Red Hat has joined the Open Compute Project, a Facebook established project that aims to construct efficient computing infrastructures at the lowest cost. As part of the project, Red Hat and Open Computer Project members will collaborate to develop technologies, design and develop next-generation datacenters.
Red Hat has played a role in the project by coordinating several large customers to participate in the Open Compute Project. The firm has certified Red Hat Enterprise Linux on two Open Compute Project specification- based systems thereby allowing users to offer Red Hat solutions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as certified technologies in their datacenters.
Additionally, the project held its second Open Compute Summit yesterday in order to promote technologies and innovation for defining and delivering these efficient datacenters. Brian Stevens, chief technology officer and vice president, engineering at Red Hat, delivered a keynote on the company’s open source development commitment and collaboration with the Open Compute Project.
“Red Hat was built on the principles of openness, collaboration and technology contribution that define the open source development model,“ said Stevens. “With the Open Compute Project, Facebook is using the power of the open source model to redefine how datacenters are designed and built. With our consistent focus on innovation and end-user value, it was natural to take part in this project to not only extend the benefits of Red Hat products to these systems, but to also help expand the reach of open source technologies as a whole.”