DigiPlex Gains New Telia Carrier 100G Backbone PoP at Stockholm data centre
DigiPlex, the leading Nordic data centre company, and Telia Carrier today announced a collaboration to meet customer demand for super-fast, high bandwidth and low latency internet access through the installation of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in DigiPlex’s award winning and carrier neutral data centre north of Stockholm.
The Stockholm PoP extends the partnership between DigiPlex and Telia Carrier, following the success of a previous deployment at one of DigiPlex data centres in Norway, Ulven in Oslo. The two PoPs give DigiPlex customers in Sweden and Norway direct access to the Telia Carrier Backbone, one of the largest and most well connected in the world and the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. The new PoP will allow DigiPlex customers to gain all the green benefits of using a data centre in a cool climate, while retaining the ability to get low latency content to end users, wherever they are in the world.
”Giving our customers access to the Telia Carrier 100G Backbone in our Nordic data centres will ensure they will always have the low latency bandwidth needed for periods of high demand," says DigiPlex CEO Gisle M. Eckhoff. ”The data centre is increasingly becoming an interconnected business ecosystem for critical digital operations. We are delighted that DigiPlex customers now may take advantage of the increased level of connectivity that Telia Carrier brings,” Eckhoff adds.
Telia Carrier’s global fibre backbone is the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s in super channels on its US network. According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone, is currently ranked as number one. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 230 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including over 80 PoPs in North America alone.
Speaking about the announcement, Henrik Almroth, Sales Director at Telia Carrier, said; “DigiPlex has been able to give its customers the best of both worlds: high speed connectivity giving a great experience for end users across the globe, whilst using data centres that are in the best locations for delivering greener facilities. The topology, speed and bandwidth of the Telia Carrier IP Backbone means that DigiPlex can confidently provide scalable internet connectivity services to customers, as well as take advantage of other IP transport and wavelength services in the future.”
DigiPlex aims to set the standard for best practice within the sustainable data centre industry and represents the new generation of data centre suppliers. DigiPlex helps companies maximize savings through innovation while reducing their carbon footprint and environmental impact. DigiPlex’ data centre is powered exclusively by sustainable sources of electricity and their new sites are some of the greenest and most energy efficient data centres in the world.
Full press release available here in English, Swedish and Norwegian.