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Colocation and Cloud Delivery Services Provider Grows Its Future with Innovative Funding and Technology

Published 13 Feb 2018

Ficolo Oy has always done things differently. When it became apparent that data center services were needed in Finland, Ficolo’s founders leapt at the chance to provide them. Instead of building typical data center buildings and rooms, the company located operations in a Cold War-era underground military facility that was available for next to nothing. Unlike many colocation services providers that serve individual businesses, Ficolo is the wholesale cloud provider for other service providers. Its service provider customers choose the data center capabilities they need from Ficolo to support their individual service portfolios. Getting started for Ficolo wasn’t easy, many network vendors couldn’t cost-effectively deliver the small amounts of equipment that Ficolo needed. Ficolo ultimately chose an Extreme Capital Solution to purchase its network as a service, with pay-as-it-goes, risk-free acquisition. With Extreme Capital Solutions, Ficolo built its core network using Extreme VDX® Switches and Extreme VCS® Fabric technology.

Challenge:
  • Deploy a cost-effective data center infrastructure that delivers world-class cloud colocation services to service providers

Benefits of the new network solution include:

  • Accelerated time to market for new colocation services with reduced risk
  • Increased competitive advantage with ability to deliver cost-effective colocation services that include support
  • Gained reputation as colocation services provider of choice for international cloud companies to serve customers in Nordic countries

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