Telecommunications infrastructure operator Telxius has signed an agreement with colocation provider Interxion to enable direct interconnection for the Dunant subsea cable at Interxion Paris, France. The Dunant subsea cable connects France and the U.S., meeting demand for increased capacity and enhanced resilience in global network infrastructure.
As a Digital Realty company, Interxion offers carrier neutral and cloud neutral data center services across EMEA. Telxius’ capacity on Dunant will extend the reach and capacity of PlatformDIGITAL, Digital Realty’s global data center platform. The new direct connection between Northern Virginia and Paris would give enterprises greater resiliency, flexibility and performance as they look to interconnect workflows globally and deploy hybrid IT solutions at these key Internet traffic hubs.
Interxion’s Paris data center campus is a large digital business hub comprising seven facilities.
“The next-generation connectivity that Telxius offers to our customers via Dunant will greatly enhance the ability of PlatformDIGITAL to help enterprises overcome the transatlantic data gravity barriers inhibiting their digital transformation goals,” said Fabrice Coquio, Managing Director of Interxion France. “Telxius’ ultra-high-capacity services, improved communication reliability and faster network performance to the U.S. are now available directly from our Paris digital business hub.”
Diverse Network Routes Across the Atlantic
As a telecommunications infrastructure operator with an extensive tower and submarine cable portfolio, Telxius operates an international high-capacity fiber optic submarine cable network, to reach 90,000 km in 2021, with two of the largest capacity systems in the world, MAREA and BRUSA. Telxius has more than 34,000 sites which are located in Europe and Latin America. More than 75% are located in Spain and Germany, while the rest are located in Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina.
“Ensuring our customers can easily access the services we provide over Dunant is key for us,” said Carlos Casado, Head of EMEA Sales, Cable Business, Telxius. “By extending the Dunant capabilities directly into Interxion in Paris, we make it more efficient and simpler for customers to interconnect onto the system, while at the same time integrating it with the internet highways connecting Paris to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Marseille. Telxius also provides direct Marea backhaul capacity from its Derio Communications Hub in Bilbao to Paris, Madrid and Virginia Beach. It means that, in combination with our existing transatlatic capacity on the Marea subsea cable system, Telxius now supports customers with state-of-the-art, diverse routes across the Atlantic.”