• Paul Fingleton

Equinix joins the Open Compute Project (OCP)

The Open Computing Project, started as a project by Facebook back in 2009 as they tried to make their Data Centres more energy efficient, has grown in size and scope since the designs were originally shared in 2011. The mission of the project is to design, use, and enable delivery of the most efficient designs for scalable computing.

Today, Equinix announced that it has included technology available from the Open Compute Project (OCP) in their IBX (International Business Exchange) data centres.

A lot of cloud can fit into Equinix's 86,000 square foot LD6 facility in Slough, England.

Equinix and Facebook with their other partners in the OCP will further collaborate on technology innovation to build out an open source platform for both software and hardware - hoping to enable faster innovation and greater efficiency in Data Centre and Hybrid Cloud Deployments.

Speaking of the announcement and collaboration, Ihab Tarazi, CTO of Equinix, said: "We are thrilled to be working in close partnership with Facebook as we bring a new level of innovation and collaboration to our growing customer base. By working together, we can drive technology evolution for interconnection by defining the next-generation architecture for the network and cloud edge, thus ensuring our customers have the scale and performance they require for newly evolving platforms and applications.”EndFragment

Source: Equinix