September 9, 2008

AMD Launches New Virtualization Solutions

AMD has launched new virtualization solutions supported by a combination of its technologies with those of Microsoft. The new deployment model uses AMD Opteron processors with AMD Virtualization technology together with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V to deliver efficiencies to enterprises.

AMD has said that mid-market companies in particular, which have traditionally been slower to implement virtualization, can take advantage of the combined AMD and Microsoft product offering to help reduce cost, complexity and energy consumption.

AMD Opteron processors and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, a hypervisor-based virtualization feature of Microsoft Windows Server 2008, allow OEMs, VARs and Solution Providers to offer a valuable server virtualization combination to help increase their competitive edge and market opportunity. AMD-V technology and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V also help enable businesses to scale according to demands.

Bob Kelly, corporate vice president of infrastructure server marketing at Microsoft, said: "AMD and Microsoft have a history of working closely together to design solutions that allow customers to maximize their investments and stay ahead of the changing business landscape. Virtualization is here to stay, and Microsoft's portfolio of virtualization software combined with technology like AMD-V will help a business of any size realize its potential."