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

As an Internet exchange operator, DE-CIX allows service providers, content delivery networks (CDNs) and digital businesses to exchange Internet traffic between their networks. DE-CIX provides interconnection services and runs a range of carrier- and data center-neutral Internet exchanges globally. The Internet Exchange operator serves over 1,300 carriers, Internet service providers and content networks from more than 100 countries in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America.

The Infinera Cloud Xpress Family delivers “high-performance” data center interconnect solutions to cloud service providers, Internet content providers, Internet exchange service providers, enterprise network operators and other large-scale data center operators.

DE-CIX selected Infinera’s Cloud Xpress 2 solution for the combination of “capacity and simplicity in a compact, easy-to-install optical networking platform.” The Cloud Xpress 2 supports simple point-and-click provisioning, delivering 1.2 terabits per second of capacity up to 130 kilometers without requiring any external equipment. Infinera Instant Bandwidth would allow DE-CIX to activate and pay for additional capacity in minutes, reducing the initial cost of deployment while remaining responsive to customer capacity demands.

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“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 center interconnection requirements.”

Infinera’s Cloud Xpress 2 solution was implemented by network specialist Axians Networks & Solutions, which is a longtime 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,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President EMEA, Infinera. “We are delighted to work with DE-CIX to rapidly meet the needs of their customers.”

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