Eurofiber upgrades at Maincubes data centre, adds connectivity to cars

Eurofiber upgrades at Maincubes data centre, adds connectivity to cars

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Fibre-optic network provider Eurofiber's upgrade to its point-of-presence (PoP) at Maincubes AMS01 — a colocation data centre in Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands — is providing benefits to car-manufacturer Daimler.

The European data centre provider has extended its presence at the facility by extending a DWDM PoP, which adds connectivity and bandwidth options to Maincubes’ fibre.

Daimler has selected Maincubes’ co-location data center infrastructure to co-locate its new car-connectivity platforms as part of a transformation strategy that will see the traditional automaker speed towards becoming a provider of mobility services.

The Mercedes E- and S-Class, which is equipped for vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, uses data is forwarded by Daimler’s technology through secured data networks to Mercedes-Benz servers, which are now located in Maincubes’ data centre infrastructure.

The servers act as traffic control centres, with the Daimler vehicle fleet as the most important source of information.

“Enterprise clients like this require an ultimate network-redundancy for their business and use-cases,” said Jeanine van der Vlist, CCO of Eurofiber.

“The architecture of our fiber-optic network across the Benelux uniquely provides for high-redundancy use-cases like this.”

Data centres are currently meeting the needs of companies driving towards achieving an early adoption of technologies like 5G, which has been partly influenced by the demand for connected cars.

The major upgrade to Eurofiber’s PoP in AMS01 (pictured below) provides co-location customers of the Amsterdam-Schiphol-Rijk data centre with more bandwidth, DWDM-powered redundancy options and improved access to a fibre-optic cable network in Benelux which is more than 31,000 kilometres in length and more than 1,000Tb/s of network capacity.

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With large-scale carrier-neutral co-location facilities located in Frankfurt and Germany, Maincubes’ Amsterdam connectivity options include CenturyLink, Cogent, BT, AFIBER, Colt, NL-ix, euNetworks, Fiberring, Tele2, GTT, KPN and Eurofiber.

Last year, Eurofiber partnered with Inmanta to demonstrate a joint proof of concept for LSO network interoperability at MEF18.

A Capacity article by Alan Burkitt-Gray recently explored how investment in European metro fibre is building up, but in a different way to the US market.

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