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[Webinar] Open Compute Project: Why Colocation Providers Should Be OCP-ready

Title: Open Compute Project: Why Colocation Providers Should be OCP-ready

Date: Available on-demand

Duration: 1 hour


The rising demand for efficient, dependable data center infrastructure has catapulted industry communities like the Open Compute Project (OCP) into leading foundations for shared best practices in data center design. Companies seeking to compute data with strong connectivity and at high speed – be it internet giants or individual enterprise businesses – are now seeking OCP-compliant solutions and service providers. With success metrics like 15% better use of volume, airflow, and reduced deployment time/maintenance costs, OCP rack architectures are a ballooning opportunity for colocation providers to be aware of and capitalize on.


By joining this webinar, attendees will:

  • understand the drivers to the Open Compute Project (OCP) origins
  • learn why OCP solutions mitigate risk and controls costs for colocation providers
  • learn how to become recognized as an OCP Ready™ colocation data center
  • and why OCP is an important component of business growth


Join us for Open Compute Project: Why Colocation Providers Should be OCP-Ready™A webinar from the Digital International Colocation Club, hosted by Schneider Electric.


About Digital International Colocation Club (ICC)

Digital ICC is the online forum of the International Colocation Club, hosted by Schneider Electric. Through the ICC, colocation providers from around the globe come together to gain insights to grow their business. Through peer-to-peer sharing, industry experts and technology thought leaders, colocation providers will be prepared to evolve their business to meet future needs. The ICC meets annually in additional to locally-hosted Colo Clubs in select countries. To continue the discussion beyond the event, the Digital ICC offers exclusive content including a series of webinars.
Bill Carter
Chief Technology Officer
Open Compute Project

Bill is the Chief Technology Officer at Open Compute Project (OCP). Under his leadership, Bill partners with, industry-leading, global cloud companies to consume, collaborate, and contribute technology and products. The objective of OCP is to reimagine hardware, making it more efficient, flexible, and scalable for the broad, global community of technology leaders.


Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Bill has focused on software development and cloud services for industry leading organizations for the past 35 years.

Steve Helvie
VP of Channel
Open Compute Project

Steve is currently the VP of Channel for the Open Compute Project (OCP). In this role he helps to educate organizations on the benefits of open hardware designs and the value of “community-driven” engineering for the data center. He works closely with Solution Providers and Manufacturers to help organizations adopt Open Compute across all regions and segments of the market.


Steve spent the last 14 years living and working in Asia, holding various Leadership and Channel Development roles for companies like Microsoft and Rackspace. He recently moved to London last year to focus on building the EMEA business.

Greg Jones
Vice President of Strategy and Offer Management for the Cloud & Service Provider Segment
Schneider Electric

Greg Jones is Vice President of Strategy and Offer Management for the Cloud & Service Provider Segment globally for Schneider Electric. He and his team are focused on ensuring that Schneider has the right offers, commercial approach, and execution infrastructure around the globe to support cloud and colocation clients now and in the future. Greg has been involved in the Data Center Service Provider space for more than 5 years and prior to that has served in various operational & business strategy functions across multiple businesses within Schneider. In addition to his time at Schneider, Greg spent 3 years in the technology space as a management consultant at Diamond Management & Technology Partners working with CIO's and CTO's to develop & execute their digital strategies.


Greg holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


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