The 7220 IXR data center hardware platforms from Nokia are being made available to DCspine, a division of Eurofiber Cloud Infra that offers digital infrastructure and connectivity services among data centers in Europe. These devices run SR Linux. Through automation, this solution would help improve network operations and network scalability while expanding DCspine’s connectivity and cloud offerings.
DCspine will implement the Nokia 7220 IXR and SR Linux as part of its software-defined interconnection platform that provides connectivity between a growing number of over 80 data centers in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
“Driven by the increasing adoption of cloud applications, DCspine sees a strong demand for faster, more scalable, agile and flexible data center interconnection,” said Mark Vanderhaegen, Director of Webscale Accounts at Nokia. “We are pleased that DCspine has selected the Nokia 7220 IXR to increase the capacity between its data centers, 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.”
80+ Data Centers Across Europe
To support the implementation, DCspine and Nokia have created a unique network agent to enable easy integration into the existing network environment by leveraging the open, consumable nature of SR Linux and its NetOps Development Kit (NDK).
Additionally, DCspine would 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 design and open APIs of SR Linux.
“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,” said David Jansen, Network Operations Manager at Eurofiber Cloud Infra. “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 centers and the cloud via our online portal.”
The announcement follows the news of Eurofiber Group signing a framework agreement with Nokia. This agreement would underline the two companies’ common commitment to building ultra-fast, high-capacity fiber optic networks across Europe that would satisfy the strictest service criteria. This framework agreement with Nokia is applicable to all Eurofiber affiliates.