SERVER VENDOR Seamicro has announced that its SM15000 server has been certified for Red Hat's Openstack distribution.
Seamicro's SM15000 server, which was launched in September 2012, has already been certified for Red Hat's popular Enterprise Linux distribution. Now the firm has announced at Red Hat Summit that its SM15000 server has achieved certification for the Red Hat Openstack distribution.
Red Hat packages Openstack, which is a set of projects that manage compute, storage and network resources and is typically deployed to create public or private cloud services. Seamicro's SM15000 certification means that the server will work out of the box with Red Hat's Openstack distribution.
According to Seamicro, which is owned by AMD, the firm will offer "Nova in a box" and "Swift in a rack" reference architectures that have been validated to provide predictable performance and reliability.
Seamicro has been one of the first companies to work on ultra high density servers, initially using Intel Atom chips. The firm now offers its SM15000 server with AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon E3 processors, though it still builds units using Intel Atom chips, with high core density making the server particularly interesting for large cloud deployments.
Dhiraj Mallick, AMD corporate VP and GM of Data Centre Server Solutions said, "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.
"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."
Due to Red Hat's popularity in the enterprise and in particular in servers, Seamicro's Red Hat Openstack certification of its SM15000 server is an important milestone for the firm as it goes after business from cloud service providers. µ