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Date Event Location Notes
May 6 Everything you want to know about OCP but are afraid to ask - 2CRSi reveals Open Plus portfolio Virtual Join OCP and 2CRSi as they discuss open architectures and 2CRSi shares a detailed overview of Open Plus, their new portfolio of OCP solutions.
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May 6 Digital Infra Event – APAC-Singapore Virtual

Session: Sustainability through open-source designs

How are open-source infrastructure designs affecting data centres in Singapore? What efficiency and sustainability should an enterprise expect from their data centre provider? How can enterprise companies incorporate best practices gleaned from the hyperscalers? In this brief, but impactful session, we will inform and educate by addressing these questions as well as a variety of other areas to consider as organisations look toward sustainable growth for their infrastructure in Singapore.

Speakers: Steve Helvie, OCP & Asher Ling, Princeton Digital Group

May 19 PCX, OCP & Rittal Webinar: “Modular Colocation: Building Flexible Data Center Infrastructure for the Future” Virtual

Join PCX's team of data center experts, with panelists from the OCP and Rittal, as they discuss how modular colocation allows providers to:

  • Deploy infrastructure quickly
  • Reduce operational costs and stranded capacity
  • Prebuild capacity and deploy to any of your facilities as needed
  • Increase the resiliency of your facilities and prepare for the future
  • Reduce supply chain hiccups and costly delays

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May 25 Webinar by Murata, Omdia & Actapio: "Why the most efficient data centers use open computing solutions" Virtual

Large data center operators, including the biggest cloud service providers (SPs), have invested significant time and effort to optimize and run their data centers efficiently at scale. While some large cloud SPs keep their data center designs confidential, others—like Facebook and Microsoft—share their best practices openly through initiatives such as the Open Compute Project (OCP). OCP technologies are gaining broader adoption. For example, one-third of all servers shipped in 2020 were based on an OCP specification. Many of those will be located at the edge as latency increasingly becomes a performance determinant for workloads like content delivery, connected device management and AI.

Data center operators, colocation providers, enterprises, cloud SPs, communications SPs, and system integrators will want to watch this webinar to see how they can leverage OCP designs and technologies to build and operate highly efficient data centers.

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May 25 The Future of the Data Center Network in a Multi-Cloud World: New Research from EMA and Pluribus Virtual

Enterprises Management Associates (EMA) and Pluribus Networks have partnered on original research to understand how enterprises are modernizing their data center networks to support their multi-cloud strategies.

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June 15 7x24 Exchange San Antonio

Panel: Mixing Liquids Into Your Data Center - Global Recipe for Success

This panel discussion by OCP Advanced Cooling Facility leaders will look at key issues and solution evolution associated with adding liquid cooled IT as standard practice in the life cycle of data centers. Discussion will include review of case study and deployed designs, including trade-off discussions – temperatures, dew point operation, heat rejection paths. Optimized use of liquid cooled IT maximizes efficiency, sustainability and enables reuse of heat/energy.

Don Mitchell (bio)
OCP– Advanced Cooling Facilities sub-project
John Gross (bio) - JM Gross Engineers
John Musilli, PMP, CDCE (bio) - Critical Project Services
Vali Sorell (bio) - Microsoft

July 7 Data Center World London

Joey Arato (Facebook) speaking on behalf of OCP.
Session: Securing critical data centre systems

The Industrial Control Systems (ICS) including Cooling and Building Management Systems (BMS), Power Monitoring Systems (PMS), and Electrical Protection and Control Systems (EPC) that run our data centres are frequently designed around availability rather than security. These systems can lack the security fundamentals, such as modern communication, authentication and authorisation mechanisms that should be expected in critical equipment attached to a network. So how do we drive a marked increase in the security of these systems and environments? In this panel discussion, we showcase how combining efforts as an industry, we can drive significant improvements. We explore the initiatives spearheaded by the Open Compute Project and key industry partners to define:

  • What a baseline physical security standard looks like for a data centre
  • What types of communications standards and protocols enables secure communication for these systems
  • How to best monitor equipment for security issues

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July 14 DCD Keeping it Cool Virtual OCP ACF group participating in a panel. Click here for details. 
July 20

OCP Hardware Management Project: Resiliency at Scale Workshop

Virtual In general, resiliency is an afterthought and our goal is to change this paradigm and help organizations see the value of thinking & building resiliency in requirements, architecture & design. The goal for this workshop is to make sure resiliency is executed at scale. Over time we want to demonstrate OCP leadership in platform resiliency
August 16 Data Center World (AFCOM) Orlando, Florida

OCP Sessions:

"Case Study: Hybrid Cooling Data Centers Challenges and Lessons Learned"
Presenter: Don Mitchell
"Vendor Neutrality and Open Source: Optimizing the Data Center Design Process"
Presenter: Rob Coyle
"Session Title: Case Study: Creating Standard Security Frameworks for Improving Data Center Security Posture"
Presenter: Joey Arato

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September 1 Big 5G Event Denver  
October 13 Broadband World Forum Amsterdam  
November 9-10 OCP Global Summit San Jose  
November 25 Digital Infra Event – Colocation - The Challenges of AI and High-Density Computing Virtual  
December 9 Digital Infra Event – Are we winning the race to Net Zero Virtual  
December 16 Digital Infra Event – What Next for Data Centre Sustainability Virtual



April 13-14, 2022 2022 OCP Regional Summit Prague, Czech Republic  

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