LCL is the heart of Belgian connectivity
Aalst, Antwerp, Diegem, 2 October 2019 - LCL Data Centers is the first Belgian data center company to connect to DCspine. In concrete terms, LCL customers can use this to quickly set up a reliable, scalable and flexible connection. LCL Belgium is thus expanding its range again and is increasingly becoming the heart of Belgian connectivity.
"By implementing the DCspine technology in our data centers, we are once again giving our customers additional connectivity benefits," said Laurens van Reijen, CEO of LCL. “Connectivity is just important. It determines the speed of work, not only for employees but also for online shoppers for example, who try to order something in a webshop. LCL focuses on connectivity, so we are happy that we can add this to our offering.”
DCspine is a Eurofiber spin-off that was established two years ago in the Netherlands. As a central connectivity node in the Belgian telecom landscape, LCL was the first Belgian party to offer this additional connectivity solution to its customers. DCspine is, after all, a unique technology on the data center market. At the end of November there are informative sessions at LCL, organized by Eurofiber and DCspine.
How does it work?
Clients of data center company LCL can request connections via the DCspine online portal with other data centers that implemented the technology. They then book a "spine gate" for this. That way you can quickly and easily make connections with other data centers.
Via DCspine there is the possibility to flexibly adapt connections to the specific needs at that time. The minimum duration of the contracts is one day. The connectivity can also be scaled up instantly if, for example, that would be required immediately.
A connection with its own character
LCL already had a wide telecom offer, which means that customers sometimes save considerably. Today, for example, 40 operators are connected to the LCL data center in Diegem. However, the ability to connect with DCspine at LCL has specific advantages. The powerful DCspine connection, for example, offers scalability and delivery can take place very quickly. The connection also offers solutions for DDoS protection. It protects you against Distributed-Denial-of-Service attacks, a specific technique used by hackers to cause a site or service to crash.
In addition, DCspine also uses the SD-WAN technology. SD-WAN stands for Software-Defined Wide Area Network. That is a kind of Software Defined Networking applied to Wide Area Networks. A fast and flexible technology that is interesting for both companies and telecom providers. Among other things, it makes it easier to connect different locations to an internal network.
"We are pleased that we can incorporate the previously specialized DCspine into our ecosystem of more than 40 operators," says van Reijen. "Software Defined Networks are the future for transmission in the telecommunications market."