Yahoo! Japan Corporation announces Platinum membership with OCP.

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced today that Yahoo Japan Corporation (Yahoo! JAPAN), one of the largest content service providers in Japan, has 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.

Yahoo! JAPAN's mission is to update Japan: making Japan more convenient with the power of information technology. The number of services provided by Yahoo! JAPAN has grown considerably since its launch in 1996, with more than 100 services. These services are accessed by approximately 50 million logged-in user IDs per month via smartphones and personal computers. Yahoo! JAPAN has several data centers in Japan as "on-premise" Infrastructure environments. They focus on sustainable and scalable infrastructure in order to support the increasing demand for new and improved services. 

“It’s really exciting to welcome Yahoo! JAPAN as a Platinum member. They have been one of the best examples of the business value derived from moving toward an OCP-optimized infrastructure. They  really embrace the philosophy of being part of an open Community. As they move to a Platinum member, we’re excited to see additional contributions and learnings from their team” stated Steve Helvie, VP of Channel for the Open Compute Project Foundation.

“OCP is one of the leading communities for hyperscale computing infrastructure. We have realized that openness is fundamental to growing as a technology company. We will continue to leverage OCP’s technologies in our infrastructure and collaborate with the OCP Community for developing together”, stated Nobuhiro Takasawa, vice president of Site Operations, Yahoo! JAPAN.

“Yahoo! JAPAN’s experience delivering services to 50 million users with ‘in house’ and ‘on premise’ infrastructure has been a real value to the OCP Community. Embracing the spirit of open collaboration and sharing, they share that experience which has directly resulted in better product offerings from OCP Solution Providers.”, stated Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer of the Open Compute Project Foundation. 

Yahoo! JAPAN will be sharing details about their OCP deployment and the ROI they’ve achieved by moving to an open infrastructure at the upcoming OCP Virtual Summit being held March 12th - 15th, 2020. 

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