Nexedi's Rapid.Space announces Great Cost Effective Big Data Cloud in China based on MiTAC OCP Tioga Pass and Edgecore Open Networking

Nexedi has successfully deployed the early infrastructure of its Rapid.Space public cloud in China, in partnership with state-owned big data company. For the first time, price of Cloud in China has become as low as in Europe. A 256 GB RAM dedicated VM with 40 Xeon virtual cores, 4 TB SSD and 10 Gbps network is marketed 1888 RMB per month. This 5 to 20 times less than the average market price in China.
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Amsterdam, September 25, 2019

Nexedi has successfully deployed the early infrastructure of its Rapid.Space public cloud in China, in partnership with state-owned big data company. For the first time, price of Cloud in China has become as low as in Europe. A 256 GB RAM dedicated VM with 40 Xeon virtual cores, 4 TB SSD and 10 Gbps network is marketed 1888 RMB per month. This is 5 to 20 times less than the average market price in China.

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Headquartered in France, Nexedi is an innovative Enterprise solution provider focused on delivering open source software and hardware to solve complex business applications issues (such as ERP, CRM and cloud operation) in a very short time and with maximum flexibility. Customers include Airbus, Kyorin, Woelfel, PSA, Teralab and SANEF among many others.

Afredo Chao, Co-Lead of OCP Taiwan and Special Assistant to the President Office of MiTAC Computing Technology Corp. OCP, stated “We are very happy to help the first deployment of OCP in China with Rapid.Space. OCP Tioga Pass are now deployed in a datacenter of China Telecom thanks to MiTAC’s ESA Kit adapter which helps to retrofit existing 19-inch rack datacenter with the latest OCP products.”

George Tchaparian, Co-Lead of OCP Taiwan and President and Chief Executive Officer of Edgecore Networks, adds "Edgecore's comprehensive open networking portfolio addresses a wide range of datacenter requirements including a wide choice of compatible network operating systems (NOS). Edgecore is pleased to support companies such as Rapid.Space which is exclusively based on open-source software."

Thomas Gambier, Head of operations of Rapid.Space at Nexedi, stated: “we see a great future for OCP in China thanks to companies such as MiTAC and OCP that quickly adapt to the specific requirements of China’s market. Nexedi is grateful for the constant support received from both MiTAC and Edgecore”.

Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Nexedi, concludes: “High performance, low-cost cloud is essential for the economic success of big data and artificial intelligence. Thanks to Rapid.Space, foreign companies that operate in China as well as Chinese companies that operate worldwide can benefit from a public cloud infrastructure which does not capture all the profits of digital transformation.”


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About Nexedi

Nexedi is currently an OCP Community member and OCP Solution Provider.

Nexedi is the largest publisher of Open Source / Free Software in Europe with 15 million lines of original source code. Nexedi enterprise software portfolio covers business applications (ERP5), edge cloud computing (SlapOS), big data (Wendelin), distributed transactional NoSQL database (NEO), HTML5 productivity (OfficeJS), progressive offline web applications (RenderJS, JIO), software defined resilient networking (re6st), devops (Webrunner) and multimedia conversion (cloudooo). With presence in Europe, Asia and Americas, Nexedi addresses a wide range of industries ranging from aerospace, automotive, banking, telecommunication, healthcare to government sectors. The Free Software nature of Nexedi solutions eliminates licensing costs, provides full freedom to update or customise the system as business requirements change and allows corporations to capitalise on their know how without vendor lock-in. Nexedi provides 24/7 support to corporations and governments wishing to migrate their mission critical applications to Free Software solutions. 

To learn more, visit and follow Nexedi on LinkedIn and Twitter @nexedi.


  • English, French: Jean-Paul Smets, Nexedi CEO, Tel: +33(0)-6-29-02-44-25, Email: jp (at) nexedi (dot) com
  • Chinese: Ni Yan, Nexedi, Tel: +86-13871490101, Email: ni (dot) yan (at) nexedi (dot) com
  • German: Sven Franck, Nexedi, Tel: +33 (0)-6-61-76-64-23, Email: sven (dot) franck (at) nexedi (dot) com
  • Japanese: Yusei Tahara, Nexedi KK, Tel: +81(0)-804068-9210, Email: yusei (at) nexedi (dot) com

About Rapid.Space (FR)

Rapid.Space is a hosting provider operated by Nexedi since 2018. Rapid.Space offers high performance, dedicated, clusterable servers at the lowest possible cost. Rapid.Space serves IT professionals looking for low latency, high data volume and ethical cloud solution.

About RapidSpace (CN)

RapidSpace (CN) is a joint venture between local Chinese government and Chinese investors which aims to provide cost-efficient big data hosting services in China. RapidSpace (CN) operates Open Compute Project (OCP) open source hardware and SlapOS open source software in order to achieve high performance and high security at low cost. RapidSpace (CN) has concluded cloud federation agreement with Rapid.Space (FR). Through this agreement, customers of RapidSpace in China can easily access cloud capacity outside China. Companies outside China with valid ICP license can access RapidSpace (CN) cloud capacity in China through Rapid.Space (EU).

About MiTAC Computing Technology Corp.

MCT is currently an OCP Platinum member and OCP Solution Provider.

MiTAC Computing Technology Corp. (MiTAC), a wholly owned subsidiary of MiTAC Holdings Corp. (TWSE: 3706), is focused on cloud computing solutions and services. MiTAC has design and manufacturing experience in enterprise servers, storage systems, embedded products and industrial computers. With more than 20 years in the industry, MiTAC has a well proven track record in hyper scale data center deployments. Combined with a 30 year history of TYAN server customization capacity, comprehensive relationships with channel and system integration service providers, MiTAC is now providing customers with deliverables featuring flexibility and customization while remaining aligned with different systems and application types. MiTAC’s cloud computing solutions cover the entire spectrum, from rack and tower systems, high-performance and GPU-accelerated computing, cloud computing servers, storage systems, blade servers, and workstations, to complete systems and cabinets aimed at offering customers and markets the best TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for public, private and hybrid cloud equipment for the next generation. MiTAC also offers smart client solutions covering panel PC, BOX PC, mobile POS, and industrial mainboards to offer brand owners and system integrators with specialty solutions featuring better integration and competitiveness.

Additional information about MiTAC may be found online at


About Edgecore Networks

Edgecore Networks is currently an OCP Platinum member and OCP Solution Provider.

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software.

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Nexedi, MiTAC, Edgecore, OCP, ERP5, SlapOS, Wendelin, NEO, OfficeJS, Re6st, Cloudooo and all other trademarks are registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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  • Jean-Paul Smets is the founder and CEO of Nexedi. After graduating in mathematics and computer science at ENS (Paris), he started his career as a civil servant at the French Ministry of Economy. He then left government to start a small company called “Nexedi” where he developed his first Free Software, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) designed to manage the production of swimsuits in the not-so-warm but friendly north of France. ERP5 was born. In parallel, he led with Hartmut Pilch (FFII) the successful campaign to protect software innovation against the dangers of software patents. The campaign eventually succeeeded by rallying more than 100.000 supporters and thousands of CEOs of European software companies (both open source and proprietary). The Proposed directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions was rejected on 6 July 2005 by the European Parliament by an overwhelming majority of 648 to 14 votes, showing how small companies can together in Europe defeat the powerful lobbying of large corporations. Since then, he has helped Nexedi to grow either organically or by investing in new ventures led by bright entrepreneurs.
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