A great way to leverage the OCP brand for selling and marketing your products is to have them formally recognized as OCP Accepted and/or OCP Inspired. This lets potential adopters know your products have been formally reviewed by the Foundation, meet an approved OCP Specification and adhere to the OCP Tenets of Impact, Efficiency, Scale and Openness. What does it mean for a product to be OCP Accepted or OCP Inspired?
Below are the two main steps for submitting your products to become OCP Accepted and/or OCP Inspired.
Step 1 · Confirm your product is based on an OCP approved Specification by checking the OCP Contribution Database. If a specification is still in the contribution process please reach out to the Foundation Staff or the OCP Project Leads for assistance.
Step 2 · If your organization is not an OCP Solution Provider, you must complete a Product Checklist (please reach out to the Foundation Staff or the OCP Project Leads for assistance with the checklist). A Certification Mark agreement will need to be signed for either OCP Accepted or OCP Inspired product recognition.
OCP Product Recognition Program
Look for products that have an OCP Accepted or OCP Inspired icon.
Products that carry the OCP Accepted recognition comply 100% with an OCP approved specification and the design files are open sourced and available.
Products that carry the OCP Inspired recognition comply 100% with an OCP approved specification and are available from a Gold, Silver or Platinum member of OCP.
OCP Accepted or OCP Inspired products have been demonstrated and meet 3 or more of the OCP tenets-efficiency, openness, impact & scale. They can only be sold with warranty and support.
The OCP Facility Recognition program is intended to brand your facilities to be OCP Ready. Guidelines were created by our Data Center Facility Project Team and serve as a reference for data center operators and tenants who want to understand the fundamental facility requirements to deploy this gear into their IT space. Facilities that meet these guidelines and approved by the OCP DC Facilities Project receive the certification as an OCP Ready facility.