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Data Center World 2022

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2022 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics - all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Reaching Through the Rack: The Impact of Open Source Hardware on the Data Center Facility

Rob Coyle  (OCP Ready Project Lead, Open Compute Project)

Location: 7

Date: Thursday, March 31

Time: 9:40 am - 10:30 am

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard - Get your pass now!

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All


When it comes to building or managing a data center, organizations need to keep schedules and costs in balance with their unique geographical and technological requirements. Supply chains and skilled labor can make or break the success of any datacenter project. For decades we have been able to enjoy ample and reliable resources in material, equipment and skills. During the most recent market acceleration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations felt the direct impact of our skilled labor and supply chain shortages and just how quickly their plans can unravel. Join this session to gain lessons learned combatting data center construction challenges by using vendor agnostic approaches and solutions found in the Open Compute Project (OCP). Through the use of revolutionary open source hardware solutions, optimized data center facilities are radically different from traditional. You will see how hyperscalers have eliminated areas of cost, risk and skills required to build and operate facilities that produce less scope 3 emissions and operate more efficiently through OCP solutions and how colos and enterprises can leverage these solutions today.


*Current status and forecast of skilled labor and material shortage and potential impact on the data center market
*Vendor agnostic strategies in data center facility design
*Open source IT hardware, rack design and differentiators
*Optimized data center design for OCP hardware and potential advantages