Cloud computing total solutions provider Inspur has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) as a Platinum member, showing its dedication and strategic focus on driving innovation into hyperscale computing and cloud-based solutions, the company said.
OCP was initiated by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) in 2011 with the mission to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing, reducing the environmental impact of data centers.
Since then, OCP has been consistently innovating around open source contributions for networking, servers, storage and Open Rack. In strong support of OCP´s mission as a Platinum member, Inspur plans to lead the move to convergence amongst the different Open Rack Scale platforms currently available in the market to provide a way to balance complexity, energy consumption, space and cost considerations against demands for compute-intensive applications.
The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim. Its mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.
Inspur provides global IT total solutions and services provider. It was founded in 1945 with 26,000 employees worldwide.