IX Reach, Djibouti Data Center forge East African partnership

08 February 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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IX Reach has picked the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) as the strategic hub for its network expansion in East Africa.

The provider of SDN cloud connectivity, remote peering and Ethernet services selected DDC as the strategic hub for its African expansion owing to its reputation and unique position as the first and only Tier 3 carrier-neutral ecosystem in east Africa with direct access to all major international and regional cable systems connecting Africa to Europe, Middle Eastern, and Asian markets.

“We are delighted to call Djibouti Data Center a new point of presence (PoP) on our network,” said Simon Vye, CEO at IX Reach.

“IX Reach is dedicated to increasing connectivity, collaboration and innovation as well as improving the range of services we provide to our customers. This new partnership with DDC is key in continuing our vision of making our full portfolio of solutions including cloud connectivity just one cross connect away on the IX Reach network.”

DDC tenants will be able to connect directly onto IX Reach’s global network giving access via a single port to over 50 internet exchanges and direct connect into some of the industry’s leading cloud service providers. Given the geographical importance of Djibouti, IX Reach will also be able to address markets in other African countries improving global connectivity and reach.

“We are very excited to have IX Reach join the carrier neutral DDC ecosystem, and to be enhancing the DDC’s available network footprint for our global customer base as well as Africa’s growing and emerging markets,” said Anthony Voscarides, CEO of the Djibouti Data Center.

“In addition to the DDC’s market leading access in east Africa to international and regional fibre cable systems, the new IX Reach PoP will further enhance connectivity options to a diverse network of major internet exchange points, cloud service providers, and data centres across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific regions.”

The expansion into a new continent continues to highlight IX Reach’s global ambitions and increased investment into its network and services demonstrating its dedication to meeting the global challenges of increased data use driven by the growth of video streaming, content delivery, IoT, big data and AI technology.

IX Reach recently announced an enhanced partnership with AMS-IX into India to offer broader connectivity options