Open19: A New Vision for the Data Center

This is coming out of the architecture team at LinkedIn—it’s really interesting for mid-tier scalers, large financials, and the like, so I thought I’d share it here as well.

This week at the DatacenterDynamics Webscale conference, I have the privilege of announcing the first step in a long journey, an initiative that we hope will further the state of hardware in the data center. Called Open19, this new project aims to establish a new open standard for servers based on a common form factor. The goals of Open19 are to provide lower cost per rack, lower cost per server, optimized power utilization, and (eventually) an open standard that everyone can contribute to and participate in.


  1. John Smith on 21 July 2016 at 2:03 am

    How is this project different from OCP?

    • Russ on 25 July 2016 at 7:28 pm

      John — thanks for stopping by! I think you’ll hear a Datanauts podcast in the future where this question will be addressed.



  2. J on 21 July 2016 at 11:26 am