"Facebook Inc. is gaining a powerful new ally -- Google -- in its quest to popularize low-cost systems to handle the massive amount of information flowing through corporate data centers.Facebook Signs Up Google for Open Compute Data-Center Initiative - Bloomberg Business
Google said it joined the Open Compute Project, an initiative founded by the social-networking company five years ago to develop more affordable computer servers and standardize the technology. The effort has attracted Microsoft Corp. and other large data-center operators, manufacturers including Hyve Solutions Corp. and Wiwynn Corp., and cloud-computing providers such as Cumulus Networks Inc. and Rackspace Hosting Inc."
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Facebook Signs Up Google for Open Compute Data-Center Initiative - Bloomberg Business
In other open source news, see Microsoft has released a Debian Linux switch OS. Repeat, a Debian Linux switch operating system (The Register)