DE-CIX introduces new service model and expands portfolio to DirectCloud

29 November 2016 | Alan Burkitt-Gray


DE-CIX is to introduce a new service model in 2017 and expand its product portfolio to include DirectCloud.

The company says the new service model creates a logical separation of the port into two parts: a physical access and virtual services. This means that in future further services can be booked from a single access.

“Through separating access and service, we are taking an essential step from being a pure peering platform to becoming an interconnection and service platform, and with this we are placing ourselves in an optimal position for the coming years,” said Harald Summa, CEO of DE-CIX, on the new service strategy. The new service model will become available at all DE-CIX locations world-wide in the course of the year.

This new service model will facilitate the introduction of new products, services and features on the Apollon platform. The change to the pricing structure on the basis of the service model serves as a simplification, and will enable customer needs to be fulfilled individually.

DirectCloud will enable customers to access cloud service provider connected to DE-CIX. The first provider to become available is Amazon Web Services. The portfolio of cloud providers will be enlarged further in the near future, said DE-CIX.

DirectCloud is initially available at all DE-CIX locations in the metropolitan region of Frankfurt. In conjunction with this, in September DE-CIX expanded the availability of its services in Frankfurt to 20 data centres, entering a partnership with Global Switch, one of the leading operators, owners and developers of provider-neutral data centres for enterprise customers in the European and Asia-Pacific regions.