The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announces today that ITRenew, the global leader in circular data center transformation and IT hardware TCO, is taking its relationship with OCP to the next level by becoming a Platinum member of the organization. Founded in 2011, OCP is a rapidly growing, global community whose mission is to design, use, and enable mainstream delivery of hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure.
For more than two decades ITRenew has been maximizing the lifetime value of data center technology through innovative circular economy models and a comprehensive portfolio of decommissioning and data security services, edge and component products, and rack-scale compute and storage solutions. For years, the company’s engineering and business teams have participated in numerous OCP working groups as community members, including the Servers, Storage, Rack & Power, Open Systems Firmware and Networking projects.
“ITRenew has long been a supporter and active participant in the Open Compute Project, and we are delighted that they have become a Platinum member,” states Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer for the OCP Foundation. “As exponential data growth, heavier workloads and demanding applications accelerate hardware and infrastructure refresh cycles, it is more important than ever that we bring the best thinking and innovation to our shared challenges. As a leader in the circular data center economy, ITRenew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on topics like democratizing access, lowering total cost of ownership, extending the lifetime value of hardware and maximizing sustainability. They have always been proactive in the open exchange of this information within our community, and committed to facilitating positive change across the ecosystem.”
“The concept of Open Compute and the work being done by the OCP Foundation, has never been more important and relevant than it is today,” Ali Fenn, President of ITRenew. “We’re proud of our role in revolutionizing how IT hardware is managed and deployed around the world, and to be working in collaboration with hyperscalers, enterprises, service providers and technologists in this community to realize the full potential of open systems. This directly supports our own ethos of moving people away from a make-take-dispose model to a circular economy that all can benefit from.”
“There is so much technology already ‘in-play’ that traditionally would be discarded at the end of life,”says Aidin Aghamiri, CEO of ITRenew. “We look forward to the opportunity as a Platinum member to help shape the agenda, as well as playing a bigger role in advancing ideas, identifying new opportunities for collaboration, and moving the market forward together. ITRenew operates under the belief that financial success is not incompatible with having a positive impact on our environment and society. By embracing open we are enabling a financially beneficial circular economy and a more sustainable future for ourselves, our families and the global community.”
Learn more about ITRenew and its involvement with the Open Compute Project at the upcoming OCP Virtual Summit being held May 12-15, 2020. The virtual event is free and open to participants worldwide.
See ITRenew at the OCP Virtual Summit, during the Executive Tracks, the Engineering Workshops, and in the Expo Hall. Don’t miss the President of ITRenew, Ali Fenn, give the keynote presentation titled “A Global Circular IT Industry Opportunity and Imperative.”
Learn more about the OCP Virtual Summit here: https://www.opencompute.org/summit/global-summit