DE-CIX launches ‘Project Reach’ with bandwidth infrastructure partner euNetworks

Frankfurt Main, London – 11 July 2018. DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, today announced the launch of ‘Project Reach’, together with its launching partner euNetworks. Project Reach focuses on DE-CIX’s desire to extend its reach into more data centres, 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 sites, 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 centre to connect to our DE-CIX Service World,” said Dr. Thomas King, Chief Innovation Office at DE-CIX. “euNetworks has an impressive network footprint across Germany and Europe. Their focus on connecting to all the key data centres across the region with fibre, 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, fibre 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 centres 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 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.”

euNetworks Carrier Ethernet service to support DE-CIX Project Reach:

  • 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 centres
  • 10G Ethernet NNI to DE-CIX and dedicated 10G ports