Why you can’t ignore the Open Compute Project any longer

facebook-servers-leslie-hawthorn-flickrIf you’re in the data-center business, you’ve probably been following the Open Compute Project(OCP). And if you haven’t, you should. OCP is Facebook’s response to dealing with a server count that likely exceeds a million. Their innovations around scale and serviceability are simply too compelling to ignore. The industry can’t ignore the designs rising out of OCP. It’s a very disruptive approach. I’ve been working in data centers since a 300 MB disk was the size of a washing machine, and I’ve watched what happens when companies are stubborn to adapt. You’ve got two choices when disruption comes to the marketplace: embrace it or die a slow, agonizing death.


Posted on 14/10/2014, in Enterprise. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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