Looking back at an extremely progressive and eventful year at DE-CIX deciding what angle to take and where to start is not so easy. Should we begin with the 8.1 Terabits per second all-time peak traffic and more than 900 connected networks in Frankfurt? The overall connected capacity at DE-CIX IXs of more than 50 Terabits? DE-CIX expanding further by building up new Internet Exchanges in Portugal, India, and Malaysia? With how thankful we are for all our customers, partners, and friends that put their trust in DE-CIX and accompany us on our journey? Let’s see where it takes us if we start at the core: the joint effort and success to grow our interconnection ecosystem, worldwide.
Interconnecting more and more DE-CIX Exchanges
Madrid, Lisbon, and Palermo were connected to the other already interconnected DE-CIX Exchanges. Networks connected there are now able to peer with all networks that are connected to DE-CIX in Germany (Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf), France (Marseille), Turkey (Istanbul) and the US (New York) – and vice versa. In addition, Marseille and Dubai were connected, with Dubai now offering GlobePEER Remote to Marseille, and also cloud connectivity with the DirectCLOUD service.
Continuous growth in networks and traffic
Growth in capacity was necessary, given that all DE-CIX IXs are growing constantly. Several IXs passed the 100 Gbit/s peak traffic threshold (Dallas, Istanbul, Dusseldorf), New York reached 500 Gbit/s and Madrid 400 Gbit/s. Five years after its inception, DE-CIX New York has become the #5 Exchange in the U.S., and DE-CIX Dallas ranks among the top 20 Exchanges in the U.S.. At the DE-CIX Frankfurt route servers, more than 200,000 IPv4 prefixes are available, and more than 100,000 at DE-CIX New York.
We look forward to celebrating DE-CIX’s 25th anniversary with you in 2020!