DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator headquartered in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), announces today the implementation of its newest interconnection platform, DE-CIX Apollon. This cutting-edge, scalable Ethernet platform will be the world’s largest and most advanced.
DE-CIX operates carrier-neutral exchanges for carriers, Internet service providers, content delivery networks and cloud computing providers in Frankfurt, Germany and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. DE-CIX in Frankfurt currently serves and connects over 500 networks from more than 50 countries.
Built with the latest technology to ensure the highest availability and best performance, DE-CIX Apollon utilizes ADVA Optical Networking’s flagship FSP 3000 platform, which provides transport speeds of up to 2 Terabits/sec per fiber pair. The switching layer is powered by Alcatel-Lucent’s Core Router 7950 XRS, which supports the world-leading port density of up to 80 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports per chassis. The core of the DE-CIX Apollon network is based on four supernodes that are built from the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS and which are fed by customer-facing switches, both located at secure locations spread throughout the Frankfurt metro.
Once ready for service, DE-CIX Apollon will provide the full spectrum of Ethernet-based interconnection services, including DE-CIX’s premium peering at access speeds from 1 Gigabit to multiple 100 Gigabit ports, depending on client requirements. This furthers the overall scalability of DE-CIX, on which traffic has grown at a rate of 50-100% per year for the last 10 years.
“DE-CIX Apollon’s interconnection capabilities represent the largest interconnection architecture in the market, enabling clients to not only peer but establish immediate dedicated-capacity connections with other global service providers,” states Harald A. Summa, CEO for DE-CIX. “Partnering with industry leaders such as ADVA Optical Networking and Alcatel-Lucent further ensures DE-CIX continues to deliver best-in-class interconnection. With the launch of DE-CIX Apollon, we’ve set the foundation to support the demand for Layer 2 interconnection services and the creation of an even broader marketplace at DE-CIX.”
DE-CIX Apollon will be showcased at the Global Peering Forum in San Diego on April 10 and will be featured on a thirteen-event roadshow across North America, Europe and the Middle East from April–December 2013. The DE-CIX Apollon platform in Frankfurt is currently being deployed and will be ready for service in December 2013. DE-CIX Apollon will soon be extended to select international markets.