At Rackspace, we believe that open source communities enable innovation and collaboration. That is why we founded OpenStack four years back and why we actively engage in the Open Compute Project as well. OnMetal is built on OpenStack software and Open Compute hardware. Listen to what the OnMetal team has to say about why we chose such a design.
Open Compute architecture, built for large web-scale applications, allowed us to have a server design with no moving parts for enhanced reliability at scale. For a deeper look into the making of OnMetal, check out this Q&A with Racker Paul Querna.
In the first OnMetal Byte the OnMetal team talked about the motivation behind building OnMetal. Learn more about OnMetal Cloud Servers here, and be sure to tune in next Thursday for another new OnMetal byte.