Data Center Design

Hyve Unveils Open Compute Servers and Storage

An Open Compute Project compliant rack that was developed for Riot Games was available in the Hyve booth at the summit.

Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (SNX), rolled out Open Compute Project compliant hardware at Tuesday’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit. Many attendees were at the company both reviewing the production-grade rack developed with gaming company, Riot Games. Read More

OVH Goes Big and Green With New Quebec Data Center

OVH is known for its innovative data center tower design (Photo: OVH)

Web hosting giant OVH has officially opened up a massive, energy-efficient data center in Beauharnois, Quebec to act as its North American presence. The facility, located in a suburb of Montreal, is a behemoth of a data center with capacity for 360,000 servers. Read More

Open Compute: Momentum Builds for Open Hardware

At the Open Compute Summit 2013, Facebook's hardware guru, Frank Frankovsky, displays a board showing common sockets, compliant with the Open Compute Common Slot Specification. It is affectionately known as the "Group Hug" board. Processors from AMD, Applied Micro, Calxeda and Intel can all work with this board.

In less than two years, the Open Compute Project (OCP) has grown far beyond its origins as a showcase for Facebook’s design innovations, evolving into an active community building cutting-edge hardware, disrupting the traditional IT supply chain, and laying the groundwork for future innovation.. More than 1,900 technologists gathered for the Open Compute Summit at the Santa Clara Convention. Read More

GSA Hits the ‘Like’ Button on Open Compute

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It just got easier for government agencies to use Facebook’s data center designs if they choose. Hyve, a division of Synnex which makes servers and storage solutions based on Open Compute designs, has qualified as a government vendor under General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70. Read More

AOL’s Outdoor Micro Data Centers Weather Sandy

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AOL’s outdoor servers performed flawlessly during SuperStorm Sandy, demonstrating the durability of the company’s new micro-data center, the company said this week. The storm marked the first serious test of AOL’s new unmanned data centers, which are part of the company’s ambitious plan to reshape its infrastructure. Read More

Facebook Adapts Open Compute for Colo Space

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Will the Open Compute Project’s uber-efficient open source hardware designs would ever be available at your local colocation center? It’s taken 18 months, but Facebook has now shared details of its first use of Open Compute hardware in its third-party colo space. Read More

Smart Move: Five Steps to a Successful Data Center Relocation

One of the most important parts of conducting a data center relocation is the planning and design of the move. In “Smart Move: Five Steps to a Successful Data Center Relocation” we are able to better understand the intricate planning process that goes into a successful migration and where some plans may fall short. The idea here is to help reduce risk and ensure that the chosen environment is capable of scaling to future business need. Read More

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