Facebook’s Open Compute guru Frank Frankovsky leaves to build optical storage startup

Frank Frankovsky of Facebook holding an AppliedMicro board at the January 2013 OCP event. Frank Frankovsky, Facebook’s vice president of hardware design and supply chain optimization, who helped oversee the development and growth of the company’s custom server effort, has left the social networking company to form his own as-yet-unnamed startup that will focus on building optical storage for the enterprise. In an interview with me, Frankovsky said he had resigned from Facebook last week to pursue this idea. Meanwhile, Jason Taylor, Facebook’s director of infrastructure, has assumed responsibility for the hardware design and supply chain teams at Facebook and will continue working with the Open Compute Project on Facebook’s behalf.

http://gigaom.com/2014/03/25/facebooks-open-compute-guru-frank-frankovsky-leaves-to-build-optical-storage-startup/

Posted on 25/03/2014, in Facebook, Frank Frankovsky. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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