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DE-CIX Continues Network Expansion PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 July 2020 07:17


Frankfurt global internet exchange DE-CIX has established a point of presence at the NJFX New Jersey cable landing station to widen its international interconnectivity further. NJFX offers a Tier 3 data center campus to connect key carriers.

Telecom Review recently visited with Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International, in order to give the Telecom Review world an overview of the expanding DE-CIX network.

The new PoP will provide access for customers to exchange traffic so that their data can traverse directly from the US East Coast to Europe and beyond, as well as up and down the East Coast US corridor to the New York metro area, and to Ashburn, Virginia.

Customers can also inter-exchange traffic across the multiple subsea cable systems available at NJFX, including TGN1, TGN2 and Seabras, in addition to HAVFRUE/AEC2 later this year.

Currently, DE-CIX serves more than 1,850 network operators, internet service providers and content providers from over 100 countries with peering and interconnection services at its 20-plus locations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

DE-CIX North America operates two IXs in Dallas and New York. DE-CIX New York is the region’s largest neutral IX and one of the top five IXs in the US, featuring access to over 220 networks through a single connection.

Ivo, said: “For global enterprises, ISPs, CDNs and network operators, having access to diverse terrestrial and subsea options for connectivity is the foundation of their ability to reach new customers and penetrate new markets.

“By establishing a presence at the NJFX cable landing station colocation campus, customers are now able to leverage direct, low latency routes to major US business hubs in New York and Ashburn that avoid legacy choke-points.”

He added: “We are also seeing the LATAM market as one of the focus regions for networks we want to connect from NJFX to DE-CIX New York.”

Establishing SEECIX - the new interconnection hub for South East Europe:

Lamda Hellix Data Centers and DE-CIX established a strategic partnership, establishing SEECIX (South East Europe Cloud & Interconnection Exchange) powered by DE-CIX. SEECIX will be ready for service in summer 2020 within Lamda Hellix’s neutral world-class data center campus in Athens. The new interconnection hub will serve the South East European/Balkan region in extension to other DE-CIX metro markets in Lisbon, Madrid, Marseille, Palermo, and Istanbul, acting as a further new gateway between South East Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In addition, SEECIX will be connected with the world’s largest neutral interconnection ecosystem of DE-CIX, offering access to many hundreds of different networks. At SEECIX, additional peering, private interconnection and cloud exchange services will also be available, with access to top public clouds including Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Bluemix.

The new interconnection hub will be operated by DE-CIX on behalf of Lamda Hellix as part of the DECIX Apollon-as-a-Service (AaaS) program. The DE-CIX AaaS program includes a set of services such as installation, maintenance, provisioning, marketing and sales support, designed for data center operators or other third parties to create their own Internet Exchange and interconnection platform fully operated by DE-CIX. One example of the DE-CIX AaaS is the success story behind the UAE-IX powered by DE-CIX in Dubai. The SEECIX partnership presents the first opportunity for DE-CIX to deliver the technical set-up needed for an Internet Exchange as a fully pre-configured and standardized “DE-CIX in a box” solution – easy to plug and play.

Ivo says, “We are proud to bring the world’s leading neutral interconnection ecosystem to the strategically important region of South-East Europe, the Balkans, and especially to Greece with our partner Lamda Hellix Data Centers. With a single access at SEECIX, customers will be able to enjoy a comprehensive set of interconnection services. This includes peering locally with other Greek networks, OTTs, cloud providers, and enterprises, or remotely with DE-CIX Frankfurt, the world’s leading IX by peak traffic, and other DE-CIX locations in due course, as well as gaining access to more than 50+ cloud service providers present at the DE-CIX Cloud Exchange. DE-CIX has a proven record of accomplishment in successfully creating interconnection hubs worldwide in regions where customers are in need of easy-to-access interconnection services. We are certain SEECIX will have a tremendous impact and meet huge success in the South East of Europe and beyond.”