Many of us have been looking for the latest innovations in datacenter design for a long time. Well, this new project might be it. The Open Compute Project, started not too long ago by Facebook, has a simple goal of making the datacenter run more efficiently than ever before at the lowest possible cost. Since this is an architecture VMware wanted to support as customers move toward more cloud architectures, we have certified vSphere 5 on both its Intel and AMD versions. VMware believes The Open Compute Project platform is suitable for many virtualization use cases. For example, we have been working with Facebook to deploy VMware vSphere 5.0 on these platforms inside Facebook's internal IT infrastructure in addition to many others.
· Click here to see Richard Brunner’s (from the VMware CTO’s office) more detailed blog entry about this exciting announcement.
· More details on the Open Compute Project can be found here
· Click here for VMware’s official press release