Intel has announced that it is one of the founding members of the Open Container Project (OCP).
The group represents an enormous opportunity for the industry to ‘get interoperability right’ at a critical point of maturation of container use in the cloud. In other words, make sure their systems and products work effortlessly with each other in cloud environments.
Intel is joined by a number of big names in the tech industry, including Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Fujitsu, Google, HP, Huawai, IBM, Microsoft and VMware, plus many more.
“We know the tax limited interoperability represents to workload portability and the limiter it represents to enterprises extracting the full value of the hybrid cloud,” said Intel.
“We also know the challenge of true interoperability when it is not established in early phases of technology maturity. This is why container interoperability is an important part of Intel’s broader strategy for open cloud software innovation and enterprise readiness and why we are excited to be joining other industry leaders in OCP.”
As Intel looks at how the industry’s future products will work together, the firm is also supporting future startups, specifically those run by women and underrepresented minorities.
Intel has recently unveiled the Intel Capital Diversity Fund. The largest of its kind, the fund totals approximately $125 million, with investments covering a broad spectrum of innovative industries.
“We believe a diverse and inclusive workplace is fundamental to delivering business results,” said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.
“Our goal with this new fund is to meaningfully support a technology startup workforce more reflective of society, and ultimately to benefit Intel and the broader economy through its success.”