The open source systems offered by the OCP will benefit the development centre of Orange Silicon Valley in San Francisco.
“Orange Silicon Valley is focused on leveraging leading-edge innovations coming out of the region to innovate around our IT Infrastructure to both improve agility and reliability, while simultaneously reducing costs. It is this ambition that explains our interest in joining the Open Compute Project,” said Elie Girard, Senior Executive Vice President, Orange Group Strategy and Development.
The step is deemed to be a strategic move in line with the transformative drive of Big Data and Cloud Computing, according to the Post IT report.
Orange recently also decided to expand their Deezer affiliation to South Africa, following announcements of reaching Africa and Poland with online music streaming in June last year.
Orange believes that the future of IT procurement and sourcing, together with organisations, is challenged to deviate from traditional methods by these movements.
Engagement with the open sources will also give Orange the opportunity to partake in social media community development as used by big networks like Facebook.
“With a new tendency to use social sourcing, we believe it is important for Orange to be part of this IT user community and be engaged with thought leaders and innovators who are collaborating through the Open Compute Project,” said Pascal Viginier, Group CIO of Orange.
The latest publication of the IOPS extreme computing benchmark by Orange gave credit to its partners in achievement of outstanding results.
The company reasons that this information is of interest to the industry and will also prove its contributing involvement towards IT progression.