At the end of 2018, the DE-CIX Internet Exchanges connected almost 1,600 customers worldwide, a growth of close to 30 percent in comparison with 2017. The connected customer capacity grew by over 35 percent to more than 45 Terabits, and the total number of 100 GE ports across all DE-CIX locations now stands at more than 300, a rise of 45 percent.
The growth is based on the strong growth in demand for capacity, and the establishment of new locations, partnerships, and regional access points. In the home market of Germany, we followed the strategy of getting closer to the edge and broadened the coverage of data centers with the help of partners. In addition, the DE-CIX services – like connecting to the cloud or interconnecting with different international DE-CIX locations – are being booked increasingly frequently.
A summary of the development of the DE-CIX Internet Exchanges in the different regions is available online, and you can also download the full DE-CIX Annual Report 2018, including financial figures.