The Open Compute Project (OCP) is a set of technologies designed to reduce energy consumption and costs and to increase efficiency, reliability, and choice in the marketplace as well as simplify operation and maintenance.
The OCP began with a small group of Facebook engineers who were trying to scale the companys computing infrastructure in the most efficient way. Working in the basement electronics lab the small team designed their first datacenter from scratch. Within a few months they were building a 2nd datacenter in Oregon. The OCP has grown to share datacenter designs and products among many companies including Facebook, Intel, Nokia, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Seagate Technology, Dell, Rackspace, Ericsson, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, Lenovo and Bank of America.