The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) has welcomed Circle B as an OCP Solution Provider, the company said.
This makes Amsterdam-based Circle B the first European channel partner to have acquired this status. Solution providers form a special group of companies within the OCP ecosystem.
They develop, test, deliver and support ready-made systems and environments based on OCP designs. According to recently published market research by IHS Markit, revenue generated from OCP equipment from non-board member companies reached USD 1.2 billion in 2017. For the coming years the researchers predict an average growth for the European market of 70% per year.
The Open Compute Project was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel and Rackspace. The goal of the organization is to apply open source principles to hardware intended for use in data centres and telecommunication facilities. OCP members can publish their own hardware designs via OCP. Other participants are allowed to use these designs for building and marketing their own products. But they can also further develop these designs. In this way OCP hopes to achieve faster innovation in the field of IT hardware.
The OCP Solution Provider program is part of a much broader strategy of the Open Compute Project Foundation in Europe.