Netnod expands presence in Norway with Bulk Infrastructure AS’s data center
“We look for superb connectivity, location, infrastructure, security and uptime when we choose the location of our nodes," said Lars Michael Jogbäck, Netnod CEO. “That is why we are delighted to choose the Oslo Internet Exchange as we expand our presence in Norway. With OS-IX added as an ‘On Net’ node, we look forward to connecting networks in Norway, the rest of the Nordics, and beyond with the most cost-effective, secure and stable connections.”
Netnod is the largest Internet exchange point operator in the Nordics and offers the highest traffic per peer in Europe. Interconnecting the Nordics with 100% uptime since 2002, Netnod operates Internet exchanges in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Luleå, Sundsvall, Copenhagen/Malmö, and Oslo (powered by the Norwegian Internet Exchange). Customers peering at Netnod Internet exchanges benefit from improved speed, stability, redundancy and routing control as well as peering opportunities with some of the largest Content Delivery Networks and transit providers in the world.
Bulk Infrastructure AS's data center, the Oslo Internet Exchange (OS-IX), was selected as the new Netnod node due to the high quality of its infrastructure, security and networks. It accommodates more than 50 different national and international players with a mix of carriers, ISPs, Network Service Providers and Cloud Service Providers. The data center is one of two completed in 2018 in Oslo and Vennesla and represents a significant advance in the Norwegian interconnection market.
“This way of collecting telecom operators has not been done before in Norway. In a short period of time, Bulk has succeeded in gathering most of the Norwegian players in the same building. Our data center in Oslo has become a cluster for the telecom industry,” says Peder Nærbø, founder and chairman, Bulk Infrastructure AS. “With one of Europe’s largest Internet exchange points choosing our OS-IX data center, it is clear that our strategy of creating a common meeting place has been successful. We will continue to attract other national and international operators to make OS-IX even stronger.”
For more than 20 years, Netnod has been working at the core of the Internet to provide critical infrastructure services in the Nordics and beyond. These services include operating six Internet exchange points (IXPs), secondary DNS services, and one of the Internet’s 13 root name servers. Established in 1996 as a neutral and independent Internet infrastructure organisation, Netnod is fully owned by the non-profit foundation TU-stiftelsen (Stiftelsen för Telematikens utveckling).
About BULK Infrastructure AS
BULK Infrastructure AS, a leading provider of sustainable digital infrastructure in the Nordics, is highly specialized in building data centers and industrial real estate. The company has a long- standing reputation for development of large-scale projects. To date the company has
developed more than 500,000 square meters of logistics warehouses and cross-dock terminals. In recognition of innovative thinking of the business, Bulk continues to be ranked as the number one real-estate developer in Norway and Baltics in the Warehouse and Industrial sector by Euromoney in 2018.
The company has built World’s Largest Data Center Campus on Renewable Energy in the South of Norway known as the N01 Campus. Bulk has also developed a large dark fiber network within Norway and abroad together with creating the Oslo Internet Exchange (OS-IX),
a key Gateway within the Oslo metro. Today, Bulk is building a new transatlantic subsea fiber cable named “HAVFRUE” between USA
and Norway with branches to Ireland and Denmark. The Havfrue is a joint build in collaboration with Facebook, Google and AquaComms. The cable is in production and marine works will start in the spring of 2019 to make it ready for service in Q4 2019. The Havfrue cable is part of Bulk´s strategy of becoming a leading company to provide sustainable digital infrastructure to a global market. Enabling fiber networks to the Nordics for a broad international market of data centers, plays a key role.