Yes, it is a big design win, and the reason this is news is because AMD's SeaMicro server is being used to deliver a next generation enterprise cloud with capabilities no other public cloud provider offers. Verizon decided to collaborate with AMD because they could not do this with off the shelf servers. This is a result of over two years of R&D by AMD and Verizon. As for price, a standard SeaMicro SM15000 server starts at around $139,000.
Young-Sae Song Corporate Vice President of Product Marketing at Data Center Server Solutions for AMD
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.