In a presentation, AMD illustrated how their EPYC processors will meet the growing demands of the datacenter market. AMD says they're looking to shed the "incrementalism" that's been plaguing the industry by implementing radical changes in server design. More specifically, they are targeting 3 key use cases: Enterprise Hosting and SaaS Providers, Memory Intensive High Performance Computing, and the Virtualization Market AMD claims that 12% of Enterprise Hosting and SaaS providers don't have their needs met. 1 Socket EPYC servers provide more performance than competing 2 socket solutions in this in this highly I/O bound role, all while offering a lower TCO. Meanwhile about 18% of HPC customers are limited by memory or PCIe bandwidth and core count, while about 55% of the virtualization and cloud market is hampered by security vulnerabilities, I/O capacity, or CPU core counts. On top of that, as current datacenter servers age, performance drops while support costs increase dramatically. In light of these performance deficiencies and increasing costs, IDC predicts that "6.5M 2-socket servers need to be upgraded in the next 12 months." Thanks to the EPYC platform's relatively low total cost of ownership and high performance per socket, as well as a solid roadmap, AMD seems to think EPYC will account for a large portion of those upgrades. AMD already has 15 system partners, along with some high profile customers like Tencent, Microsoft, The University of Notre Dame, and Dropbox deploying first generation servers, but they claim that "we've only just begun." It's been a monumental year and a half for AMD EPYC. Since launch, we've accumulated more than 15 partners around the world that have created more than 50 server platforms to support all types of workloads, and impressive customer wins across hosted service providers, HPC and public cloud. But now we're attacking a new market. This opportunity is massive. According to IDC, 6.5M 2-socket servers need to be upgraded in the next 12 months. It is time to declare war on the aging, outdated, infrastructure of the on-premise, virtualized datacenter. It's time to disconnect those old SANS, move to a hyperconverged infrastructure, get more secure VMs and get up to a 45% reduction in a 3-year TCO by using AMD EPYC.