The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announces today that Russian technology company YADRO, a leading full-cycle IT hardware manufacturer, is joining the OCP Community as a Gold member.
The OCP is a rapidly-growing, global Community focused on sharing designs of data center and networking solutions. OCP encourages collaboration of ideas, specifications and other contributions related to server and networking solutions as a way to optimize the software and hardware solutions ecosystem.
“Russia continues to be one of the most active countries in evaluating OCP designs. Having an impressive organization such as YADRO join OCP highlights this momentum and showcases their focus on open hardware. We look forward to their contributions and leadership in the Community”, stated Steve Helvie, VP of Channel Development for the Open Compute Project Foundation.
YADRO is currently developing a new switch product family for data centers using open source software components. YADRO will participate in the Open Compute Networking projects (such as SONiC and ONIE), and OCP Server projects (NIC).
“We are participating in the OCP Community because OCP’s collaborative environment, founded in hyperscale cloud data center networks, has been proven in the most massive high-load services networks”, said Takhir Abayev, Head of Networking and Telecom Development Department at YADRO.
“We are constantly expanding our product portfolio. Over the past six years our investments in R&D have exceeded $75 million dollars. YADRO’s focus remains on our development strategy and investing our resources towards building joint ecosystems”, stated Anna Egorova, YADRO’s Chief Delivery Officer. YADRO will be contributing specifications and reference designs of its own development to OCP at the initial stages of its membership.
Global technology collaboration is the backbone of the philosophy, vision and strategy of YADRO. The YADRO team are the founders, members and active participants of a number of key industrial technology consortia, including the Linux Foundation, OpenPOWER Foundation, RISC-V Foundation, Open Invention Networking, OpenCAPI, SNIA, Gen-Z Consortium, PCI-SIG and many others.