Nokia deploys data center switching solution to prepare OpenColo for growing colocation services

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Nokia deploys data center switching solution to prepare OpenColo for growing colocation services

  • Solution supplies OpenColo with scalable data center switching {hardware} and an open, programmable NOS with NetOps toolkit
  • Allows OpenColo to meet quickly growing buyer wants and assist future 5G, AI and IoT services
  • Nokia additionally deploys its IP and optical options for web peering and data center interconnect

13 May 2021

Espoo, Finland – Nokia at the moment introduced it’s offering the 7220 Interconnect Router (IXR) for data center switching platforms and SR Linux, its community working system (NOS), to OpenColo, a global colocation supplier. Deploying Nokia’s solution offers OpenColo the scalable data center switching it wants to assist its growing colocation and internet hosting operations to assist future 5G, AI and IoT services.

The Nokia data center switching solution includes SR Linux, an open Linux primarily based NOS and a NetOps improvement toolkit that helps automate data center community operations to enhance operational effectivity whereas lowering threat. The services that OpenColo helps utilizing the Nokia data center switching solution embrace naked steel and managed servers, cloud streaming and data center connectivity.

OpenColo can also be utilizing the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) to interconnect its data facilities utilizing twin optical fiber connections working at 100Gbps. OpenColo has additionally put in the Nokia 7750 Service Router (SR), primarily based on Nokia FP4 silicon, to present IP routing inside and between its data facilities, together with peering and interconnection to a number of service suppliers.

SR Linux and the 7750 SR share the identical confirmed routing protocols from the Nokia Service Router Operating System (SR OS). This allows OpenColo to supply its clients extra dependable and secure data center switching and web connectivity, in addition to the flexibility to deal with future data center and peering site visitors wants.

Scott Brookshire, CTO of Energy Group Networks, father or mother firm of OpenColo, mentioned: “Nokia and its SR Linux was a straightforward selection. We needed a solution that was extensible, open, supported telemetry and gNMI, and was offered by an organization that transforms networking each on the {hardware} and software program aspect. Even extra, we would have liked a companion that understands our wants and might work very intently with us to reimagine our structure and resolve a few of our largest issues. We additionally appreciated that Nokia builds and helps its {hardware}, so we’ve a single vendor to handle and work with ought to we ever run into issues.”

Steve Vogelsang, CTO and head of technique for Nokia’s IP and optical enterprise, mentioned: “Data center internet hosting and colocation suppliers more and more want open data center switching options that scale to assist growing enterprise wants and combine simply into their current data center operations. In addition, they want the very best capability and stability for their networks to present probably the most dependable services to their clients. Nokia’s data center switching, IP and optical capabilities are powering OpenColo’s data center infrastructure and offering the end-to-end capability, efficiency and reliability that OpenColo’s clients rely upon and are wanted for future services reminiscent of 5G, IoT and AI.”


About OpenColo

OpenColo is the 71,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art data center in Santa Clara, CA, customized and operated by Energy Group Networks (EGN). Since 2003, EGN has been offering superior, cost-effective and buyer centered devoted server and colocation services.  

OpenColo is a provider impartial facility that additionally affords its personal bandwidth mix with strong DDOS safety and a number of 100G connectivity to a number of upstream suppliers for home and worldwide site visitors. For additional peace of thoughts, the constructing is staffed 24/7 by data center technicians.  

In the OpenColo facility, EGN has carried out a busway energy supply system for customized energy configurations and sooner energy upgrades, N+1 cooling, and 2N energy redundancy to praise a 100% uptime SLA.

About Nokia

We create know-how that helps the world act collectively.

As a trusted companion for important networks, we’re dedicated to innovation and know-how management throughout cell, fastened and cloud networks. We create worth with mental property and long-term analysis, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Adhering to the very best requirements of integrity and safety, we assist construct the capabilities wanted for a extra productive, sustainable and inclusive world.


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Source: Nokia Oyj

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