AMD Targets Government Market Through Strategic Relationship With GTSI
— Decision to work together is response to growing demand For AMD64 technology by government customers —
FOSE, Washington, D.C. --
AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced a strategic relationship with GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ:GTSI), a tier one government technology solutions provider. Announced at the FOSE Conference and Exposition, held April 5-7 in Washington, D.C., the relationship is designed to provide GTSI’s government customers with increased access to industry-leading AMD64 technology and support services.
“Since the introduction of the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture just two years ago, enterprise customers from diverse industries have recognized the leading-edge performance enabled by AMD64 technology,” said Kevin Knox, vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business Development, AMD. “Together with the government sector’s premier IT provider, AMD is now able to leverage GTSI’s strong industry penetration to provide government customers with the proven benefits of AMD64 technology - lower IT operating costs and the investment protection to migrate from 32- to 64-bit applications when they are ready.”
“Our decision to work with AMD is a direct response to the needs of our customers,” said Sue Miller, senior manager, HP Enterprise Technology Practice, GTSI. “AMD64 technology is backward-compatible and that means our customers don’t have to overhaul their IT systems to run both today’s 32-bit applications and next-generation 64-bit applications. We see AMD processors as providing our customers with performance advantages for both their current and future computing needs.”
Extending AMD’s reach into the government sector, the new relationship provides a greater emphasis on the AMD64 product family to GTSI’s certified IT specialists. This includes an investment in training for GTSI’s sales and technology practice professionals on the AMD Opteron processor, the world’s first 32- and 64-bit processor compatible with x86 technology. AMD’s pioneering dual-core-ready x86-based processor design for 64-bit computing serves thousands of global customers in industries ranging from manufacturing to financial services, and is today powering solutions for more than 40 percent of the Forbes Global 100 companies or their affiliates. For more information please visit www.amd.com/enterprise
“Government agencies worldwide have already come to rely on the AMD Opteron processor to help deliver increased performance for critical applications including database serving and networking. Our strategic relationship with GTSI will help us continue to accelerate momentum for AMD64 technology in this important industry sector,” added Knox.
The specialization and professional services support for AMD64 technology is expected to strengthen GTSI’s dedicated HP and Sun Microsystems Technology Practices by adding another viable choice to GTSI’s best-of-breed integrated IT solutions approach that helps government customers to address urgent IT requirements.
GTSI Corp. is the leading information technology product and solutions aggregator, combining best-of-breed products and services to produce solutions that meet government’s evolving needs. For more than two decades, GTSI has focused exclusively on federal, state, and local government customers worldwide, offering a broad range of products and services, an extensive contract portfolio, flexible financing options, global integration and worldwide distribution. GTSI’s unique Technology Practices consisting of certified experts, deliver exceptional solutions to support government’s critical transformation efforts. Additionally, GTSI focuses on systems integrators on behalf of government programs. GTSI is headquartered in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Further information about the Company is available at www.GTSI.com/About
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