Last year, Microsoft surprised everyone by joining OCP and submitting the first version of the Open CloudServer specification (OCS). Today, they are announcing new contributions that make available Microsoft’s latest server hardware innovations to the broader OCP community.
As an industry in cloud services, Microsoft needs to deliver innovation at cloud speed, and we’ve regularly passed that on to the OCP community. With OCS v1, we introduced a 12U shared chassis approach with dramatic improvements over traditional enterprise server designs; up to 40 percent server cost savings, 15 percent power efficiency gains, and 50 percent reduction in deployment and service times. With OCS v2 we added a number of performance and efficiency improvements via innovations in latest processor technology (Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3), high bandwidth networking (40-gigabit Ethernet and ROCE v2), and more.
Read about it in detail here.