Gain efficiencies and save money with AMD and AWS


In the world of cloud computing, one name consistently stands out: Amazon Web Services (AWS). Renowned for its reliability, scalability, and vast array of services, AWS has become the backbone of countless businesses worldwide. However, the efficiencies AWS provides can also come with added costs for managed service providers (MSPs) and their clients. One way MSPs looking to implement AWS can save money for themselves and their clients is by the utilization of AMD processors within the AWS infrastructure, which are central processing units made by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Partners can gain flexibility with AMD EPYC processors, which are multi-core x86-64 microprocessors designed for servers and embedded systems that provide additional choices to help customers optimize both cost and performance for all types of workloads.

To get the most out of these computing configurations, our Pax8 Infrastructure Solution Consultants can help.

Let’s dig into the benefits of harnessing the combined power of AMD processors and AWS services, exploring how this partnership revolutionizes cloud computing for businesses of all sizes.

Power and performance

At the heart of any computing infrastructure lies the processor, dictating the system’s power, efficiency, and performance. AMD, known for its Ryzen and EPYC processors among others, is an industry leader with its innovative designs and superior performance metrics. By integrating AMD processors into its infrastructure, AWS delivers even more efficient computing power for users who select AMD processors.

AMD’s EPYC processors are designed to deliver exceptional performance across a wide range of workloads, from high-performance computing (HPC) to data analytics for companies of all sizes, including small to medium sized businesses (SMBs). With a focus on scalability and efficiency, EPYC processors ensure that AWS users can meet the demands of even the most resource-intensive applications without compromising on performance.

Cost effectiveness

For businesses looking to stay competitive (i.e., all businesses), it’s paramount to keep computing costs reined in. AWS has long been lauded for its pay-as-you-go pricing model, allowing businesses to scale their infrastructure according to demand while optimizing costs.

AMD’s processors are designed with efficiency in mind, leveraging advanced architectures to deliver exceptional performance per watt. By incorporating AMD processors, AWS further enhances this cost-effectiveness with AMD EPYC processors, delivering up to 10% lower costs versus comparable instances.

Enhanced security and reliability

Security and reliability are non-negotiables in the world of cloud computing. AWS has long been recognized for its robust security measures and resilient infrastructure, ensuring that user data remains protected. By utilizing AMD processors, AWS further enhances its security and reliability, leveraging AMD’s built-in security features to safeguard against emerging threats.

AMD processors are designed with security in mind, incorporating features such as Secure Root of Trust and Hardware-Validated Secure Boot to protect against malware and unauthorized access. These features help businesses ensure their data remains secure and accessible, even in the face of cyber threats.

What’s next?

Whether it’s accelerating data analytics, powering machine learning models, or supporting mission-critical workloads, AWS can offer unparalleled performance, cost-effectiveness, and security, when powered by AMD processors. As businesses continue to embrace the cloud as a catalyst for growth and innovation, the partnership between AMD and AWS makes it easier and more efficient for MSPs to serve their customers.

For more information on how to easily select an AMD instance type when provisioning your AWS workload in the AWS Console, please contact your AWS Infrastructure Solutions Consultant today.

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