DE-CIX to use Equinix IBX solution
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
DE-CIX provides premium interconnection services and operates more than 20 neutral Internet Exchanges in Europe, India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North America…
Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, has announced that DE-CIX, one of the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operators, will move into Equinix’s IL2 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Istanbul. The deployment is set to grow DE-CIX’s Istanbul operations by enabling expanded carrier- and data centre-neutral Internet Exchange services in the region.
DE-CIX provides premium interconnection services and operates more than 20 neutral Internet Exchanges in Europe, India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North America. The company’s Frankfurt Internet Exchange is the largest IX worldwide in terms of peak traffic – with a maximum data throughput of more than 8.1 terabits per second.
By moving into Equinix’s IL2 data center, DE-CIX will be able to leverage Equinix’s Metro Connect services to provide direct, dedicated, carrier-grade network links between Turkey’s MedNautilus subsea cable landing station and IL2. These cable systems enable accelerated traffic globalisation and data consumption, as well as rapid growth of cloud and online services.
Customers at the IL2 data center now only need a cross connect in place to directly connect with DE-CIX Istanbul. They can also benefit from peering with networks in Turkey and utilize additional interconnection services like DE-CIX DirectCLOUD. DE-CIX customers operating in the Turkish market will now have regional interconnection points via Equinix.
The deployment will also enable DE-CIX customers to access Equinix’s colocation services. In tandem, Equinix customers joining DE-CIX will be able to connect on-location to directly exchange traffic, or peer, with DE-CIX's member base. This will take place via Equinix’s Internet Exchange, which enables networks, content providers and large enterprises to exchange internet traffic through the largest global peering solution, across more than 30 markets. It not only gives Equinix customers access to a rich interconnection ecosystem of hundreds of networks, large enterprises, cloud and IT service providers, it helps increase performance through reduced network hops and congestion, and gives control to create and manage connections on demand through a globally consistent portal.
Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International, said “Extending our presence in Istanbul with our long-term partner Equinix, shows we are building robust, secure and reliable interconnection bridges across continents. Istanbul itself owns a unique strategic position within Eurasia and DE-CIX is here to strengthen this position with its customers and partners. We believe Istanbul is the interconnection gateway to Europe, Asia and Middle East, with a huge future potential.”
Keith Shaw, EMEA Business Development at Equinix, said “We are excited to be working with DE-CIX and look forward to helping them grow their presence in this flourishing market. The global surge in data has created a need for enterprises around the world to directly and securely connect with their partners, to enable the real-time transfer of data in a secure, scalable environment. As the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, DE-CIX’s expanded presence with Equinix will be a key driver in facilitating digital transformation across the region.”