Nokia has announced it is providing its 7220 IXR data centre hardware platforms running SR Linux to DCspine, a subsidiary of Eurofiber Cloud Infra providing digital infrastructure and interconnection services across data centres in Europe. This solution will expand DCspine’s interconnection and cloud services, increase network scalability and enhance network operations through automation.
DCspine will implement the 7220 IXR and SR Linux as part of its interconnection platform that provides connectivity between a growing number of 80+ data centres in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
To support the implementation, DCspine and Nokia have developed a custom network agent for easy integration into the existing network environment by leveraging the open, consumable nature of SR Linux and its NetOps Development Kit (NDK). The model-driven architecture and open interfaces of SR Linux will also enable DCspine to automate service provisioning, gain deeper network visibility for service monitoring, and enable faster delivery of interconnection and cloud services to its customers.
David Jansen, Network Operations Manager at Eurofiber Cloud Infra, said: “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 centres 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.”
Mark Vanderhaegen, Director of Webscale Accounts at Nokia, said: “Driven by the increasing adoption of cloud applications, DCspine sees a 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.”