Vendor lock-in happens when your data center project is contracted to a single vendor’s inventory—or even a single brand—for every critical component.
With supply chains already fragile due to COVID-19, the added constraints of vendor lock-in can lead to delayed timelines and budget overruns, especially in the event a specific part that is needed to finish the project can’t be sourced in time.
As vendor lock-in has become a more apparent and project-limiting problem in the industry, the Open Compute Project (OCP) has been working to address the issue head-on, reimagining the construction process with the end goal of creating efficient, flexible and scalable data centers.
PCX shares and champions these same ideals, and we’ve partnered with the OCP to shed light on the inefficiencies associated with traditional construction, while continually working to provide a better path forward.
In collaboration with the OCP, we’ve put together a free resource, The Guide to Open Collaboration and Vendor Agnosticism in Data Centers, to answer pressing questions, such as:
Take steps to optimize your data center construction process today, by downloading this free resource.