AMD announced today that their worldwide datacenter consolidation and upgrade process was enabled by their use of the HP Critical Facilities Service to do everything from provide consulting and design services to building a new datacenter designed to be the backbone of AMDs cloud infrastructure.
Looking to flatten and control their networking infrastructure, spread across their 18 datacenters, AMD has gone with the HP 12500 and 5820 series switches as the networking backbone for their virtualization and clustering needs. AMD also selected HP's AMD-powered Proliant BL465c G7 servers to upgrade the computing power of their internal engineering cloud, which they state performs up to 40 million engineering simulations a month. The HP servers are used to support not just the virtualized computing environment, but also the company's business applications.
This is the first step in the AMD- HP networking upgrade process as they plan to migrate their other sites to the HP networking infrastructure in the near future. AMD and HP are claiming that the implementation of HP server and networking technologies has improved the performance of their computing environment while reducing their datacenter footprint more than 50%.