Kenyan ICT provider first in Africa to embrace Open Compute Project

6 September 2019

Computing

Kenyan-based ICT services provider Atlancis Technologies says it has become the first ICT provider in Africa to embrace the Open Compute Project (OCP).

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) was launched by Facebook in 2011 with a mission to apply the benefits of open source and open collaboration to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center’s networking equipment, general purpose and GPU servers, storage devices and appliances, and scalable rack designs.

Atlancis Technologies will use OCP for its industry cloud platforms, known as Servannah.

Atlancis Technologies founders Toney Webala and Daniel Njuguna have been keeping a close eye on how OCP was being deployed, and its benefit to global hyperscale companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. Those companies used OCP to deliver value, optimise performance, achieve scalability, and gain competitive advantage.

According to Atlancis Technologies, the company was keen to embrace the opportunity to leverage these proven technologies and develop scalable industry solutions across Kenya and Africa.

Atlancis Technolgies partnered with United Kingdom-based OCP partner Vesper Technologies. Read the full article on Data Centre News here.