The AMD EPYC Server Ecosystem Grows with New HCI Solutions

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AMD has announced an expansion of its AMD EPYC processor ecosystem for virtualized environments and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). The latest solution based on AMD EPYC processors and Nutanix’s hybrid cloud infrastructure solution includes Lenovo’s ThinkAgile HX series appliance offering.

AMD has been working closely with their ecosystem partners to deliver fully tested and validated hyperconverged solutions.

By choosing AMD EPYC processors and Nutanix hybrid and multicloud solutions, users can accelerate workloads like digital workspaces including VDI with high performance, advanced security features, and broad ecosystem support from major ISVs and OEM partners.

Dan McNamara
“A virtualized or HCI environment powered by AMD EPYC processors gives these data center operators and IT administrators the power to provide a high-performance virtualized environment with leading-edge security features,” said Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit, AMD.

“IT leaders are faced with a difficult and evolving situation right now. As more employees are in a ‘work from anywhere’ situation, they have to rethink their data center operations and move them to a more digital and modern environment that can provide the security, performance and agility needed to support their business,” said Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, Server Business Unit, AMD. “A virtualized or HCI environment powered by AMD EPYC processors gives these data center operators and IT administrators the power to provide a high-performance virtualized environment with leading-edge security features, across a wide variety of OEM platforms and software solutions. This will not only help them in this ‘work from anywhere’ environment but also enable them to contribute to their company’s business goals.”

“As Nutanix evolves from delivering industry-leading HCI software to hybrid cloud infrastructure we look to provide our customers with the best software and hardware solutions to help modernize their data centers, as part of their hybrid and multicloud strategies,” said Tarkan Maner, Chief Commercial Officer at Nutanix. “Nutanix software, along with OEM platforms and AMD EPYC processors, deliver the performance, flexibility, and choice our customers need to support databases, analytics, digital workspaces and other business critical applications. We’re excited to continue this collaboration with AMD and help our customers modernize their data centers.”

AMD powered HCI solutions now include:

Dell Technologies

  • Dell EMC XC Core XC6515 – The Dell EMC XC Core XC6515 is an AMD EPYC processor based XC appliance from Dell Technologies. Fully qualified by Nutanix, the single socket 1U chassis provides up to 64 high performance cores, PCIe 4, and performance for VDI, database, and ROBO workloads.
  • Dell EMC Solutions for Azure Stack HCI – The AX-6515 solution is powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors and provides advantages for leveraging Microsoft virtualization environments.

HPE

  • HPE ProLiant DX325 & DX385 optimized with Nutanix software – Using AMD EPYC processors based on HPE ProLiant servers, which are the world’s most industry-standard servers, are an advanced choice for customers selecting Nutanix software with HPE.
  • HPE ProLiant DL325 and DL385 Gen10 servers with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI – Using 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, these servers are architected for VDI users, business-critical applications, and mixed workloads with unpredictable growth.
  • HPE SimpliVity 325 Gen10 HCI – An industry-leading HCI solution for the enterprise edge based on the HPE DL325 Gen 10 server using the HPE SimpliVity HCI software and powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors. The solution offers customers a small 1U footprint, 2-node high availability, that lowers TCO with VDI-density.

Lenovo Data Center Group

  • Lenovo ThinkAgile HX – in collaboration with Nutanix and AMD, Lenovo recently announced the new Lenovo ThinkAgile HX HCI solutions powered by AMD EPYC processors. It would enable users to run virtual desktop workloads at a higher density, and maintain consistent performance (in the same 1U form factor) with fewer servers.
  • The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX 3000 Series appliance – Featuring AMD EPYC processors, it is available in a rack-dense 1U 1-node form-factor and supports high memory and core density, making it would be a good solution for virtual desktop infrastructure and general virtualization workloads.