UL joins Open Compute Project

May 24, 2021
UL's Platinum membership in OCP highlights its commitment to addressing the needs of the computing infrastructure and ecosystems to further enable data center and enterprise system designs.

Global safety science expert UL today announced that it has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP). UL has joined the organization at the highest tier level of Platinum, and says it will contribute its technical knowledge and experience to help further the cooperative development of resiliency, utilization and efficiency of data center and enterprise technology.

UL says its aim is to help improve the stability and performance of data centers by "providing transparency and trust throughout the value chain of component, product and system manufacturers – from the installation, integration and commissioning of equipment to the ongoing asset maintenance and performance."

Founded in 2011, the OCP is a collaborative community geared toward re-imagining the design of server, storage, networking and other data center hardware with the goal of driving scalable computing through sharing of information and technical specifications. Additional member organizations include industry leaders such as AT&T, Cisco, Ericsson, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

"UL has been a significant contributor to Open Compute members for decades," said Bill Carter, chief technology officer, OCP. "We welcome UL's scientific expertise in safety, security and sustainability that aligns seamlessly with the Open Compute Project Community. We look forward to UL providing valuable insights as an independent third party to Open Compute Project initiatives helping to shape the future of data center innovation."

With a long history of providing strategies to mitigate risk for data center owners and operators, UL notes it continues to address reliability of key components, sub-systems, system integration and the installation of critical data center infrastructure with its services and programs.

UL adds that it supports the research, development and commissioning efforts involving multiple OCP companies that scale to fit the needs of a full spectrum of data center types, including edge computing, co-located, enterprise and hyperscale sites.

"Anticipating how advanced technologies, innovative business models and new ecosystems will impact data centers is a challenge globally," said Ibrahim Jilani, director, global industry leader of Consumer Technology at UL. "UL envisions a future of rapid data center expansion and we understand that we have a critical role to play for the success of the Open Compute members to boldly and safely reimagine hardware technology and fully realize the potential of their investments."

Learn more at www.UL.com.

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