amd announced that its 3rd Gen AMD EPYC (MILAN) processors have been chosen to power the new E4 Dense instances of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OIC).
As noted, these instances can be chosen in configurations of 32, 64 and 128 cores and give access to 3.5 times more RAM and 3.5 times more storage capacity compared to other offers on the market, to which are added performance gains of up to 25% in a specific case related to a customer billing system.
Based on 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, the new E4 Dense instances extend AMD EPYC’s presence in OCI and are designed to support memory- and storage-intensive VMware workloads. E4 Dense instances use the base density and performance capabilities of EPYC processors to provide customers with a fast path to a cloud environment, enabling similar performance and advanced security features by enabling AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) security for your on-premises VMware workloads. .
“We’ve experienced the incredible capabilities of AMD EPYC processors with our E3 and E4 compute instances, and now with E4 Dense, we’re extending EPYC into the hybrid cloud environment for our customers who need flexibility in size, storage and performance. memory performance for VMware solutions,” said Bev Crair, senior vice president of IT at Oracle. “Simply put, E4 Dense instances and AMD EPYC processors help customers take full advantage of edge forms of OCI computing with the same familiar, on-premises certified VMware tools, providing a more efficient path to the public cloud.
“AMD EPYC processors provide VMware customers with exceptional 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 at VMware. “With support for EPYC processors in the Oracle Cloud VMware solution, our customers can get the capabilities and expertise they had on-premises, in a flexible, high-performance cloud.”
“AMD EPYC processors continue to deliver industry-leading performance, versatility, and capability across many types of workloads and cloud environments,” said Dan McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, EPYC Business, AMD. “Now, with 3rd Generation 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 delivers impressive performance for memory-intensive VMware workloads.” and storage, while providing the flexibility and security capabilities they expect from EPYC in the cloud.”