As we move into a new cloud-enabled world, the need for flexibility and lower networking costs in data centers is increasing, along with rapidly changing network requirements across various applications.
The Open Compute Project, a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology and providing efficient data center designs for scalable computing, has a solution: Open Networking. This will be the focus of our next Tech Talk with OCP.
The solution involves disaggregating bare-metal hardware from the software layer, allowing for freedom of choice through flexible combinations of software. The open networking switches enable a highly efficient network that can save up to 50% in CAPEX compared to traditional systems.
Started by Facebook in 2011, the Open Compute Project shares best practices for data center design with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Google, Microsoft, Alibaba Group, IBM and more.
Since its production in 2013, OCP’s switches have grown rapidly and now account for 55% of bare-metal switches sold in the data center market. And this is continuing to grow, as hyperscalers, enterprise data centers, telcos and campus WiFi are adopting the open networking switches. Why? Because open networking can achieve lower operating costs, improve performance and empower scale-outs in smaller increments.
Following a successful first Tech Talk, OCP will return on 21 May 2020 at 11am for Open Networking – A look at the growth and transformation of networks across Asia and Oceania.
Register now to join OCP and end users who have transformed their network from traditional legacy systems to agile open networks using OCP switches. Attendees will also get the chance to explore how they can embrace open networking with a question and answer session with industry experts.
Open Networking in telco and data centers
After an introduction on Open Networking by OCP’s VP of Channel Steve Helvie, attendees will learn about the key benefits of open networking and overcoming transformation challenges from Edgecore Networks’ Business Development Vice President Bui Banh.
Bui is a veteran who has worked for more than 30 years in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. He is a top contributor to open source groups, including the Open Compute Project and Open Networking Foundation.
Transformation from a traditional legacy system to an agile open network
We will also hear from Jonathan Leung of DCConnect, an end-user that has successfully transformed legacy systems into an agile open network using OCP’s solutions. DCConnect Global is a pioneer in innovating on-demand global cloud connectivity.
Jonathan leads a team of talented developers to enable telcos to be free from vendor lock-in and allow their networks to migrate to an OCP-based infrastructure.
This will be a chance to hear about the benefits of taking the journey to an open networking system that can help reduce costs and improve performance. You will then get the opportunity to have your burning open networking questions answered by our experts.
There are limited spaces for this digital event, so get registering to secure your space for ‘Open Networking – A look at the growth and transformation of networks across Asia and Oceania’