Colt’s Frankfurt 1 data centre becomes “DE-CIX-enabled”

27 July 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

DE-CIX is expanding its presence in Frankfurt as Colt’s Frankfurt 1 data centre becomes a new “DE-CIX-enabled site” for premium interconnection services.

data centreCarrier-neutral Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) announced a partnership with DE-CIX to offer Colt DCS customers the broad portfolio of DE-CIX premium interconnection services in Colt’s Frankfurt 1 data centre. 

With 5.6Tbps peak traffic DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading internet exchange (IX), spreading its presence to more than 20 data centres and different operators in the city of Frankfurt. Providing direct connectivity into IX operators is crucial for the cloud and managed service providers who reside in Colt DCS data centres. 

"We are seeing an increase in demand from global cloud and content providers that are searching for a connection with DE-CIX in Frankfurt. Colt Data Centre Services is the ideal partner to extend our services to such players. These customers will unquestionably benefit from our combined expertise," said Dr Thomas King, chief innovation officer at DE-CIX.

DE-CIX Frankfurt’s technical infrastructure has a total capacity of 48Tb. More than 700 national and international customers in 60 countries rely on the interconnection services in Frankfurt. Most recently, DE-CIX set a new record of 25Tb of connected capacity, up from 22.6Tb at the end of 2016. 

“The availability of internet exchanges with our data centres is something that we are actively enhancing on an on-going basis. It’s testament to our commitment to delivering a solid connectivity offering to our customers,” added Matthew Cantwell, director of portfolio propositions at Colt Data Centre Services.

“Providing direct connectivity into IX operators is crucial for the cloud and managed service providers who reside in our data centres. Having the capability to connect is reassuring to our customers, knowing that they are working with a trusted partner with a diverse connectivity portfolio. We are delighted to be welcoming DE-CIX into our Frankfurt 1 data centre and broadening our portfolio for customers.”

With this partnership, Colt DCS will offer its customers the broad portfolio of DE-CIX premium interconnection services. These include GlobePEER, MetroVLAN, GlobePEER Remote and DirectCLOUD. 

Topics: DE-CIX, Colt Data Centre Services, data centre, Frankfurt, internet exchange, IX, connectivity, interconnection, capacity