Facebook’s Validation Point – A Web 2.0 Company Tackles Legacy Problems
The Facebook Open Compute story is a pretty clear effort to position itself as a leader in open data center design. But it also provides a way for it to show enterprise operators the way it manages data volumes that rival any data center operation in the world. Yesterday at the Intel Developer Forum, Facebook and Intel announced that the OpenCompute project would work with the Open Data Center Alliance, the network of enterprise customers and service providers that are developing standards for the way data centers are built and operated. The move is interesting for a few reasons.