04 July 2018
| James Pearce
DE-CIX has expanded its presence in Munich by launching services in a data centre in the Bavarian capital owned by EMC HostCo.
EMC HostCo’s Munich facility becomes the third
DE-CIX enabled site in the German city, along with
Equinix’s MU1 facility and SpaceNet’s
The additional site in Munich means DE-CIX services, such as
DirectCLOUD, GlobePEER, GlobePEER Remote, and MetroVLA, will
now be made available for partners connecting into the EMC
It is the latest expansion for DE-CIX in its home German
market, where it now has a presence in five cities –
Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich.
DE-CIX serves 1300+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from
100+ countries, including leading international players in
various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East, India and
North America. Its Frankfurt site carries peak traffic of
6.4Tbps, one of the highest amounts in the world.
Dr. Thomas King, chief innovation officer at DE-CIX, said:
"Munich is home to a diverse and broad range of global players
and SMEs, large companies and start-ups, which makes it a very
important location for DE-CIX strategically. Strengthening our
presence there through new partnerships – such as that
with EMC HostCo – is therefore an absolute
EMC HostCo offers scalable colocation and housing solutions
for customers from industry, administration, media, banking,
insurance, as well as cloud and Internet service providers from
its site in Munich.
"Our partnership with DE-CIX is a potent indicator of
Munich's digital heartbeat and a perfect complement to the
strategy of our connectivity hub," states Bernhard Huter, CEO
at EMC HostCo.