AMD has acquired SeaMicro to improve Cloud server technology

AMD logoAdvanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has announced the acquisition of SeaMicro in order to give a boost to Cloud server technology. SeaMicro is a company producing energy-efficient, i.e. low-power, low-cost, and high-bandwidth microservers.

“By acquiring SeaMicro, we are accelerating AMD’s transformation into an agile, disruptive innovator capable of staking a data center leadership position,” said Rory Read, president and CEO, AMD.  “SeaMicro is a pioneer in low-power server technology.  The unmatched combination of AMD’s processing capabilities, SeaMicro’s system and fabric technology, and our ambidextrous technology approach uniquely positions AMD with a compelling, differentiated position to attack the fastest growing segment of the server market.”

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /] AMD has announced that the agreement took place at almost $334 million of which $281 million will be given in cash.

AMD has announced that a number of processors and platforms will be launched by combining the technology of AMD and SeaMicro that will help to decrease “data center complexity, cost and energy consumption while improving performance”. AMD has planned to reveal first AMD Opteron™ processor-based solutions integrated with SeaMicro technology in the second half of 2012.

According to the IDC Q4 server forecast, cloud data centers would be fastest growing part of the server market through 2015, and SeaMicro technologies give considerable benefits in huge data center and cloud environments.

“Cloud computing has brought a sea change to the data center–dramatically altering the economics of compute by changing the workload and optimal characteristics of a server,” said Andrew Feldman, SeaMicro CEO, who will work as general manager of AMD’s newly created Data Center Server Solutions business. “SeaMicro was founded to dramatically reduce the power consumed by servers, while increasing compute density and bandwidth.  By becoming a part of AMD, we will have access to new markets, resources, technology, and scale that will provide us with the opportunity to work tightly with our OEM partners as we fundamentally change the server market.”

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