DE-CIX, one of the world’s largest carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange operators, has expanded its worldwide cooperation with Microsoft to include DE-CIX New York. This Internet Exchange in New York now provides “enhanced business-grade” connectivity to the Microsoft Azure Peering Service.
The Microsoft Azure Peering Service is a solution that allows Microsoft’s SaaS services, such as Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365, to have “extremely stable and efficient” Internet access. In addition, the service would deliver Internet latency telemetry and route monitoring, as well as security warnings for hijackings, leaks, and other BGP misconfigurations. This service is provided by DE-CIX New York’s multi-service interconnection infrastructure.
Once connected, large enterprises and ISPs serving enterprises would benefit from DE-CIX’s interconnection services to improve the user experience for Microsoft SaaS services.
Direct Access to Microsoft Network
DE-CIX links over 2300 network operators (carriers), Internet service providers (ISPs), content providers, and business networks from over 100 countries at its 28 facilities in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia, providing peering, cloud, and interconnection services.
DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany, is one of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges, with a data capacity of more than 10 Terabits per second (Tbps) and over 1000 linked networks. Through DE-CIX, the Microsoft Azure Peering Service provides a dedicated, managed, protected, and direct access to the Microsoft network, with high availability, low latency, and bandwidth capacity.
“As more businesses rely on cloud-based solutions and distributed networking offered by Microsoft, it is important to DE-CIX to ensure the best access to services for its connected networks and their enterprise customers,” said Dr. Thomas King, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at DE-CIX. “Now DE-CIX New York can support users of Microsoft SaaS services such as Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 with the Microsoft Azure Peering Service. This partnership illustrates our commitment to improving the quality of the Internet and access to providers in the most direct and effective way possible. Connected customers will benefit from low latency, high bandwidth and excellent network connectivity, closer to enterprises and to the end user.”