COPENHAGEN 28 April 2011 – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE:INXN, news), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Danish Internet Exchange (DIX) to establish DIX’s second national Internet Exchange at Interxion’s data centre in Copenhagen.
Since 1994, the DIX at DTU (Technical University of Denmark), Lyngby has been Denmark’s only official hub for the exchange of Internet traffic. Therefore, the agreement between DIX and Interxion means that both existing and future members of the DIX now have an alternative point of presence at Interxion’s data centre in Ballerup. The DIX facility is operated by UNI-C, which is a government agency working under the Ministry of Education.
“We have always emphasised that the Danish internet should not have a 100% dependence on a single deployment of the DIX infrastructure. For that reason, we require that the DIX users also have transit connections to ensure high availability. We are now happy to have established redundancy with our new DIX infrastructure presence at Interxion Copenhagen,” comments Director of Research and Society Division Martin Bech, Uni-C.
“With cloud services, streaming media, smartphones and the possibilities with IPv6, we expect continued strong growth in Internet traffic. Therefore, we expect that our agreement with Interxion will increase the number of the current 50 DIX members and simultaneously boost the growth of DIX data traffic in general. The more traffic that is peered at the exchange, the greater the benefits for its members,” concludes Martin Bech.
“Cooperation between our customers has always been central in our proposition as such we have agreements with more than 25 carriers and ISPs who provide services to other customers and to each other at our Copenhagen site. Our agreement with DIX means that we now create a unique environment for these customers, who will now have more rapid, direct and economical Internet connections for their solutions. We therefore expect further growth from customers in the hosting, cloud and streaming media sectors where connectivity and peering is key to delivering a improved on line experience,” commented Peder Bank, Managing Director Interxion Nordic.
“Interxion has serviced the requirements of professional data centre services for the Internet Exchanges for more than 10 years and is proud to have enabled the penetration of and adoption of the Internet across Europe during this time. With the DIX agreement, Interxion now counts 20 of Europe’s leading Internet Exchanges within its connectivity community, giving access to over 2,000 ISPs and providing unique and cost-effective peering opportunities to customers across Europe,” explained Kevin Dean, Interxion CMO.
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Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving over 1,100 customers through 28 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With connectivity provided by 350 carriers and ISPs and 20 European Internet exchanges across its footprint, Interxion has created content and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com .
DIX is the largest Danish Internet Exchange. It was established in 1994 with the objective to promote the use of data communication through the exchange of data traffic between Danish ISPs. Back then and now, the purpose was to promote low response times and reduce costs of data exchange through peering agreements. Most Danish ISPs are members of the DIX, which has about 50 members. UNI-C owns and operates the DIX. UNI-C is a government agency under the Ministry of Education, and it operates a wide range of networking and IT services for public companies and authorities. Read more on www.dix.dk .
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