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Community Update with Zac Smith, Open19 Foundation Chairperson & Managing Director, Equinix Metal

This is an exciting time for the project!  The community is super engaged and I’ve never seen our industry – from suppliers, to operators to customers – more focused on innovation than what I see today.  With the extreme challenges around sustainability and a move to net zero IT, everybody is looking at ways to improve efficiency, reduce waste and introduce needed new power and cooling technologies across the value chain.  Open19’s community, IP model and focus on sustainable “in rack” datacenter innovation that can work anywhere in the world in a standard 19” form factor, is resonating.  Given my involvement in the project over the last several years, I feel we’ve shown how impactful and elegantly simple a brick-based datacenter and rack standard can be.  And now, with our “version 2” work, I think we’ll help introduce the next generation of power and cooling standards that we need to support the performance and sustainability demands our world is facing.
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July 20, 2022

Open19 Member Profile with Brandon Peterson, Vice President, Product at CoolIT Systems

Founded in 2001 in Calgary, Canada, CoolIT Systems specializes in scalable liquid cooling solutions for the world’s most demanding compute environments. Through its modular, Direct Liquid Cooling technology, Rack DLC™, CoolIT enables dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance and power efficiencies. CoolIT has a wealth of knowledge, experience and intellectual property that enables us to be an authority and educator to our industry. CoolIT partners with global IT OEM leaders and Cloud Service Providers to provide the most efficient and reliable liquid cooling solutions. Together, CoolIT and its partners are leading the way for widespread adoption of efficient high-density and high-performance computing.

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May 20, 2022

Open19 Member Profile with Greg Ratcliff, Chief Innovation Officer at Vertiv

The world’s demand for more cloud computing, AI-powered services and other digital transformation activities has fueled unprecedented growth in the data center industry. New data center construction as measured by power capacity has soared and data center operators are pushing to keep resource costs and related carbon emissions at more sustainable levels in the face of climate change, complex energy markets and regulatory regimes.

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May 20, 2022

Open19 Announces Continued Momentum Driven by Adoption of Sustainable and Scalable Open Datacenter Technology

Linux Foundation Project sees significant traction and is well-positioned to lead industry innovation through open standards and increased efficiencies for enterprise and edge datacenters

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November 8, 2021

Cachengo Joins Open19 Foundation

Equinix has been testing the use of liquid cooling in its data What do IT hardware companies such as Cisco, Equinix and Inspur have in common?

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October 7, 2021

Equinix Metal Hopes to Adopt Liquid Cooling Through Open19

Equinix has been testing the use of liquid cooling in its data centers, and hopes to use the technology in its Equinix Metal service to create a high-density, energy efficient computing platform.

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April 21, 2021

The Linux Foundation Hosts Open19 to Accelerate Data Center and Edge Hardware Innovation

Open19 framework enables data center hardware design that powers edge, 5G and custom cloud deployments worldwide, brings both hardware and…

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