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Singapore-based data center provider SpaceDC has achieved ‘OCP Ready’ certification for their new data center in Jakarta, Indonesia. This is the first data center in Asia to receive this OCP certification, according to the Open Compute Project Foundation. It would demonstrate the growing awareness of creating highly efficient data centers designed for open infrastructure deployments.

SpaceDC’s Jakarta data center has met guidelines created by the OCP Data Center Facility Project Team. It now serves as a reference for data center operators and tenants who want to understand the fundamental facility requirements to deploy OCP hardware into their IT space. Facilities that meet the ‘OCP Ready’ requirements and approved by the OCP Data Center Facilities Project receive the certification as an OCP Ready facility.

Darren Hawkins
“As the first OCP Colo Solution Provider in Asia, this certification certainly affirms SpaceDC’s mission of being an efficient, reliable and scalable data center platform for businesses looking to expand in the region,” said Darren Hawkins, CEO of SpaceDC.

Along with the facility, SpaceDC Pte Ltd has achieved ‘ColoSolution Provider’ status, which is a specific designation for members who are part of the OCP reseller ecosystem. OCP ColoSolution Providers must exhibit strong technical, service and support capabilities to enable scalable deployments of OCP infrastructure.

“As the first OCP Colo Solution Provider in Asia, this certification certainly affirms SpaceDC’s mission of being an efficient, reliable and scalable data center platform for businesses looking to expand in the region,” said Darren Hawkins, Founder and CEO of SpaceDC. “By being OCP certified, we’ve distinguished ourselves as a brand whom our customers can depend on for world-class data center solutions. We’re thrilled to be a part of the OCP community now – the same community shared by tech giants such as Google and Facebook.”

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) was initiated in 2011 with a mission to apply the benefits of open source and open collaboration to hardware. OCP is intended to help increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center’s networking equipment, general purpose and GPU servers, storage devices and appliances, and scalable rack designs.

Hosting OCP IT Gear

“SpaceDC recognizes the capacity for OCP solutions to continue growing and evolving across Asia, resulting in a need for more facilities and operators who understand the needs of enterprise companies looking to adopt more open hardware designs,” said Steve Helvie, Vice President of Channel Development for the Open Compute Project Foundation. “I would like to congratulate SpaceDC for becoming the first OCP Ready facility in Asia, which is an incredible achievement.”

“Throughout the process for SpaceDC JAK2 to be certified as OCP Ready, their team has demonstrated a deep technical knowledge and understanding of what it means to create an optimized data center facility for hosting OCP IT gear,” said Mark Dansie, a key member of the OCP DC Facilities Project Team and leader of the OCP Ready program. “This new colocation facility is a fantastic addition to the growing portfolio of OCP Ready data centers and will enable SpaceDC’s OCP customers to take full advantage of the TCO benefits of deploying OCP technology.”