AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 Server Achieves Certification for Red Hat OpenStack

AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 Server Achieves Certification for Red Hat OpenStack 
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 --  Red Hat Summit - AMD
(NYSE: AMD) today announced that its SeaMicro SM15000(TM) server is
certified for Red Hat(R) OpenStack, and that the company has joined
the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network. The
certification ensures that the SeaMicro SM15000 server provides a
rigorously tested platform for organizations building private or
public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), based on the
security, stability and support available with Red Hat OpenStack.
AMD's SeaMicro solutions for OpenStack include "Nova in a Box" and
"Swift in a Rack" reference architectures that have been validated to
ensure consistent performance, supportability and compatibility.  
The SeaMicro SM15000 server integrates compute, storage and
networking into a compact, 10 RU (17.5 inches) form factor with 1.28
Tbps supercompute fabric. The technology enables users to install and
configure thousands of computing cores more efficiently than any
other server. Complex time-consuming tasks are completed within
minutes due to the integration of compute, storage and networking.
Operational fire drills, such as setting up servers on short notice,
manually configuring hundreds of machines and re-provisioning the
network to optimize traffic are all handled through a single,
easy-to-use management interface. 
"AMD has shown leadership in providing a uniquely differentiated
server for OpenStack deployments, and we are excited to have them as
a seminal member of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure
Partner Network," said Mike Werner, senior director, ISV and
Developer Ecosystems at Red Hat. "The SeaMicro server is an example
of incredible innovation, and I am pleased that our customers will
have the SM15000 system as an option for energy-efficient, dense
computing as part of the Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace." 
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 and more than five
petabytes of storage with a 1.28 Terabits-per-second high-performance
supercompute fabric, called Freedom(TM) Fabric. The SM1500
0 server
eliminates top-of-rack switches, terminal servers, hundreds of cables
and thousands of unnecessary components for a more efficient and
simple operational environment.  
"We are excited to be a part of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud
Infrastructure Partner Network because the company has a strong track
record of bridging the communities that create open source software
and the enterprises that use it," said Dhiraj Mallick, corporate vice
president and general manager, Data Center Server Solutions, AMD. "As
cloud deployments accelerate, AMD's certified SeaMicro solutions
ensure enterprises are able realize the benefits of increased
efficiency and simplified operations, providing them with a
competitive edge and the lowest total cost of ownership." 
AMD's SeaMicro server product family currently supports the
next-generation AMD Opteron(TM) ("Piledriver") processor, Intel(R)
Xeon(R) E3-1260L ("Sandy Bridge") and E3-1265Lv2 ("Ivy Bridge") and
Intel(R) Atom(TM) N570 processors. The SeaMicro SM15000 server also
supports the Freedom Fabric Storage products, enabling a single
system to connect with more than five petabytes of storage capacity
in two racks. 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. 
About AMD 
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ground-breaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a
wide range of computing devices. AMD's server computing products are
focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and
virtualization environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are
found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to
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Tara Sims
AMD Public Relations
(415) 713-5986 
Marco Pena
Edelman for AMD 
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