Showing posts with label DE-CIX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DE-CIX. Show all posts

Monday, May 16, 2016

Video: DE-CIX - U.S. Expansion, Metro VLANs, New Frontiers

Since entering the U.S. market two years ago, DE-CIX has added over 120 networks to its Internet Exchange in New York. Ed d'Agostino, Vice President of North America for DE-CIX, says the company's positioning as a pure-play IX, rather than a data center offering IX, enables it to expand to new data centers and networks.

In this video, d'Agostino highlight's DE-CIX's unique metro VLAN solution, which is now connecting its New York and Frankfurt exchanges.


 


https://youtu.be/lbk6G2mzAkU


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

DE-CIX Notes Upturn in 100G Internet Exchange Connections

DE-CIX, which recently recorded an all-time record peak throughput volume of 4 Terabit/s on its Internet Exchange in Frankfurt, is seeing customers upgrade their port size and capacity.  The company reports that during the first quarter of 2015, customers ordered the same number of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GE) ports as they did in all of 2014.

As an example, Akamai, the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, has upgraded its capacity at DE-CIX in Frankfurt to 12x100 GE connections. Delivering 1.2 Terabits per second, this is the largest service provider bandwidth at any Internet exchange worldwide.

“Our goal is for our customers’ content to arrive as quickly as possible at its final destination, no matter where in the world the end user is,” says Noam Freedman, Senior Vice President, Networks and Chief Network Architect at Akamai Technologies. “With more than 700 Internet service providers worldwide, DE-CIX is one of our most important Internet exchange providers. With the 2013  implementation of its DE-CIX Apollon technology platform to easily handle 100 GE demands, DE-CIX has made it very easy for us to expand our capacity there. In this way, we’re well-positioned for the growing IP traffic volumes around the world.”

http://www.de-cix.net


Thursday, October 2, 2014

DEC-CIX Upgrades Frankfurt Exchange with ALU 7950 XRS-40 Routers

DE-CIX has upgraded its flagship Apollon Internet exchange in Frankfurt with Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS-40 routing systems.

The XRS-40 system combines two XRS-20 chassis back-to-back. One XRS-40 currently delivers up to 160 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports or 1600 x 10 GE ports. DE-CIX deployed the first XRS-40 system on October 1, 2014, and will expand this setup to multiple data centers in the Frankfurt metropolitan area.

DE-CIX said this deployment enable it to aggregate more customers on a single edge router and to keep Internet exchange (IX) traffic local within the data center. It will also reduce the amount of traffic that needs to be routed through the Apollon core nodes, which are based on XRS-20 platforms, keeping latency low and data flow manageable in a marketplace that is growing rapidly.

Alcatel-Lucent confirmed that this installation by DE-CIX is the first deployment of the XRS-40 outside of North America .

DE-CIX has already added more than 80 new customers to its Apollon platform this year, with the number of exchange customers and ports growing.

“We are pleased to see these powerful XRS-40 systems fulfill such a critical role in the delivery of global Internet traffic at the world’s leading Internet exchange,” said Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Routing and Transport division. “This is the first XRS-40 implementation in Europe, one that is designed to deliver expanded capacity, simplify management and maintain high availability for the DE-CIX team. The XRS-40 will allow DE-CIX to grow for years to come.”

https://www.de-cix.net/news-events/latest-news/news/article/de-cix-frankfurt-to-operate-worlds-largest-ixp-node/
http://www.alcatel-lucent.com


In December 2013, DE-CIX, which operates the world’s largest Internet exchange in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), completed a major upgrade to its flagship DE-CIX Apollon platform and successfully migrated all of its nearly 600 customers to the next system.

DE-CIX Apollon consists of four fully implemented Supernodes and six edge nodes spread across the Frankfurt metro, with the platform’s deployment having begun in April 2013. In ten scheduled maintenance windows, 580 customers with a total of 928 ports were successfully migrated to the new DE-CIX Apollon platform.

DE-CIX Apollon uses ADVA Optical Networking and Alcatel-Lucent as its technology vendors. Specifically, the platform leverages ADVA Optical Networking's flagship FSP 3000 platform for optical transport capacity of up to 2 Terabits/sec per fiber pair. The switching layer is powered by Alcatel-Lucent's Core Router 7950 XRS, which supports 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.

Monday, May 12, 2014

DE-CIX Lands Akamai in its NYC Data Center

DE-CIX North America, the U.S. arm of the German Internet exchange operator, confirmed Akamai as the first customer turned up on its Internet exchange, DE-CIX New York. Service turn-up for Akamai occurred last week at DE-CIX’s Internet exchange at its 111 8th Ave. access site in New York City. Akamai’s connection to DE-CIX New York follows a long-term partnership; Akamai has also used DE-CIX’s services in Europe and the Middle East.

“Our company was founded in 1998 to solve the problem of the ‘World Wide Wait,’” says Steven J. Schecter, Senior Manager, Network Architecture  for Akamai. “Akamai’s Intelligent Platform is a leading cloud platform for delivering high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere.  It reaches globally and delivers locally. Having this new Internet exchange in New York will enable us to connect with other peering partners across a resilient Ethernet platform. DE-CIX is helping us to make good on our customer promise to deliver Internet content intelligently.”

http://nyc.de-cix.net

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DE-CIX Completes Upgrade of its Internet Exchange

DE-CIX, which operates the world’s largest Internet exchange in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), completed a major upgrade to its flagship DE-CIX Apollon platform and successfully migrated all of its nearly 600 customers to the next system.

