Recently, EMC Corporation announced the release of their open source project RackHD. This project is a platform-agnostic technology stack, which will help to solve the challenge of managing both server and network resources in data centers.
The software offers a solution for hardware management with the ability to automate some of the process. RackHD API may also be used by developers in larger orchestration systems or to create an interface for hardware management. It has been designed specifically to help accelerate deployment of applications using large amounts of commodity servers.