Colocation provider New Continuum Data Centers, a company located in West Chicago, Illinois, has joined the Open19 Foundation. Open19 Foundation is a non-profit organization, somewhat comparable to like Open Compute Project (OCP), founded in 2017 by Flex, GE Digital, HP Enterprise, LinkedIn and Vapor IO. Its mission is to establish new open industry specifications for servers based on a common form factor.
The Open19 Foundation is a new organization founded in 2017 by Flex, GE Digital, HP Enterprise, LinkedIn and Vapor IO. It plans to build a community for a new generation of ‘open’ data centers and edge solutions. The newly founded organization aims to create project-based open hardware and software solutions for the data center industry. Initial hardware contributions to the foundation are the Open19 Platform industry specification that defines a common server form factor, creating a flexible and economical data center and edge solution for operators of all sizes.
New Continuum Data Centers is a multi-tenant data center operator in the western Chicago suburbs. The company operates an 80,000 square foot, purpose-built, concurrently maintainable data center in West Chicago, IL. It offers retail as well as wholesale colocation services to enterprises and small businesses. New Continuum’s products range from basic colocation to private cages, private suites, and secured data halls.
“As a core tenet of our business philosophy, we believe in transparency, openness, and fair access,” said New Continuum Chairman and CEO, Eli D. Scher. “Further, we are always looking for areas of inefficiency where we can realize savings for our customers, or create environments where they can realize savings themselves. The objectives of The Open19 Foundation align perfectly with our values and business principles, and we are excited to integrate this new technology into our service capabilities.”
New Continuum’s flagship colocation data center is engineered for maximum flexibility in power redundancy and density, and it would enjoy rich connectivity options and optimal traffic routing due to its partnership with United Internet Exchange. Joining the Open19 Foundation would further underscore the company’s commitment to New Continuum’s “next generation” infrastructure services.