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OCP Open Compute Project


The Open Compute Project (OCP) - IT infrastructure in a more efficient form

We help IT managers understand the impact of OCP designs on their deployments

The Open Compute Project consists of a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently realize the growing demands on data center infrastructure.

The first European Open Compute Project Experience Center was located in maincubes’ Amsterdam data center (AMS01) from July 2019 to 2023. The fully functional OCP environment was available in the maincubes data center as a demo facility, but could also be used to test new OCP Accepted™ and OCP Inspired™ data center environments as well as telco solutions relevant to specific IT environments.

The European OCP Experience Center was originally founded by partners Circle B, an OCP Solutions Provider®, and Rittal, a manufacturer of data center infrastructure solutions.

As part of its unwavering commitment with the OCP community, maincubes continues to offer space for a fully functional OCP environment.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in OCP.

The Importance of the OCP

Due to rapidly growing user numbers and correspondingly increasing data, Facebook launched a data center redesign project in 2009. A small team of engineers spent the next two years designing and building a new generation of data centers from the ground up. They managed to keep costs as low as possible relative to the size of the data center: It was 38 percent more energy efficient to build and 24 percent less expensive to operate than the company’s previous facilities. The result now stands in Prineville, Oregon.

In 2011, Facebook made its designs available to the public and, along with Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim, formed the Open Compute Project in conjunction with the Open Compute Project Foundation. The five founding members hoped to create a movement that would generate the same kind of creativity and collaboration in the hardware space as it does in open source software. The now established Open Compute Project principles speak for themselves.

If you’re interested in finding out what impact Open Compute Project designs can have on your business, simply download our whitepaper.


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Headquarter Frankfurt/Germany

Location Schiphol-Rijk/The Netherlands