Int’l Bytes: Zella, Nokia, Infradata, Ukrtelecom, Iskratel, Sparkle

September 8th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Four expansions in four global markets, two network and two data center:

Lest anyone get the impression that micro data centers are a US phenomenon, here’s one from down under. Australia’s Zella DC has introduced a new MDC-as-a-service offering. They are using an OPEX model, charging a monthly fee rather than an up-front charge across its full data center footprint.

Nokia and Infradata have deployed an IP/optical solution for the Netherlands data center provider NorthC. The network, which is based on Nokia’s 7750 Service Routers and 1830 Photonis Service Switches, connects 10 regional facilities, creating a single ‘virtual’ facility. The ‘Region Connect Ring’ enables tenants to directly access network and cloud destinations that aren’t offered directly in the facility they are in.

The telecommunications provider Ukrtelecom and European ICT solutions provider Iskratel are teaming up for another fiber buildout in Ukraine. It’s a 3 year project that will invest €12M to add gigabit-capable PON connectivity to 300 locations, both rural and urban. Ultimately that will offer connectivity to 1.3M people across 530k homes. It’s an expansion of an ongoing project they have been working on since 2019.

And Sparkle continues to expand its reach in southeastern Europe. The international division of TIM Group has officially launched a fourth data center in Greece. Metamorfosis II is their third facility in Athens and brings another 6,000 square meters and 7.7MW of power to Sparkle’s Greek footprint. The data center adopts the latest in power and cooling systems in order to claim a carbon footprint reduction of 28,000 tons per year.


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