Nokia announced that MIRIS, a leading Norwegian real estate and technology firm, will deploy AirFrame Open Edge data center technology to support delivery of Smart City services in business parks and residential areas.
MIRIS plans to build data centers in about 20 urban locations in Norway during 2019, followed by a wider roll out across the Nordic region.
City municipalities and the local real estate industry will host the infrastructure to support the first edge data centers. Many of these data centers 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 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.
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.