Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has teamed up with Canonical to provide an OpenStack private cloud computing platform based on the SeaMicro SM15000 server.
The AMD/Canonical cloud platform combines the SeaMicro server with Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and OpenStack, which offers a set of tools to build flexible and reliable private cloud servers. AMD is touting its offering as a “out of the box” experience making it possible to deploy a private cloud server in hours instead of days. The device does this by automating configuration tasks, simplifies management and provides a graphical user interface to deploy new services on demand.
Dhiraj Mallick, AMD corporate vice president and general manager of AMD data center server solutions, said in a statement the resources that AMD and Canonical bring “removes the complexity of an OpenStack technology deployment” and the combination platform fills a need in the market “for an OpenStack solution that can be deployed easily without spending a fortune on professional services or hiring teams of people.”
John Zannos, vice president of cloud channels and alliances at Canonical, said in a statement the cloud computing platform “will help drive increased velocity for clients seeking to leverage scale-out cloud technology for next generation workloads.”
The AMD/Canonical cloud platform is available now.