Norwegian engineering and construction firm AF Gruppen has selected Bulk Data Centers to host its private cloud infrastructure.

The Oslo-based construction firm is adopting a cloud-first strategy with Microsoft Azure but keeping some applications on-premise via a private cloud. The company will locate its private cloud in Bulk’s Oslo Internet Exchange (OS-IX) facility through a co-location agreement.

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– Bulk Data Centers

“We appreciate Bulk’s ability to work at our pace through the process to deliver a top-level of security,” said Glenn Hagelund CISO/head of operations and architecture for AF Gruppen. “We needed a plan to leverage colocation, deliver highly secure and assure the ability to scale going forward. OS-IX was our first choice and the Bulk team helped make that happen.”

Bulk operates three data centers campuses across Norway and Denmark. OS-IX is a 23,500 sqm (252,950 sq ft) facility with 22MW of capacity. The company acquired the site and broke ground on the data center in 2014.

“We are pleased at the confidence and trust AF Gruppen has placed in selecting our state-of-the-art, scalable colocation solutions to support their growing hybrid cloud needs,” said Gisle Eckhoff, Executive Vice President for Bulk Data Centers. “Space to support future growth, the high level of physical security and dark fiber availability at OS-IX were crucial factors in their move to Colocation.”

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