Chipmaker AMD Quietly Powers Past The Competition
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) is becoming a giant in the data center business. We recently covered how Microsoft is building a new $215 million data center in San Antonio. Just as Microsoft is staking its claim in many cities by building data centers, AMD is staking its claim by positioning itself as the go-to microchip provider for data center servers.
Frito-Lay and AMD are both chip makers—in fact, the latter is not consumable, nor do they compete with one another. You see, the terminology “chips” matters in the context of how you’re using it, particularly in the IT sector.
AMD specializes in developing computer processors or “chips,” but more specifically is one of the leading manufacturers of data center processors. Datacenters host cloud computing resources such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, which millions of people use daily.
Over the last few years, AMD has slowly asserted its dominance by creating a processor that powers the demand for these cloud computing resources. In this video, Geronimo and JJ explain how AMD has fortified itself in the data center business and why learning the IT fundamentals cultivate the foundation for a fruitful IT career.