In 2017, DE-CIX will build up DE-CIX 12 in Frankfurt. DE-CIX 12 is the replacement of DE-CIX 7, the core node at DE-CIX’s largest site in the city, the Kleyer campus. Due to the space required, DE-CIX 12 will be built in Kleyer 90 – where DE-CIX’s success story on the Kleyer campus began back in 2006. The first plans to move from Kleyer 82 back to Kleyer 90 took place in 2015, and Equinix has been working since the end of 2016 to get our space ready. The migration to the new DE-CIX 12 site will be finalized by the end of 2017.
The phase of tremendous growth began at Kleyer 90
Back in 2006, DE-CIX built its fourth node in Frankfurt at “Kleyer 90”, at the Fibernet PoP in the cellar. Back then, Kleyer 90 was a carrier hotel where almost all Eastern European networks landed. This fact soon became one of the foundations of DE-CIX success in Frankfurt. With it, DE-CIX members could reach networks they were unable to reach anywhere else in the city. Today, it is still a major characteristic of DE-CIX Frankfurt to enable access to more Eastern European networks than any other Internet Exchange.