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Green Mountain becomes Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partner

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Green Mountain, a Norwegian provider of green data centres, has announced that it has been selected as a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partner connecting in Stavanger.

“This enables our clients to extend their on-premises networks into the Microsoft Azure cloud over a private connection,” says Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO Green Mountain. “Inclusion into the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute program strengthens our position as one of the most connected data centres on the west-coast of Norway and one of the most connected colocations in the Nordic region.”

Azure ExpressRoute connections bypass the public internet and offer more reliability, faster speeds, predictable latencies and data privacy. Due to the increasing number of companies deploying a hybrid cloud strategy, so too has the need for a private connection between public cloud providers and data centres, which Azure ExpressRoute aims to deliver.

“For latency sensitive applications this will mean improved performance and user experience,” added Svein Atle Hagaseth, Green Mountain’s chief sales officer. “Green Mountain is one of the first data centres in Norway to be operational with this solution. This will greatly benefit all of our current and prospective clients who are utilizing Microsoft Azure cloud services.”

The ExpressRoute solution is well-suited for high availability scenarios including business continuity replication, periodic data transfer, emergency recovery etc. As an Azure ExpressRoute partner, Green Mountain can simplify the connection to Azure for its Norwegian clients and deliver a resilient, high-speed, low-cost connection.

In regional news back in August, DigiPlex a provider of Nordic data centres, has announced that is it to offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in the Nordic market. The new offering will give customers direct and secure hybrid-cloud access through its Ulven data centre in Oslo.