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, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today at the Open Compute Summit in San Jose.
In a dramatic move that illustrates how cloud computing has altered the data center landscape, Microsoft is opening up the server and rack designs that power its vast online platforms and sharing them with the world.
The Open Compute network switch is moving closer to reality. Broadcom, Intel and Mellanox have each submitted specifications for a top-of-rack switch to the Open Compute Project, while Cumulus Networks is providing software.
For years, Quanta Computer has been building servers for Facebook and Rackspace based on design concepts advanced by the Open Compute Project (OCP). Today Quanta launched a line of hardware products making those Open Compute designs available to a...