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Siemon Interconnect Solutions Joins Open Compute Project as a Community Member

August 24th, 2016, Watertown, CT - Siemon Interconnect Solutions, a business unit of Siemon that provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, value-added resellers and system integrators, is pleased to announce participation as a Community Member in the Open Compute Project (OCP). The Open Compute Project (OCP) is a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure.

The Open Compute Project is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of infrastructure technology and energy consumption through continued evolution in energy and material efficiency. The OCP evaluates the influence of all components within the data center ecosystem, leading to optimized energy, space and material use as well as reduced environmental impact.

Specifically, the Open Compute server's vanity-free design eliminates nearly 6 pounds of material per server, reducing the amount of materials that need to be produced, transported, assembled, and eventually, disassembled. "Designing out," or excluding, all non-essential features and non-relevant elements from the Open Compute servers allows for a custom chassis that minimizes the overall part count, accelerates assembly, and removes extraneous elements such as a front panel, paint and logos. In addition to reducing non-essential materials and processes, OCP network equipment is designed to operate in a higher-temperature environment, reducing the overall cooling load required in a data center.

At The Siemon Company, we've worked hard to be the most green and sustainable privately owned network infrastructure company in the world, so that our customers can deploy environmentally responsible cabling systems without sacrificing performance. Siemon is a committed, driving force of environmental policies and conservation activities, utilizing a global environmental management system certified ISO 14001. Through our design and vertical manufacturing capabilities we have the ability and flexibility to quickly respond to the needs of the OCP community to simplify designs and manufacture products that meet the environmental goals of the data center.

Just a few of The Siemon Company's Green Achievements:

The Siemon Company's founding commitment to stewardship has resulted in a long history of progressive environmental action. Siemon is a proven supplier in rapid deployed system builds offering: Quality, Service, Innovation and Value.

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About Siemon:

Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is business unit of Siemon comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. SIS provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, value-added resellers and system integrators. Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, Enterprise and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon’s environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status.

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