Acreo establishes new Nordic Data Center Node
Acreo Swedish ICT, based in Hudiksvall, has established the first Nordic data center node for the XIFI Community Cloud Development.
The cluster is intended to provide infrastructure for cloud-based services for the future of the Internet in Europe and it is managed by Acreo. The Nordic Node will consist of two distributed sub-nodes in Stockholm and Hudiksvall connected via a dedicated connection through the Acreo National testbed. The coverage of Acreo testbed in Stockholm, Gävle, Hudiksvall and Sundsvall will provide access to more than 10,000 end-users through FTTH (100 Mb/s or 1 Gb/s) and LTE for eHealth, Smart City, and Smart Energy as well as developer communities.
The Nordic node will provide SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) services and act as a focal point for future Internet activities and experimentation in Sweden for partner and customers of Swedish ICT. It will also include partners and customers in Baltic countries through a local collaboration program.
The node aims to attract a versatile group of existing developers including clusters organizations with broad SME contacts, universities, IPv6 Forum Sweden developers and public organizations (municipalities and cities, public housing organization) as well as user communities including eHealth, Smart Cities, Smart Home and Smart Energy.
The XiFi Nordic Federated Node sub-project has become a part of the XiFi infrastructure federation – a Future Internet project within EC Framework Programe 7 – as of April 1, 2014.