Advanced Micro Devices has reached the conclusion that its business operations could go a lot better if it had a nice, new private cloud to use, so it set about building just that.
Cloud services are being very actively encouraged, but most companies are unwilling to risk placing their data and resources in the hands of another.
Thus, if they are to use any sort of cloud, they have to build one of their own.
Apparently, Advanced Micro Devices has decided that such a cloud is precisely what it needs.
As such, it ordered a bunch of HP servers, something that the latter was all too eager to shout from the rooftops.
HP 12500 Switch Series and HP 5820 Switch Series servers will be used in the new private cloud data center, where virtualization and cluster technologies will be heavily utilized.
"We were experiencing suboptimal business operations due to infrastructure spraw," said Farid Dana, director, IT, Global Infrastructure Services, AMD.
"HP Networking's open, standards-based architecture offered us the flexibility to easily integrate solutions and expand our infrastructure while leveraging existing investments."
AMD has already deployed HP ProLiant BL465c G7 servers with AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors in its engineering cloud, which conducts 40 million simulations per month.
The ultimate goal of the Sunnyvale, California-based company is to have a sort of hub that its 18 data centers from around the world can be simultaneously linked to.
On a related note, AMD has called upon HP Critical Facilities Services (CFS) for the building of a new data center. Add to that the environment footprint reduction achieved since the first time HP Networking and server hardware started being used (50%) and it is clear that the CPU, APU and GPU maker is making good progress, with or without
financial achievements to show for it.