Livestream, the company that connects millions of people over the Internet to live events, has upgraded its infrastructure with AMD's
SeaMicro SM15000 server with SeaMicro Freedom Fabric Storage as the core platform to provide live video and collaboration, AMD announced today. Equally important, Livesteam's decision to invest in fabric technology provides further validation to AMD's decision to acquire SeaMicro
for $334 million, the price it paid back in March 2012.
Livestream's investment allows it to double its computing density while reducing power consumption, all while providing plenty of capacity for future expansion. Furthermore, Livestream received a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) that covered a "significant" portion of the purchase price, so it was really a no-brainer on Livestream's part.
"Our data center has plenty of rack space, but we just could not fill them with servers because we could not get enough power to the racks," said Thomas Bonnin, chief architect, Livestream. "SeaMicro technology provides the highest density servers on the market allowing us to get multiple racks of servers into a quarter of a rack with AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 system. What’s more, the technology allows us to reduce power consumption and the resulting cost savings goes straight to our bottom line. The SeaMicro SM15000 server also allowed us to double our computing capacity while at the same time retiring our energy-inefficient servers."
SM15000 server will play a critical role in Livestream's goal of building out an architecture that will scale to support hundreds of millions of people.