DE-CIX grows IX reach through EdgeConneX

DE-CIX grows IX reach through EdgeConneX

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DE-CIX is to expand its carrier and data centre neutral IX platform into multiple EdgeConneX data centres as part of its continuous work to scale its interconnection capabilities.

The development will see two deployments in the US – in Phoenix, AZ, and Richmond, VA – with a third in Barcelona, Spain, to complement the existing DE-CIX Munich Internet Exchange located at the EdgeConneX Munich Edge Data Center.

“Our Internet Exchanges create an extensive carrier and data centre neutral interconnection ecosystem across the globe,” said Ivo Ivanov (pictured), CEO of DE-CIX International, and founding member of IEIC.

“These interconnected exchanges offer the lowest latency paths and instant interconnection with thousands of networks around the world, including state-of-the-art interconnection services for both wholesale and enterprise networks of all sizes. EdgeConneX is a trusted partner, both in the United States and worldwide. We’re delighted to expand our presence to more markets with EdgeConneX as we continue to scale our interconnection platform globally.” 

The collaboration with DE-CIX provides EdgeConneX with essential local peering and connectivity to cloud and content providers and advances commerce in these regions by providing local and regional businesses with greater performance, lower latency, resiliency, and redundancy by interconnecting via the EdgeConneX data centre facilities. 

In addition to offering access to peering and cloud connectivity services, the partnership provides EdgeConneX customers interconnection to the world’s largest carrier and data centre neutral interconnection ecosystem via DE-CIX’s GlobePEER Remote solution. DE-CIX’s global interconnection ecosystem connects DE-CIX IXs in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, with access to more than 2,100 networks.

The news broke as Tellus – the DE-CIX-led Gaia-X project, not the Roman goddess – received its official funding notification from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in a virtual ceremony.

The project was backed by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics in December with a €122 million subsidy that will be shared between different projects.

Now it has been confirmed that the consortium’s share of the larger subsidy is €8.75 million.

Christoph Dietzel, global head of products and research at DE-CIX said: “We are very pleased to be able to drive forward the Tellus project with the help of funding from the BMWK and together with our consortium partners, thus bringing a core of Gaia-X to life: A secure, interconnected, and federated data infrastructure with a focus on data sovereignty. Tellus is based on real-world use cases and will be widely applied within the Gaia-X ecosystem for high-performance interconnection of dataspaces and services.”

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