First OCP Experience Center Established in Southeast Asia

PDG -SG1 Singapore data center

Singapore will now be home to the first OCP Experience Center in Southeast Asia. Several members of the OCP Community have collaborated to establish a hands-on environment in which to inspect, analyze, and learn about ‘OCP Accepted’ and ‘OCP Inspired’ hardware in an ‘OCP Ready’ certified data center.

The goal of this Experience Center, which is located in Princeton Digital Group’s SG1 data center in Singapore, is to share industry-wide best practices from the OCP Community for data center and server technologies with Singapore businesses. It will serve as a space for strategic conversations and collaboration on how to speed the transition to a highly efficient, OCP-optimized infrastructure.

Participating OCP members at this data center facility in Singapore include:

  • Princeton Digital Group (PDG) – host and certified OCP Ready data center
  • Rittal – OCP Platinum member and leading supplier of OCP Open Racks
  • Edgecore Networks – OCP Platinum member and leading contributor of OCP networking switches
  • Murata Manufacturing – OCP Community member and supplier of power systems
  • MiTAC – OCP Platinum member and supplier of OCP compute and storage servers
  • Wiwynn – OCP Platinum member and supplier of OCP compute and storage servers
  • Samsung – OCP Gold member and supplier of SSD’s
  • Open Computing Singapore – OCP Community member and distributor of OCP solutions

View, Test and Deploy OCP Hardware

Photo Steve Helvie, Vice President of Channel, Open Compute Project
“We now have a place where companies of all sizes can view, test and deploy OCP hardware in Singapore,” said Steve Helvie, Vice President of Channel, Open Compute Project.

A Rittal Open Rack comprising ‘OCP Accepted’ Tioga Pass servers from MiTAC and Wiwynn, Edgecore ‘OCP Accepted’ network switches, and a Murata power shelf will be on display at the Experience Center. This Experience Center will also be used by the OCP community to hold a variety of OCP-related events, including hardware engineering and sustainability seminars, data center design sessions, and open-source training courses.

“The creation of the OCP Experience Center in Singapore is a great example of the power of a community,” said Steve Helvie, Vice President of Channel, Open Compute Project. “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.”

OCP Ready Data Center

The Open Compute Project anticipates that the Experience Center will expand as more members join and demonstrate their OCP solutions. Visitors from all parts of the IT ecosystem are welcome, including end-users, public sector organizations, suppliers, vendors, and systems integrators.

“Princeton Digital Group is excited about the collaboration with OCP to launch Asia’s first OCP Experience Center in our SG1 facility,” said Asher Ling, Managing Director for Princeton Digital Group in Singapore. “As an OCP Community member, PDG’s SG1 data center 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.”

In Europe, there’s an OCP Experience Center located at maincubes’ AMS01 data center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The OCP Experience Center at this OCP Ready data center in the Amsterdam area is operated in cooperation with ITRenew and OCP authorized channel partner for the European market, Circle B.

To view a brief video about the OCP Experience Center in Singapore, view the OCP YouTube video below.

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