The future of data centre infrastructure
Innovation and sustainability is at the forefront of all our solutions, that’s why we are proud to be advocates of the Open Compute Project (OCP).
What is the Open Compute Project?
The OCP is a revolutionary open community of technology leaders that focuses on promoting efficiencies in the Data Centre through the combination of open source hardware and software.
The adoption of OCP opens up a whole new world of possibilities for Data Centre build outs.
By deploying Open Compute Project Open Racks densely populated with open source IT gear, it will deliver high levels of energy efficiency, hardware efficiency, scalability and flexibility
Ultimately, it’s about providing a cost effective and viable alternative to the traditional Data Centre infrastructure, using open source technology.
Driving efficiencies and cost savings
Transforming current facilities and building out new Data Centres is the core focus of our business, we provide consultancy and project management services to enterprises, communication service providers, and Data Centre operators that provide cutting-edge hosting, cloud computing and high-performance computing environments (HPC).
We assist our customers with accommodating open source designed IT equipment within their facilities that are aligned with the principals of OCP, which consist of:
OCP contributions must have an efficient design, whether this is thermal efficiency, reduction in costs/latencies or power delivery and conversion.
OCP contributions must be scalable, meaning the technology is designed with the right supporting features to allow for its maintenance in large scale deployments
OCP contributions must be open and strive to comply with a set of already existing open interfaces, at the very least able to provide one.
OCP contributions must create meaningful positive impact within the OCP ecosystem.
Benefits of OCP
Installation is 250 times faster than traditional installations. Maximum of 160 seconds to change any server component and 80% of other components in just 60 secs and all this without tools.
to Build Out
Capex is up to 50% lower than a traditional Tier III enterprise Data Centre.
Low latency high Performance Computing and Big Data analytics through open non-lock-in computing, interconnect, and software stack.
Just one server support technician to up to 40,000 server nodes.
Uses up to 50% less energy for servers.
Open source hardware provided by ODMs, so no vendor lock in.
Faster deployments and cost-effective delivery
There’s so much to consider as part of a Data Centre build – there’s the structural aspects such as delivery access, floor load specification, along with cooling, electrical systems, structured cabling and network architecture too.
If not considered in detail and any subsequent issues addressed correctly, these elements can significantly delay the project and escalate the deployment costs for any Data Centre.
The OCP community through the work of the Data Centre Facility project which Inflectiontech are playing a leading role in, is addressing these issues to share best practice and to help colo operators and their tenants avoid costly scenarios