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AMS01 data centre first in Continental Europe to receive OCP Ready certification

Maincubes AMS01

Maincubes has announced that its AMS01 data centre in Amsterdam has become the first in Continental Europe to receive the OCP Ready certification from the Open Compute Project Foundation. 

The Open Compute Project is a community of IT firms that are redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure. It requires data centre operators to jump through numerous hoops to ensure that they are ready to receive hardware that is OCP Ready, as well as benefit from the myriad of efficiency savings that comes with integrating OCP Ready hardware. 

OCP solutions in the data center promise to deliver a range of advantages, including enhanced flexibility, greater operational efficiency and improved compute density. OCP applications also offer the ability to optimize power and cooling, streamline maintenance and lower total cost of ownership. 

The guidelines for OCP Ready certification were created by the OCP’s Data Center Facility Project Team and serve as a reference for data centre operators and tenants looking to understand the requirements for deploying OCP gear in their IT space. Facilities that meet these guidelines receive the certification as an OCP Ready facility. 

“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 centers 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.”

What did Maincubes do to achieve the certification? 

“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. 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,” remarks Mark Dansie, OCP Ready program lead.

AMS01 delivers a brand-new cooling systems for above-average PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), a direct and redundant connection to the electricity grid for failsafe and high-density power, global and carrier-neutral connectivity including leading internet exchanges (IX), multi-level security and more. 

“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 optimised for the new wave of open infrastructure,” adds Steve Helvie, VP of channel for OCP.

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