Nokia has announced that MIRIS, a leading Norwegian real estate and technology firm, will deploy AirFrame Open Edge data centre technology to support delivery of Smart City services in business parks and residential areas. MIRIS plans to build data centres in about 20 urban locations in Norway during 2019, followed by a wider rollout across the Nordic region.
City municipalities and the local real estate industry will host the infrastructure to support the first edge data centres. Many of these data centres will recycle excess heat and use it in local homes and businesses.
Nokia will develop and deliver edge compute services to support a range of innovative Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) 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.
Jan Gunnar Mathisen, CEO, MIRIS, said: “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.”
Jerome Julien, Head of Enterprise Partners, Nokia, said: “Data centres consume as much as 5% of the world’s power. 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.”
Nokia is providing a complete AirFrame solution including Open Edge hardware, AirFrame Data Center Manager and cloud infrastructure for IoT and real-time applications, as well as professional services for the design stage.