Open Computing

Open Platforms and Solutions

About OCP

The Open Compute Project (OCP) is a community and movement founded by Facebook that, through open source sharing and collaboration on data center designs, strive to deliver ever more innovative, scalable, efficient infrastructure solutions to meet growing industry needs, which are rapidly outgrowing conventional datacenter hardware.

Today, data growth, shortage of space, and power and cooling issues are a data center operator’s biggest challenges. Transitioning from proprietary hardware to open standards offers a number of solutions: OCP enables nimble, rapid adjustment to changing infrastructure demands, offers significant cost savings, and lowers energy consumption thereby minimizing environmental impact.

QCT: Pioneering OCP

QCT is an early collaborator with Facebook and advocate for open standards in datacenter design. Through ODM partnerships with Open Rack (contributed by Facebook), Open Cloud Server (contributed by Microsoft) and China’s Scorpio Project, QCT has become a premier solution provider for several of the world’s most prominent hyperscale datacenters.

For the past decade, QCT has been contributing innovative designs to the industry at every scale level. Building on extensive hyperscale experience and knowledge, QCT has been working to bring hyperscale architecture into enterprise and hybrid cloud applications. With designs that are already renowned for power and cooling efficiency that significantly reduces TCO, QCT is aggressively pursuing design innovations that better meet enterprise compute and storage requirements, support more operating systems, and qualify a wider scope of peripheral commodities.

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