DE-CIX expands its presence in Bavaria at growing edge data centre

Created October 23, 2019
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Germany’s DE-CIX internet exchange has increased its presence outside Frankfurt by taking more space at EdgeConneX’s edge data centre in Munich, Bavaria.

The EDCMUC01 facility will see DE-CIX upgrade its equipment at the site to handle a capacity of over 1 terabyte, to “future-proof” its ability to handle consistently growing volumes of network traffic, said the internet exchange.

For the past ten years, DE-CIX has had network and peering infrastructure at the Landsberger Strasse 155 site, which was acquired by EdgeConneX this January. Now, with a growing number of customers with 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections, over 140 Autonomous System Numbers and peak traffic of more than 36Gbps, DE-CIX says an upgrade is in order. Faced with shrinking space at its other enabled sites within Munich, DE-CIX says it chose the EdgeConneX facility for the enhanced capacity as it can “support future growth and expansion”.

“Expanding our capacity with EdgeConneX was a natural choice in a competitive market known for tight data centre real estate,” said Thomas King, CTO at DE-CIX. “For businesses of all sizes and industries, the ability to interconnect to networks locally and access cloud on-ramps is more important than ever.”

Dick Theunissen, managing director for EMEA at EdgeConneX, said: “We are all about reshaping the internet by enabling customers to establish the local connections they want – where and when needed at the edge. With the DE-CIX technology refresh we’re reinforcing our position as a local gateway of choice for customers to access vital cloud on-ramps and interconnections with other major networks. In fact, due to strong demand in Europe, we are already planning further expansion in Munich and sourcing a second data centre in the area,” said Theunissen.

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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