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Five noteworthy open source projects

Popular open source projects The open-source movement has gained momentum over the last few years. So much so that The Linux Foundation recently formed the LF Networking Fund (LFN) in an effort to place multiple open source networking projects under a single umbrella. These types...

What is the Telecom Infra Project?

The Telecom Infra Project is rethinking today's telecom infrastructure The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a consortium led by Facebook centered on rethinking how telecom network infrastructure is designed and deployed. TIP is an offshoot of similar initiative, known as the Open Compute Project (OCP), focused...

Verizon touts data center simplification from carrier grade rack platform

The CG-OR-19 specification is said to slash Verizon data center deployments from months to days, with benefit of simplified maintenance. SANTA CLARA, California – Data center deployment and maintenance simplicity led telecommunications giant Verizon Communications to back a recently established rack standard taking...

5G and IoT network evolution to include a power supply rethink

Power management seen as a key component to growing the small cell footprint necessary for support of telecom industry’s 5G and IoT plans. SANTA CLARA, California – The telecommunication industry’s move towards a greater reliance on data centers to serve the needs...

Facebook is testing OpenCellular wireless access platform

The goal of OpenCellular is to open source the hardware and software to provide low-cost connectivity Continuing to develop telecom-related solutions, Facebook this week unveiled its OpenCellular platform, a wireless access platform designed to work with 2G, 3G and LTE networks. The stated goal is...

How does the Open Compute Project foster innovation?

The Open Compute Project, as it continues to gain interest of telecom players, is bringing the innovation of white box servers in the hyperscale data center space to new markets. This episode of HetNet Happenings takes a look at how that innovation is being cross-pollinated...

New Facebook data center taking shape in Forth Worth

Facebook's newest data center in Forth Worth, Texas, announced last July under the Project Ernst moniker, is well under way with construction costs passing $200 million, according to BuildZoom. The plan is to use 100% renewable energy derived from a nearby wind power installation to...

Google bringing proprietary tech to Open Compute Project

Facebook CEO calls addition of Google a 'strong symbolic move' SAN JOSE, California – The Open Compute Project, started by Facebook in 2011, has grown to encompass some of the biggest names in tech hardware including Microsoft, Intel, Ericsson, and now Google. The announcement came on March...

Telcos look to Open Compute Project for speed, innovation

AT&T AVP says openness is a ‘matter of survival’ SAN JOSE, California – After developing its niche in the hyperscale community, the Open Compute Project is now being embraced by telecom service providers looking to bring new services to market quickly and at scale. The Open...

Telecom embrace of Open Compute Project driving momentum

Facebook VP of infrastructure discusses Open Compute Project adoption by telecommunications industry SAN JOSE, California – Jason Taylor, Facebook VP of infrastructure and Open Compute Project Foundation chairman and and president, kicked off the Open Compute Summit by touching on adoption in the telecommunications industry. “These...

Radisys joins Open Compute Project; launches OCP-based solution

Radisys also announced DCEngine for hyperscale data centers SAN JOSE, California – In conjunction with the March 8 kick off of the Open Compute Project Summit 2016, Radisys announced it joined the Open Compute Project and launched a product based on the groups standards designed...

Ericsson, Quanta, AWS talk hyperscale datacenter

Open Compute Project becoming ‘de facto’ data center standard Ericsson is partnering with data center players Quanta and Amazon Web Services to extend the reach of its HDS8000 product; the telecom equipment vendor also joined the Open Compute Project, which provides a collaborative framework for...

Open Compute Project: What you need to know

What is the Open Compute Project? The Open Compute project is nonprofit founded in 2011 with the goal of reimaging the design of server, storage and other data center hardware with the goal of driving scalable computing through sharing of information and technical specifications. The appetite...

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