VMWare Joins Open Compute Project As Gold Member

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As many of you already know the Open Compute Project is a community led non profit laser focused on increasing the pace of innovation and removing gratuitous differentiation from the data center.

OCP customers and businesses worldwide continue to demand flexible and scalable hardware for the mission critical workloads they deploy.

So today we’re extremely delighted to help VMWare announce their joining of the Foundation as it’s newest Gold member.  This announcement further validates the Open Compute Project and the hard work we’re all doing together.

VMware is already directly supporting certain qualified OCP configurations through Project Lanier, a hyper-converged infrastructure offering which aligns perfectly with the core tenants of the Foundation and our mission. It’s this strategy that allows us to move towards the software defined data center and enable businesses to focus on core consumer value and continue to grow with agility.

Over the next few months we will be working with VMWare to help expand the capabilities of our Solution Providers as Project Lanier is rolled out. Additionally I am proud to announce VMWare’s plans to contribute source code for OCP based DCIM in early 2015!

Thank you again to VMWare and all of you for driving industry redefining technologies and philosophies into our industry.

Please see VMware's announcement for more information!

 Keep Hacking,

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Cole Crawford
Executive Director
Open Compute Project Foundation