AMD Hires Intel Data Center Vet To Grow EPYC’s Cloud Business

AMD has hired a former Intel data center executive to lead the cloud business for the chipmaker’s EPYC processors as it seeks to take more server market share away from its top competitor.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company confirmed to CRN that it hired Lynn Comp (pictured), a 22-year Intel veteran, as corporate vice president of the Cloud Business Group. She will report to Dan McNamara, another Intel veteran who has been leading AMD’s Server Business Unit since the beginning of 2020.

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An AMD spokesperson said Comp, who started this month, will oversee all go-to-market activities for cloud and “mega data center” customers. She will also drive the company’s “engineering, optimization and benchmarking functions.”

“Lynn comes to AMD with more than 20 years of experience in data center, IT infrastructure strategy and product planning, and will be a key member…

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