It’s that time of the year again! And no, we’re not talking about the arrival of the Spring Equinox (although we’re pretty excited about that too). It’s time for OCP Summit — one of our favorite events of the year. Why you ask? We are committed to the open compute project and we love sharing that passion with others in the industry. This year our summit schedule is chock-full of presentations, booth demos, networking and a multitude of discussions covering how organizations can go web-scale with Cumulus Networks.

What we’re doing at OCP Summit

First off, if you are attending Open Compute Project Summit this year, please stop by our booth for an up close and personal look at Backpack running Cumulus Linux. If you stop by, you’ll also be lucky enough to watch our cofounder and CTO, JR Rivers, demo the product and answer all of your burning questions.

This year we decided to treat attendees to everyone’s favorite fluffy snack — yup, we’ll have our very own cotton candy machine, so stop by during that post-lunch slump for a quick sugar hit. When you come by the booth, you’ll have a chance to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a free Google Home! Be sure to take a pic at our booth and mention @cumulusnetworks and #ocpsummit2017 for a chance to win!

The reason we love this event is because it is a meeting ground for some of the most innovative and collaborative minds in technology. Our team is looking forward to meeting attendees and sponsors to discuss all the benefits of web-scale networking and how using web-scale IT principles can completely transform your organization’s data center network. We’ll be getting into the nitty gritty with these sessions featuring Cumulus Networks experts:

Executive track on Wednesday, March 8:

2 pm – Scaleout SW Solutions on OCP Hardware – with JR Rivers and Facebook

Engineering sessions on Thursday, March 9:

11:00-11:55 Tales from the Field: L1 Issues with Carlos Cardenas
11:30 – 11:55 ONIE.efi, The UEFI Application with Curt Brune
1:00 – 1:25 Linux Networking Greatness, episode 2 with Roopa Prabhu

The OCP U.S. Summit 2017 is March 8-9 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara. For those of you that haven’t attended this event before, it is the place to be for engineers and executives alike to learn how to leverage open computing platforms to drive their businesses.

Registration is still open! We hope to see you there. If you are attending, please stop by our booth, have some cotton candy, take a picture with JR and tell us all about your open networking initiatives!