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OCP moves to DCO Model for Software Contributions - effective Nov 15, 2021

Archna Haylock
 

OCP Community, 

OCP Foundation has decided to make things easy for our Software Community by moving to a DCO only model (Developers Certificate of Origin) as it provides minimal risk to our users and contributing members and offers a better developers experience. Effective Nov 15th 2021, a Software Contribution License Agreement will no longer be required for code contributions. Only a DCO will be needed. The DCO Github App has already been configured for active software projects with the OCP instance of GitHub.  It requires all commit messages to contain the Signed-off-by line with an email address that matches the commit author.

The DCO will give developers greater flexibility and portability for their contributions and we hope this change encourages more developers to contribute to OCP.

Thank you!
Rajeev, Archna and the OCP Foundation Staff

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Re: Join us for an OCP ODSA Data Accelerator Workshop - August 27th, 2021

Michael Schill
 

Hi Pasquale,


Encourage you to take a look!

Thanks,
- Michael Schill

On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 4:39 PM Pasquale Mazzei <pasqualemazzei@...> wrote:

Hi,

have a questions? This wokshop it's free? and it's ossible to follow online?

thanks

Pasquale

Il 25/08/2021 20:27, Michael Schill ha scritto:
ODSA will also show off their newest prototyping hardware for open data accelerator development, which will be accessible online. Come join us and hear about what is going on and how you and your company can get involved in this exciting effort. 



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Re: Join us for an OCP ODSA Data Accelerator Workshop - August 27th, 2021

Pasquale Mazzei
 

Hi,

have a questions? This wokshop it's free? and it's ossible to follow online?

thanks

Pasquale

Il 25/08/2021 20:27, Michael Schill ha scritto:

ODSA will also show off their newest prototyping hardware for open data accelerator development, which will be accessible online. Come join us and hear about what is going on and how you and your company can get involved in this exciting effort. 


Join us for an OCP ODSA Data Accelerator Workshop - August 27th, 2021

Michael Schill
 

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Join us on August 27, 2021, 8AM–12PM PST!

The Open Domain-Specific Architecture (ODSA) is a subproject in the Open Compute Project to enable faster silicon innovation and develop an open marketplace for chiplets. The ODSA prototyping workgroup is organizing a half-day virtual workshop titled Prototyping Chiplet based Open Data Accelerators and we invite you to join. You will learn about emerging trends in data acceleration in cloud servers from industry leaders and eminent university researchers. 

This workshop will explore the following topics: 
  • Data Acceleration Trends in Storage 
  • Host - Accelerator Software interface and Emerging Protocols
  • Data Acceleration Challenges and Opportunities
  • Open-source opportunities in Data Acceleration
  • Role of chiplets in Data Acceleration
  • Asynchronous logic for Data Acceleration
ODSA will also show off their newest prototyping hardware for open data accelerator development, which will be accessible online. Come join us and hear about what is going on and how you and your company can get involved in this exciting effort. 


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[With Correct Link] Re : OCP wants your input! Survey for decision makers or influencers of data center equipment purchasing decisions

Michael Schill
 

Hi all,

It has come to our attention that there is an issue with the link that was originally sent. Below is a tested and working link, please use that one and sincere apologies for the inconvenience.
 
https://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/p962106049397.aspx?src=2&samp=14


OCP wants your input! Survey for decision makers or influencers of data center equipment purchasing decisions

Michael Schill
 

The Open Compute Project and its research partner Omdia, are teaming up on a new initiative to learn more about the adoption and strategies related to open compute equipment. If you are a decision maker or influencer of data center equipment purchasing decisions, we want to hear from you! The survey will take approximately 7 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous and will remain strictly confidential. We’ll make the results public during the OCP Global Summit.
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Introducing OCP 2.0! A Message from OCP Board Chair Rebecca Weekly

Michael Schill
 

The Open Compute Project is a global Community of engineers established in 2011 whose mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing. I am excited to begin my term as the OCP Chair and President of the Board to help lead the next chapter of the Foundation. 10 years ago, when OCP started, there were just 5 members whose vision was to drive a hardware movement that would inspire the same creativity and collaboration we saw in open-source software. Over the last 10 years, significant advancements have been made in open compute standards with the formation of multiple working groups delivering over 350 collaborations. My work at Intel over the past 6 years, from Senior Principal Engineer leading a team of architects driving Cloud Platforms and Solutions and currently as Vice President and General Manager of Hyperscale Strategy and Execution team, has given me the opportunity to work closely with partners and have a unique view of the ecosystem needs. In that capacity I am humbled and honored to be able to serve not just my direct partners, but the entire industry in helping actualize the next phase of our OCP journey.

