The Open Compute Project (OCP) is playing a critical role in redesigning the modern data centre, allowing facilities to profit from maximum efficiency and scalability. According to Greg McCulloch, CEO of Aegis Data, those failing to embrace OCP and unlock its benefits, will simply fall behind more innovative organisations willing to make the investment.
Now coming into its sixth year, the OCP initiative creates open source hardware for Data Centres that includes servers, storage and networking equipment, which have been designed without legacy constraints.
The focus of the project is on computing scalability for the lowest total cost. The net result of this is a total re-evaluation of the server ecosystem, which in turn, has led to improvements amongst many areas including energy efficiency and reliability.
McCulloch states that OCP’s ability to go from strength to strength is a testament to those embracing its ever-growing community. As the benefits amongst adopters and the wider tech community are realised, the next challenge will be to ensure continued awareness – doing so will strengthen its existing ecosystem and further unlock innovations amongst the community.