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Inspur Showcases Diverse Open Platforms Portfolio at OCP Summit 2018

Published : Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 1:55 am
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Something for everyone – a leading computing solutions provider brings hardware innovations to open projects.

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OCP US Summit -- March 20, 2018Inspur, a global provider of cloud computing solutions, demonstrates today its mission and capacity to support all open platform standards at the world's most important open technology conference, the Open Compute Project Annual Summit, to be held 20 – 21 March 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center, in San Jose, CA.

Spearheading and Converging Open Standards Innovation

Inspur is currently supporting and contributing to a multitude of open source hardware projects and is an active participant in many open technology initiatives and organizations. By leveraging its history of hardware design innovation, Inspur has the capability not only to bring designs and solutions that can bridge and unify disparate open standards but also to support the adoption and deployment of open infrastructure at scale.

"As an OCP Platinum member and an OCP Solution Provider, Inspur strives to provide our global customers with customized, purpose-built data center servers and storage solutions that are cost effective and built to be specific to actual workloads and data center environments." Said Peter Peng, VP of Inspur Group and CEO of Inspur. "Our goal is to facilitate cooperation among all key Open Standards, which helps our customers build their hyper-scale data centers in a more efficient and effective way."

New Open Technology Showcase

The latest of Inspur's diverse industry-leading open projects and products are on display at booth A16:

  • 4-socket server based on specifications for Microsoft's Project Olympus:

- Designed to enable cloud-scale workloads

- Featuring Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

  • Future OCP contributions roadmap

- Inspur management software on Redfish® API

- OCP-compliant storage server

  • Intel FPGA and Inspur FPGA

based on Intel technology

  • OCP Rack, containing ON5263M5 compute node:

- World's first OCP-Accepted™ Compute Node Based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, now listed on OCP Marketplace at https://opencompute.org/products/

- Supports Redfish® API

Inspur will also hold speaking sessions on open hardware trends and insights at various times during the OCP Summit:

  • Keynote at Expo Hall Stage

- 2:50pm3:05pm on March 20th

  • Executive Track speaker session at Room 210E/F

- 4:20pm4:45pm on March 20th

Strategic Partnerships in the Open Space

Inspur has been vigorously pursuing collaborations with many technology leaders and open organizations, bringing to joint efforts its strong history in hardware design, JDM (Joint Design Manufacturing) model innovation and quality, and global footprint as the 3rd leading worldwide server provider.

Inspur joined the OCP Foundation in January 2017 as a Platinum member, pledging the highest level of commitment to developing frontline open hardware designs and bringing open standards to the next-generation cloud data center industry.

"Inspur has been a leading supplier to help us introduce new technologies, and their presence throughout the regions provides a great global footprint that allows us to bring our plans to fruition", said Rocky Bullock, CEO of the OCP Foundation. "We look to leverage that to address two of the key challenges we see: hardware cost for efficiency as well as integrated hardware and software solutions."

"It's really important that adopters are never at a disadvantage when they decide to align with and use OCP solutions. Adopters should be able to source the latest technology time to market. It was really exciting that Inspur was able to deliver product.", said Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer of the OCP Foundation. "The Foundation team is also working closely with Inspur on strategic plans and road map plans. By identifying trends in the industry and potential product line gaps, Inspur is willing to address these gaps and put plans in place to bring the technology we need to the marketplace. I believe [our partnership] is going to deliver some wonderful products in the next year or two."

Other technology collaborators with whom Inspur is pursuing joint hardware research development include Intel, Microsoft, OpenStack Foundation, and Open Data Center Committee.

"Intel has been working with Inspur and other top global OEMs to bring innovations that drive the next generation of open optimized infrastructure," said Jeff Wittich, Senior Director of Cloud Business Acceleration, Intel. "This is an important milestone in delivering the benefits of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to OCP and the broader industry, enabling IT and datacenter operators to leverage community-developed innovation and scale-proven hardware designs for their specific usage models and a wide range of workloads. We look forward to continued collaboration and partnership with Inspur and other partners to deliver value to our customers through leadership open computing platforms."  

Learn in detail about all of Inspur's open platform offerings at https://www.inspursystems.com/open-platforms/.

About Inspur

Inspur is a leading global provider of cutting-edge data center and cloud computing solutions, aspiring to deliver continuously more innovative and efficient solutions to meet rapidly growing technology demands. Working with over 1,000 enterprises around the world, Inspur delivers top-tier quality and performance, energy and cost efficiency, and purpose-built solutions to specific workloads and data center environments. To learn more please visit www.inspursystems.com.

About OCP

The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, and Rackspace. Their mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond. To learn more, visit www.opencompute.org.

Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. Redfish is a registered trademark of DMTF.  

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