You’ve heard of Open Stack software. What about those white boxes that seem to be trendy? Do you have plans to look at open source hardware in your data center? We’ll discuss the pros and cons and what the value proposition seems to be.
Running Time: 40:24
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IT Pro Main Topic: Open Source Hardware in the Data Center
Are we ready for Open Source Hardware in the Data Center?
- Open Compute Project site
- the mission “We believe that openly sharing ideas, specifications and other intellectual property is the key to maximizing innovation and reducing operational complexity in the scalable computing space.”
- news of a developing OSHW supply chain
- stories of founding members BofA, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, Capital One prepping or deploying OSHW
- Are we ready to have more in-house engineers? is it really more?
- Is this pursuit any more risk to the enterprise than open source software?
- Is opex support the biggest part of our costs or is it acquisition cost?
- why are we still integrators? why not buy appliances?
- How is this mixed with a cloud architecture?
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- Combining Business Process Management and Enterprise Architecture for Better Business Outcomes, IBM redbook
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