Announcing the OCP Compliance and Interoperability Project

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 · Posted by at 8:11 AM

As more and more organizations evaluate and adopt technologies based on Open Compute Project designs, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that those solutions are reliable and operate in an expected manner. To help meet that need, we're launching a new Compliance and Interoperability (C&I) project.

The C&I project is the seventh official OCP working group, and it will focus on establishing a transparent and scalable framework to ensure that solutions meet OCP standards for compliance and interoperability and are branded accordingly. This project will allow providers to leverage a common set of tools and processes for delivering solutions that meet OCP-defined expectations. The more thoughtful and robust the approach, the better for the OCP community.

And this is where you come in.

We invite you to join us at the fourth Open Compute Summit on Jan. 16-17 in Santa Clara, where we will host a Compliance and Interoperability technical track focused on discussing he most effective ways to certify OCP solutions. There is a vast amount of collective certification expertise within the OCP community, and the Summit offers a wonderful opportunity to begin harnessing that expertise for the greater good. We will also be looking for leaders to help us drive forward projects that will emerge out of the C&I project.

We look forward to seeing you at the OCP Summit. In the meantime, feel free to share any questions or comments by contacting us at

Eric is Vice President of Data Center Services at Fidelity Investments.