Pick your hardware vision: Open Compute Project vs. ‘data centers in a box’

There are two trends happening in the IT hardware market, each gaining momentum but offering very different ways of outfitting data centers. On the one hand, companies with enormous data centers such as Facebook, Rackspace, Google and Goldman Sachs are creating their own compute, storage and network devices using cheap, commodity components. The pieces are built to a standard – organized by the Open Compute Project (OCP) – to ensure they interoperate, and they are then are assembled to create hardware that is finely tuned to the specific needs of an organization.

http://networksasia.net/article/pick-your-hardware-vision-open-compute-project-vs-data-centers-box-1373850939?nopaging=1

Posted on 15/07/2013, in Data Center, Goldman Sachs, Google, Rackspace. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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