DE-CIX Apollon platform Frankfurt: The first of its kind

In Frankfurt, DE-CIX Apollon was implemented in 2013. Today, the platform utilizes the ADVA Optical Networking FSP 3000 and Infinera CloudExpress 2 gear for the optical backbone, and Nokia’s 7950 XRS series and Nokia’s 7750 SR-s series for the IP network. The optical backbone has a total capacity of 48 Terabits per second across a mesh-network topology and provides transport speeds of up to 8 Terabits per second per fiber. 

World-leading density of ports

The Nokia 7950 XRS and Nokia 7750 SR-s support a world-leading port density of up to 1440x100 Gigabit Ethernet ports or up to 288x400 Gigabit Ethernet ports. In Frankfurt, three XRS-40 edge switches, which combine two XRS-20 chassis back-to-back, and two SR14s edge switches are in service and deliver hundreds of 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 400 Gigabit Ethernet ports each.

DE-CIX Apollon is built on four supernodes, each of which is a combination of an ADVA Optical Networking and an Infinera optical node, a Nokia edge switch, and a Nokia core switch.

Three to one redundancy

DE-CIX Apollon delivers a three to one redundancy: all four cores are live, one only for redundancy.

DE-CIX Patchpanel

DE-CIX Patchpanel

DE-CIX Edge

DE-CIX Edge

DE-CIX Edge

DE-CIX Edge