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Open Compute Project Has Impact of Over $1B on Server Market

The Open Compute Project (OCP) is not just a hobby project for Facebook and hyperscale operators, it has broad impact of over $1 billion in 2017 alone, according to IHS Markit.

The data on the impact of OCP was revealed at the OCP Summit, revealing that in 2017, the effort to build open-standard servers and networking gear reached $1.2 billion. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that the $1.2 billion figure does not include companies that are on board of directors at the OCP, which includes Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Microsoft and Rackspace.