Congratulations to Humphry’s upon opening their cafe and community hub in The Highams Park today. The name Humphry’s was chosen in honour of Humphry Repton who originally landscaped the park and lake. The intention is that the cafe will be open seven days a week from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm and will provide much needed refreshment and toilet facilities for visitors to the beautiful park and lake. The Highams Park Planning Group (HPPG) undertook this project. At the launch of HPPG in 2014 a café and toilets in the park was the most popularly expressed wish of local residents. HPPG approached the Council to see if they would agree for the community to take over the unused Council building in the park. After several years of negotiations the Council agreed to a ten year lease and in June 2017 planning permission was granted and work on the building started in earnest. The actual implementation of the project was achieved […]
The OCP data center project team has been working on creating a suitability guide and quality checklist to assist colocation facilities and their tenants with understanding the requirements needed to enable the smooth and trouble free deployment of Open Racks in data centers. This talk by Mark Dansie covers some of the real world challenges that many colocation facilities will face when needing to take delivery of heavy pre-built Open Racks and an overview of the various sub systems, their attributes and the parameters that have been included in the check list.
Open Compute Project designs have already been implemented by the operators of Hyperscale Data Centers such as Facebook, Google and Rackspace and the large colos such as Equinix and many of the American banks, as they see the adoption of open source hardware as a way to accommodate for the high demand for their services. To help and encourage the colocation companies across the world to be ready for the demand from customers to house their OCP IT Gear in Open Racks the OCP Data Center project is to produce a document and checklist that will enable a colo vendor to compare their facility with the functional needs of Open Racks. These racks will most likely be delivered to the colo fully populated with server, storage, switches and power shelves to make the deployment that much easier and more environmentally friendly (minimal packing materials) as an added benefit. All of the sub systems in the Data Center white space will […]
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