Category Archives: Summit

Facebook Taps CA Technologies for Hyperscale DCIM

Facebook data center executive Tom Furlong discusses the company's DCIm software during a session Tuesday at the Open Compute Summit in San Jose. (Photo: Rich Miller)SAN JOSE, Calif. – Facebook once contemplated building its own software to manage its massive data center infrastructure. But after a lengthy review of its options, the company has opted to use software from CA Technologies to track and manage its data center capacity. The announcement is a significant win for CA, which beat out a dozen companies for the high-profile deal. Facebook will use CA Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software to bring together millions of energy-related data points from physical and IT resources in its global data centers to improve power efficiency.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/01/29/facebook-taps-ca-technologies-hyperscale-dcim/

Facebook: Open Compute Has Saved Us $1.2 Billion

Zuckerberg-Open-Compute-2014-1SAN JOSE, Calif. – Over the last three years, Facebook has saved more than $1.2 billion by using Open Compute designs to streamline its data centers and servers, the company said today. Those massive gains savings are the result of hundreds of small improvements in design, architecture and process, write large across hundreds of thousands of servers.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/01/28/facebook-open-compute-saved-us-1-2-billion/

Facebook, Intel, & Rackspace get more open-source than ever with new designs

Facebook, Intel, & Rackspace get more open-source than ever with new designsSANTA CLARA, Calif. — This morning, Facebook and a slew of big names in cloud computing and data center hardware unleashed a whole boatload of news — new hardware designs, new jobs, and new partnerships — all around the Open Compute Project. AMD and Intel both showed off some new hardware products. Rackspace announced it has customized its own server hardware around OCP designs — and contributed its customizations back to the project. And Fusion-io was talking about its new 3.2TB ioScale card, also an OCP product.

http://venturebeat.com/2013/01/16/facebook-intel-rackspace-get-more-open-source-than-ever-with-new-designs/