As we look to the future, the Board sees computation requiring increasingly heterogeneous and disaggregated solutions, and it is more important than ever for the ecosystem to come together to reimagine hardware and its ability to address this growing complexity with sustainable, secure and manageable practices. The Foundation is launching new focus areas in alignment with the Board’s OCP 2.0 strategy, a set of initiatives focused on the next generation to meet the market needs and seed future innovation.

Currently, there are 12 project groups with key subprojects in which individuals and organizations can participate that develop and share designs of data center products and best practices among companies within OCP. While OCP continues to cover all aspects of modular hardware design – compute, storage, switches, accelerators, and racks, there has been growing interest in forward-looking initiatives such as open hardware, chiplets, cooling and software solutions for broad community collaboration, to accelerate innovation and enable scale through ecosystem adoption. These changes in the landscape of computation have led to the formation of new community-led workstreams that will shape our next decade. The following highlights the OCP 2.0 Strategy:

Meet the Market:

  • Modularity: Deliver scalable, modular components,and open interfaces to enable vanity-free hardware development
  • At-Scale Operations: Provide common, secure manageability across platforms at cloud scale and deliver solutions that can be leveraged from the cloud to the edge
  • Sustainability: Increase standardization on metrics for utilization, supply-side resource consumption, and OCP-certified sustainable design practices and operating modes 
  • Integrated Solutions: Improve scale adoptions of OCP design through streamlined certifications of vertical solution stacks 

Seed Future Innovation:

  • Optics: Lead in defining market requirements for process and technology transitions for optimal convergence
  • Open Silicon: Define interfaces for future co-packaging to enable best-in-class components from the silicon up and drive tools and reference platform standards
  • AI: Scale AI in the marketplace and lead innovation and market adoption of AI/ML by building standardized infrastructure solutions for AI training at scale, AI inferencing, and ubiquity AI
  • Cooling: Deliver best-in-class, advanced cooling solutions, sustainable immersion cooling and cold plate designs that support use cases from cloud to edge

This journey of evolving OCP’s strategy and goals with the OCP 2.0 framework is exciting. Shifting our Community’s focus to not only address our current market needs, but also help drive the future of open-source hardware innovation is critical to the success of the overall information technology industry. The incredible community, partnership and innovation in these enhanced domains will help us serve the growing needs of our connected world. It has been truly remarkable to be part of the OCP Board and watch the progress unfold. I look forward to seeing what we will deliver with the newly defined OCP 2.0 charter and the next decade of open compute. 

All the best,

Rebecca



Reminder - The Call for Nominations For the 2021-2023 Incubation Committee is LIVE

Michael Schill
 

Hi all,

Reminder that the call for nominations to serve on the OCP Incubation Committee is live. Interested candidates should review the eligibility criteria, responsibilities, etc., in this blog post: https://www.opencompute.org/blog/2021-ocp-incubation-committee-elections-call-for-nominations

If you have any questions, please reach out to elections@...

Thanks,
- Michael Schill


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Updates to OCP's Process and Volunteer Leadership

Archna Haylock
 

Dear OCP Community

OCP is excited to announce some great changes. The OCP Foundation, along with our Incubation Committee (IC) and our Volunteer Leadership, has been working overtime to update some key documents. We wanted to inform you of these changes as they will impact future specification contributions and OCP product recognition program requirements. There are 2 changes that we wanted to inform you about - one on process and one on our volunteer leadership. All of these are reflected on our website as of today but will be effective on July 7th.


Process Changes:

  • Legal - Changes were made to some of our process/legal documents to address the growing demands of our community and the complex contributions by multiple parties. Redlines for these can be made available upon request.

