OCP Solutions Provider Circle B Adds DCspine’s Connectivity Services to Its Portfolio


Circle B, the first official OCP solutions provider in the European region, a company fom the Netherlands, has announced its strategic partnership with DCspine. As a digital connectivity network provider with a well-established network of dark fiber to connect hybrid colocation data centers, DCspine is able to offer Circle B’s clients rapid and enhanced carrier neutral connectivity across the Benelux and Frankfurt.

In response to a strongly increasing need for compute and storage, the partnership would enable customers to seamlessly connect their existing infrastructure to other data centers right off the bat, over a software-defined network through DCspine’s redundant dark fiber and Circle B-maincubes’ data center facilities that focus on Open Compute.

In addition, this would save Circle B’s clients time and effort to quickly connect to their data centers seated at distant locations in the Netherlands, with low latency in data transmissions. The connectivity convenience will also be more pronounced as data centers anywhere across the Netherlands can be provisioned across a single line allowing mirroring of servers. This is possible as the companies together provide a framework through which the workload can be split across different data centers – which can be used to backup data in case any specific data center is obstructed.

“With this partnership, customers in the Benelux region and Frankfurt will benefit from easy access to efficient storage and compute resources based on Open Compute, as they will be able to access Circle B’s services at all Dcspine data centers,” said Bram de Schepper, Account Director at Eurofiber-DCspine. “This is highly relevant to a growing number of customers that opt for infrastructure as a service instead of managing their own equipment, allowing them to focus on their core business.”

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Photo Menno Kortekaas, CTO at Circle B
“Circle B partnering with DCspine means that businesses have easy and flexible access from almost any data center in the Benelux region to our rack-scale Open Compute Project based infrastructure solutions that we provide from our first PoP at maincubes AMS01 in Amsterdam,” said Menno Kortekaas, CTO at Circle B.

According to Circle B, with the rapid data generation by various business setups across different industries, there is a surging need to reduce data complexity of these businesses which would no longer be sufficed by the traditional network architecture.

“Adding DCspine’s services to the Circle B portfolio strengthens our core proposition of scalability and flexibility,” said Vinita Arora, sales manager at Circle B.

“Circle B partnering with DCspine means that businesses have easy and flexible access from almost any data center in the Benelux region to our rack-scale Open Compute Project based infrastructure solutions that we provide from our first PoP at maincubes AMS01 in Amsterdam,” added Menno Kortekaas, CTO at Circle B. “This for example allows for customers running a dual-datacenter or easy expansion fully managed and supported by Circle B on-site data center engineers.”

The partnership between Circle B-maincubes and DCspine would foster a robust digital infrastructure as the partnership will leverage the benefit of OCP based data centers being linked together through the region’s leading interconnectivity provider.

About Circle B

As an innovative IT infrastructure solution provider, Circle B, part of Taurus Group offers Open Compute Project solutions for complex business requirements and their wholesale needs. The company provides wholesale OCP hardware infrastructure to help organizations either extend or transition to a more TCO efficient and sustainable server framework by delivering top-notch compute, storage and network solutions across Europe.

Its strategic alliance with maincubes, a European data center operator with facilities located at the Internet hubs in Amsterdam and Frankfurt, allows companies to have high availability, extensive security and flexibility for their rising compute needs. The company also allows its customers to rent OCP based hardware by the rack for long term, so they can enjoy energy-efficient compute and storage on an ultra-low latency and a high bandwidth network.

Circle B in joint cooperation with Rittal have located the European OCP Experience Center at the maincubes AMS01 colocation data center in Amsterdam. The aim of this European OCP Experience Center is to help CIOs, CTOs, IT managers and data center managers fully understand the impact of OCP designs on their facilities. The center also enables them to test specific OCP-based solutions relevant to their IT environment.

About DCspine

Part of Eurofiber Group, DCspine is an interconnection platform that offers automated and high bandwidth capacity connectivity between 75+ data centers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Frankfurt. With its software-defined network it offers the possibility to create a new, resilient network between data centers and to the cloud within hours.

DCspine connects companies and organizations with the services they need, whenever they need them. And it can be seen as a “virtual meet-me room” for all connected data centers, making connectivity between different data centers as easy as connectivity within a single data center.