Open Compute Project launches its first experience centre
The Open Compute Project has launched its first experience centre in Southeast Asia. The centre was created by the Open Compute Project’s community members. Hosted in Princeton Digital Group's (PDG) SG1 facility in Singapore, the aim of this Experience Centre is to share industry-wide best practices from the OCP Community for data centre and server technology with Singapore enterprises.
The centre aims to provide a space for strategic discussions and engagement into ways to accelerate transformation toward a highly-efficient, OCP-optimised infrastructure.
"The creation of the OCP Experience Center in Singapore is a great example of the power of a community. Over the past year, the local OCP members focused on a vision of bringing hyperscale innovation of OCP hardware designs to Singapore enterprises. The collaboration in the region has been outstanding and the Foundation appreciates the hard work of our members and their contributions in making this Experience Center a reality. We now have a place where companies of all sizes can view, test and deploy OCP hardware in Singapore," said Steve Helvie, VP of Channel, OCP.
OCP’s Experience Centre to include an Open Rack provided by Rittal
The experience centre will showcase an Open Rack provided by Rittal containing OCP Accepted Tioga Pass servers from MiTAC and Wiwynn, Edgecore OCP Accepted network switches, and a Murata power shelf. The Community will also use this Experience Center to host various OCP-related activities, including hardware engineering and sustainability workshops, data centre design sessions as well as various open-source training courses.
Asher Ling, PDG's Managing Director for Singapore, said: “Princeton Digital Group is excited about the collaboration with OCP to launch Asia's first OCP Experience Centre in our SG1 facility. As an OCP Community member, PDG's SG1 data centre is also the first OCP Ready facility in Singapore as a recognized OCP Colo Solution Provider. We look forward to engaging and sharing with visitors the open-sourced designs and OCP's latest innovations here at our SG1, and promote the growth of OCP across Singapore and the Asia Pacific region."
OCP said in a statement that “this is just the beginning as we expect the centre to grow as more members join and showcase their OCP solutions. The center is open to visitors from across the IT ecosystem, including end-user and public sector organisations, suppliers, vendors as well as systems integrators.”