GIGA Data Centers, LLC (GIGA) has announced the Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation has granted its Mooresville, NC, data center the prestigious OCP-Ready™ status. An OCP Ready™ site complies with all site requirements for a colocation service provider to be able to serve OCP customers and their hardware in its facilities. OCP customers typically require greater flexibility in power to support higher rack-power densities that need to be delivered efficiently and cost-effectively. Such flexibility is becoming increasingly required to support the growing demands that Hyper-Converged and High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems have on today’s strained data center infrastructures.

The OCP Foundation’s mission is to enable the mainstream delivery of the most efficient designs for scalable computing. With a guaranteed Power Use Efficiency (PUE) rating of 1.15 and modular enclosures that optimize the power and cooling to support up to 50kW per rack cabinet, GIGA’s North Carolina colocation facility easily checked off the requirements to achieve OCP Ready status.

“Our new North Carolina facility utilizes the latest modular data center construction and cooling technologies to offer efficiency gains that provide up to 56% less power consumption, reducing the customer’s cost dramatically. This enables us to offer a price point unprecedented for financial services, healthcare, and other customers looking to benefit from applying Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and many other HPC configurations,” said Jake Ring, CEO, and founder, GIGA Data Centers. “Our modular design, innovative technology, and location ensure affordable colocation services for anyone, regardless of size. We are proud that the OCP Foundation has certified GIGA as the first North American data center to achieve OCP-Ready status.”