DirectCLOUD: Cloud integrator partnership with Epsilon

DE-CIX's partnership with Epsilon, a global cloud-centric network service provider, will enable DE-CIX customers to access global IP Transit services at DE-CIX's exchanges in Germany, New York, and Istanbul via the DE-CIX DirectCLOUD service.

Epsilon Internet services offer IP Transit globally, whilst providing an extensive peering ecosystem incorporating major content network providers, other public Internet Exchanges, and the leading network service partners. Through Epsilon’s Infiny platform, DE-CIX will be able to directly connect its customers to leading cloud service providers including Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, thereby enabling connection in particular to cloud regions which are not already available directly via DirectCLOUD.

Infiny delivers a comprehensive set of enterprise, voice, local access, cloud, and global connectivity services from a single, self-service platform. Utilizing this new and innovative technology, users have the ability to procure and manage Epsilon’s services via the Infiny web-based portal, APIs, and Android and iOS apps.

“The need for scalable connectivity and interconnections which are efficient and cost-effective was a key driver in choosing to partner with Epsilon,” says Melanie Kempf, Director Global Partner Relations at DE-CIX. “Our partnership allows us to globally extend the reach of the IP footprint that our customers can use. Our customers need to globally connect and peer with companies more frequently than ever before, and partnering with innovative networking partners like Epsilon helps DE-CIX to facilitate this.” 

“This partnership demonstrates Epsilon’s capability to assist with and meet the demands of the growing need for IP bandwidth and peering, by enabling fast-growing connectivity services with global network reach,” explains Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO, Epsilon. “We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with DE-CIX, serving their customers with connectivity needs as they continue to grow their own internal and external service capabilities.” 

The service complements the DE-CIX DirectCLOUD service, where Internet Service Providers can directly connect their end customers to several cloud service providers, bypassing the Internet. In addition, the connection can also be used to connect to other ISPs in order to use their services. Phase Two will see DE-CIX building upon this partnership and making Epsilon’s IP services accessible in all global locations in 2018.