Nokia and Infradata have announced an integrated IP/optical data centre interconnect solution for NorthC Datacenters (NorthC), the largest regional data centre provider in the Netherlands.
The solution creates a single virtual data centre that connects 10 NorthC data centres. The high-speed Region Connect Ring enables NorthC to offer its customers fast, scalable and reliable data centre interconnection and cloud connectivity.
A virtual data centre
Nokia’s integrated IP/optical solution enables NorthC to improve its customers’ data centre connectivity speed and reliability by offering Layer 2 IP/MPLS interconnection services between its data centres to meet their bandwidth, latency and performance needs.
Mario Hangjas, Senior Director Information Technology, NorthC, said: “Nokia and its partner Infradata, have enabled us to implement the best solution for our Region Connect Ring. The Digital Transformation of the Netherlands economy and the growing role of regions within it means there is a growing demand for local data centres and for high speed, reliable connectivity between regions. The Region Connect Ring allows customers to directly access network and cloud services that are not available in their own region.”
Already deployed is the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP), a software-defined network automation solution that allows full management of NorthC’s customer connections and data centre interconnection. As a result, NorthC can improve response times and reduce service delivery times to hours rather than days so that customers can always operate at full speed, growing and scaling up connectivity as needed.
Mark Vanderhaegen, Director of Webscale Accounts, Nokia, said: “Data centre providers increasingly need the highest capacity and reliability combined with the lowest latency for their interconnect networks to provide the most responsive cloud services for their customers. Nokia’s IP/optical data centre interconnection and automation capabilities, together with Infradata’s support services, will enable NorthC to quickly deliver the cloud connectivity its customers need to enable the Digital Transformation of their businesses.”