World’s Largest Internet Exchange Expands: DE-CIX increases presence in Frankfurt with two new e-shelter locations

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Frankfurt (Main), 24 October 2018. The world’s leading operator of Internet Exchanges DE-CIX is expanding its presence in its flagship location Frankfurt am Main, as well as reinforcing its partnership with the data center operator e-shelter. The e-shelter data centers FRA4 (Hattersheim) and FRA2 (Hanauer Landstrasse) will become “DE-CIX Enabled Sites”. Including the two new locations, the DE-CIX infrastructure is now distributed across a total of 29 different data centers in greater Frankfurt Rhein/Main area. 

“We are very pleased to strengthen our partnership with e-shelter with the two new locations. e-shelter operates very professional data centers in the Frankfurt area and will develop the Hattersheim location into a trailblazing campus. At DE-CIX continued growth is the order of the day, so that we can do justice to the steadily growing demands of our customers. In the past year, the connected data capacity in our Frankfurt location alone has grown by 20 percent. This certainly also has to do with our very successful cooperation with e-shelter at the location Campus FRA1. We also see a clear trend towards more and more customers registering a larger requirement for data capacity at DE-CIX. As an example, the orders for 100GE ports rose by almost 40 percent in 2017. This trend will continue in the coming years,” says Dr. Thomas King, Chief Technical Officer at DE-CIX.

“We are happy to intensify the cooperation with DE-CIX and to be able to offer our customers direct access to the world’s largest Internet Exchange at further locations. e-shelter is also expanding strongly. Alongside Hattersheim, we are currently strongly expanding our European locations in, among others, Amsterdam and London,” Volker Ludwig, Senior Vice President Sales at e-shelter, explains. 

DE-CIX will soon be operating 15 Internet Exchanges worldwide in key markets such as Europe, India, the Near East, and North America. DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the leading Internet Exchange in the world, with record data traffic of more than 6.4 Terabits per second (Tbps).