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AMD backs Oracle Cloud Infrastructure E4 Dense instances

The move extends AMD EPYC processors' reach into hybrid cloud environments

AMD has announced its EPYC processors now power the latest Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) E4 Dense instances.

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The inclusion expands AMD EPYC processors’ footprint across hybrid cloud environments, the company said.

The new E4 Dense instances, built on 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, are optimized for memory- and storage-intensive VMware workloads.

Taking advantage of EPYC processors’ core density and performance capabilities, E4 Dense instances offer customers a fast path to the cloud while enabling the same level of performance and security for VMware workloads that are currently available on-premises through AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV).

“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 of compute at 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,” added Crair.

In addition, with E4 Dense and VMware, customers are also able to deploy hybrid clouds customized to their specific workload with 32-, 64-, and 128-core configurations, that come with 3.5x the memory and 3.5x the storage per host when compared with conventional offerings.

“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 of cloud infrastructure business group at 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.” 

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