AMD Announces Support For Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003
- AMD Opteron™ processors and Small Business Server 2003 provide value today and a bridge for meeting future business needs -
NEW ORLEANS --
Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced support for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 on AMD Opteron™ processors based on AMD64 technology. This combination will provide a high-performance, cost-effective server solution for small-to-medium (SMB) business customers that can support their most critical IT needs, including file and print, e-mail, Web services, and database services.
At the conference, AMD is showcasing AMD Opteron processor-based servers from Avnet, and the VSP Server program platforms being manufactured by Celestica. These platforms provide customers a variety of choices for both office productivity and data center performance using Windows Small Business Server 2003, and offer configurations for pedestal and 1P through 2P rack mount servers.
“Servers based on AMD Opteron processors and Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 provide small business customers the functionality and performance they require and the value they demand,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “AMD Opteron processor-based servers provide customers industry-leading performance today with 64-bit computing for the future.”
“Microsoft designed Windows Small Business Server 2003 to specifically meet the unique needs of small businesses. Our goal with Windows Small Business Server 2003 is to deliver a single integrated product
that delivers simplicity and value to small business customers from day one,” said Katy Hunter, group product manager, Windows Server Group at Microsoft Corporation “AMD Opteron processor support of Windows Small Business Server 2003 delivers a powerful business solution for customers who want flexibility and room to grow.”
“Through the VSP program, Celestica is providing end-to-end manufacturing, services and support for AMD Opteron processor-based servers,” said Steve Van Binsbergen, general manager of computing systems, Celestica. “Celestica is committed to providing businesses of all sizes with industry-leading performance and forward compatibility to meet current and future computing requirements.”
AMD has performed compatibility testing of Windows Small Business Server 2003 on AMD Opteron processor-based servers, and has made Small Business Server 2003 as part of the AMD software validation suite going forward.
Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for communications and networking applications.
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