Steve is currently the VP of Channel for the Open Compute Project (OCP). In this role he helps to educate organisations on the benefits of open hardware designs and the value of “community-driven” engineering for the data center. He works closely with Solution Providers and Manufacturers to help organisations adopt Open Compute across all regions and segments of the market.
The Open Compute Project (OCP) was started by Facebook in 2011 with the idea of delivering the most efficient designs for scalable computing through an open source hardware community. We believe that openly sharing ideas, specifications, and other intellectual property is the key to maximizing innovation and reducing complexity in technology components.
OCP designs are more efficient at the ingredient level (server, storage, networking) compared to traditional gear yielding energy savings of 15% + and reduced service costs of ≈ 50%.
In this talk, Steve will discuss how open source hardware (OCP) is becoming the foundation for developing a fully integrated open source IT infrastructure.