The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation has granted GIGA Data Centers’ Mooresville, NC, data center the OCP-Ready status. An OCP Ready site complies with all site requirements for a colocation service provider to be able to serve OCP customers and their hardware in its facilities.
OCP customers typically require greater flexibility in power to support higher rack-power densities that need to be delivered “efficiently and cost-effectively.” Such flexibility is becoming increasingly required to support the growing demands that Hyper-Converged and High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems have on today’s strained data center infrastructures.
The OCP Foundation’s mission is to enable the mainstream delivery of the most efficient designs for scalable computing. With a guaranteed Power Use Efficiency (PUE) rating of 1.15 and modular enclosures that optimize the power and cooling to support up to 50kW per rack cabinet, GIGA Data Centers’ North Carolina colocation facility easily checked off the requirements to achieve OCP Ready status, stated the company.
“Our new North Carolina facility utilizes the latest modular data center construction and cooling technologies to offer efficiency gains that provide up to 56% less power consumption, reducing the customer’s cost dramatically,” said Jake Ring, CEO, and Founder, GIGA Data Centers. “This enables us to offer a price point unprecedented for financial services, healthcare, and other customers looking to benefit from applying Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and many other HPC configurations. Our modular design, innovative technology, and location ensure affordable colocation services for anyone, regardless of size. We are proud that the OCP Foundation has certified GIGA as the first North American data center to achieve OCP-Ready status.”
Open Compute Project
The Open Compute Project was initiated by Facebook in 2011 with founding partners including RackSpace and Microsoft. The OCP principles form the basis on which many hyperscalers operate their data centers. By adopting OCP designs in their data centers, large enterprises and governments would be able to benefit from the same advantages as the hyperscalers: ‘cost reductions, lower energy usage and more flexibility.’
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, GIGA Data Centers supports rack-power densities from 4kW up to 50kW “while still able to deliver an industry-leading PUE of 1.15 or better.”