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February 13, 2013

Livestream Deploys AMD SeaMicro Server with SeaMicro Freedom Fabric Storage

Livestream, a provider of solutions to connect people and live events, reportedly deployed AMD’s (News - Alert) SeaMicro SM15000 server with SeaMicro Freedom Fabric Storage as the core platform in order to deliver live video and collaboration services.

LiveStream was able to acquire SeaMicro SM15000 server with grants from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and after installing the server supposedly realized significant energy savings.

Thomas Bonnin, chief architect at Livestream, commented, “Our data center has plenty of rack space, but we just could not fill them with servers because we could not get enough power to the racks. SeaMicro technology provides the highest density servers on the market allowing us to get multiple racks of servers into a quarter of a rack with AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 system. What’s more, the technology allows us to reduce power consumption and the resulting cost savings goes straight to our bottom line. The SeaMicro SM15000 server also allowed us to double our computing capacity while at the same time retiring our energy-inefficient servers.”

AMD explained that its SeaMicro SM15000 brings together compute, networking, and the SeaMicro Freedom supercompute fabric in a single 10 RU system. By eliminating the need for IT organizations to acquire and manage a disparate set of servers, network adapters, network switches, storage platforms, and console servers, it helps them bring down the total cost of ownership (TCO).

The company’s Freedom Fabric is capable of increasing efficiency of storage solutions by enabling pooling and flexible provisioning of storage resources according to the application’s needs.

Andrew Feldman, corporate vice president and general manager of data center server solutions at AMD added, “We went through a rigorous set of testing benchmarks as Livestream evaluated servers from the leading vendors in the market. Real time video transcoding is one the most demanding applications for a server, and our SM15000 server with the Freedom Fabric's 1.28 terabits-per-second bisectional bandwidth proved to be the winning platform. It not only delivers the computing power and low latency needed, but also creates compelling savings in both space and power.”




Edited by Brooke Neuman
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