maincubes, an expanding European data center operator with currently two facilities – located in Frankfurt, Germany and Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk, the Netherlands respectively, has achieved the DE-CIX Enabled Site status. This means that maincubes makes its Frankfurt data center infrastructure available to the DE-CIX internet exchange, which operates its own network infrastructure there, as well as undertaking the management and the marketing.In total, DE-CIX now has 32 different locations in the Frankfurt metropolitan area. The long-term goal of the expansion is to serve the strong demand for interconnection services in many German regions, and in this way to get closer to customers.
“Through the cooperation with maincubes, we are able to strengthen our position as the largest Internet Exchange in the world, and offer our customers even greater redundancy,” said Dr. Thomas King, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of DE-CIX.
“Our aim is not only to expand within Frankfurt, but to spread out nationwide in Germany, and in this way to be as close as possible to our users. We are pleased about the successful cooperation with maincubes, because we greatly value this German SME as a professional data center operator.”
DE-CIX operates Internet Exchanges in 18 metropolitan centers worldwide. The headquarters in Frankfurt am Main is one of the leading Internet Exchanges globally, and at peak times achieves a data throughput of almost seven terabits per second (Tbit/s). DE-CIX operates further German locations in Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Berlin.
“Our partnership with DE-CIX is a significant and important step towards expanding the connectivity of our data centers,” said Albrecht Kraas, CTO and co-founder of maincubes. “In this way, maincubes enables customers to take advantage of colocation services in conjunction with connectivity and cloud services to ensure their successful digital future.”
Part of German construction conglomerate Zech Group and headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, maincubes has planned a roll-out of large-scale, redundantly engineered and highly secured colocation data centers across Europe. Its current locations include Frankfurt, Germany and Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk, the Netherlands. maincubes Frankfurt (FRA01) is filling up quickly, after maincubes signed up two DAX-listed companies. FRA01 has still free spaces. Their newly opened Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk facility (AMS01) still has free space left including two private wholesale data center suites for enterprise use cases, with a capacity of 1.7MW and 1.3MW respectively.
The announcement follows the news that car manufacturer Daimler has selected maincubes’ colocation data center infrastructure to co-locate its IT infrastructure. The Mercedes E- and S-Class are now the centerpiece of IoT (Internet of Things) and equipped for vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. Is a crossing blocked? Is the visibility poor? This data is forwarded by Daimler’s technology via highly secured data networks to Mercedes-Benz servers. The servers can actually be seen as traffic control centers – with the Daimler vehicle fleet as the most important source of information.