DigiPlex to deliver Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to the Nord

DigiPlex to deliver Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to the Nordics

19 August 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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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. Once live, the Azure ExpressRoute will create a private digital superhighway giving customers a direct connection to Microsoft cloud services, delivering next-gen connectivity and faster performance, as well as unlocking greater choice for access and ability to implement hybrid-cloud strategies.

"We are very pleased to offer our customers direct connectivity to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute," said Gisle Eckhoff (pictured), CEO of DigiPlex. "Digital infrastructure continues to move from on-premise solutions into combinations of colocation and cloud. To stay ahead in the digital transformation race, Nordic enterprises are increasingly demanding private and secure connections to strategic cloud providers such as Microsoft to ensure optimal performance and scalability. At DigiPlex, we are committed to supporting unrivalled service, the best connectivity and solutions which respond to evolving requirements and ways of working."

Using the private gateway, DigiPlex customers are able to establish faster to market and secure connections to Azure ExpressRoute. In doing so, Azure ExpressRoute offers a range of enhancements for businesses including lowering operational risks, increasing performance, as well as creating more flexibility, reliability and predictable latency.

"It is great to build on our existing relationship with DigiPlex to add new connectivity options across the Nordics,” added Ross Ortega, partner program manager, Microsoft Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp. “We look forward to helping DigiPlex's enterprise customers use Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute for their mission-critical workloads running in Azure."

The news follows the launch of DigiPlex’s Nordic Connect Platform, linking its main data centres in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and serves to diversify the cloud connectivity options available to DigiPlex customers.