MARA Systems picks Mumbai-IX to improve internet experience in India

07 February 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe


MARA Systems has selected Mumbai-IX to provide its services to customers in India

The network security and caching solutions provider will deploy its cutting-edge technology, including CacheMARA, in a Mumbai-IX-enabled data centre and will provide services across Mumbai-IX’s internet exchange infrastructure.

“Our partnership with Mumbai-IX allows all Mumbai-IX customers to benefit from our services. Through this great collaboration, we will not just provide the software but also offer a hosted solution that allows customers to benefit from our caching services without big investments in expensive hardware,” said Michael Bellion, CEO of Germany-based MARA Systems.

The caching services provided should greatly enhance speed for all Mumbai-IX customers, and will also take advantage of the MARA Systems’ offering. The company already serves hundreds of customers around the globe with its high-performance software solutions and will use Mumbai-IX to deploy their first hosted solution.

Ivo Ivanov 340pxIvo Ivanov, board member of Mumbai-IX and CEO of DE-CIX International, added: “We are delighted to collaborate with MARA Systems. This not only means that our customers save costs for IP transit services, but they can now save even more by taking advantages of the MARA systems services available on our Exchange. And more importantly, our services help to improve the broadband Internet experience for connected customers.”

MARA Systems will provide its services for websites, rich media, and peer-to-peer caching through Mumbai-IX. Mumbai-IX already serves 90 international and domestic networks and is India's leading Internet Exchange. 

Mumbai IX, which was created with a joint venture (JV) with DE-CIX and Interwire, a local technology group that operates the Mumbai IX. The DE-CIX Interwire India plc operates under the "Mumbai IX powered by DE-CIX" brand.

Ivanov had previously said of entering the Indian market: "With our entry into the second largest internet market worldwide, we see major business and growth opportunities. Our own market analysis and expert’s opinions see India and especially Mumbai as the digital place-to-be when it comes to data transit and traffic. With close to 23 million inhabitants, major sea cable connections, a leading harbour and excellent airport facilities, the metro market of Mumbai is offering us a once in a lifetime chance to establish our business in this region."

MARA Systems and Mumbai-IX expect this solution to be fully operational in March 2018.