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Press Release -- October 24th, 2018
Source: DE-CIX

World’s Largest Internet Exchange Expands: DE-CIX Increases Presence in Frankfurt with Two New E-Shelter Locations

Frankfurt (Main), 24 October 2018 — The world’s leading operator of Internet Exchanges DE-CIX is expanding its presence in its flagship location Frankfurt am Main, as well as reinforcing its partnership with the data center operator e-shelter. The e-shelter data centers FRA4 (Hattersheim) and FRA2 (Hanauer Landstrasse) will become “DE-CIX Enabled Sites”. Including the two new locations, the DE-CIX infrastructure is now distributed across a total of 29 different data centers in greater Frankfurt Rhein/Main area.

“We are very pleased to strengthen our partnership with e-shelter with the two new locations. e-shelter operates very professional data centers in the Frankfurt area and will develop the Hattersheim location into a trailblazing campus. At DE-CIX continued growth is the order of the day, so that we can do justice to the steadily growing demands of our customers. In the past year, the connected data capacity in our Frankfurt location alone has grown by 20 percent. This certainly also has to do with our very successful cooperation with e-shelter at the location Campus FRA1. We also see a clear trend towards more and more customers registering a larger requirement for data capacity at DE-CIX. As an example, the orders for 100GE ports rose by almost 40 percent in 2017. This trend will continue in the coming years,” says Dr. Thomas King, Chief Technical Officer at DE-CIX.

“We are happy to intensify the cooperation with DE-CIX and to be able to offer our customers direct access to the world’s largest Internet Exchange at further locations. e-shelter is also expanding strongly. Alongside Hattersheim, we are currently strongly expanding our European locations in, among others, Amsterdam and London,” Volker Ludwig, Senior Vice President Sales at e-shelter, explains.

DE-CIX will soon be operating 15 Internet Exchanges worldwide in key markets such as Europe, India, the Near East, and North America. DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the leading Internet Exchange in the world, with record data traffic of more than 6.4 Terabits per second (Tbps).

About DE-CIX

DE-CIX – the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator – provides premium interconnection services and runs a range of carrier and data center-neutral IXs globally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX serves 1500+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 100+ countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America.

With 6.4+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet Exchange. For more information, please visit

About e-shelter

e-shelter is one of the leading data center operators in Europe, providing highly secure environments for housing and connectivity of IT and network systems. e-shelter leverages 300 MW of power capacity and 90,000 sqm of data center space to deliver scalable data center solutions to a wide range of customers. We operate ten data center locations within Germany, Switzerland, and Austria and expand beyond the DACH region. As a member of the NTT Communications Group of companies, e-shelter provides access to a global network of 140 data centers. Among e-shelter’s clients are financial services companies, telecoms operators, public sector, IT service, as well as outsourcing and cloud service providers.

In addition to e-shelter, companies such as Arcadin, Dimension Data, itelligence, NTT Communications, NTT DATA and NTT Security are part of the NTT Group in Germany. In this region, the NTT Group represents around 5,300 employees and combined revenue of more than € 1.2 billion. You can find further information on the global NTT Group at

Media contact DE-CIX:

Carsten Titt

Senior Manager Global PR

Telefon: +49 (0)69-1730902-130


Media contact e-shelter:
Claudia Isabel Knoll

Head of Marketing

Telefon: +49 (0)69-7801-2110


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