    • OCP Governance effective July 7, 2021

      • Added General Behavior within the OCP Community, including OCP Pledge and OCP Code of Conduct

      • Added Process info for Contribution Development and Final Contribution Submission

      • Updated Software Projects Section 

      • Updated the Volunteer Leadership requirements

    • Minor change to the Open Web Foundation (OWF) Contribution License Agreement to provide clarity and reduce confusion

      • Clarity to Sec 3.2 - added “non-exclusive”

      • Clarity to Sec 10.5 - “Granted Claims” definition

      • Added clarity around Specification

        • Requirements and objectives

        • What is in scope

        • What is not in scope

    • Minor change to the Open Web Foundation (OWFa) Final Specification Agreement

      • Clarity to Sec 8.4 “Granted Claims” definition to coincide with the CLA.

  • 2021 Specification Template effective July 7, 2021

    • Changes were made to the Specification Template to adhere to the OCP Strategic Initiatives as decided by the IC around security, firmware and hardware management.  

    • All contributors must fill out Appendix A in the 2021 Specification Template prior to presenting to the IC for approval.

  • 2021 Supplier Requirements effective July 7, 2021

    • All Suppliers seeking any OCP product recognition must fill out Appendix B of the 2021 Specification Template upon which their product is based. 

    • All  Suppliers must also fill out the 2021 Supplier Requirements for their products. 

    • OCP Inspired™ products must have the Hardware Management and Security tabs filled out. 

    • OCP Accepted™ products must have all the tabs filled out, in addition to the design package submission and firmware/bmc source code in the OCP Github.


Volunteer Leadership Changes 


  • Departures:  We know that jobs change and responsibilities change.  In the past year, we have had a few changes to our leadership and we wanted to take a moment to thank those that have spent their precious time and energy with our Community. They have grown and scaled our Projects/Sub-Projects globally, shepherding contributions and hosting calls/workshops/events. A special shout out to the following Volunteer Leaders:

    • Rob Coyle (PCX -> Distech Controls)

    • Brevan Reyher (Rackspace -> EYP Mission Critical Facilities)

    • Anand Ramesh (Google)

    • Jacob Na (Facebook)

    • Mike Berktold (Intel)

    • Mike Moore (Nokia -> Dell)

    • Siamak Tavallaei (MSFT -> Google)

  • Additions: Please join us in welcoming the following experts to our Volunteer Leadership:

    • Data Center Facility Project

      • Brett Lehman (PCX) - Project Co-Lead

      • Madhu Iyengar (Google) - Project Co-Lead

      • Bob Oliver (Schneider Electric) - MDC Sub-Project Lead

      • Joey Arato (Facebook) - OTS (Incubation) Sub-Project Co-lead

      • John Littel (Google) - OTS (Incubation) Sub-Project Co-lead

      • Don Mitchell (Victaulic) - ACF (Incubation)  Sub-Project Co-lead

      • John Menoche (Vertiv) - ACF (Incubation) Sub-Project Co-lead

      • Justin Steadman (Rackspace) - IC Rep

    • Hardware Management Project

      • Qian Wang (Intel) - HW Mgmt Modules Sub-Project Lead

      • Rama Bhimanadhuni (MSFT) - HW Fault Mgmt (Incubation) Sub-Project Co-lead

      • Yogesh Varma (Intel) - HW Fault Mgmt (Incubation)  Sub-Project Co-lead

      • Zhengyu Yang (Facebook) - HW Fault Mgmt (Incubation) Sub-Project Co-lead

    • Networking Project

      • Sebastiano Bertani (Tanaza) - ECS Sub-Project Co-Lead

      • Jack Redpath (independent) - ECS Sub-Project Co-Lead

    • Rack and Power Project

      • John Bean (GRC) - ACS Immersion Sub-Project Co-lead

      • Sean Sivapalan (Intel) -  ACS Cold Plate Sub-Project Co-lead

      • John Fernadez (Facebook) -  ACS Door HX Sub-Project Co-lead

    • Server Project

      • Sailaja Malladi (MSFT) - Project Co-lead

    • Telco Project

      • Scott Allen (Nokia) - Edge Sub-Project Lead

    • Time Appliances Project (Incubation)

      • Ahmad Byagowi (Facebook) - Project Lead

      • Elad Wind (Nvidia) - IC Rep

  • For more details on our Volunteer Leadership, please visit the OCP About Page.


