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Facebook's Open Compute Launches Networking Project

May 09, 2013, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Frank Frankovsky doesn't work for a hardware vendor. He works for Facebook as a leader of the Open Compute Project. Open Compute has already delivered new open source designs for server and storage racks, disrupting those markets. That was, apparently, only the beginning.

In a keynote at the Interop conference, Frankovsky took the stage after a string of proprietary hardware vendor executives and made it very clear that he's cut from a different kind of cloth.

"We haven't heard the words open source yet this morning," Frankovsky began.

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