Aegis Data has entered into an agreement with data centre hardware firm Hyperscale IT, which is providing it with access to Open Compute hardware services. The partnership will allow Aegis Data’s customers to significantly benefit from greater flexibility and lower total cost of ownership when it comes to fulfilling their compute needs.
The Open Compute Project (OCP), which is now in its fifth year, releases open source hardware which has been designed without legacy constraints. The focus of the project is on computing scalability for the lowest total cost. This has led to a reanalysing of all aspects of a server ecosystem, leading to improvements in everything from energy efficiency to reliability. As the initiative has progressed, so has the portfolio of products made available.
Hyperscale IT are a hardware reseller and integrator that specialise in white box and open compute server configurations. With years of experience in the hyperscale industry, its interest in High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities led it to approaching Aegis Data due to its knowledge and expertise in the field.
Increasingly, data centres are being asked to support denser configurations when it comes to power and cooling, which can rapidly outstrip the capabilities of their mechanical and electrical infrastructure. Aegis Data has looked to address this demand through its purpose built, state-of-the-art facility, with data halls specifically engineered to deliver the high-density power and cooling required by these next generation platforms.
The agreement with Hyperscale IT now allows Aegis Data access to customised server racks, which have the ability to support the higher power densities needed in HPC and hyperscale environments. Hyperscale IT’s customers can now benefit from access to a facility which has the scalability and flexibility to support their needs and ultimately future-proof their business.