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By releasing Open Compute Project technologies as open hardware, our goal is to develop servers and data centers following the model traditionally associated with open source software projects. That’s where you come in.
By releasing Open Compute Project technologies as open hardware, our goal is to develop servers and data centers following the model traditionally associated with open source software projects. That’s where you come in.

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IHS Markit to present the findings of the European Energy Efficiency Study at the OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam October 1 – 2, 2018.

Recently, OCP commissioned IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, to analyze the current and future state of data center efficiency in the European region, and how OCP equipment plays a role.

In response to the demand, the first annual 2018 Open Compute Project (OCP) Regional Summit will be held October 1 – 2 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Summit will bring together key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers in developing regions where OCP is experiencing significant demand and adoption.
• Keynote presentations focusing on issues specific to the European region
• Engineering Workshops featuring in-depth discoveries from project groups
• Expo Hall packed with the latest OCP hardware & software offerings

Among the preliminary findings of the research:
• Improvements to address cooling, optimization and virtualization, and the use of OCP servers were among the most used efforts to improve data center efficiency
• Two-thirds of respondents are looking to OCP equipment for energy reduction
• System integrators play an important role in helping organizations determine solutions to address energy efficiency
• Opportunities abound for new vendors to help them address these key issues – 65% of the respondents are considering alternative vendors to their current supply chain
• A lack of support from current vendors, legacy equipment and budget are current barriers to faster adoption
• Research & development dollars are being deployed to efficiency research
• The industry still lacks quantification of potential savings

IHS Markit will present the complete findings of the research, as well as a case study from the London Internet Exchange (LINX) at the upcoming Regional Summit in Amsterdam.

Sponsor and speaking opportunities are still available for the OCP Regional summit, but sponsor sales end August 24. Registration is currently open for attendance. All the details for the event can be found here: https://www.opencompute.org/summit/regional-summit-2018

Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/2BrQ6mJ
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Just announced, New Executive Track Talk: Learning from Hyperscale To Help You Get Started in Open Source, at the upcoming OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam.

Aaron Sullivan, OCP Incubation Committee Co-Chair, will provide advice on best practices and methods adopting Open Source Hardware from someone who has spent time in Enterprise, Telco and Hyperscale infrastructure environments, and has been with OCP since its early days.

Aaron has served as a member on the committee since late 2012. Over the last 20 years, Aaron has worked in Security, Networking, Performance Research, Product Development, Cloud Infrastructure and is focused on infrastructure development after the end of Moore’s Law. Aaron was a Distinguished Engineer at Rackspace, and lead the development and deployment of Open Compute-based systems there. Earlier in his career, he held roles at AT&T, SBC and GE.

Immediately following Aaron’s talk, there will be a Panel Discussion, presented by Facebook, with both vendors and adopters at various stages of deployment of Open Source hardware, including OCP gear. Liz Cruz, associate director at IHS Markit in the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice, will be the moderator. Liz has a decade of experience in the technology sector and has spent the last 7 years understanding how digitization, the outsourcing of data center management, economic factors, and a focus on sustainability is changing the physical infrastructure for data centers. As a frequent commentator on industry trends, speaker at data center related events, and contributor to technology news publications, she is considered an expert on colocation and cloud, data center power & cooling, and the modularization of data center infrastructure.

On the second day of the OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam, Liz and IHS Markit will also be presenting the findings of research recently initiated by the Open Compute Project Foundation to analyze the current and future state of data center efficiency in the European region, and how OCP equipment plays a role.

Sponsor and speaking opportunities are still available for the OCP Regional summit, but sponsor sales end August 24. Registration is currently open for attendance and the limited spots are filling up.

You can see the ever-growing schedule for the upcoming OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam here: https://www.opencompute.org/summit/regional-summit-2018/schedule

Learn about sponsorships and register to attend here: https://www.opencompute.org/summit/regional-summit-2018

Keep in mind, sponsor sales end Friday August 24, and a few spots still remain open.
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White Paper: The Current State of Data Center Energy Efficiency in Europe

This white paper brings attention to the needs to continually address energy consumption and points out upcoming regulations that impact EU data centers. We are pleased to announce that the OCP Regional Summit (Amsterdam October 1st and 2nd) has several tracks that will address these concerns and provide valuable information for data center operators and developers.

Read the full story and download the White Paper here: https://bit.ly/2PfcDpK
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ONE WEEK LEFT to Sponsor the 2018 OCP Regional Summit!

This is the final week to sign up as a sponsor to participate at the event. There are a few sponsorship opportunities still available! Click here to view the prospectus which details the information for each option. A contract can be found here. Spots are reserved on a first-signed, first-served basis until they sell out.

Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/2Bhu2en
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The first annual 2018 Open Compute Project (OCP) Regional Summit will be held October 1 – 2 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The OCP Regional Summit will bring together key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers in developing regions where OCP is experiencing significant demand and adoption.

We wanted to take a moment to recognize our current sponsors. These participating organizations are helping to may this event a success by sharing their OCP or related open source contributions in data center or cloud computing technologies, and talking about the work their company is doing with OCP. Whether demonstrating gear in expo hall or sharing stories on stage, the Regional Summit is the place to network with these supporters of all things open!

Clear here to see the current sponsors, download the Sponsor Prospectus, or Register: https://www.opencompute.org/news/sponsor-highlight-ocp-regional-summit
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Great case study in how Innova adopted a simple network solution, reducing TCO and improving operational efficiency, by leveraging Open Compute Project (OCP) networking technologies.

Read the full case study here:
https://www.xcloudnetworks.com/case-study/
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Fall in Europe is the place to be and it’s all about Open!

Check out these great events this Fall throughout Europe where OCP will have a presence, including our first annual Regional Summit in Amsterdam!


Open Source Firmware Conference
September 12 – 15 in Erlangen, Germany
• Jean-Marie Verdun will be presenting
https://osfc.io/

Data Center Transformation Summit
September 20 in Frankfurt
• John Laban will be a keynote speaker
https://bit.ly/2uOE3cv

Linux Foundation Open Networking Summit
September 25 – 27, Amsterdam
• OCP will have a presence = VCO demo at the LFN booth
https://bit.ly/2EDM60c

OCP Regional Summit
October 1- 2 in Amsterdam
• Sponsorships are available but filling up. Booths are turnkey so no need to ship materials.
• Registration is open!
https://www.opencompute.org/summit/regional-summit-2018

OpenPower Summit
October 4- 5 in Amsterdam
• Look for a collaboration event October 3

TIP Summit
October 16 - 17in London
• OCP will have a booth
https://summit.telecominfraproject.com/

DCD London
November 5 – 6, London
• OCP will present the impact on cost of adopting OCP - on space costs, reduction in capex/opex, efficiency, with comparisons, etc.
http://dcd.events/conferences/london

OpenStack Summit
November 13 – 15, Berlin
• We will have a speaking spot and host a booth
https://www.openstack.org/summit/berlin-2018/

Open Source Strategy Forum
November 14, London
• Steve Helvie will be speaking
https://opensourcestrategyforum.org/

ONUG London
December 7, London
• We will have a presence
https://www.onug.net/events/fall-2018/


Dates, location and participation subject to change.
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LinkedIn Joins Open Compute Project as Platinum Member!

World’s largest business networking company supports open standards.

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced today that LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, joined as a Platinum member on May 31, 2018. 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.

Founded in 2002 and acquired by Microsoft in 2016, LinkedIn has more than 560 million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful, and ultimately help create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.

“We welcome LinkedIn and are pleased to bring another major technology adopter to our Community. We also look forward to making available to our Community some of their technology solutions that expand the scope of our data center and edge computing offerings” stated Rocky Bullock, Open Compute Project CEO.

“If every data center in the world were exactly the same, one solution would be fine, but this simply isn’t the case. Data center operators need options for both less-than-full-rack and rack-level deployment, while still delivering OpEx and CapEx savings. The technology and products that LinkedIn will be contributing to OCP deliver on this value proposition. We can expect to hear more announcements and details at the OCP Regional Summit in Amsterdam in October. The OCP Foundation strives to create an inclusive environment for open source hardware and embedded software collaboration. The LinkedIn Platinum membership is a testament to the impact that we are having around the globe and their desire to be a part of this journey. Along with their continued involvement in the SONiC project, I am excited to be working with the LinkedIn engineering team on edge and data center technologies” stated Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer for the Open Compute Project Foundation.

“Over the past ten years at LinkedIn, our steep growth in members, sessions, and engagement has generated an exponential need for data storage, compute and network infrastructure performance, and data management at a scale. That growth has presented a number of challenges, but has also led us to develop some incredible projects including Project Altair, SONiC and Open19. In keeping with our long-term commitment to the open source community, we are thrilled to join the OCP community, and look forward to begin contributing rack and server technology to this organization” said Zaid Ali Kahn, Senior Director, Infrastructure Engineering at LinkedIn.

OCP will be hosting its first Regional Summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands 1 – 2 October, 2018. The annual OCP US Summit will be held 14 – 15 March, 2019 in San Jose, CA, and draws 3,500 technology leaders and innovators from across the globe.
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