DE-CIX Madrid turns five with more than 200 connected networks

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DE-CIX Madrid is celebrating its fifth anniversary since launch.

It became the fastest growing IX worldwide within a year of opening and in the first three months of 2019, doubled the previous year's peak traffic by exceeding 300 Gbps.

Located in the largest neutral interconnection ecosystem in Southern Europe, the IX has expanded from 66 connected networks in 2016 to more than 200 today, and a presence in two data centres. This marks a 233% increase over five years of operations, with traffic data up 50% since March last year and current peak traffic already exceeding 650 Gbps per second.

"Spain and the Iberian Peninsula, with Madrid at the centre, play a very important role in terms of Internet quality," said Ivo Ivanov (pictured), CEO of DE-CIX International.

"Over the last five years our aim has been to position DE-CIX Madrid as the leading interconnection hub in Southern Europe and offer internet users a seamless user experience and the lowest possible latency, as latency has become the new currency of our digital age."

In April, DE-CIX unveiled Adam, a Spanish neutral data centre provider with access to the DE-CIX Cloud Exchange and, in November of last year, it confirmed plans for a new full-service interconnection platform in Barcelona.

DE-CIX Barcelona will offer interconnection services like peering and private interconnection, along with cloud exchange services through its award-winning Apollon platform, and additional access to top public clouds including Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, and IBM Bluemix.

DE-CIX itself celebrated 25 years in business in 2020. It was established in an old post office building in Frankfurt in 1995 and today has more than 25 locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

Celebrating its milestone, DE-CIX Madrid has released a video of its growth story.