Chayora made history today with its TJ1 data center by becoming the first facility in China to be OCP Ready™ certified.
The hyperscale data center campus operator demonstrated its ability to create a highly efficient data center and meet Open Compute Project (OCP) guidelines.
“We could not be more delighted to join the OCP community and share our unique perspectives on opening such a magnificent facility in China,” Jonathan Berney, the COO of Chayora.
The data center in the Greater Beijing region of Tianjin, China, exceeded guidelines created by the OCP Data Centre Facility Project Team, which serves as a reference for data center operators and tenants who want to understand the fundamental facility requirements to deploy OCP hardware into their IT space.
“As the first OCP Ready™ facility in China, this certification confirms the absolute attention to world class design and build standards,” added Mr. Berney.
The TJ1 data center is scalable from retail colocation to hyperscale, with up to 25,000 racks and more than 300 MVA of gross power. The facility will be launched on Thursday 29 October.
“As the momentum for open hardware designs continues to grow in north Asia, having data centers that are optimised for OCP designs becomes increasingly important,” commented Steve Helvie, the Vice President of Channel Development for the Open Compute Project Foundation.
Chayora’s data center is said to offer ultra-low latency data transmission to Beijing’s Central Business District at <2ms per round trip, and has a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of ≤1.2.
“Having Chayora as our first OCP Ready™ data center in China ensures those enterprises deploying OCP solutions that they will have a strong data center operator who understands open hardware and is committed to openness, scale and efficiency,” added Mr. Helvie.
The OCP Ready™ Facility Recognition Program is one of the Open Compute Project Foundation’s newest certifications.
“An OCP Ready™ data center has been through a thorough peer review process and achieved recognition for implementing the industry’s best practices for efficiency and scale,” said Mark Dansie, a key member of the OCP DC Facilities Project Team and leader of the OCP Ready™ program.
As a result of their success, the TJ1 data center will be featured on the OCP Marketplace.
Mr. Dansie added: “These facilities provide cost and efficiency-optimised operation now and well into the future.”
Recently, Chayora announced the expansion of their executive team with former staff from Google, Microsoft, AWS and Digital Realty to continue to meet the explosive demand for data processing in the China market.