Infradata deploys IP/Optical solution to connect NorthC data centres via high-speed Region Connect Ring

Infradata and Nokia announced on the 7th of September an integrated IP/optical data centre interconnect solution for NorthC Datacenters (NorthC), the largest regional data centre provider in the Netherlands. The solution creates a single virtual data centre that connects 10 NorthC data centres. The high-speed Region Connect Ring enables NorthC to offer its customers fast, scalable and reliable data centre interconnection and cloud connectivity.

The IP/optical solution

Nokia’s integrated IP/optical solution combines high performance 7750 service routers with high capacity 1830 photonic service switches and network automation. The solution deployed by Infradata enables NorthC to 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.

Already deployed is the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP), a software-defined network automation solution that allows full management of NorthC’s customer connections and data centre interconnection. As a result, NorthC can improve response times and reduce service delivery times to hours rather than days so that customers can always operate at full speed, growing and scaling up connectivity as needed.

"Infradata and Nokia enabled us to implement the best solution for our Region Connect Ring" - Mario Hangjas, NorthC

A word from NorthC

Mario Hangjas, Senior Director Information Technology for NorthC, said: “Nokia and its partner Infradata have enabled us to implement the best solution for our Region Connect Ring. 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. The Region Connect Ring allows customers to directly access network and cloud services that are not available in their own region.”

A word from Infradata

Mohamed El Haddouchi, Group CTO of Infradata, said: “We are proud to be an approved Nokia partner to offer our customers industry-leading IP, optical, data centre and network automation technology. Our partnership with Nokia means that we can offer data centre, cloud, and interconnection providers a wider choice of innovative solutions and support services to meet their current and future needs. As an independent provider of advanced cloud networking and managed services to the Dutch market, we are pleased to add Nokia to our portfolio of best-of-breed solutions.”

"Infradata’s support services enable NorthC to quickly deliver the cloud connectivity its customers need to enable the digital transformation of their businesses" - Mark Vanderhaegen, Nokia

A word from Nokia

Mark Vanderhaegen, Director of webscale accounts at Nokia, said: “Data centre providers increasingly need the highest capacity and reliability combined with the lowest latency for their interconnect networks to provide the most responsive cloud services for their customers. 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.”

September 7 2021

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About NorthC

With ten data centres, NorthC is the largest regional data centre provider in the Netherlands, serving both large enterprises and public sector organisations as well as cloud and IT providers and small businesses. NorthC distinguishes itself with a strong local presence in several Dutch regions, high-quality services and customised offerings for connectivity and hybrid cloud solutions. Close collaboration with regional IT partners such as Infradata allows NorthC to offer complete solutions to support customers in their digital transformation. Combined, the ten data centre locations have a floor surface of almost 60,000 m2 and a power capacity of 44 megawatts.


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