Dell EMC Networking chosen for Eurofiber’s DCspine to enable IT transformation

Via Dell EMC Newsroom

Dec 6, 2017

DCspine answers the call for new ways to interconnect data centers for cloud services, IT ecosystems


  • Dell EMC Networking solutions to act as high-performance switching backbone for Eurofiber’s DCspine platform

  • DCspine delivers a virtual “meet-me-room”, interconnects data centers via software-defined networking

HOPKINTON, MASS., DEC. 6, 2017 - Dell EMC Networking is helping Eurofiber provide a new method for data center interconnectivity as customers transform IT environments using cloud-oriented operations.

Eurofiber Group, a Netherlands-based provider of digital infrastructure, is continuously expanding its fiber optic network. With more than 26,000 kilometers of cable, its network covers the Netherlands, Belgium and stretches into Germany.

Built upon Dell EMC Networking Z9100-ON open switches running Cumulus Linux, the Eurofiber DCspine delivers a fully-automated, scalable, high capacity data center interconnection platform based on the latest software defined network developments. DCspine helps customers connect to cloud services on demand.

Emerging cloud-based services create a new technology ecosystem of interconnected data centers, networks and service providers offering new approaches to help customers to take full advantage of the cloud. With this architectural shift, data center interconnection services need to be faster, more scalable, agile and flexible than current offerings.

“We developed DCspine to capitalize on the need for flexible datacenter connectivity required for cloud services,” said Bart Oskam, CTO of the Eurofiber Group. “Dell EMC enables DCspine to fully benefit from the advantages of software-defined networking building a future proof connectivity platform”

“Eurofiber is breaking new ground with its DCspine initiative, creating a digital meet-point for enterprise customers and cloud resources through a new and innovative on-demand service offering,” said Tom Burns, senior vice president, Dell EMC Networking, Enterprise Infrastructure & Service Provider Solutions. “We’re excited to be working with Eurofiber, providing the Open Networking foundation for the DCspine initiative and turning this vision of transformation into reality.”

DCspine makes it as easy to cross-connect between data centers as if they were within a single location. DCspine offers online services for enterprise and cloud service providers operating from data centers. DCspine is available 24/7 via its portal with the flexibility to change or delete services at any time.

DCspine characteristics include:

  • High capacity up to 100G per connection

  • Flexible contract terms

  • All products available on more than 30 datacenters in The Netherlands

  • Cloud providers are available to connect with on pre-configured ports

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