What the Availability of AMD Second-Generation EPYC-Based Servers and Cloud Instances Means for IT Decision Makers

What the Availability of AMD Second-Generation EPYC-Based Servers and Cloud Instances Means for IT Decision Makers

This IDC Perspective provides a perspective on how enterprises can take advantage of key capabilities of the second-generation EPYC architecture available for on-premises deployments via server platforms or in the public cloud as infrastructure-as-a-service offerings.The availability of servers and cloud instances powered by AMD's second-generation EPYC processor platform is a noteworthy development and a significant milestone for the IT industry. "For the first time in several years, the market has a viable alternative commercial processor that can not only run existing enterprise and cloud workloads (without any modifications), but in most cases, businesses are able to get significant improvements in performance at better price/performance economics," said Ashish Nadkarni, group VP, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC.

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