Internet Exchange operator DE-CIX has launched ‘Project Reach’ together with bandwidth infrastructure ‘launching’ partner euNetworks. Project Reach focuses on DE-CIX’s desire to extend its reach into more data centers, therefore expanding the locations where customers can connect to and access the DE-CIX peering platform.
DE-CIX partners with carriers, leveraging their transport networks and points of presence (PoPs) for additional access. In addition to existing, DE-CIX enabled data centers, where DE-CIX maintains its own hardware, these new access sites are added with partners – such as euNetworks – who maintain and manage the hardware.
“We want to make it easy for peers located in any data center to connect to our DE-CIX Service World,” said Dr. Thomas King, Chief Innovation Office of DE-CIX. “euNetworks has an impressive network footprint across Germany and Europe. Their focus on connecting to all the key data centers across the region with fiber, combined with their service performance and delivery capability, makes euNetworks an ideal partner as we launch this project. We’re excited to be able to offer our customers an extended ‘one-stop-shop’ solution.”
euNetworks owns and operates deep, fiber-based networks in 14 cities across Europe, with 7 of these in Germany. Along with a Pan-German backbone, euNetworks’ long-haul network spans 49 cities in 15 countries, offering both scalability and diversity across its footprint. euNetworks directly connects to over 350 data centers in its operating markets, with these sites being key to high bandwidth consuming companies.
“We’re excited to be supporting DE-CIX as they seek to extend their geographical reach to customers,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of euNetworks. “We have a great working relationship with the DE-CIX team and this partnership extends that further, with the euNetworks Customer Ordering Portal and Ethernet services supporting a smooth and rapid service delivery experience to the DE-CIX community.”
Key features of euNetworks’ Carrier Ethernet service to support DE-CIX’s ‘Project Reach’ include:
- Plug and play with portal ordering process
- Layer 2 architecture VPLS/MPLS
- MEF certified carrier-class Ethernet
- Segmentation of traffic through customer VLANS
- Backbone protected
- Customer ports at euNetworks’ connected data centers
- 10G Ethernet NNI to DE-CIX and dedicated 10G ports