Please contact us if you have any questions!!!


Archna Haylock
Community Director
Open Compute Project
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Data Center Facility and Hardware cooling projects

MAYUR SEN
 

Hii all.
I'm new to this group and interested to learn and do projects related to data center cooling. 
Please let me know and help me how to get and work on the projects through this platform.



Regards,
Mayur Sen
3157280993, 7176493929


Re: NVMe HDD - Learn More and Get Involved!

Michael Schill
 

Hi Haifang,

Here is the link to the blog: https://www.opencompute.org/blog/unifying-the-interface-for-magnetic-and-solid-state-storage

Please reach out directly at michael@... if you have any other issues.

Thanks,
- Michael Schill


Re: NVMe HDD - Learn More and Get Involved!

Zhai, Haifang
 

Hi Michael, this is Haifang from DellEMC, I could not download the doc as it is Google sharing, any other ways I can get to?

 

Thanks,

 

 

Haifang

 

Dell Technologies

 

From: main@OCP-All.groups.io <main@OCP-All.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Schill
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:01 AM
To: main@ocp-all.groups.io; ocp-storage@ocp-all.groups.io
Subject: [OCP-All] NVMe HDD - Learn More and Get Involved!

 

[EXTERNAL EMAIL]

Interested in the work being done in the NVMe HDD workstream [opencompute.org]? Jason Adrian, Co-Lead for the OCP Storage Project has authored a blog highlighting the work being done in this group and how you can get involved! Learn more at the link below.

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OCP Workshop: Data Center NVMe SSD and EDSFF

Kali Burdette
 



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Join us Tuesday, April 27 for the OCP Workshop: Data Center NVMe SSD and EDSFF at 9am PT.

EDSFF is a family of form factors designed from the ground up for data center SSDs. Data center NVMe SSD was started by Facebook and Microsoft collaborating on the years of learning from deploying flash at scale and contributing into an open source SSD specification. The specification details exactly how to build the SSDs that these companies source - come learn about how this is being adopted by hyperscale data centers and enterprise. The SSD companies will be showing off new products around these specifications, and independent testing and validation companies will share details about how they are helping to harden the ecosystem for interoperability and quality for these new specs.

Click here to see the agenda and register. Click here to see the detailed speaker information.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!
Facebook
SK hynix
KIOXIA 
Intel
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NVMe HDD - Learn More and Get Involved!

Michael Schill
 

Interested in the work being done in the NVMe HDD workstream? Jason Adrian, Co-Lead for the OCP Storage Project has authored a blog highlighting the work being done in this group and how you can get involved! Learn more at the link below.
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Re: OCP Sustainability Initiative is underway!! Please join us!

Archna Haylock
 

All

minor error in the Mailing List Links,  the last link was incorrect in my email. Below are the correct ones.
Lifecycle of Systems and Components:  https://ocp-all.groups.io/g/Sustainability-Lifecycles

Sorry for the confusion!

Archna
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On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 10:27 AM Archna Haylock via groups.io <archna=opencompute.org@groups.io> wrote:
hi OCP Community,

As part of the OCP 2021 Strategic initiatives, Sustainability has been identified as a key area of focus and opportunity here at OCP. Sustainability has a very broad meaning in the industry and I know some experts cringe when they hear "Sustainability" being used in such a wide-ranging manner. OCP is currently addressing this in our ecosystem. While we have been supporting this for some time with our Circular Economy solutions on the OCP Marketplace, we are now trying to tackle some very specific items.  Please join us as we get underway and bring your ideas and suggestions. We have identified 2 workstreams and are starting initial discussions as early as next week!

GENERAL SUSTAINABILITY
led by Dharmesh Jani (FB), Tiffany Jin (FB), Bobbie Mann (MSFT)
  • General discussion, work stream updates, etc.
  • Mailing LIst: Sustainability+subscribe@OCP-All.groups.io
  • Next Call:  April 14th 10am PT, held biweekly.
  • Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/Michael-Schill/ocp-sustainability-initiative-call-line
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
Access Code: 245-170-117

WORKSTREAM #1:  METRICS -  LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) 
led by Jordan Tse (FB),  John Laban (OCP), Bill Carter (OCP)

Mission: To identify key elements in system and component design on HW side and SW side (where applicable) that can improve re-usability at the highest level of consumption aka re-usability of a rack level system prefered over sub-rack systems over piece part systems (component level).

