RackSolutions Steps into the Future of Open Source Hardware
IT Infrastructure Leader Recognized with OCP-ACCEPTED™ Status
For immediate Release
August 29, 2017, Greenville, TX – RackSolutions announced today that two of their products were officially recognized as “OCP-ACCEPTED™” from the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP). OCP was initiated by Facebook to accelerate data center and server innovation while increasing computing efficiency. Specifically, the OCP accreditation went to the IT infrastructure company’s EIA Conversion Shelves and the Filler Panels based on OCP tenets. To receive this status, products must meet at least three of the four key OCP tenants of Efficiency, Openness, Scale and Impact, as reviewed by the OCP Incubation Committee (IC). The products are also featured on OpenCompute.org for its members.
“Our team is excited about the many benefits OCP solutions can provide and we’re eager to help drive wider adoption.” stated John V-Neun, President of RackSolutions. “We’ve invested extensive engineering resources towards creating products based on OCP principles. Because of these efforts, we provide the most complete line of OCP racks and mounting hardware we know to exist.” RackSolutions works closely with the OCP Foundation to ensure our products are compatible with the latest requirements. OCP was initiated by Facebook in 2011 to deliver the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing to the industry. Since then, OCP has been consistently innovating around open source contributions for networking, servers, storage and Open Rack. RackSolutions has been involved with the initiative since 2015.
“It’s exciting to have RackSolutions join the growing list of suppliers for open hardware. The OCP Rack and Power project welcomed their involvement to the Community and the contributions they are making to the portfolio of products. Their EIA to Open Rack adapter will make it easier for our community to deploy the highly efficient and scalable Open Rack architecture. RackSolutions is a valued customer-focused provider to our community” stated Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer for the Open Compute Project.
Filler panels, also known as blanking panels, are necessary for regulating airflow in a rack, and RackSolutions’ filler panel is the first to be recognized by OCP. RackSolutions filler panels were designed to install quickly and eliminate cold air bypass, while being both reusable and recyclable. The EIA conversion shelves met the efficient design aspect of OCP, in addition to allowing recycled equipment from 19” server chassis to be repurposed. Developing a line of products that make legacy equipment easy to install, while increasing efficiency enabled RackSolutions to create a meaningful and positive impact within the OCP ecosystem.
About the Open Compute Project
The Open Compute Project Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim. Their mission is to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond.
Since 1999, RackSolutions has focused on engineering products for the data center industry that defy convention. RackSolutions has earned a reputation within the industry as the “Rack Mount Problem Solvers” because of their proven ability to quickly produce custom rack mounting equipment for any need. As a global leader, RackSolutions products can be found in some of the largest and most advanced data centers in the world. RackSolutions products are designed, built, and shipped from its North Texas headquarters with worldwide distribution. For more information visit RackSolutions.com.