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First data centre in Continental Europe receives OCP-Ready certification

Written by Wed 9 Dec 2020

Maincubes AMS01 facility granted seal of approval from Open Compute Project Foundation

Open Compute Foundation has certified its first data centre in Continental Europe, awarding Maincubes’ AMS01 facility in Amsterdam OCP certification after a lengthy peer-review process.

OCP was launched by Facebook in 2011 as a collaborative effort to redesign IT technology to more efficiently support growing demand for digital infrastructure, chiefly the ever-rising number of data centres that connect the cloud. The likes of Facebook, Microsoft and Rackspace have ramped up purchases of OCP equipment in recent years.

“The Open Compute Project is a movement that continues to gain traction across the data centre industry — and for good reason,” states Oliver Menzel, CEO of Maincubes.

“It’s more important than ever that data-hungry organizations, and the data centres that support them, be able to operate with the greatest performance and efficiency. This certification signifies our ability to meet those needs, and we’re thrilled to have the trust of the OCP Community behind us as we seek to build a better digital future.”

Operators seeking to leverage the efficiency savings of OCP-hardware have to meet several guidelines before they can integrate OCP-ready hardware. Advantages include flexibility, greater operational efficiency and improved compute density – while OCP applications can slash power and cooling costs.

“The Maincubes AMS01 data centre has completed a thorough peer review process and achieved OCP Ready recognition for implementing the industry’s best practices for efficiency and scale,” said Mark Dansie, OCP Ready program lead.

“This facility, which has been upgraded to keep pace with the increase in densities, power and cooling requirements of OCP hardware, will enable it to stay OCP Ready far into the future.”

Kao Data’s KDL1 facility was the UK’s first data centre to achieve OCP-ready status, while SpaceDC owns the equivalent honour in Asia-Pacific July for its new data centre in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Written by Wed 9 Dec 2020

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