InflectionTech

August 3, 2018
Open Compute Project

The challenges ahead for OCP

The concept of OCP is disruptive and it is not always a popular option with some of the incumbent IT manufacturers, because it does away with the idea of proprietary hardware, and locks a customer into closed and often costly contracts, which is obviously what they prefer. This is why many CEOs and CFOs will not even have heard OCP mentioned before. But, now is the time to start asking questions and ensuring your IT department (if you have one) are up to speed on OCP. While it might not be an option for every single company, there are certainly many firms out there that would benefit from the innovation and growth potential connected to OCP that they are currently missing out on. The fact is OCP is disruptive because it is going to impact a lot of service provider business models, as it is going to affect their bottom line because a large percentage of their revenue is based […]
July 9, 2018
OCP Rack

What is the Open Compute Project?

The Open Compute Project (OCP) is a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on computing infrastructure. OCP, whilst still in its infancy is gaining momentum and many big brands such as Nokia, Tencent, Google and Facebook are all championing this revolutionary movement. The four OCP technology principles With OCP there is a consistent drive for excellence to ensure a level of consistency in all technology contributions. These are: Efficiency OCP contributions must have an efficient design, whether this is thermal efficiency, reduction in costs/latencies or power delivery and conversion. Scale OCP contributions must be scalable, meaning the technology is designed with the right supporting features to allow for its maintenance in large scale deployments. Openness OCP contributions must be open and strive to comply with a set of already existing open interfaces, at the very least able to provide one. Impact OCP contributions must create meaningful positive impact within the OCP ecosystem. All […]
April 30, 2018

Humphry’s Cafe arrives at Highams Park

Congratulations to Humphry’s upon opening their cafe and community hub in The Highams Park today. The name Humphry’s was chosen in honour of Humphry Repton who originally landscaped the park and lake. The intention is that the cafe will be open seven days a week from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm and will provide much needed refreshment and toilet facilities for visitors to the beautiful park and lake. The Highams Park Planning Group (HPPG) undertook this project. At the launch of HPPG in 2014 a café and toilets in the park was the most popularly expressed wish of local residents.  HPPG approached the Council to see if they would agree for the community to take over the unused Council building in the park. After several years of negotiations the Council agreed to a ten year lease and in June 2017 planning permission was granted and work on the building started in earnest. The actual implementation of the project was achieved […]
February 5, 2017
OCP Data Centre

Open Compute Project (OCP) Tech Update & Social Time

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP), the open source hardware community, holds regular meetups to discuss key initiatives within the data centre industry. Top OCP members share their learnings and best practices on implementing OCP and how best to leverage open hardware within your infrastructure. As an advocate of OCP, InflectionTech regularly participates in these events and in February it was held at Booking.com HQ in Amsterdam. Here InflectionTech Director, Mark Dansie held a workshop to discuss Deploying OCP in a Colocation Facility covering the recently published Colocation Guidelines. These guidelines were the result of diligent work done by the Data Centre project within OCP and outline what is needed within a facility to deploy and run OCP. To access the guidelines please click here: http://inflectiontech.net/file-download/

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