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Facilities are first in Norway and Denmark to receive OCP badge also seen in Facebook and Google data centres.
Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital
June 18, 2021 | 2:57 PM BST
Norway-based Bulk Infrastructure has achieved OCP Ready certification for all three of Bulk’s data centres.
The certification, administered by the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP), is attributed following the evaluation of a broad range of facility design aspects including access, white space, electrical, cooling, cabling, and service.
Bulk’s three data centre facilities include the Oslo Internet Exchange (OS-IX), Norway Data Center Campus (N01) and Denmark Data Center Campus (DK01).
Rob Elder, vice president, data centres for Bulk, said: “Enterprises, cloud and hyperscale tenants are looking more toward open hardware designs to support higher density workloads to meet demanding cloud migration, AI, research and other high-performance needs.
“This designation reinforces our commitment to state-of-the-art facilities powered by 100% renewable energy.”
OS-IX is Norway’s best-connected data center, powered by renewable energy. N01 is the world’s largest data center campus powered by 100% renewable energy. And DK01 is an ultra-scalable, flexible and efficient Danish data center. Each facility has unique capabilities and all three meet the world-class design standards championed by OCP.
Steve Helvie, Vice President of Channel Development for the OCP Foundation, commented: “Bulk understands the role of OCP solutions in pushing the performance envelope through open hardware designs and configurations.
“We are thrilled to have Bulk as part of the OCP Community and fully support their mission in the race to bring sustainable infrastructure to a global audience.”
Bulk is the first to certify data centres OCP Ready in both Norway and Denmark.
Together with abundant clean energy and competitive, stable energy prices, the Nordic region is rapidly becoming a destination market for data-centric industries and applications.
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