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Maincubes’ Amsterdam data centre to house OCP infrastructure for RTB House

Maincubes’ Amsterdam data centre, AMS01, is set to play host to RTB House’s Open Compute Project (OCP) hardware, as part of the company’s expansion in Europe. 

RTB House provides marketing technologies to ecommerce firms, and as part of its European expansion it sought a colocation facility in the region that would not only house its OCP-ready hardware, but could also allow it to further grow in the future. The company eventually selected to maincubes Amsterdam AMS01 data centre, having received a recommendation from CircleB, the first OCP Solution Provider for Europe that was officially authorised in 2018 by the Open Computer Foundation. 

Expanding its IT infrastructure into the maincubes Amsterdam AMS01 data centre enables RTB House to further extend its reach across Europe. RTB House has strategically defined and selected four main data centre locations across the globe for its deep learning-powered ad-buying engine. These locations include Amsterdam for Europe, Ashburn and Phoenix for the US, and Singapore for Asia. In each of these locations, RTB House has selected one or more colocation data centres to have its presence. maincubes AMS01 will be the second data centre location in Amsterdam for RTB House.

“Our initial data centre in Amsterdam houses traditional hardware” said Bartłomiej Romański, CTO of RTB House.

“The maincubes Amsterdam AMS01 facility will be used for deploying our OCP-ready equipment. There are many advantages to using Open Compute hardware. These include energy efficiency, modularity thus flexibility, as well as easy maintenance. The open specifications also allow for a better understanding of the underlying components and to realise the hardware’s full potential. Next to that, OCP hardware is uniquely designed for large deployments. We plan to further scale our OCP-based IT infrastructure with maincubes and maincubes has the ability to accommodate us on this.”

The first OCP colocation data centre racks at AMS01 are planned to go live in February 2020. 

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