In May 2013, Facebook launched the Open Computer Project (OCP) with an aim to make the building blocks of their own data centers and publicly share under a free license with other companies. The OCP was launched with the aim of reducing hardware costs of Facebook and since then, the company [...]

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Facebook has announced a new way of designing and building data centers from a panel approach, which the company says would save months in the process of building new data centers. This model came to Facebook after building its data center in Altoona Iowa, where Facebook unveiled its new “rapid deployment data center” [...]

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Facebook’s Open Compute Project started back in April 2011 and the social media giant actively supports the Open Compute project. The aim of the initiative is to improve the capacity, energy and cost of data centers worldwide, following the example of the open source software movement.

Because of the Facebook’s [...]

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