Frankfurt (Main)/Dusseldorf, 15 August 2018. DE-CIX is expanding its presence in the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. The world-leading operator of Internet Exchanges now also offers its services – such as GlobePEER, GlobePEER Remote, and DirectCLOUD – in the Equinix Dusseldorf data center. Equinix customers need only a so-called cross-connect to connect to DE-CIX Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. This location is the fourth DE-CIX enabled site in the Rhine metropolis.
DE-CIX Dusseldorf has also been able to achieve enormous customer growth since the end of last year. Over 50 networks now use DE-CIX services on location, a growth of 180 percent in comparison to the end of 2017.
“We are continuing on the road to expansion in our Dusseldorf location. Since the beginning of the year, we have been able to extend our services to three further data centers. Overall, we have had enormous success with our strong focus on the German locations - alongside our flagship Frankfurt - Munich, Hamburg and Dusseldorf. Our customer numbers especially in these locations have grown by at least 100 percent,” says Dr. Thomas King, Chief Innovation Officer at DE-CIX.
"We are delighted to continue expanding our collaboration with DE-CIX. This is a tremendous win for us and we are pleased to bring DE-CIX closer to its customers not only in Frankfurt and Munich, but also in Düsseldorf,” Donald Badoux, Managing Director of Equinix Germany GmbH. DE-CIX Dusseldorf was established in 2015 and is one of five locations in Germany (Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, and Frankfurt) and in total 13 DE-CIX sites worldwide. DE-CIX Frankfurt, with more than 6.4 terabits of data throughput per second, is the largest Internet Exchange in the world.