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
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.