Originally posted to Data Center POST
maincubes, operator of high-availability and secure data centers in Germany and the Netherlands, recently announced that its data center facility in Amsterdam (AMS01) has been recognized by the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) with an OCP Ready™ Certification. The foundation represents a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure. The guidelines for OCP Ready™ certification were created by the OCP’s Data Center Facility Project Team and serve as a reference for data center operators and tenants looking to understand the requirements for deploying OCP gear. maincubes has also been accepted into the OCP Colo Solution Provider (SP) program — a program designed to recognize organizations with data center facilities that have met the OCP Colo Guidelines.
“The entire maincubes team have been strong champions of open designs. Since their start with the OCP Experience Center, they have been proactive in working within the OCP Community. Now with their AMS01 facility achieving OCP Ready™ status, maincubes provides those enterprises looking to adopt OCP designs with a data center optimized for the new wave of open infrastructure,” adds Steve Helvie, VP of Channel for OCP.
The AMS01 data center is the first in Continental Europe to receive the certification from this group. This achievement signifies AMS01’s ability to deliver the enhanced flexibility and performance of OCP solutions in addition to its existing state-of-the-art technology, high power densities and robust energy efficiency. This further builds on maincubes’ history of dedication to driving OCP adoption and innovation in the data center environment. AMS01 is currently home to the OCP Experience Center, which helps CIOs, CTOs, IT managers and data center managers understand the impact of OCP designs on their facilities. OCP solutions offer enhanced flexibility, operational efficiency and compute density, delivering the ability to optimize power and cooling, streamline maintenance and lower total cost of ownership.
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