Verizon to use SeaMicro chips in its cloud

More details about Verizon’s new big cloud effort revealed

When Verizon announced it's big new cloud offering last week, many cloudies were impressed with the company's technical specifications that came along with it. The company was fairly vague on the infrastructure hardware powering the offering, but some details are starting to emerge.

The offering is built using SeaMicro chips, we learned today. The move is interesting for a couple of reasons. One, it's not Intel. Two, Advanced Micro Devices bought SeaMicro in 2012 and many chip-watchers have been wondering what will come out of that. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Verizon deal is the single largest sale of SeaMicro chips. So that's pretty good for them.

For more on Verizon's new cloud, read about some of the tech-specs and concerns with it here; read about the broader offering here

Senior Writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing for Network World and NetworkWorld.com. He can be reached at BButler@nww.com and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW.

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