The Open Compute Foundation Welcomes Corey Bell as CEO

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 · Posted by at 12:05 PM

The Foundation has built a large community invested in disrupting the data center with membership numbers more than doubling year-over-year.  In the last few years, that community has continued to thrive under Cole’s leadership and has become a strong network of talented individuals sharing their work. As 2014 comes to a close, we are reflecting on the past and planning ahead for a successful 2015. With the community growth and high demand for OCP products, we’re focused on tackling the next challenge – increasing adoption.

The products coming out of the foundation have an incredible impact on businesses of all sizes. For example, Riot Games estimates that moving to OCP gear cut their costs by fifty percent in comparison to its previous solution and is planning to have its entire infrastructure OCP-designed in two years’ time. We have an obligation to make sure access to OCP gear is fast and the technology is easy to consume so that businesses of all types and sizes are able to benefit from the community’s contributions.

That’s why, I’m happy to announce that Corey Bell will be joining our team as chief executive officer to help us lead the foundation into this next phase of adoption. This is a huge effort that we’re tackling for the community this year and Corey is perfect for the job. He’s a natural leader who will focus on making all products that we are submitting easy to consume. He’s in good company as a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about the data center space and driven by the enthusiasm to transform an industry. Corey’s leadership, coupled with Cole’s expertise for building ecosystems, will further enhance our efforts to completely disrupt the data center. We have a great team that will lead us into the next phase of OCP growth in 2015.

We’re thrilled to have Corey on board. Here’s to a great New Year!

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Bringing ONIE to the Server

Friday, October 31, 2014 · Posted by at 5:39 AM

Today, the Foundation is delighted to announce that Canonical and Cumulus Networks are working to bring ONIE (Open Network Install Environment) to the server.  ONIE was first created to solve the problem of laying down a network operating system in an open/standard way.  The "modern" way to achieve this today is through PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment). Whether you know it or not there is a license fee attached to Nic PXE inclusion. By removing this cost we have an opportunity to yet again drive differentiation and cost out of the hardware we procure.

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OCP European Summit Hackathon 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 · Posted by at 8:02 AM

The Foundation would like to thank Goldman Sachs for sponsoring the 2014 OCP European Summit Hackathon.

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Schedule, Speakers, and Sponsors - 2014 OCP European Summit

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 · Posted by at 3:26 AM

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Screen Shot 2014 10 21 at 10.39.43 AMThe OCP Foundation is pleased to announce Philippe Dewost of Caisse des Dépôts as one of our featured keynote speakers for the OCP European Summit 2014.

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Aaron Sullivan of Rackspace to Keynote OCP European Summit 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014 · Posted by at 10:36 AM

sullivan aaron 02The OCP Foundation is pleased to announce Aaron Sullivan of Rackspace as one of our featured keynote speakers for the OCP European Summit 2014.

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Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical to Keynote OCP European Summit 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014 · Posted by at 10:40 AM

Mark Shuttleworth 2The OCP Foundation is pleased to announce Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical as one of our featured keynote speakers for the OCP European Summit 2014.

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Olof Barring of CERN to Keynote OCP European Summit 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014 · Posted by at 1:26 AM

The OCP Foundation is pleased to announce Olof Barring of CERN as one of our featured keynote speakers for the OCP European Summit 2014.

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Billy Cox of Intel to Keynote OCP European Summit 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014 · Posted by at 1:15 AM


The OCP Foundation is pleased to announce Billy Cox of Intel as one of our featured keynote speakers for the OCP European Summit 2014.

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Kushagra Vaid of Microsoft to Keynote OCP European Summit 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014 · Posted by at 1:09 AM

kvaid portrait 2The OCP Foundation is pleased to announce Kushagra Vaid of Microsoft as one of our featured keynote speakers for the OCP European Summit 2014.

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