How Facebook is eating the $140 billion hardware market

OCP threatens to do the same to decades-old hardware companies like Cisco.

Since it launched in 2011, OCP has:

  • Saved Facebook $2 billion.
  • Cut Fidelity Investments’ data center electric bill by 20%.
  • Nabbed Microsoft as a board member, meaning Microsoft is using OCP hardware in its huge data centers and contributing back to the designs.
  • Ditto for Apple.
  • Created better careers for hardware designers, who can now collaborate instead of being forbidden to share trade secrets.
  • Launched an ecosystem of products and startups.
  • Created a more than $1 billion business for at least one Chinese manufacturer.
  • Put networking giant Cisco on notice.
  • Convinced HP to stop fighting the movement and join it.

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