Major DE-CIX infrastructure upgrade reinforces EdgeConneX as a leading international gateway for network operators, cloud and content providers
Herndon, VA, – September 26, 2019 — EdgeConneX®, pioneers in edge data center development, is working together with DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator, to meet escalating demand for premium network interconnection services in Munich, Germany. With ample space and power, the EdgeConneX Munich (EDCMUC01) data center is a prime location for enterprises, network operators, cloud and other service providers looking to reach the immediate Munich market and beyond. As a result, DE-CIX is upgrading its current equipment within the EdgeConneX facility to a capacity of more than 1 terabyte in order to future-proof its ability to handle consistently growing volumes of network traffic.
For the past 10 years, DE-CIX already had network and peering infrastructure at Landsberger Strasse 155 – now the EdgeConneX Munich facility as of January, 2019. Thanks to a growing number of customers with 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections, over 140 Autonomous System Numbers and peak traffic of more than 36 Gigabits per second, DE-CIX has decided an upgrade is in order. Faced with shrinking space at its other enabled sites within Munich, DE-CIX has chosen the EdgeConneX facility for its enhanced capacity that can support future growth and expansion. The EdgeConneX team is on track to complete its previously announced refurbishments to EDCMUC01.
“At EdgeConneX, we are all about reshaping the Internet by enabling customers to establish the local connections they want – where and when needed at the Edge,” says Dick Theunissen, Managing Director, EMEA at EdgeConneX. “For us, DE-CIX is among the most important and largest internet exchanges worldwide, who also are a critical, long-term partner in bringing our strategy to fruition. With the DE-CIX technology refresh in our over-15,000 square foot Munich facility, we’re reinforcing our position as a local gateway of choice for customers to access vital cloud onramps and interconnect with other major networks. In fact, due to strong demand in Europe, we are already planning further expansions in Munich and sourcing a second data center in the area. Together with DE-CIX, we can continue bringing interconnection as close to the Edge as our customers require.”
“Expanding our capacity with EdgeConneX was a natural choice in a competitive market known for tight data center real estate,” adds Dr. Thomas King, CTO at DE-CIX. “For businesses of all sizes and industries, the ability to interconnect to networks locally and access cloud onramps is more important than ever. This is a trend we see not just in Munich but in our other German markets as well. With our infrastructure upgrade in the EdgeConneX Munich facility, we are further driving our customers’ abilities to peer regionally while remotely accessing our other locations including Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, New York, Madrid, Marseille, Lisbon, Palermo and Istanbul.”
Network operators can reach DE-CIX Munich cost-effectively via a standard cross connect in the EdgeConneX EDCMUC01 data center. Those throughout the entire European region that currently lack a presence in Munich can access DE-CIX via transport connections and benefit from enhanced connectivity throughout the region.
For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to data, content, and communications anywhere, anytime, at any scale, visit edgeconnex.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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