Red Hat enters Open Compute project at
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The Linux distributor and open-source solutions provider Red Hat has joined the Open Compute project that was initiated by Facebook. “Open Compute” is aimed at the most efficient data centers at the lowest possible cost to create. The members of the project use their experience and knowledge in order to define the future technologies and data centers.
With the founding of the Open Compute project started Facebook, the principles of open source software to transmit data centers.
Technologies are made widely available, so they can continue to develop. The aim of the project is to make data centers more efficient to reduce their energy consumption and to use the heat better. The first data center of the project is located in Prineville, Oregon. It has a 38 percent higher energy efficiency and costs about a quarter less than conventional comparable facilities.
Red Hat has agreed with several large customers, participate in the Open Compute project . The distributor would be Enterprise Linux (RHEL) certify on two systems that are based on the Open Compute specifications. Upon successful certification, the appropriate technologies to users of open-Compute-based systems are provided.
After Red Hat RHEL has certified the company plans its virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization test in the data centers.
It is also expected that the Red Hat recently acquired glust storage technologies for expanding the Open Compute project.