The Open Compute Foundation Welcomes Corey Bell as CEO

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!