Gartner Research

Address the Ripple Effects From the Open Compute Project

Published: 14 November 2013

ID: G00252179

Analyst(s): Kiyomi Yamada , Jeffrey Hewitt

Summary

The Open Compute Project impacts a competitive landscape, influences market shifts and promotes innovative hybrid products that data center infrastructure providers need to pay attention.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The OCP has changed a competitive landscape and a supply chain in the data center infrastructure market by opening the door for unconventional players such as ODMs and distributors who now sell their systems directly to end users
  • The OCP is fueling structural shifts in the market and impacting how providers can make money
  • The OCP will promote innovation and impact to produce hybrid data center infrastructure products
  • OCP-based systems will eventually attract regular enterprises in addition to early adopters (Web-scale data centers)

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