Nokia has partnered with Infradata to deploy an integrated IP/optical data centre interconnect solution that creates a single virtual data centre in which data, applications, connections and cloud services are available to customers located in any of the 10 NorthC data centres in the Netherlands.
The firm said that the high-speed region connect ring will deliver the highest level of flexibility and scalability with the lowest latency and response times for cloud-based services and applications.
The company’s integrated IP/optical solution, which integrates the high performance 7750 Service Routers with high capacity 1830 Photonic Service Switches and network automation, will let NorthC improve its customers’ data centre connectivity speed and reliability by offering Layer 2 IP/MPLS interconnection services between its data centres to meet their bandwidth, latency, and performance needs.
“Nokia’s IP/optical data centre interconnection and automation capabilities, together with Infradata’s support services, will enable NorthC to quickly deliver the cloud connectivity its customers need to enable the digital transformation of their businesses,” Mark Vanderhaegen, Director of Webscale Accounts at Nokia, said.
NorthC has already deployed the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) that provides an integrated and comprehensive solution that automates operations for fulfilment, optimisation and assurance across multi-vendor networks. The software-defined network automation solution allows NorthC to improve response times and reduce service delivery times to hours rather than days.
“Nokia and its partner Infradata have enabled us to implement the best solution for our region connect ring,” Mario Hangjas, Senior Director Information Technology for NorthC, said. “The digital transformation of the Netherlands economy and the growing role of regions within it means there is a growing demand for local data centres and for high speed, reliable connectivity between regions.”