Interested in how Facebook and Google grow their data centers quickly? The secret, they build their own scalable servers.
You can learn from the Open Compute Project (OCP). They share the most efficient designs for scalable computing.
The Fifth Open Compute Summit is taking place in the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA. This is a great foundation and it’s exciting to see the change taking place in the Data Center. For those of you unaware of the Open Compute Project, here is a snippet from their website.
What is Open Compute Project
The Open Compute Project Foundation is a rapidly growing community of engineers around the world whose mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing. We believe that openly sharing ideas, specifications and other intellectual property is the key to maximizing innovation and reducing operational complexity in the scalable computing space.
The Open Compute Project Foundation provides a structure in which individuals and organizations can share their intellectual property with Open Compute Projects.
How can you follow the event
To make this summit accessible to folks who could not make it. They are streaming keynotes and other notable presentations on YouTube. You can view their channel here.
I’ve complied a list of some other important links from day one that you might want to check out.
- The Open Compute Project: 2014 and Beyond – Frank Frankovsky (Chairman and President, Open Compute Foundation)
- Microsoft Datacenters at Cloud Scale – Bill Laing (CVP, Windows Server and System Center Group Development, Microsoft)
- Open Architecture: The Tipping Point for Enterprise Cloud – George Slessmen (CEO and Product Architect, IO); Tim Lyons (Executive Director, Digital Innovation and Outreach, Merck & Co.); Cole Crawford (Executive Director, OCP Foundation)
- Fireside Chat: Tim O’Reilly (Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media) and Mark Zuckerberg (CEO, Facebook)
Enjoy day two of the event – don’t forget to follow them on Twitter and let me know on Twitter if you attended and what your number one takeaway was.