Opening Up Networking’s Black Box

The Open Compute Project, aFacebook-led effort to remake the computer servers and data storage of the biggest computing centers, is broadening its aims to include networking as well. “There is really nothing in the data center that should be immune from the positive influence of open source,” said Frank Frankovsky, the vice president for hardware design and supply chain at Facebook and chairman of Open Compute. While there have beenother efforts to open source large scale computer networking, he noted, “so far the actual hardware has not been affected.”

Posted on 08/05/2013, in Frank Frankovsky, Open Switch. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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