In our first end-of-year blog, we reflected on key product milestones in 2020, highlighting how Ampere is innovating at a rate not seen before in the processor industry. This included the launch of Ampere® Altra™ and Ampere® Altra Max™, as well as third-party reviews touting our performance, scalability, and power efficiency across common benchmarks and applications. In this blog, with all the hardware and software pieces needed for true cloud native finally coming together under one strong ecosystem, we summarize some of the key work being done by partners and customers.
Building the Ecosystem with Widespread Partner and Customer Support
Having leadership performance is important to enable differentiation for customers and across the ecosystem. Ampere is excited to be driving the growing Arm ecosystem in the cloud, where we are setting a new standard for the hyperscale market with highly scalable processing capability and reduced power consumption.
Many partners and customers have announced their support for Ampere Altra, are sampling, have developed platforms, or have built solutions. Below are a few examples.
Open Source Brings Software and Hardware Together in a Modern Cloud
Equally important is the open source community and optimizing Ampere Altra to work across many cloud-native workloads. This year we demonstrated use cases like virtualization, containerization, cloud gaming, computational intense workloads, and more. Here are a few examples of use cases and open source support:
Celebrating the New Year with a New, Modern Cloud
While the pandemic prevented the same level of physical interaction in 2020 as in the past, we discovered new ways to live and work. The cloud is and will remain an integral part of staying connected in the future. Change will be unpredictable and growth will be sudden. This will drive an even greater need for increased agility, elasticity and scalability in the cloud with requirements that are different than anything our industry has developed for in the past. With Ampere Altra and Altra Max, Ampere is delivering a new cloud-native processor to meet these needs and upon which to innovate.
2021 is going to be exciting year for us, our partners, customers, and the entire cloud native ecosystem. Arm-based servers are already experiencing incredible growth, with IDC reporting 430.5% growth in Q3 2020. Now that all the hardware and software is coming together on Ampere platforms, imagine what we can expect in 2021.