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Cloud Founders: With OpenStack And Open Compute, It’s Open From ‘Dirt To Data’

The Facebook-founded Open Compute Project opens up the hardware specs for servers and datacenters – the physical components of the infrastructure stack. It’s an ambitious project that takes the concepts of open source software and applies it to the hardware space.

In this video, Rackspace Cloud Founder Jonathan Bryce discusses the relationship between Open Compute and OpenStack, and how the combination of the two paves the way for everything from “dirt to data” being able to run on open platforms developed collaboratively by a community and made freely available.

Check out more videos from Rackspace’s Cloud Founders.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Andrew Hickey.

Andrew Hickey is chief blog editor at Rackspace, a role in which he helps Rackers, customers and partners tell their stories. Andrew comes to Rackspace following many years as a journalist, more than half of which were spent covering high tech and Rackspace. When not writing, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, and spinning punk rock vinyl. If you have an idea for the Rackspace Blog, track down Andrew at andrew.hickey@rackspace.com.


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