DE-CIX taps Infinera for accelerated internet exchange services

Created June 22, 2018
News and Business

DE-CIX, one of the world’s leading internet exchange operators has deployed the Infinera’s Cloud Xpress 2 to address the soaring demand for internet exchange services in rapidly growing markets including New York City, Frankfurt and Dallas. DE-CIX provides premium interconnection services and runs a range of carrier- and data centre-neutral internet exchanges globally. DE-CIX serves over 1,300 carriers, internet service providers and content networks from more than 100 countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America.

DE-CIX selected the Cloud Xpress 2 for the combination of capacity and simplicity in a compact, easy-to-install optical networking platform. Cloud Xpress 2 supports point-and-click provisioning and its plug-and-play combination of capacity and reach, delivering 1.2Tbps of capacity up to 130 kilometres without requiring any external equipment. Infinera Instant Bandwidth allows DE-CIX to activate and pay for additional capacity in minutes, reducing the initial cost of deployment while remaining responsive to customer capacity demands. The solution was implemented by network specialist Axians Networks & Solutions, which is a long-time partner of Infinera and has been involved in other projects for DE-CIX.

“DE-CIX is experiencing tremendous and unpredictable customer demand for interconnection services in major markets across the globe,” says Daniel Melzer, CTO, DE-CIX. “Our customers request instant activation of high-capacity internet exchange services, and Cloud Xpress 2 with Instant Bandwidth enables us to deliver that to our customers. Cloud Xpress 2 is easy to install and is performing better than advertised for our data centre interconnection requirements.”

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.