Press release

Open19 Foundation Announces Certification Program and Technology Updates at 2019 Summit

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Open19 Foundation
, an organization dedicated to creating a community
for a new generation of open data centers and edge solutions, announced
today at the Open19 Foundation Summit 2019 a new Open19 Certification
program along with other Foundation and technology updates.

The Open19 Foundation is an active, independent community of 27
Corporate Members driving innovation and adoption of Open19 technology.
This year’s Summit, taking place at Club Auto Sport in San Jose, CA,
celebrates the acceleration of Open19 Adoption. The newly announced
Certification Program represents a first-in-industry cross-supplier,
chassis-level certification of interoperability for Open19
technology-based products.

“The Open19 Foundation is excited to bring the Open19 Community together
for the 2019 Summit,” said Open19 Foundation President Yuval Bachar.
“The Foundation is committed to enabling the open data center and edge
ecosystem, and is focused on making Open19 the solution of choice within
the industry. The announcement of the Open19 Certification Program will
continue to advance our adoption build out and the ecosystem components’

The Summit kicks off on Thursday, May 16, at 8:00 a.m. with registration
and the opportunity to visit exhibitor booths. Presentations, beginning
at 9:30 a.m., feature industry thought leaders, panel discussions,
technology demonstrations, a rack-building competition, and more. Live
streaming of the event is available on the Open19 Foundation YouTube

The Summit concludes with an evening reception sponsored by Founding
Member company Packet.

The 2019 Summit also includes:

  • Presentations from industry innovators, including Open19 Foundation
    President Yuval Bachar; Vapor IO CMO Matt Trifiro; Excelero Co-founder
    & CEO Lior Gal; Jason Rylands, VP of Data Center Strategy &
    International Sales at German Edge Cloud; and Arpit Joshipura, GM of
    Networking Edge & IOT at Linux Foundation.
  • Keynote speaker: Internet pioneer Paul Mockapetris, co-inventor of the
    Domain Name System (DNS), which paved the way for how we surf the
    Internet today.
  • Exhibition area featuring technology demonstrations from Open19
    Foundation members along with a Fastest Installed Rack Competition.

With 2019 announced as the year for Open19 technology adoption and
innovation, the Open19 Project Specifications are now available for
download on the Open19
Foundation website
. Full design and manufacturing packages are also
available to members. The Open19 Foundation’s goal is to create an
inclusive standard that can be adopted as needed by end users while
member companies maintain ownership of their IP, allowing them to
preserve their competitive edge.

More information about Open19
Foundation membership
is available on the website.

About the Open19 Foundation

The Open19 Foundation was established in 2017 by founding members Flex,
GE Digital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, LinkedIn, Packet, and Vapor IO
to create a community that will enable a common optimized data center
and edge solutions. It has since grown to 22 members from all parts of
the edge ecosystem – from component and system suppliers and
integrators, to data center operators. For more information, visit the
Foundation’s website at

For more information, contact Open19 Foundation PR manager Rachael
Watson at
or (971) 706-1312.