AMD has announced that Verizon is deploying SeaMicro SM15000 servers for its new global cloud platform and cloud-based object storage service, whose public beta was recently announced. AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server links hundreds of cores together in a single system and uses less power and space than traditional servers. AMD and Verizon collaborated on the co-development of hardware and software to reserve, allocate and guarantee application service level agreements (SLAs). AMD's SeaMicro Freedom fabric-based SM15000 server provides the industry's first programmable server hardware that includes high bandwidth, low latency programmable interconnect fabric and programmable data and control plane for both network and storage fabric.
Verizon utilised the SeaMicro SM15000 server's ability to disaggregate server resources to create a cloud optimised for computing and storage services. Verizon and AMD's SeaMicro engineers worked for more than two years to create a public cloud platform with enterprise class capabilities. New capabilities include: virtual machine server provisioning in seconds, fine-grained server configuration options that match real life requirements, including processor speed (500 MHz to 2,000 MHz) and DRAM (.5 GB increments) options, shared disks across multiple server instances, defined storage qualify of service, consistent network security policies and procedures, traffic isolation, data encryption and data inspection with full featured firewalls, and guaranteed network performance for every virtual machine. The public beta for Verizon Cloud will launch in the fourth quarter.