AMD and Microsoft® in Virtualization
AMD and Microsoft work closely together and make broad investments in areas of the platform, IT management, applications, interoperability and licensing to deliver the benefits of virtualization while allowing for the reduction in costs associated with implementing virtualized environments.
AMD and Microsoft products and technologies for virtualization
AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers running the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system provide high-octane, green-and-mean performance for delivering furiously fast, flexible cloud services.
Businesses today are always looking for ways to reduce IT costs and optimize the utilization of their IT infrastructure while minimizing complexity. Virtualization innovations from Microsoft and AMD combine to deliver a powerful and highly efficient virtualization platform that provides the ability to quickly deploy and scale IT systems to support agile business initiatives.
Through the strong relationship, both companies have optimized their respective hardware and software technologies. With Windows Server 2012, customers can now enjoy unprecedented scalability with support for up to 64 virtual CPUs, up to 1 terabyte of RAM and support for up to 4,000 virtual machines. The combined capabilities of AMD Opteron processors and Windows Server 2012 addresses the rapidly expanding demands of today’s business computing requirements including virtualized environments, the move to cloud computing, and managing large amounts of on-line data.
VDI has has increased in demand recently thanks to advances in software and hardware that provide the rich and full-featured computing experiences that users require.
With RemoteFX® from Microsoft, users can now experience a rich graphics experience through VDI.
On the hardware side, AMD provides the cornerstone technology, from server-to graphics-to client, to take advantage of the advances of RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory for successful VDI deployments.