DE-CIX expands fibre interconnectivity with Datacenter One

Created April 18, 2019
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Internet exchange DE-CIX has signed an agreement with Datacenter One to link the German data centre operator’s facilities with its Frankfurt exchange. As a result, DE-CIX’s global interconnectivity services will be available at Datacenter One’s sites in Leverkusen, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.

In the first phase, Datacenter One’s LEV1 data centre in Leverkusen (pictured) will be connected to DE-CIX. The aim of the partnership, DE-CIX said, is to meet “strong demand” for fast and low-cost interconnection services in additional German regions.

The three Datacenter One locations will be branded as “DE-CIX Enabled Sites”. As a colocation partner, Datacenter One will provide the data centre infrastructure, while DE-CIX will operate its own network infrastructure and take care of the management and marketing of the added DE-CIX locations.

Thomas King, chief technology officer at DE-CIX, said: “We want to be as close to our customers as possible, which is why regional centres like Dusseldorf, Leverkusen and Stuttgart are growing in importance for us. Expansion into additional cities is a logical step. Our new site in Leverkusen will supply the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region and further branches are already in the implementation phase.”

Wolfgang Kaufmann, managing director of Datacenter One, said: “Our LEV1 data centre is one of the most modern and energy-efficient data centres in Europe. DE-CIX will benefit from our exceptional infrastructure and the collaboration will enable us to offer our tenants additional added value – direct access to DE-CIX.”

DE-CIX operates internet exchanges in 18 metropolitan regions worldwide, including an expanding presence in India.

Earlier this month, DE-CIX claimed a global first, being the only IX operator in the world to offer 400 Gigabit Ethernet access technology to customers. A few years ago, DE-CIX introduced 100 Gigabit Ethernet access technology so it has now scaled up by a factor of four to address rapidly increasing data traffic in its facilities.

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation