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The latest server architecture for Facebook's Open Compute data center platform could present a...

The latest server architecture for Facebook's Open Compute data center platform could present a huge challenge to server OEMs such as IBM, H-P (HPQ), and Dell (DELL). Not only does the open-source architecture enable cheap, energy-efficient servers, it offers a tremendous amount of flexibility to install and swap out parts as users see fit. It arrives at a time when many incumbents are already struggling to deal with the adoption of cheap commodity servers by Internet/cloud giants. (Rackspace)
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  • Whitehawk
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    Intel discussed this months ago when revealing that Google and others (such as FB and Amazon) are sharing the pie of direct server chip customers, edging out IBM, HP, Dell...http://bit.ly/WkcA9B
    17 Jan 2013, 07:15 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    Good article. An NY Times column discussing the trend was covered here in December.

     

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    17 Jan 2013, 07:33 PM Reply Like
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