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Case study: defence industry modernises IT infrastructure

7th October 2021
Beatrice O'Flaherty

A case study has revealed how defence agencies are harnessing the dynamic combination of Cisco servers and AMD EPYC processors to help ensure mission success. Defence agencies across the globe are recognising the benefits of high-performance servers as they look to modernise their IT infrastructures.

Streamlined and simplified management

Due to the density and management simplicity of AMD EPYC-powered Cisco USC C-Series servers, defence agencies implementing these systems were able to centralise and simplify their infrastructure management and scaling.

In one example, an agency had been previously managing their individual servers on a manual basis. After deploying an EPYC-powered high-performance server, the agency has not only streamlined its infrastructure management, but also established a greater consistency of security and server configuration, and erased the need for downtime with simplified scaling.

Reducing footprint and cutting costs

Defence agencies are often located in places where technical skills, physical space and power resources are limited. This was a challenge for another agency, who wanted to expand its private cloud, but was operating in a small, shared environment.

By replacing legacy servers with AMD EPYC-powered Cisco UCS C-Series servers, the agency could reduce its 200 cables to 80, and gain more capacity and performance without the need for additional rack space. What’s more, by reducing rack space, agencies are able to cut their IT footprint, operating costs and power consumption.

AMD EPYC has also been recently chosen by European tech provider Northern Data in order to increase affordability of HPC cloud services to a wider audience of small and medium-sized enterprises across the continent.

On top of this, in tests led by Independent Software Provider Cloud Linux, and data-storage integrator Diaway, AMD EPYC processors beat competitor offerings, praising their impressive performance, power consumption and operational costs.

For more information, see the case study here.

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