Open IT hardware: new beautiful for company information technology


Open hardware – “new beautiful” for IT professionals

Open Compute Project is a disruptive event that professional IT technical and professional purchases have dreamed for years. The results will be hardware that is 20% to 40% cheaper, increased reliability of 3x, drastically reduces operational costs, increased scalability, a faster increase in increased cycle and will be much better for the environment. Some people comment on that while the hardware center and the resulting data may not be a aesthetically want outsiders, the benefits of course make this beautiful for the IT world.

On the other hand, for IT vendors this traditional company is not good news because the disaggregation of hardware and even networks means customers no longer pay for what they don’t need and can control costs very well. Grieving in the San Francisco Financial District and became the last week of September 2013 I was surrounded by Bacchanalian spectacle from everything Oracle with the American Cup in the Gulf, Oracle World blocked the streets to the West and then a full concert to the South at the Giants Stadium – All Paid by Oracle Customers with one way or another.

Some specific details of the benefits of Open Compute:

Cheaper hardware

All vanity removed the form of hardware. There is no neat casing with a glowing logo. They not only increase costs but also limit the flow of air which leads to the need for more expensive cooling. Also the shiny case makes it more difficult to do maintenance and service. Next – just what is critical of performance in the system. There are no bells and whistles that are included because of the need to meet all cases of use by traditional hardware.

Reliability improvements

Because only what is important is included and the component is optimized for use, there are fewer hardware to fail. Furthermore, hardware testing can be more stringent and adjusted to certain uses.

Reduce operational costs

Little power used is the same as fewer costs. Furthermore, the increase in reliability and optimized configuration means that the technician ratio to the server can be much larger.

Improved scalability and a faster increase cycle

System disaggregation means that the main components such as processors and memory can be modulated in “SLED” which can be replaced which can be added to scale or replaced because new technologies appear. Consider that the technology cycle for refreshing processors every 12 to 18 months. However, when buying a server that has become many companies lock technology with a term of depreciation of 3 years for all servers that prevent improvement.

Better for the environment

· Fewer ingredients in advance for hardware which also means a few waste of road.

· Drastically reduced power consumption for ongoing operations.

If your company’s IT strategy is not to follow the open computing project guidelines specifically there are 2 possible results:

1. Good results are traditional OEM server companies will be more responsive as a result with total cost benefits for customers

2. The less positive result is that traditional OEM servers and network hardware companies must increase prices because they lose business to continue to pay for their cruise ships, concerts and golf tournaments.

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