Avnet Embedded Launches Open Compute Project Innovation Labs
Avnet Embedded launched its Open Compute Project Innovation Labs. These Open Compute Project (OCP) Innovation Labs will serve as both technology showcases and development labs for users, developers, and partners to design, deliver, and integrate compute, storage, and networking solutions.
The labs will provide the OCP community with local and remote access to resources offering hands-on enablement of platform and configuration testing, hardware and software validation, performance tuning, and community innovation. Avnet brings together the hardware, connectivity, and technical support resources to assist developers with application creation.
The initial lab will be located in Eden Prairie, Minn., with additional sites planned for Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong throughout 2013. Avnet Embedded, a certified member of the OCP community, provides OCP-compliant compute, storage, and networking solutions through its Rorke Data business unit.
“Avnet Embedded is committed to helping our partners with the creation and implementation of open source compute, storage, and networking solutions. These state-of-the-art labs provide our customers the advantage of direct access to a global development and delivery partner,” said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded. “We believe the OCP/datacenter initiative is important not just for today but for the future, and we’ve invested in this future to help customers who share the same vision.”