Open Compute Summit — hyperscale ready

At the Open Compute Summit, we saw some exciting announcements, with Microsoft's new SONiC network OS, Google joining the Open Compute Project (OCP), and Equinix announcing it will join and use an OCP network switch, the project is gaining even more support. The question is whether or not this set of technologies originally designed for hyperscale data centers will benefit regular enterprises in the future.

In the photo, you can see Facebook's 6 Pack Switch, a modular switch with 12 independent switching elements. It's painted in Facebook blue, but I didn't notice any thumbs-up "Like" icons on it.

Topics: Networking data center networking hyperscale ocp