DE-CIX Apollon consists of four fully implemented Supernodes and six edge nodes spread across the Frankfurt metro, with the platform’s deployment having begun in April 2013. In ten scheduled maintenance windows, 580 customers with a total of 928 ports were successfully migrated to the new DE-CIX Apollon platform.

DE-CIX Apollon uses ADVA Optical Networking and Alcatel-Lucent as its technology vendors. Specifically, the platform leverages ADVA Optical Networking's flagship FSP 3000 platform for optical transport capacity of up to 2 Terabits/sec per fiber pair. The switching layer is powered by Alcatel-Lucent's Core Router 7950 XRS, which supports 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.

In 2014, DE-CIX will announce additional Ethernet-based interconnection options that its Apollon infrastructure will provide.

“We’re proud to announce that DE-CIX Apollon is now ready for service,” confirmed Harald A. Summa, CEO for DE-CIX. “A huge congratulations goes out to our engineering and support teams for their careful planning and strong execution of this complex process. Our goal was always to maximize efficiency and minimize disruptions for our customers, and we’ve been successful. DE-CIX Apollon is the result of the innovation, vision and excellence that we bring to all aspects of our work. We know global Internet traffic will continue to grow and are confident that the DE-CIX Apollon platform will capably handle traffic for all our customers.”

http://apollon.de-cix.net/news/

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DE-CIX Leases NYC Fiber from OCG for Distributed Internet Exchange

Optical Communications Group (OCG) will provide a dark fiber backbone for DE-CIX New York, which is building a distributed Internet Exchange consisting of five Points of Presence (PoPs) across the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

The agreement includes a service location at 325 Hudson, the carrier-neutral core interconnection facility strategically located on New York City's fiber-dense crossroads of Hudson Street and the Holland Tunnel.

"OCG has provided us with a dark fiber ring that covers all key facilities for DE-CIX New York," explains Nipper. "Using the same robust setup we have used in Frankfurt for years, our initial backbone design will provide up to 320 Gbps of capacity that can be upgraded to support numerous terabits per second as demand dictates," stated DE-CIX CTO Arnold Nipper.

http://www.ocgfiber.com
http://nyc.de-cix.net
http://www.325hudson.com

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

DE-CIX Internet Exchange Opens in NYC

DE-CIX, which operates the world’s largest Internet Exchange operator in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), has opened a new carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange in New York City.

DE-CIX employs a distributed model across multiple facilities.  Initial DE-CIX sites for the new NYC exchange include key locations such as 60 Hudson Street, 111 8th Avenue, 32 Avenue of the Americas, 325 Hudson Street and 165 Halsey Street in Newark, New Jersey. Additional strategic sites across the region will be added in the near future.

DE-CIX said its New York Exchange can support numerous Terabits per second of traffic based on its proven public peering model encompassing a high-capacity Ethernet infrastructure and an all-fiber metro optical backbone. The DE-CIX public peering model allows a service provider to pay for interconnection services on a per-port basis, rather than on the volume of traffic exchanged. This model provides for DE-CIX New York to lower operations and peering costs and offer best-in-class service.
 
“We are committed to making the New York/New Jersey metro area a better place for carriers and ISPs,” states Harald A. Summa, CEO for DE-CIX. “We are creating a truly neutral interconnection ecosystem in all major facilities in this market. Unlike other players, we will not exclude various data center operators. Instead, our footprint will combine both major carrier hotels that have served clients for the last decade and numerous new sites in this metro market.”

http://nyc.de-cix.net

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

DE-CIX to Launch Distributed, Carrier-Neutral Internet Exchange in NYC

DE-CIX, which operates the massive Internet Exchange in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), will establish Internet exchanges in major U.S. metro regions.  New York City has been chosen for its first distributed, carrier- and data center-neutral Internet Exchange for North America. DE-CIX makes this game-changing move in the North American telecommunications market in an effort to begin boosting the country’s vital digital infrastructure and the infrastructure of the cities in which it will operate.

DE-CIX said it plans to use the same open model as in Frankfurt for the high-capacity, high-performance Layer 2 peering interconnection.  Different than the prevailing U.S. Internet traffic exchange model, DE-CIX will deploy a large-scale Ethernet switching fabric, combined with an all-fiber metro optical backbone that supports traffic volumes of up to numerous Terabits per second across multiple data centers in the selected metropolitan areas. This will enable all types of Internet providers to exchange traffic across the neutral, distributed infrastructure. This is an advantage over current U.S. colocation and exchange models, in which data centers primarily serve their own on-campus tenants or connect customers with passive Private Interconnects (PI).

"Establishing and developing the new exchange will go far in elevating New York’s reputation as one of the world’s great technology hubs, in addition to its other first-rate attributes. DE-CIX’s new exchange in New York will be operational soon, while we are also planning for deployments in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. DE-CIX will help these selected cities to grow their role as Internet hubs and finally achieve the major role they deserve in the global Internet ecosystem," said Harald A. Summa, CEO for DE-CIX.

http://www.de-cix.net/