Dell Technologies introduces AMD-based servers for Azure Stack HCI

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Dell Technologies has announced the expansion of the Microsoft Azure Stack HCI capabilities by launching all-new Advanced Micro Devices-based integrated systems that will handle more workloads than ever before.

Updates users can look forward to

The Dell EMC Integrated Systems will have extended capabilities now as Dell launches the new AMD-based configurations to handle exotic workloads for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI. The new systems will be featuring some updates within the software to aid in automating delivery and provisioning processes.

Dell has released two-node options running AMD EPYC 2nd generation CPUs: The AXY-7525 and the AX-6515. These are high-performance, high-density chips with the ability to run resource-intensive analytical and transactional workloads, leaving behind a tiny infrastructural footprint that won’t hinder user experience.

The new systems are noted to have enhanced data security features as well. The processor has security embedded into it using AMD’s Infinity Guard technology which is further enhanced due to Dell technologies like Secure Boot and Lock Server Configuration, Bitlocker & Shielded Vms, Firmware, and Secure Erase.

What differences will these new systems make?

The previous Azure Stack HCI systems were popular for their speed and reliability. These new systems should extend on that and offer even more performance. AMD is doing very well in the last few years with their new chipsets. After the consumer market, AMD is now entering the data centre market with high-speed chips. It also works hard to add features like encryption and advanced security, which are built into the chips.

In the end, it gives companies a choice to buy something else than Intel, which can spark some competition and make future chips even more powerful or more affordable.