datamena launches a global interconnect ecosystem in Mumbai and Marseille

25 June 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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datamena has launched a global interconnect ecosystem that will deliver seamless interconnection between major cloud and content hubs around the world.

The first digital infrastructure hubs are in Mumbai, India and Marseille, France and have been launched in partnership with DE-CIX.

The Global Interconnect Ecosystem has been developed to accelerate digital transformation for international business, enable seamless delivery of digital content and support the growth of global cloud. In addition, the interconnect ecosystem will provide direct access to cloud and content hubs through a single platform.

“datamena is enabling Digital Transformation on a global scale and transforming our business from a region hub to a truly global content and Cloud ecosystem. We are playing a mission-critical role in enabling Cloud and content to grow without borders,” said Hany Aly (pictured), executive vice president enterprise business at du. “Our team developed the Middle East’s most successful partner marketplace and now we are solving new and emerging challenges for global business.”

datamena has deployed DE-CIX’s Appollon Advance platform to enable hyper-scalability and cloud exchange features alongside its global peering services. datamena will connect its UAE-IX to DE-CIX’s Mumbai IX and DE-CIX Marseille to enable remote peering between three major IXs in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Interconnect partners at each IX will be able to seamlessly peer with new partners in each region, bringing the content and cloud closer to end users.

“datamena has a unique vision for global digital transformation and we are proud to be supporting them as they grow beyond their borders,” added Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International. “It is serving a growing need in the market and its partners will benefit from seamless access to global peering. We will work closely with datamena to benefit our peering partners and ensure that they have an exceptional experience when interconnecting locally and across continents. It is an extremely exciting time to be in the interconnection market and datamena is showing that there is still room for innovation.”