"This is a major breakthrough in open standards for the networking industry," said Rajat Ghai, OCP Lead for Campus, Branch, and Wireless Networking. "The guiding principles of disaggregation and openness that OCP has brought to the server and storage markets are once again going to exert tremendous force."
"At Mojo, we are determined to advance the drive to open standards, thus eliminating vendor lock-in and the inflated prices for enterprise grade WiFi," said Rick Wilmer, CEO of Mojo Networks. "Customers deserve a future where access points all interoperate like light bulbs, and our collaboration with Edgecore on the Open WiFi deployment at OCP Summit is proof that there is no technological reason this goal cannot be realized."
Mojo Networks first joined the Open Compute Project in 2017 and has since launched two enterprise-grade, SDK-enabled, Wave 2 802.11ac access points based on ONIE (Open Network Install Environment) open standards.
"Edgecore has contributed to OCP the designs of indoor and outdoor WiFi access points that bring the benefits of open networking to service providers and enterprises deploying access networks," said George Tchaparian, CEO of Edgecore Networks. "The combination of the Mojo NOS and Edgecore open hardware powering the OCP Summit network demonstrates that open WiFi networks are ready for large scale deployment."
The Open Compute Project, an open source initiative originally spearheaded by Facebook, is reimagining proprietary IT hardware to make data centers more efficient, flexible and scalable. The 2018 OCP U.S. Summit marks the seventh since its inception in 2011.
For more information about the event, visit http://www.opencompute.org/ocp-u.s.-summit-2018/.