The primary mission of this workstream is to identify industry best practices that can be deployed across vendors, suppliers as well as end user behavior that promotes re-usability and circularity. Primary focus of the group is to solve circularity from a technical and operational point of view.


WORKSTREAM #2: LIFECYCLE OF SYSTEMS/COMPONENTS
led by John Miranda (Intel) and Fahmida Bangert (ITRenew)
Mission: To define methods for assessing environmental impact associated with the key stages of the life cycle of a certified open compute project components, systems and devices. The goal of these methods is to publish metrics and the methodology that are relevant for the OCP community to improve design, development and deployment of sustainable data center infrastructure that strives to reduce carbon footprint with every new generation.

Initial call: April 9th  9am PT, frequency TBD.
Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/Michael-Schill/ocp-sustainability-initiative-call-line
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
Access Code: 245-170-117

Please let me know if you have any questions!


Archna Haylock
Community Director
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Cell: 408-921-9050
WhatsApp: +14089219050  ||  WeChat: archnahaylock  ||  Twitter: @ArchnaOCP
For More Info on Memberships, Projects or How to Get Involved, contact me!




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For More Info on Memberships, Projects or How to Get Involved, contact me!



OCP Sustainability Initiative is underway!! Please join us!

Archna Haylock
 

hi OCP Community,

As part of the OCP 2021 Strategic initiatives, Sustainability has been identified as a key area of focus and opportunity here at OCP. Sustainability has a very broad meaning in the industry and I know some experts cringe when they hear "Sustainability" being used in such a wide-ranging manner. OCP is currently addressing this in our ecosystem. While we have been supporting this for some time with our Circular Economy solutions on the OCP Marketplace, we are now trying to tackle some very specific items.  Please join us as we get underway and bring your ideas and suggestions. We have identified 2 workstreams and are starting initial discussions as early as next week!

GENERAL SUSTAINABILITY
led by Dharmesh Jani (FB), Tiffany Jin (FB), Bobbie Mann (MSFT)
  • General discussion, work stream updates, etc.
  • Mailing LIst: Sustainability+subscribe@OCP-All.groups.io
  • Next Call:  April 14th 10am PT, held biweekly.
  • Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/Michael-Schill/ocp-sustainability-initiative-call-line
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
Access Code: 245-170-117

WORKSTREAM #1:  METRICS -  LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) 
led by Jordan Tse (FB),  John Laban (OCP), Bill Carter (OCP)

Mission: To identify key elements in system and component design on HW side and SW side (where applicable) that can improve re-usability at the highest level of consumption aka re-usability of a rack level system prefered over sub-rack systems over piece part systems (component level).

The primary mission of this workstream is to identify industry best practices that can be deployed across vendors, suppliers as well as end user behavior that promotes re-usability and circularity. Primary focus of the group is to solve circularity from a technical and operational point of view.


WORKSTREAM #2: LIFECYCLE OF SYSTEMS/COMPONENTS
led by John Miranda (Intel) and Fahmida Bangert (ITRenew)
Mission: To define methods for assessing environmental impact associated with the key stages of the life cycle of a certified open compute project components, systems and devices. The goal of these methods is to publish metrics and the methodology that are relevant for the OCP community to improve design, development and deployment of sustainable data center infrastructure that strives to reduce carbon footprint with every new generation.

Initial call: April 9th  9am PT, frequency TBD.
Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/Michael-Schill/ocp-sustainability-initiative-call-line
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
Access Code: 245-170-117

Please let me know if you have any questions!


Archna Haylock
Community Director
Open Compute Project
Cell: 408-921-9050
WhatsApp: +14089219050  ||  WeChat: archnahaylock  ||  Twitter: @ArchnaOCP
For More Info on Memberships, Projects or How to Get Involved, contact me!



