15 apr 2019

OCP hardware is being deployed fast, but what are the benefits for the data centre facility?

OCP Summit California: Panel discussion on ‘Four principles to realise the benefits of OCP' | Royal HaskoningDHV

The principles of OCP; Efficiency, Scale, Openness and Impact are valid for data centre facilities. Although OCP has revolutionised the data centre IT hardware and software, the revolution in the facility is not quite there yet.

During the OCP Regional Summit in October, Royal HaskoningDHV’s Stijn de Kruijf of Mission Critical Facilities explained the OCP optimised data centre facility design principles. Last month this subject was followed up with a panel discussion during the OCP summit in California.

Together with fellow data centre experts from Facebook, Nokia, Salesforce, Berkeley National Laboratory and Schneider, Stijn discussed several theses. The topics ranged from ‘raising inlet temperatures for servers’ and ‘reduced capacity of emergency power generators’ to ‘open communication between IT hardware and a data centre facility to improve total efficiency’.

You can watch the whole panel discussion here.