Some privileged information, but I know for a fact that major vendors will have the entire AMD Rome server lineup available in Europe. This was not the case before, I expect that Intel will start to rapidly lose sales. I'm not going to continue to buy their gold/platinum dual socket server chips, when there is a way cheaper AMD alternative on the market. You have to understand that their pricing for the DC is insanely high, and has been for years. Although the last two years they were squeezing as much as possible, and somehow hardware vendors still held back bringing out Zen on their platform.
That news alone makes me very hopeful for AMD's future. Furthermore it makes me very hopeful that prices will find some reason again in the server market segment. I don't actually care who it comes from, but I care a lot about how it can impact our bottom line.
This is important because in the server space, no one likes to deal with servers that don't have a support contract attached to them, I cannot afford to let mission critical services have an outage. With service contracts you know that within 24h the HW problem will be taken care off. If hardware fails that is out of service, more often then not you would just buy a new machine to replace the failed one, as without service contracts, parts are insanely expensive(looking at you and your motherboards Dell). This is of course not the only strategy as we make use of high availability and fail over for services. Still in the case of something like a blade center failure, where you can take out 16 machines in one go, it can be a little hard to re-balance the load, or will only be able to offer the users a degraded service.
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