DE-CIX deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 to meet soaring demand

20 June 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe


Internet exchange operator DE-CIX has deployed Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 to address soaring demand for internet exchange services in rapidly growing markets, including: New York City, Frankfurt and Dallas.

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The news comes a week after Gruppo per l'Armonizzazione delle Reti della Ricerca (GARR), Italy's national research and education network, also deployed Infinera’s Cloud Xpress 2 to meet the growing bandwidth demands of science computing applications.

DE-CIX, which serves over 1,300 carriers, internet service providers and content networks from more than 100 countries, selected the Cloud Xpress 2 for the “unmatched combination of capacity and simplicity in a compact, easy-to-install optical networking platform”.

"DE-CIX is experiencing tremendous and unpredictable customer demand for interconnection services in major markets across the globe," said Daniel Melzer, CTO of DE-CIX.

"Our customers request instant activation of high-capacity internet exchange services, and Cloud Xpress 2 with Instant Bandwidth enables us to deliver that to our customers. Cloud Xpress 2 is easy to install and is performing better than advertised for our data centre interconnection requirements."

Infinera says the Cloud Xpress 2 supports simple point-and-click provisioning and “the highest plug-and-play combination of capacity and reach available, delivering 1.2Tbps of capacity up to 130km without requiring any external equipment”. Infinera Instant Bandwidth allows “DE-CIX to activate and pay for additional capacity in minutes, reducing the initial cost of deployment while remaining responsive to customer capacity demands”. The solution was implemented by network specialist Axians Networks & Solutions, which is a long-time partner of Infinera and has been involved in other projects for DE-CIX.

"With internet traffic booming, driven by growth in cloud-based services, neutral interconnection services from DE-CIX are the glue connecting the cloud ecosystem," added Nick Walden, Infinera senior vice president for EMEA. "We are delighted to work with DE-CIX to rapidly meet the needs of their customers.”

"We are honoured to partner with Infinera to provide DE-CIX with a solution that provides exceptional performance and peace of mind," said Rick Werner, head of BU carrier & service provider, Axians Networks & Solutions.

Last month, DE-CIX announced its support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service from Google Cloud that allows customers to connect to the platform from anywhere in the world.