As per definition Open Cloud or O-Cloud is a cloud computing platform consist of physical infrastructure nodes that meet O-RAN requirements to host O-RAN CUs, DUs functions, supporting software and the appropriate management and orchestration functions. An O-Cloud Node is a collection of CPUs, memory, storage, NICs, BIOS, BMCs, and accelerators to offload computational intense functions like FEC.
O-Cloud as a terminology refers to a collection of O-Cloud resource pools at one or more location. It includes functionality to support both deployment plane and management. O-Cloud unlock vendor locking and allow any vendor can host its application on it.