maincubes, operator of high-availability and secure data centers in Germany and the Netherlands, recently announced that its data center facility in Amsterdam (AMS01) has been recognized by the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) with an OCP Ready™ Certification. The foundation represents a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure. The guidelines for OCP Ready™ certification were created by the OCP’s Data Center Facility Project Team and serve as a reference for data center operators and tenants looking to understand the requirements for deploying OCP gear. maincubes has also been accepted into the OCP Colo Solution Provider (SP) program — a program designed to recognize organizations with data center facilities that have met the OCP Colo Guidelines.

“The entire maincubes team have been strong champions of open designs. Since their start with the OCP Experience Center, they have been proactive in working within the OCP Community.  Now with their AMS01 facility achieving OCP Ready™ status, maincubes provides those enterprises looking to adopt OCP designs with a data center optimized for the new wave of open infrastructure,” adds Steve Helvie, VP of Channel for OCP.

The AMS01 data center is the first in Continental Europe to receive the certification from this group. This achievement signifies AMS01’s ability to deliver the enhanced flexibility and performance of OCP solutions in addition to its existing state-of-the-art technology, high power densities and robust energy efficiency. This further builds on maincubes’ history of dedication to driving OCP adoption and innovation in the data center environment. AMS01 is currently home to the OCP Experience Center, which helps CIOs, CTOs, IT managers and data center managers understand the impact of OCP designs on their facilities. OCP solutions offer enhanced flexibility, operational efficiency and compute density, delivering the ability to optimize power and cooling, streamline maintenance and lower total cost of ownership.

“The maincubes AMS01 data center has completed a thorough peer review process and achieved OCP Ready™ recognition for implementing the industry’s best practices for efficiency and scale. This facility, which has been upgraded to keep pace with the increase in densities, power and cooling requirements of OCP hardware, will enable it to stay OCP Ready™ far into the future,” remarks Mark Dansie, OCP Ready™ Program Lead.

“The Open Compute Project is a movement that continues to gain traction across the data center industry — and for good reason,” states Oliver Menzel, CEO of maincubes. “It’s more important than ever that data-hungry organizations, and the data centers that support them, be able to operate with the greatest performance and efficiency. This certification signifies our ability to meet those needs, and we’re thrilled to have the trust of the OCP Community behind us as we seek to build a better digital future.”

In addition to supporting OCP advantages, the maincubes facility provides a number of robust service capabilities for optimized customer performance. These include innovative new cooling systems that enable above-average PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), as well as a direct and redundant connection to the electricity grid for failsafe and high-density power. AMS01 also delivers global, carrier-neutral connectivity — which extends to leading internet exchanges (IX) — multi-level security and more.

Recently, maincubes also announced a strategic partnership with Circle B, a company providing value through services and solutions based on community-driven hardware and software, and ITRenew, the global leader in Circular Cloud and sustainable data center infrastructure. This alliance was formed to drive the prioritization of data center sustainability and empower IT operations and infrastructures that are efficient, highly flexible and environmentally friendly. Together, these entities will spearhead the development and delivery of technology environments that leverage the same OCP principles and advanced technologies used by the world’s leading hyperscalers.

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