This week in cloud: Open Compute gets OK for government work

This week in cloud: Open Compute gets OK for government work

gigaom.com
New Open Compute servers for government work? It just got a little bit closer  to reality when Hyve Solutions qualified as a government-approved vendor under the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule. Two years ago, Facebook launched the Open Compute Project  to open-source the design of energy-efficient data center hardware. Facebook’s  Prineville, Ore....
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