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DCspine Chooses Nokia to Provide Data Center for Growing its Cloud Services

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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As part of its commitment to enhancing the growth of cloud services, the Finnish multinational telecommunications company Nokia is pleased to announce today that it has been selected by DCspine, a subsidiary of Eurofiber Cloud Infra, to provide its 7220 IXR data center hardware platforms running SR Linux for the firm.

About DCspine

DCspine is a subsidiary of Eurofiber Cloud Infra providing digital infrastructure and interconnection services across data centers in Europe. Giving customers access to a wide range of connected services, programs, and locations, from major data center hubs to spots at the network’s edge. DCspine offers complete redundancy in addition to high and scalable bandwidths by utilizing Eurofiber’s sector-leading fiber-optic network.

DCspine Implementing Nokia’s 7220 IXR

This solution will improve network operations and scalability through automation while expanding DCspine’s connectivity and cloud offerings. As part of its interconnection platform, which offers connectivity to an increasing number of 80+ data centers in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, DCspine will install the 7220 IXR and SR Linux.

By utilizing the open, consumable nature of SR Linux and its NetOps Development Kit, DCspine and Nokia have created a unique network agent to enable the implementation for simple integration into the current network environment (NDK).

Additionally, DCspine will be able to automate service provisioning, obtain better network visibility for service monitoring, and speed up the supply of interconnection and cloud services to its clients, thanks to the model-driven architecture and open APIs of SR Linux.

Company’s Reactions

Speaking on why Nokia was selected, David Jansen, Network Operations Manager at Eurofiber Cloud Infra, said the firm solution would allow them to offer the greatest interconnection services to their consumers.

In his words: “We selected Nokia because its solution will enable us to provide our customers with the very best interconnection services. The DCspine platform connects more than 80 data centers across Europe, providing customers with a wide variety of connected services, applications, and locations.

“Our DC-interconnection platform gives customers 24×7 access to their applications, data and workloads, enabling them to create flexible, scalable and reliable ICT infrastructure easily and cost-effectively. The automation enabled by Nokia SR Linux means our customers can easily set up reliable connections between data centres and the cloud via our online portal.”

On the other hand, Mark Vanderhaegen, Director of WebScale Accounts at Nokia, said cloud application growth was driving a high demand for quicker, more scalable, agile, and flexible data center interconnection and was pleased to be selected by the firm.

“Driven by the increasing adoption of cloud applications, DCspine sees strong demand for faster, more scalable, agile and flexible data centre interconnection. We are pleased that DCspine has selected the Nokia 7220 IXR to increase the capacity between its data centres, and will leverage the scale and openness of SR Linux to automate interconnection services for its customers while reducing operational costs and increasing operations efficiency.”

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