Connect to the world's leading IX


Access available in over 30 data centers.

One connection gives you 80% of the connected ASNs.

Connect to over 50 cloud service providers at our Cloud Exchange.

Frankfurt is Europe's digital capital, and with more than 10 Terabit per second peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world's leading Internet Exchange. Right in the heart of Europe, you can reach more than 1,000 local, regional, and global networks, and get closer to people and businesses.

About 80% of the connected networks are available at the DE-CIX route servers. With just one connection, you can peer with hundreds of networks – you don’t have to arrange peering agreements by contacting networks individually saving you a lot of time and money on cross connects. 

World of interconnection services 

Connect in Frankfurt and benefit from a variety of interconnection services beyond peering. With DirectCLOUD you can access top cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle, as well as many specialist providers. The Microsoft Azure Peering Service gives you a direct connection to Microsoft 365 reducing latency and improving end user experience, and with Closed User Groups you can easily and securely exchange data directly with selected partners. 

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How to connect to DE-CIX

To benefit from our interconnection services, you first need to have access to our platform. Once you have access, you can order multiple services, overbook access with services, and have multiple ASNs on your access. 

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Route server guides

DE-CIX Frankfurt route server guide

DE-CIX operates so-called route server systems to facilitate the exchange of BGP announcements between peers at DE-CIX. Find out how this works at DE-CIX Frankfurt.

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10 Reasons to peer white paper
White paper

10 Reasons why you should peer

From reduced cost to improved user experience, peering has many benefits for all sorts of businesses. Download our white paper to find out why you should peer.

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Enterprise interconnection

The demands on enterprise networks are increasing exponentially and numerous cloud-based applications and workloads are adding to the complexity of connections. Find out how you can be prepared for every interconnection requirement – today and tomorrow.

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