Nokia IP platforms selected for atNorth’s Nordic data centers

Dec 1, 2022

Nokia’s 7220 IXR interconnect routers, implementing Nokia SR Linux, will be deployed to enable atNorth’s data center expansion in Iceland and additional Nordic markets

The solution’s power-efficient and state-of-the-art hardware design were critical factors for atNorth and its sustainability high-performance computing initiatives

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced its data center interconnect routers have been selected by atNorth, a leading Pan-Nordic data center services company, to enable the expansion of the operator’s market share in the Nordic region. 

The Nokia 7220 IXR D2/D3 interconnect routers, implementing the Nokia SR Linux network operating system (NOS), will be deployed as core switching data center leaf platforms for atNorth’s data center fabric. The data center deployment is based on bare metal servers running OpenStack Ironic, which integrates with Nokia SR Linux NOS via open-source upstream code. This provides enhanced visibility to automate network provisioning, additional network stability, and the ability to perform tasks such as multi leaf redundancy in access. 

Nokia’s data center hardware platforms feature eco-friendly designs and innovations, which drive down power consumption and improve total cost of ownership (TCO). atNorth’s HPC & AI services support the toughest and most demanding HPC and AI workloads, providing up to 100 percent more compute than any other solution to deliver uncompromised performance and low latency levels. Its HPCaaS (High Performance Computing as a Service) solutions combine decarbonization with performance to offer lower TCO with flexible capacity, storage and support that automatically scales to workloads. 

Guy D’Hauwers, Director, HPC & AI for atNorth, said: Sustainability is a core company value with our data centers running on 100 percent renewable energy resources and supporting circular economy principles. Nokia, with its power-efficient and state-of-the-art hardware design solution, is a natural vendor partner for atNorth as we grow and expand our services across the Nordics.”

Manolo Ortiz, Senior Vice President, Webscale Business EMEA at Nokia, said: atNorth offers its customers reliable, scalable, high-performance computing capabilities that draw on renewable environmental resources to power its sites in the most sustainable and economic way possible. We are delighted they have selected Nokia’s 7220 IXR platforms to support their company initiatives and expansion of their business.” 


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About Nokia

At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.

As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

About atNorth

atNorth is a leading Pan-Nordic data center services company that offers sustainable, cost-effective, and scalable high-performance computing across Iceland and Sweden. The company operates three data centers in strategic locations across the Nordics, while a fourth location is under construction in the north of Iceland.

With sustainability at its core, atNorth’s data centers run on 100% renewable energy resources and support circular economy principles. All atNorth sites leverage innovative design, power efficiency, and intelligent cluster operations to provide long-term infrastructure deployments. Its tailor-made solutions enable businesses to calculate, simulate, train and visualize data workloads in an efficient, cost-optimized way.

atNorth is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland. The business was founded in 2009 and acquired by Partners Group in 2022. For more information, visit atNorth​.com or follow atNorth on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

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