AMD announced support for AMD’s Secure Encrypted Virtualization-Encrypted State (SEV-ES) via its newest vSphere release, 7.0U1. This expansion of support serves as a purpose to provide an updated security features to encrypt and protect data in a virtual environment. VMware vSphere now enables AMD SEV-ES, a robust set of modern, hardware enabled features that can be found in second generation of AMD’s EPYC processors. SEV-ES provides encryption of CPU registers and provide VMware customers with user-friendly access to customization and enhanced security that fits their environments.
“As the modern data center continues to evolve into a virtualized, hybrid cloud environment, AMD and VMware are working together to make sure customers have access to the systems that provide higher levels of performance on virtualization workloads, while enabling advanced security features that are simple to implement for a better protection of data. A virtualized data center with AMD EPYC processors and VMware enables customers to modernize the data center and have access to high-performance and leading-edge security features, across a wide variety of OEM platforms.“Dan McNamara, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Server Business Unit, AMD.
AMD EPYC processors lead the choice to drive the innovation of virtualization and HCI solutions (speaking about accelerated performance), this includes 2.3x better VMmark 3.1.1 performance compared to the competition, a full security features set with AMD’s Infinity Guard including SEV-ES and Secure Memory Encryption with a class leading memory capabilities. In addition to that, AMD worked closely with its OEM partners to create vSAN Ready Nodes certified for AMD EPYC processors and VMware HCI solutions that offer exceptional performance, scalability and a total cost of ownership over the long run.
These OEM-partner include:
- Dell EMC VxRail E Series hyperconverged systems – Featuring second generation of AMD EPYC processors, these systems continue the successful collaboration between AMD, Dell Technologies and VMware enabling HCI for a wide set of use cases.
- Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes – Using Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, customers can get the performance of AMD EPYC with the flexibility of Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes, hyper-converged building blocks for VMware vSAN environments.
- HPE ProLiant DL325 and DL385 Gen10 and Gen10 Plus servers – Using second generation of AMD EPYC processors, these servers are purpose built for VDI users, business-critical applications, and mixed workloads with upgradable growth. The servers are vSAN ReadyNode certified as well.
Lenovo Data Center Group
- Lenovo ThinkSystem single and dual socket servers that are VMware vSAN ReadyNode certified. This includes the two socket Lenovo ThinkSystem SR645 and SR665 servers featuring enhanced performance and I/O connectivity for higher performance workloads and the single socket Lenovo ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 servers to help customers accelerate higher performance workloads to improve efficiency.
- vSAN ReadyNode offered by Supermicro, a certified solutions with dual-socket AMD EPYC processors for customers that want to deploy the hyper-converged solution, as quickly as possible.
The AMD EPYC processors provide option for customers to chose performance and security features either in single socket or dual socket configurations, while using AMD EPYC-based VMware solutions from respective OEMs. The recent update continues the collaboration between two companies to provide VMware and AMD EPYC customers with a higher performance and a secure virtualization experience with more user friendly accessibility required for the modern data center.