Norwegian colocation services provider, Green Mountain, has added Megaport to its portfolio of network providers onsite in DC1-Stavanger. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), Megaport is a global network as a Service (NaaS) provider connecting more than 1,700 customers in data centers globally.
Green Mountain designs, builds and operates high security wholesale colocation data centers. Green Mountain is one of the largest data center operators in Norway with clients in finance, IT service providers, Government, Health, O&G and others. The company currently has three data centers in Norway with plans to develop in other regions. The data centers operate on 100% “low cost” renewable power while the use of free cooling would help create unique power efficiency.
The company’s data center near Stavanger (DC1-Stavanger) is built deep inside a mountain in a former high-security NATO ammunition storage facility. Their data center in Telemark (DC2-Telemark) is in the ‘cradle of hydro power’ in Norway with multiple local hydro power plants. A third data center near Oslo (DC3-Oslo) is located in Enebakk, 20 km outside the Norwegian capital. It is currently under construction with estimated completion in September 2020.
Megaport’s deployment offers Green Mountain’s customers access to over 350 service providers on the Megaport platform including leading cloud service providers (CSPs) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba, IBM Cloud and others. Leveraging Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN), Green Mountain’s customers would be able to speed up and simplify how they build and deploy connections to the services their business runs on.
Megaport’s Elastic Interconnection Services
The deployment of Megaport is part of Green Mountain’s multi-phased approach to expand its carrier-neutral cloud ecosystem and simplify customers’ network strategies by providing connectivity for cloud and hybrid IT environments.
“Hybrid cloud models are a focus area of our enterprise clients. They want the opportunity and flexibility to scale rapidly and get closer to different cloud providers,” said Svein Atle Hagaseth, Chief Sales Officer of Green Mountain. “This is our first engagement with Megaport, and we look forward to providing our clients an opportunity to build their hybrid, multicloud, cloud-to-cloud, and potential disaster recovery solutions not only in one of the most energy efficient and sustainable data centers in Europe, but anywhere. Megaport allows both our existing and new clients to securely connect to a number of different data center locations and cloud providers.”
Megaport’s elastic interconnection services support “on-demand, fast, and secured cloud access”, allowing Green Mountain’s customers to connect to over 170 cloud on-ramp locations worldwide and scale their bandwidth requirements in line with business needs.
“The Nordic region is an area of growth when it comes to hybrid and multicloud deployments,” said Peter Hase, Chief Commercial Officer of Megaport. “Enabling Green Mountain’s Stavanger site supports this growth by providing fast, secure, and scalable cloud access. Our powerful network capabilities, including Megaport Cloud Router, allow Green Mountain’s customers to significantly reduce the complexity of their cloud-based architectures and enable cloud-to-cloud connections that scale. We are delighted to offer our services in such an advanced data center and look forward to supporting Green Mountain’s customers and growing our relationship further.”