OpenColo deploys Nokia solutions for colocation and hosting operations

Nokia today announced the supply of the 7220 Interconnect Router (IXR) for data center switching platforms and SR Linux, its network operating system (NOS), to OpenColo, a colocation provider.
Nokia at MWC 2020OpenColo will be deploying Nokia’s solution to support its growing colocation and hosting operations to support future 5G, AI and IoT services.

Nokia data center switching solution comprises SR Linux, a Linux-based NOS and a NetOps development toolkit that helps automate data center network operations to improve operational efficiency while reducing risk.

OpenColo is also using the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) to interconnect its data centers using dual optical fiber connections running at 100Gbps. OpenColo has installed the Nokia 7750 Service Router (SR), based on Nokia FP4 silicon, to provide IP routing within and between its data centers, including peering and interconnection to multiple service providers.

Scott Brookshire, CTO of Energy Group Networks, parent company of OpenColo, said: “Nokia and its SR Linux was an easy choice. We wanted a solution that was extensible, open, supported telemetry and gNMI, and was provided by a company that transforms networking both on the hardware and software side.”

Steve Vogelsang, CTO and head of strategy for Nokia’s IP and optical business, said: “Data center hosting and colocation providers increasingly need open data center switching solutions that scale to support growing business needs and integrate easily into their existing data center operations.”

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