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Exchange data directly with selected, trusted partners 

DE-CIX operates the world’s largest and most advanced Ethernet-based platform, and this global interconnection ecosystem can be used to establish dedicated user groups, so-called Closed User Groups. On the DE-CIX Apollon platform, logically separated services can be easily installed. Closed User Groups can either be used for exchanging data only with selected, trusted partners or for a dedicated service.

Microsoft Azure Peering Service

The first dedicated Closed User Group at DE-CIX, used for a certain service, has been established for the Microsoft Azure Peering Service. By exchanging data with Microsoft directly, the service enables a one-hop connection with the highest possible quality regarding security, bandwidth, and latency. Microsoft customers that are connected via this service can benefit from an Internet telemetry service to monitor their traffic. 

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Where data is the new oil, Closed User Groups are the new oil pipes

Industries today are in the grip of digital transformation. Businesses are shifting from monolithic, on-premise IT systems to platform based models in which companies take part in ecosystems to share data and intelligence, and assemble solutions with third-party components. While cloud solutions facilitate data storage and handling, interconnection platforms are key for the many-to-many data exchange.   

Be it the automotive industry, the health care industry, or retail industry: connectivity needs are increasing, and very often connectivity to a certain, defined partner universe is needed, bypassing the Internet, while simultaneously being accessible everywhere.

Establishing new Closed User Groups

If you need a trusted, reliable, safe, and secure platform to exchange data with select partners or for specific use cases, bypassing the Internet but directly accessible from multiple interconnected data centers, DE-CIX is the perfect partner for you.

If you are interested in setting up a new Closed User Group, please contact us to discuss your needs.