DE-CIX Launches World's Largest and Most Advanced Ethernet Interconnection Platform

DE-CIX Launches World's Largest and Most Advanced Ethernet Interconnection 
New DE-CIX Apollon Platform Offers High-Availability Peering With
Full 100G Ethernet Capabilities 
FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 --   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. 
For more information about DE-CIX and DE-CIX Apollon, please visit 
About DE-CIX
 Founded in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the leading
operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection worldwide.
DE-CIX facilitates the exchange of IP traffic between networks
through a distributed, failsafe and scalable infrastructure in
various metro markets across Germany and in the Middle East. This
includes broadband networks, hosting providers, content providers and
cloud computing players. More than 500 ISPs from over 50 countries
use DE-CIX to handle a large fraction of their Internet traffic and
make DE-CIX the world's largest interconnection facility that
supports peering. DE-CIX's customer base includes the world's leading
players, such as 1&1, Akamai, China Telecom, Facebook, Google and
The company began its international growth with the takeover in 2012
of the operations of UAE-IX in Dubai, UAE, the country's first
carrier-neutral interconnection and peering platform. DE-CIX is a
wholly owned subsidiary of eco e.V., the world's largest Internet
industry association. Further information is available at: 
For DE-CIX Media Inquiries, please contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates
+1 (201) 839-0177 x3 
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