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Open Hardware for The Rest of Us

Part of the Linux Foundation, Open19 fosters a community around open hardware that drops in standard 19″ racks and provides a cable-free installation and maintenance experience.

Open19 has been designed by innovators from across the data center industry and is ideal for edge environments and custom cloud data center deployments.

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Zutacore
Virtual Power Systems
Submer

Open Hardware from the Cloud to the Edge

Open19 is an open platform for servers, storage, and networking that can fit in any 19” data center rack ​environment.

The Open19 form factor specifications include a brick cage as well as various server bricks, a power shelf, and blind-mate power and data connectors. These components enable service providers and enterprises to take advantage of efficient and flexible operations at any scale.

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Simple Form Factor for 19" Datacenters

The Open19 specification defines a cross-industry common server form factor, creating a flexible and economic data center and edge solution for operators of all sizes.

STANDARDIZED MECHANICAL BRICK CAGE FORM FACTOR BUILT FOR STANDARD 19″ RACKS

SERVER BRICK FORM FACTOR THAT SUPPORTS STANDARD MOTHERBOARD DESIGNS

BLIND MATE POWER AND DATA CONNECTOR THAT ENABLE RAPID INSTALL AND MAINTENANCE

INDUSTRY LEADING HIGH EFFICIENCY 1U POWER SHELF

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Spotlight: AsRock Rack

Founded in 2013, AsRock Rack began working with Open19 in 2018. It has since created a growing lineup of Open19 server bricks featuring both AMD and Intel processors.

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Open19 is accepting new members at all levels to join our hardware innovation community

Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading foundation that supports open source communities, including Linux, CNCF (the home of Kubernetes) and LetsEncrypt.

Announced in January 2021, Open19 has joined the Linux Foundation as the data center hardware community for the LF ecosystem.