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Urban data centres aim to anchor smart city applications

City municipalities and the local real estate industry will host the infrastructure to support the first edge data centres

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Many of the data centres will recycle excess heat and use it in local homes and businesses
Many of the data centres will recycle excess heat and use it in local homes and businesses

Norwegian real-estate and technology firm, MIRIS, plans to build around 20 data centres in urban locations in Norway during 2019 to support the development of smart city services.This will be followed by a wider roll-out in the Nordic region.

 

The company will deploy Nokia’s AirFrame Open Edge data centre technology to deliver the services to business parks and residential areas.

 

Edge data centres

 

Nokia will develop and deliver edge compute services to support a range of smart city and Internet of Things applications, including connected vehicles, gaming, massive video compute and other demanding local applications.

 

Nokia Open Edge is the industry’s first single-socket x86 server platform in a secured compact package suitable for harsh environments and all business segments, including enterprise.

 

City municipalities and the local real estate industry will host the infrastructure to support the first edge data centres. Many of these buildings will recycle excess heat and use it in local homes and businesses.

 

"Data centres consume as much as five per cent of the world’s power,” said Jerome Julien, head of enterprise partners, Nokia. “In this fast-growing edge data centre market, we are pleased to work with MIRIS on such an innovative approach that delivers desirable smart city and IoT applications while also helping to reduce the environmental impact of these centres globally."

"Data centers consume as much as five per cent of the world’s power”

Nokia is providing a complete AirFrame solution including Open Edge hardware, AirFrame data centre manager and cloud infrastructure for IoT and real-time applications, as well as professional services for the design stage.

 

"In Nokia, MIRIS has an industrial partner with a Nordic brand and global reach that can provide a complete data centre solution, including operations, leaving us free to focus on concept development, sales and deployment,” said Jan Gunnar Mathisen, CEO, MIRIS.

 

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