Orange establishes a presence in Basefarm’s data centres
(Oslo, 30 August 2019): Globally, there are some twenty Tier 1 core networks on the internet. Basefarm’s data centres in Oslo have now been incorporated into this list.
Basefarm’s owner Orange is establishing what is known as a Point of Presence (PoP) for its global backbone network. This makes Basefarm’s data centres an integral part of Orange’s global infrastructure.
Orange’s network is one of the largest Tier 1 networks in the world. Tier 1 is the top tier of the networks comprising the internet. Traffic in Tier 1 networks is routed transit-free to all other Tier 1 and other internet networks, i.e. without incurring bandwidth fees. Wikipedia includes 16 Tier 1 networks in its list.
“Thanks to this expansion of our network connections, users can now benefit from shorter response times to locations in all corners of the globe, including remote locations. Basefarm can distribute services throughout this core network. At the same time, Orange can offer its services and data centre capacity here in Scandinavia”, says Sverre Støkken, network lead architect at Basefarm.
“By establishing PoPs in our data centres, we make all the services that Orange offers internationally available to Basefarm’s customers. This includes the ability for customers to choose from more than 80 data centres around the world for their solutions.”
This set-up also simplifies the process for international enterprises who are looking for data centre solutions in Norway. As Petter M. Tømmeraas, SVP Data Center Services at Basefarm, explains: “They can now use Orange to connect directly to Basefarm’s Norwegian data centres, at no extra cost.”