Milan, Italy—Nov. 17, 2005—AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced general availability of a broad range of single- and Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor-based server and motherboard solutions from Supermicro Computer, Inc., through four leading distributors in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). This is enabling Supermicro solution providers and technology buyers to offer a greater choice in the x86 server market. Leading distributors of IT technology Avnet, Arrow, ISA Hardware and Computer 2000/Tech Data will begin immediately offering server building blocks designed and manufactured by Supermicro. Avnet is offering AMD Opteron processor-based server solutions from Supermicro across EMEA, Arrow in Western Europe, ISA Hardware in Eastern Europe and Computer 2000 (part of the Tech Data Group) in the UK and Israel.
“This team of leading distributors in EMEA will enable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to access a broader range of industry-standard servers from Supermicro, a market leader in x86 server and motherboard solutions, now offering solutions based on AMD64 technology, the gold standard for 64-bit computing,” said Alberto Macchi, corporate vice president, Sales and Marketing, EMEA, AMD. “We applaud Supermicro for listening to its customers and channel partners and choosing the industry-leading performance-per-watt benefits of Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors.”
Consistent with Supermicro’s strategy to offer high-quality component-based solutions, the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture provides simultaneous high-performance 32- and 64-bit computing and is designed to power server and workstation solutions for today’s most demanding business applications.
“We strive to build solutions based on leading innovative and reliable technology, and by adding AMD Opteron processors into our portfolio of offerings, we are able to significantly broaden the choices available to our customers,” said Wally Liaw, vice president, International Sales, Supermicro. “Supermicro’s new solutions optimized for Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors will provide end users with the performance and reliability needed to realize the full potential of their business-critical applications.”
“The outstanding performance of Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors combined with Supermicro’s quality and reliable boards and systems will enable Avnet to offer compelling solutions to our system integrator and reseller customers,” said Sukh Rayat, vice president, Avnet EMEA.
“Arrow is dedicated to providing our channel partners with the best components available in the market today, so that they can build complete, high-performance server solutions,” said Les Billing, managing director, Arrow Microtronica Northern Europe. “AMD Opteron processor-based server solutions from Supermicro provide the reliability, scalability and manageability SMB customers are looking for.”
“ISA Hardware’s customers will greatly benefit from our ability to offer AMD Opteron processor-based server solutions,” said Yuri Antoshkin, operation director, ISA Hardware. “With the AMD Direct Connect Architecture, AMD is addressing the business needs SMB customers have today and tomorrow in terms of scalability. It allows them to grow their IT infrastructure as their business grows.”
“Tech Data is always looking for best-in-class solutions to meet the high demands of our customers. The SMB market is challenged by rapidly changing IT requirements,” said John Osborne, general manager, PCC & Supplies, Computer 2000 (part of the Tech Data group). “With a single architecture designed to meet current and future business needs, the AMD Opteron™ processor can help to minimize the integration complexities presented by the ever changing business environments today and in the future.”
For more information on the various Supermicro server, workstation and motherboard offerings, go to www.amd.com/supermicro.
About the AMD Opteron™ Processor
More than 85 of the top 100 of the Forbes Global 2000 companies or their subsidiaries, representing the world’s most competitive industries, now rely on AMD Opteron processor-based systems. The AMD64 processor platform with Direct Connect Architecture is the gold standard for 64-bit computing, evolving industry standards to deliver break-through performance by reducing bottlenecks inherent in traditional front-side bus architectures and enabling a more efficient approach to virtualization. Single- and Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors deliver the highest performance and performance-per-watt in the market because they were designed from the ground up for multi-core computing.
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