of this shift toward soft짯ware-defi짯ned infra짯struc짯tu짯re. The VMware vSphe짯re Dis짯tri짯bu짯ted Ser짯vices Engi짯ne and AMD Pen짯san짯do DPUs can help cus짯to짯mers redu짯ce ope짯ra짯tio짯nal cos짯ts by uni짯fy짯ing workload manage짯ment, impro짯ving per짯for짯mance by free짯ing up CPU resour짯ces, and pro짯vi짯ding an added lay짯er of secu짯ri짯ty by iso짯la짯ting infra짯struc짯tu짯re ser짯vices from ser짯ver ten짯ant workloads. Ear짯ly cus짯to짯mers of vSphe짯re Dis짯tri짯bu짯ted Ser짯vices Engi짯ne, acce짯le짯ra짯ted by AMD Pen짯san짯do DPUs, include a lea짯ding finan짯cial ser짯vices pro짯vi짯der, a mul짯ti-cloud solu짯ti짯ons hos짯ter and a lea짯ding busi짯ness appli짯ca짯ti짯ons company.

Per짯for짯mance, effi짯ci짯en짯cy and secu짯ri짯ty are inte짯gral com짯pon짯ents of com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve offe짯rings within cloud com짯pu짯ting and hyper짯con짯ver짯ged infra짯struc짯tu짯re, said For짯rest Nor짯rod, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, Data Cen짯ter Solu짯ti짯ons Group, AMD. 쏺Mware vSphe짯re 8, run짯ning on AMD Pen짯san짯do DPUs, is a key step in brin짯ging the indus짯try clo짯ser to com짯posable hard짯ware sys짯tems and tru짯ly per짯va짯si짯ve hete짯ro짯ge짯neous com짯pu짯ting. AMD is uni짯que짯ly posi짯tio짯ned in the indus짯try to deli짯ver per짯for짯mance, effi짯ci짯en짯cy and secu짯ri짯ty with a dis짯tri짯bu짯ted ser짯vices plat짯form that is curr짯ent짯ly deploy짯ed with major cus짯to짯mers inclu짯ding Gold짯man Sachs, Micro짯soft Azu짯re, Net짯APP, IBM Cloud and Ora짯cle Cloud.

Modern appli짯ca짯ti짯ons are dri짯ving workload spe짯ci짯fic requi짯re짯ments into the infra짯struc짯tu짯re. This has given rise to the need to reim짯agi짯ne data cen짯ter archi짯tec짯tu짯re with main짯stream sup짯port for acce짯le짯ra짯tors such as DPUs, said Krish Pra짯sad, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, VMware Cloud Plat짯form Busi짯ness, VMware. 쏻ith com짯bi짯ned solu짯ti짯ons fea짯turing VMware vSphe짯re 8 with Dis짯tri짯bu짯ted Ser짯vices Engi짯ne capa짯bi짯li짯ties and AMD Pen짯san짯do DPUs and EPYC CPUs, cus짯to짯mers can impro짯ve infra짯struc짯tu짯re per짯for짯mance, boost infra짯struc짯tu짯re secu짯ri짯ty and sup짯port the evo짯lu짯ti짯on of cloud infra짯struc짯tu짯re for modern applications.

Tog짯e짯ther with VMware and AMD, HPE con짯ti짯nues to defi짯ne the enter짯pri짯se archi짯tec짯tu짯re of the next deca짯de, said Kris짯ta Sat짯ter짯thwai짯te, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, Main짯stream Com짯pu짯te, HPE. 쏷he HPE Pro짯Li짯ant, with vSphe짯re Dis짯tri짯bu짯ted Ser짯vices Engi짯ne, opti짯mi짯zes resour짯ces for data-inten짯si짯ve appli짯ca짯ti짯ons by reli짯e짯ving the CPU of net짯wor짯king ser짯vices, all with zero-trust secu짯ri짯ty and high-per짯for짯mance. The new inte짯gra짯ted solu짯ti짯on offers cus짯to짯mers a sim짯pli짯fied ope짯ra짯tio짯nal expe짯ri짯ence com짯bi짯ning net짯wor짯king, secu짯ri짯ty, sto짯rage, manage짯ment, and life짯cy짯cle ser짯vices to boost appli짯ca짯ti짯on per짯for짯mance and impro짯ve TCO.

Orga짯niza짯ti짯ons are incre짯asing짯ly see짯king IT infra짯struc짯tu짯re that is com짯posable and deli짯vers a cloud-like expe짯ri짯ence whe짯re짯ver their data lives, said Ashish Nad짯kar짯ni, group vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, Infra짯struc짯tu짯re Sys짯tems, Plat짯forms and Tech짯no짯lo짯gies and Buy짯er짯View Rese짯arch, IDC. AMD Pensando셲 volu짯me deploy짯ments with cloud pro짯vi짯ders are a clear indi짯ca짯ti짯on of the capa짯bi짯li짯ties of the plat짯form, we expect to see a high degree of inte짯rest from enter짯pri짯ses inte짯res짯ted in vSphe짯re Dis짯tri짯bu짯ted Ser짯vices Engi짯ne deployments.

VMware also intro짯du짯ced seve짯ral new fea짯tures to their enter짯pri짯se workload plat짯form, VMware vSphe짯re 8. The deep col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on bet짯ween AMD and VMware con짯ti짯nues to deli짯ver on the secu짯ri짯ty cus짯to짯mers have come to expect from the AMD Infi짯ni짯ty Guard set of fea짯tures, inclu짯ding the AMD Secu짯re Encrypt짯ed Vir짯tua짯liza짯ti짯on (SEV) and Secu짯re Encrypt짯ed Vir짯tua짯liza짯ti짯on Encrypt짯ed Sta짯te (SEV-ES) advan짯ced tech짯no짯lo짯gy fea짯tures of AMD EPYC꽓 pro짯ces짯sors. Final짯ly, VMware announ짯ced the latest update to their soft짯ware defi짯ned sto짯rage solu짯ti짯on, vSAN 8. AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors con짯ti짯nue to offer excep짯tio짯nal per짯for짯mance for tra짯di짯tio짯nal and next-gen workloads on VMware HCI powered by vSAN 8.

VMware vSphe짯re 8 solu짯ti짯ons from Dell Tech짯no짯lo짯gies and HPE, acce짯le짯ra짯ted by AMD Pen짯san짯do Dis짯tri짯bu짯ted Ser짯vices Card, will be available in the coming months. AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sor sup짯port for VMware vSphe짯re 8 will be available upon launch.

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1 The AMD Pen짯san짯do DPU is ship짯ping today based on a 7nm pro짯cess with sup짯port for 400G through짯put which places it at least one gene짯ra짯ti짯on ahead of any other DPU on the mar짯ket. Clo짯sest com짯pe짯ti짯tor is based on a 16nm process.