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October 07, 2013
Venture Beat: Verizon builds its cloud with AMD micro servers

In a big victory for micro servers, Verizon is announcing today that it is selecting Advanced Micro Devices‘ SeaMicro servers to build out several data centers with thousands of energy-efficient servers.

SeaMicro pioneered a category of servers with a sea of low power, simple computing cores, or brains. AMD acquired SeaMicro last year for $334 million, and the Verizon deal means that AMD is getting a big payoff from that strategy, said Andrew Feldman, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD’s server group and the founder of SeaMicro.

To read the original Venture Beat article, click here.

October 07, 2013
The Register UK: AMD's SeaMicro: 'We're the mystery vendor behind Verizon's cloud'

Verizon's ambitious new cloud services sit on an undisclosed number of 512-core SeaMicro appliances from AMD, casting doubt on the conventional belief that clouds can only be made of pizzabox servers provided by low-cost suppliers.

AMD announced the collaboration on the SM15000 appliances on Monday, and the partnership represents a new strategy for the chipmaker as it spent more than two years working with Verizon to co-develop special features built atop the tech.

Just as AMD does chip customization for its game console customers Microsoft and Sony, and Intel does Xeon tweaks for demanding data center clients such as Facebook and eBay, AMD has shared expertise with Verizon to let it get the most out of the platform.

To read the original Register, UK article, click here.

October 07, 2013
WSJ Digits: Verizon Picks AMD’s SeaMicro Servers to Create New Cloud

Advanced Micro Devices puzzled some people when it bought the startup SeaMicro, a deal in early 2012 that gave the chip specialist a sideline in computers. An announcement by Verizon Communications last Thursday helps explain the attraction.

To read the original WSJ Digits article, click here.

September 26, 2013
VB: Micro server pioneer Andrew Feldman sees huge growth in power efficient computing (interview)

Andrew Feldman is one of the pioneers of micro servers. His company, SeaMicro, used low-cost Intel Atom chips to create a category of servers with lots of processors in a single machine with exceptionally low power consumption for a traditional x86 (Intel-based) machine. When the SeaMicro micro servers debuted in 2010, it was like an Atom bomb on the server business, where high-performance, heat-producing chips were the norm.

Advanced Micro Devices bought SeaMicro early last year for $334 million to gain entry into the energy-efficient server market, and that has helped the company gain new insights into server customers. Feldman is now corporate vice president and general manager of the server group at AMD.

To read the original VentureBeat article, click here.

June 19, 2013
GigaOm Structure Video: The data center is changing and ARM will be the compute

There has been a complete transformation of the client side of computing, and because of that the infrastructure on the back end is changing. As part of that change, the new chip architecture inside the servers in the data center will use the ARM architecture, said Andrew Feldman, GM and corporate VP at AMD.

In his presentation at GigaOM’s Structure conference on Wednesday, Feldman explained that the data center is not only the cloud, it’s providing the value for most of the phones, tablets and myriad devices we carry every day.

To read the original GigaOm article or to watch the video, click here.

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