In Frankfurt, DE-CIX Apollon was implemented in 2013. The platform utilizes the ADVA Optical Networking FSP 3000 for the optical backbone, and Nokia’s 7950 XRS. 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 Core Router 7950 XRS supports a world-leading port density of up to 80 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports. In Frankfurt, three XRS-40 edge switches, which combine two XRS-20 chassis back-to-back, are in service and deliver 160 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports each.
DE-CIX Apollon is built on four supernodes, each of which is a combination of an ADVA Optical Networking optical node, an Nokia edge switch and an 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.