Huawei now part of Facebook’s Open Compute Project as platinum member

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced Monday that Huawei joined as a Platinum member. OCP was initiated by Facebook in 2011 with a mission 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.

Since then, OCP has been consistently innovating around open source contributions for networking, servers, storage and Open Rack. Currently, nearly 200 Internet, software and hardware industry leaders, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Intel, AMD, and Cumulus Networks, actively participate in the community.

Driven by operations, ongoing innovation and open collaboration, Huawei established a competitive ICT line of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Their ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population by more than 170,000 employees.

“Huawei becomes the 5th company from China to join the Open Compute Project. Being a leading provider in China’s domestic market, Huawei will play an important role in the adoption of open and efficient cloud hardware around the globe, and can help us build a collaborative community across China,” stated Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer for the Open Compute Project Foundation.

“The ever growing application of cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence increases the demand for computing resources in the data center and edge computing scenarios. As a result, traditional compute architecture faces increasing deployment, management and energy efficiency challenges,” said Qiu Long, president of Huawei’s Intelligent Computing Product Line. “Huawei’s intelligent computing products, which incorporate Huawei’s chip, acceleration components and intelligent management, together with innovative optimized system design, can deliver end-to-end solutions which significantly improves the rollout and operation efficiency of data centers and edge computing architectures. These products can accommodate multiple data center deployment scenarios for a single node and/or cabinet deployment.”

 


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