OCP's Operation Technology & Security Project Team to lead expert panel during DCD>Control & Automate Event

Michael Schill
 

 
 
OCP's Operation Technology & Security Project Team to lead expert panel during DCD>Control & Automate
Broadcasting at 11:00am EDT, 17 March
 
 
Open Compute Project's OTS Project Team will be hosting the panel discussion "Infrastructure under attack - how can data center OT security evolve to cope with the threat?" during DCD>Control & Automate (17-18 March), and you're invited to tune in for free!

In this dynamic panel discussion, project leads Jon Littell (Google) and Joseph Arato (Facebook) will join IK Mezu (Facebook) and Marcelo Campos (Roxtec) to discuss why threat vectors are increasing in the data center and explore how you can improve your OT security posture.

Plus, with your free guest pass, you'll gain access to all 14 expert-led webinars broadcast throughout the event. Across 2 days, you'll learn to:
  • Increase the flexibility of your power & cooling systems in the face of power-hungry applications
  • Reduce your backlogged maintenance schedule by leveraging IoT streams
  • Improve workload efficiency with software monitoring
  • Make the most of vital DCIM software without over-complicating your facilities
  • Minimize the risk of costly human error by using machine learning & real-time analytics
  • Train the next-gen workforce to succeed in new-age facilities
  • Maximize asset life & reduce unplanned downtime with data-driven predictive maintenance models
To secure your free OCP guest pass, click below:
 
 



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EDGE COMPUTING WORLD CONFERENCE EUROPE

Michael Schill
 

OCP's Rob Coyle (Project Lead for Data Center Facility Project) and Mike Moore (Project Lead for Edge Project) are hosting a roundtable discussion on March 10th. The topic is around the contributions from our Data Center Facility Project, specifically the Modular Data Center Subgroup and its applicability to the Edge. We encourage you to join us in this discussion in defining the "edge" and what kinds of form factors are needed to address this space. We want to bring the concept of "open" to this market and figure out what challenges lie ahead as OCP Community builds out the Edge.

#openforall #opencomputeproject

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OCP Integrated Solutions Survey - Please Provide Your Input. All responses are anonymous.

Michael Schill
 

OCP is looking to better understand the community's views regarding Integrated Solutions. An integrated solution is considered a rack of any size, which in turn has any one or all of compute, network and storage devices, fully wired, pre-configured and fully integrated with a stack of different software solutions to run certain types of workloads suitable for different verticals.

Assumptions:
- Please consider answering these questions from an end user perspective.
- Integrated solutions are a convergence of compute, storage, and networking infrastructure in the data center.
- These questions refer to private cloud or hybrid cloud scenarios.
All responses will be kept anonymous.


For questions about OCP's Integrated Solutions program please contact Steve Helvie.



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New OCP Sub-Project is here: Data Center Facility - Operation Technology Security

Archna Haylock
 

hello OCP Community!

We would like to announce the creation of the Data Center Facilities Operation Technology Security Sub-Project or DCF-OTS through the Open Compute Project (OCP). The  Industrial Control Systems (ICS) that run our data centers are frequently designed with availability as the focus rather than mitigation of security risk or vulnerability. This has presented a unique security challenge across multiple industries from manufacturing to datacenters. We find this type of equipment is often lacking security fundamentals. Security fundamentals such as modern communication, authentication and authorization mechanisms that we would expect in critical equipment attached to a network are often missing.

This Sub-Project will be led by Joey Arato (Facebook) and Jon Littel (Google).

Project Scope and Goals
Security issues with this type of equipment are not unique to data centers but are present in multiple industries such as manufacturing and energy. By combining efforts across multiple organizations and industries we can begin to drive a marked increase in the security of these systems and environments. The project's scope is focused on communications, authentication, monitoring and management. 
To start we are focusing on what a baseline physical security standard would look like for a data center, what types of communications standards and protocols would best enable secure comms of this equipment and how we best monitor it for security issues. 

We will be initiating 3 different workstreams:
  • Construction Security - led by Marcello Campos (Roxtec)
  • Monitoring and Logging - led by Eehern Wong (Google)
  • Communications - led by Steve Scott (Facebook) 

Call to Action 

Please call us with any questions!


Archna Haylock
Community Director
Open Compute Project
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