In 2017, AMD changed the market dynamic for entry-level enterprise servers with its EPYC SoC, providing not just healthy competition but also opportunities for new designs utilizing the large number of memory channels and high I/O bandwidth available with EPYC. OEMs like Supermicro, Sugon, and Asus and white box server vendors like Wiwynn, Inventec, Gigabyte, and Tyan quickly backed EPYC, introducing over a dozen server models based on AMD’s SoC in 2H17. CSPs (cloud service providers) also embraced EPYC with Microsoft, Baidu, Tencent and JD.com all adopting EPYC-based servers. Baidu in particular boosted EPYC’s credibility in the market as it implemented a new 1-socket server design that utilizes EPYC’s memory channels and I/O bandwidth. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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Cliff heads the cloud and data center research practice at Omdia. He is responsible for research quality and his research focuses on cloud services, IT, and physical data center infrastructure. Cliff has over 25 years’ industry experience encompassing scientific research, market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management, and marketing.
Cliff joined Omdia through IHS Markit Technology and Infonetics acquisitions. Previously, he held senior positions in the information and communications technology industries, including strategic marketing for Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise network business and tenures at Bell Labs and Nortel. At McGill and Concordia universities in Canada, he worked as a research scientist and faculty lecturer specializing in AI, distributed computing, and computer architecture. He earned his PhD at McGill University, his Master of Science degree in computer science at Concordia University, and was awarded national scholarships to support his graduate work. He holds over 10 patents."
As part of Omdia’s cloud and data center research practice, Vladimir covers disruptive trends in data center compute, such as the shift to cloud computing, as well as innovations in the Ethernet adapter and server markets, the adoption of OCP equipment, and evolving requirements for efficiency, automation, and diversity in compute hardware, software, and silicon.
Previously at Intel, he covered client computing and the data center and IoT markets. There, he served as a long-term coach to the business management group in EMEA, providing expertise in supply chain models, business planning, and revenue forecasting. Vlad contributed to increasing the breadth and depth of Intel's market knowledge in EMEA, introducing an in-depth PC inventory tracking model, improving Intel's market and revenue forecast accuracy, and piloting an actionable IoT market model. As a frequent speaker at conferences, Vlad is quoted in publications including SDxCentral, Light Reading, FierceTelecom, and eWeek. Vlad holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and management from Aston University.
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