DE-CIX Istanbul internet exchange expands to TurkNet data centre

Turknet has connected its network to DE-CIX Istanbul to cope with the flow of its growing international data traffic.

Turknet has taken this step as a result of increased data traffic of at least 50% in 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a growing connected customer capacity of 22 Terabits.

In the past year, DE-CIX has continued to grow rapidly on the international front and has expanded to a further five locations around the globe.

DE-CIX reports a new record traffic peak for last year of 5.6 Terabits. At the same time, the number of connected 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports grew by more than 50%, from 97 in 2015 to 145, while the connected customer capacity increased to 22 Terabits. DE-CIX was also able to bring 114 new customers to the Frankfurt Exchange in 2016.

In the past year, DE-CIX has continued to expand its internet exchange locations internationally. While a new data centre location was added to each of the existing internet exchanges in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Istanbul, the new Internet Exchanges in Dallas and Madrid went live with two data centre locations each. Internationally, 184 new customers were brought to the Exchanges, and the globally connected customer capacity at the end of 2016 had reached a total of 25 Terabits.

Harald A. Summa, CEO, DE-CIX said: "Last year, DE-CIX was not only able to enthral new customers with our services, but we were also in the right place at the right time when we opened Dallas and Madrid, giving us two extremely fast-growing new locations. We can already foresee that the DE-CIX success story will continue to write itself in 2017."