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DE-CIX Launches World's Largest and Most Advanced Ethernet Interconnection Platform

Apr 10 2013 12:00AM

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 -- DE-CIX, the world's leading Internet Exchange operator headquartered in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), announces today the implementation of its newest interconnection platform, DE-CIX Apollon. This cutting-edge, scalable Ethernet platform will be the world's largest and most advanced.

DE-CIX operates carrier-neutral exchanges for carriers, Internet service providers, content delivery networks and cloud computing providers in Frankfurt, Germany and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. DE-CIX in Frankfurt currently serves and connects over 500 networks from more than 50 countries.

Built with the latest technology to ensure the highest availability and best performance, DE-CIX Apollon utilizes ADVA Optical Networking's flagship FSP 3000 platform, which provides transport speeds of up to 2 Terabits/sec per fiber pair. The switching layer is powered by Alcatel-Lucent's Core Router 7950 XRS, which supports the world-leading port density of up to 80 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports per chassis. The core of the DE-CIX Apollon network is based on four supernodes that are built from the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS and which are fed by customer-facing switches, both located at secure locations spread throughout the Frankfurt metro.

Once ready for service, DE-CIX Apollon will provide the full spectrum of Ethernet-based interconnection services, including DE-CIX's premium peering at access speeds from 1 Gigabit to multiple 100 Gigabit ports, depending on client requirements. This furthers the overall scalability of DE-CIX, on which traffic has grown at a rate of 50-100% per year for the last 10 years.

"DE-CIX Apollon's interconnection capabilities represent the largest interconnection architecture in the market, enabling clients to not only peer but establish immediate dedicated-capacity connections with other global service providers," states Harald A. Summa, CEO for DE-CIX. "Partnering with industry leaders such as ADVA Optical Networking and Alcatel-Lucent further ensures DE-CIX continues to deliver best-in-class interconnection. With the launch of DE-CIX Apollon, we've set the foundation to support the demand for Layer 2 interconnection services and the creation of an even broader marketplace at DE-CIX."

DE-CIX Apollon will be showcased at the Global Peering Forum in San Diego on April 10 and will be featured on a thirteen-event roadshow across North America, Europe and the Middle East from April-December 2013. The DE-CIX Apollon platform in Frankfurt is currently being deployed and will be ready for service in December 2013. DE-CIX Apollon will soon be extended to select international markets.

For more information about DE-CIX and DE-CIX Apollon, please visit http://apollon.de-cix.net.

About DE-CIX
Founded in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the leading operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection worldwide. DE-CIX facilitates the exchange of IP traffic between networks through a distributed, failsafe and scalable infrastructure in various metro markets across Germany and in the Middle East. This includes broadband networks, hosting providers, content providers and cloud computing players. More than 500 ISPs from over 50 countries use DE-CIX to handle a large fraction of their Internet traffic and make DE-CIX the world's largest interconnection facility that supports peering. DE-CIX's customer base includes the world's leading players, such as 1&1, Akamai, China Telecom, Facebook, Google and Telefonica.

The company began its international growth with the takeover in 2012 of the operations of UAE-IX in Dubai, UAE, the country's first carrier-neutral interconnection and peering platform. DE-CIX is a wholly owned subsidiary of eco e.V., the world's largest Internet industry association. Further information is available at: www.de-cix.net.



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Source: Marketwire