AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 Server Achieves Certification for Rackspace Private Cloud, Validated for OpenStack

AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 Server Achieves Certification for Rackspace Private 
Cloud, Validated for OpenStack 
Providing Unprecedented Computing Efficiency for "Nova in a Box" and
Object Storage Capacity for "Swift in a Rack" 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 --   AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
announced that its SeaMicro SM15000(TM) server is certified for the
Rackspace(R) Private Cloud. "Nova in a Box" and "Swift in a Rack" are
respectively the most efficient compute and highest storage capacity
solutions validated for OpenStack(R). The product certification for
mass compute and object storage ensures that enterprise deployments
of Rackspace Private Cloud on AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 servers are a
proven and rigorously tested solution, enabling peace of mind for
enterprises around the world. As a part of The Rackspace Open
Cloud(TM) platform, the company launched the Rackspace Private Cloud
Software in August 2012 with thousands of organizations in over 125
countries spanning all continents downloading the product. 
The Rackspace Private Cloud simplifies the management of large pools
of compute, storage and networking resources using OpenStack. As
cloud-based services grow, data centers must scale their services to
new and ever-growing requirements. Reference architectures and test
criteria for OpenStack solutions help to ensure consistent
performance, supportability and compatibility. With the certification
for mass compute and object storage, AMD is at the forefront of
providing a thoroughly tested private cloud solution using OpenStack
that is simple for enterprises to deploy. 
"We are excited to be at the forefront of OpenStack technology and
proud to team up with Rackspace," said Andrew Feldman, corporate vice
president and general manager, AMD Data Center Server Solutions. "The
combination of Rackspace Private Cloud and AMD SeaMicro servers will
change the way the industry deploys and manages large pools of
The AMD SeaMicro SM15000 server has been certified for the following
Rackspace Private Cloud reference architectures: 

--  OpenStack Compute ("Nova in a Box") scales horizontally and integrates
    with legacy systems and third-party technologies;
--  OpenStack Object Store ("Swift in a Rack") provides a
    scalable, redundant storage system.

"We are seeing rapid adoption of Rackspace Private Cloud Software
powered by OpenStack," said Paul Rad, vice president, Private Cloud,
Rackspace. "The AMD SeaMicro SM 15000 system offers Rackspace Private
Cloud customers unprecedented density, storage capacity and
performance, bringing enterprises one step closer to running the
cloud in their own data centers." 
AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 system is the highest-density, most
energy-efficient server in the market. In 10 rack units, it links 512
compute cores, 160 gigabits of I/O networking, up to five petabytes
of storage with a 1.28 terabyte high-performance supercompute fabric,
called Freedom(TM) Fabric. The SM15000 server eliminates top-of-rack
switches, terminal servers, hundreds of cables and thousands of
unnecessary components for a more efficient and simple operational
AMD's SeaMicro server product family currently supports the next
generation AMD Opteron(TM) 4300 Series processor, the Intel(R)
Xeon(R) processors E3-1260L ("Sandy Bridge") and E3-1265Lv2 ("Ivy
Bridge"), as well as the Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor N570. The
SeaMicro SM15000 also supports the Freedom Fabric storage products,
enabling a single system to connect with up to five petabytes of
storage capacity. This approach delivers the benefits of expensive
and complex solutions such as network attached storage (NAS) and
storage area networking (SAN) with the simplicity and low cost of
direct attached storage. To learn more, visit  
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