DE-CIX Completes 100G Optical Layer Build for New Flagship Apollon Platform

DE-CIX Completes 100G Optical Layer Build for New Flagship Apollon Platform 
Sophisticated Deployment Provides Reliable and Scalable Architecture,
Enables Customers to Directly Leverage Hardened, Robust Peering
Backbone at the Edge 
FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/13 --  DE-CIX, the
world's leading Internet Exchange operator headquartered in Frankfurt
am Main (Germany), announces today the completion of the optical
backbone of its new flagship DE-CIX Apollon platform. Deployed in
four supernodes and three feeder sites across the city of Frankfurt,
the new optical layer now delivers a total capacity of 12Tbps across
its mesh-network topology. This optical platform is the foundation of
DE-CIX's new switching platform, which is currently being deployed
and is expected to be ready for service in September 2013.  
Upon deployment of the full 100Gbps capability at the core and at the
edge of its Ethernet interconnection platform, DE-CIX Apollon will
have over three hundred 100 Gigabit ports across its entire optical
network, making it one of the largest metro networks in the world. 
The completion of the optical backbone now provides DE-CIX Apollon
enhanced reliability and scalability, enabling customers to directly
leverage an expanded portfolio of advanced services that will be
available in early 2014.  
The advanced optical transport infrastructure is built on the ADVA
FSP 3000 platform, with 100G Metro and Reconfigurable Optical
Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) capability. The ADVA 100G Metro solution
features 4x28Gbps direct-detection technology, providing DE-CIX
Apollon a highly efficient use of space, power and spectral
efficiency, as well as lower costs than most other metro solutions.  
"With this robust 100G optical backbone now in place, DE-CIX sets the
stage for delivery of advanced services and a rich feature-set for
our customers, who demand only the best in performance, reliability
and scalability," states Harald A. Summa, CEO for DE-CIX. "DE-CIX has
experienced 50-100% increases in traffic each year for the past 15
years, and we expect this trend to continue. Because of this, we've
built this future-proof platform that can be easily upgraded when the
time is right to further extend advanced, high-performance
capabilities to our clien
ts." 
Offering a full portfolio of Ethernet-based interconnection services
up to multiple 100 Gigabit ports, DE-CIX Apollon is a carrier-neutral
exchange in which carriers and service providers around the world can
connect to over 500 networks from fifty countries.  
The optical backbone deployment began in December 2012 and was
completed this month. The next phase of the DE-CIX Apollon platform
deployment will begin now and encompass the migration to
Alcatel-Lucent's Core Router 7950 XRS, which will support
world-leading port density of up to eighty 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports
per chassis and advanced edge functionality and performance.  
For more information about DE-CIX and DE-CIX Apollon, please visit
http://apollon.de-cix.net. 
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
Telefonica. 
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:
www.de-cix.net. 
For DE-CIX Media Inquiries, please contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates
+1 (201) 839-0177 x3
press-intl@de-cix.net