Ampere had a tremendous response at the Microsoft BUILD virtual conference May 24-26, 2022. Build is an annual event that provides developers, engineers, IT professionals, students, and startups the opportunity to learn more about the latest innovations in code and application development in Microsoft technologies. This year it drew more than 190K registrations with over 40% being primarily software developers or decision makers.
With the recent announcement on Azure Virtual Machines with Ampere Altra in Preview, it was a terrific opportunity to engage with developers via this event.
Our platforms and programs give developers the freedom to accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing software. We are a part of a solution where developers won’t have to sacrifice performance and can gain dramatic power benefits. It’s good for the developer and good for our planet. With industry-leading cloud performance, power efficiency and scalability, Ampere Cloud Native Processors are tailored for the continued growth of cloud and edge computing. We’re eager to partner with the software ecosystem to advance the state of the datacenter and accelerate the availability and performance of common software components. In turn, this will enable more workloads and applications to realize the high performance, scalability, and sustainability that Ampere technology provides.
You can watch our videos on the Ampere Microsoft Build partner page. Let me share the highlights from the event:
Jeff Wittich, Ampere’s Chief Product Officer kicked things off to talk about new Microsoft Azure VMs based on our Ampere® Altra® processors. He spoke to SREs, DevOps and developers, highlighting the performance, predictability, elasticity, scalability, efficiency, and sustainability capabilities, and how the time of making hard compromises between them is becoming a thing of the past.
We dove into a critical piece of cloud computing discussing significant performance on cloud native databases from Vaishali Karanth. She described our efforts to highlight cloud native workloads like Redis and Memcached and showed more than 30% price-performance benefit over legacy x86.
Sean Varley gave a comprehensive talk on the design principles of Ampere Cloud Native Processors and the advantages of larger core counts for service scale-out and higher energy efficiencies to provide flexibility to developers on real-world examples.
The audience response was exhilarating:
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