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Not just an internet company or software, Facebook can also design a data server. When it comes to Facebook, we know only one of the world’s most popular social networks and internet coverage projects, or mobile apps like WhatsApp. But Facebook also has a project called the Open Compute Project (OCP), which is growing strongly in the data center hardware. This is an open source project of Facebook, which aims to design cheaper, faster, and more environmentally friendly servers and data centers.
Recently, OCP has released four new server designs. These designs were invented by Facebook, but anyone can use it, edit it to fit in with their system. After that, contact the manufacturers in the cooperation contract to produce these servers. There are currently two licensed contract manufacturers, Quanta of China and HP Enterprise. Major cloud providers such as Google and Microsoft are also taking advantage of OCP’s custom server design, customization, and integration of some of their new technologies. Apple, AT & T, Verizon, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and many other big companies also use a Facebook OCP design. Only Amazon or LinkedIn is self-designed and built their own infrastructure. Better and cheaper OCP project also comes from Facebook’s huge demand for data storage. That’s because social network users are watching 100 million hours of video each day, sharing 95 million photos and clips, more than 400 million Messenger users to make video calls. That’s the amount of data that Facebook needs to store and process. That is why Facebook has researched and invented new generation servers. Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer, Gabriana Murillo, has just released the latest four servers in the OCP project. However, Facebook shares its server design completely free. That would have a huge impact on the $ 53 billion server market that HP, Dell and Cisco are dominating. Large companies also follow cloud trends, hiring these services instead of building their own datacenters, one of the causes for HP’s decline.