Category Archives: 2016 San Jose

Facebook Takes Open Compute Hardware to the Next Level

facebook-datacenter-hallSAN JOSE, Calif.Facebook is creating the next generation of open hardware, building new technologies into its data center platform. The social network is leveraging an alphabet soup of  powerful technologies – including SSDs, GPUs, NVM and JBOFs – to build new servers and storage gear to accelerate its infrastructure.

http://datacenterfrontier.com/facebook-open-compute-hardware-next-level/

Equinix Joins Open Compute Project, Adopts Wedge Switch

EquinixEquinix has joined the Open Compute Project and will make use of Facebook-designed Wedge switches in its international chain of 145 data centers. The move puts one of the premier data center and telecommunications hub operators behind the Open Compute Project, which has been backed by firms in the financial services industry such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, CapitalOne, and Fidelity, but has not seen broader support.

http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-service/equinix-joins-open-compute-project-adopts-wedge-switch/d/d-id/1324635

Microsoft Contributes Its Sonic Linux Networking Suite to Open Compute Project

microsoft_linux_nadella_officialMicrosoft is taking a major step in the world of free, open-source software. The Windows maker has announced that it is giving away Sonic, its own designed software, to users for free. At the Open Compute Project US Summit, Microsoft announced that it is proposing to contribute Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (Sonic) to the project.

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/microsoft-contributes-its-sonic-linux-networking-suite-to-open-compute-project-811947

Google Climbs Aboard Open Compute Bandwagon

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Urs Holzle Senior Vice President of Technical Infrastructure at Google, speaks on centre stage at the 4th annual Web Summit on November 5, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)

Google already worked with Facebook on a new data center project. Google, a company that knows a lot about data center hardware, has officially joined the Open Compute Project, a group formed by Facebook five years ago to build efficient “open source” data center hardware.

Google Climbs Aboard Open Compute Bandwagon

Telcos look to Open Compute Project for speed, innovation

FullSizeRender-1-702x336SAN JOSE, California – After developing its niche in the hyperscale community, the Open Compute Project is now being embraced by telecom service providers looking to bring new services to market quickly and at scale.

http://www.rcrwireless.com/20160309/carriers/telcos-look-open-compute-project-speed-innovation-tag17

Mellanox Disaggregates Hardware & Software for Open Compute Project Networking

downloadSUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today unveiled its next-generation Open Composable Networks (OCN) platform at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit.

http://www.lightreading.com/mellanox-disaggregates-hardware-and-software-for-open-compute-project-networking/d/d-id/721602