DE-CIX

DE-CIX to expand Internet Exchange Presence with Equinix in Hamburg

27 November 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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DE-CIX and Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) has announced that the full range of DE-CIX interconnection services will now be offered at Equinix’s new HH1 data centre in Hamburg.

The new data centre is now a “DE-CIX Enabled Site”, according to the company. The IX operator thus gains access to a wider area around the Hanseatic city.

The deployment is a part of Equinix’s existing interconnection and colocation offerings and provides customers of Equinix’s HH1 International Business Exchange data centre.

“The Hamburg location has become increasingly important in recent years. We now have 200 connected customers, and when you look at the demand, we expect the new Enabled Site to trigger a further growth spurt,” said Thomas King, CTO, DE-CIX.

“One of our strategic goals is to get physically closer to users and end customers, thereby promoting edge computing.

“As a result, data transmission and processing takes place directly on site with the lowest latencies, which on the one hand massively improves the classic user experience and on the other hand takes digital applications and innovations with high data volumes to a whole new level.”

Equinix operates the software-defined Equinix Fabric (formerly Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric), which provides access to cloud providers and enables companies to interconnect their distributed infrastructures.

DE-CIX operates a carrier and data-centre neutral Cloud Exchange, enabling the connection to more than 50 global Cloud Providers.

The company said the new connection also extends the offers in HH1 with the DE-CIX services FlexPOP, GlobePEER Remote, and VirtualPNI.

“We are pleased to expand our cooperation with DE-CIX in Germany,” said Jens-Peter Feidner, Managing Director, Germany, Equinix.

“The new connection in Hamburg complements our existing colocation and interconnection offerings perfectly, providing both Equinix customers and DE-CIX members with powerful peering and interconnection services at the digital network edge.

“In the course of the cooperation, we will also strengthen Hamburg’s position as an important European digital location and drive forward the digital transformation of companies in various sectors such as logistics, industry, and trade.”