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DE-CIX API: Simplifying IX services

DE-CIX offers its customers an API (Application Programming Interface) to easily order, configure and cancel interconnection services. It is based on IX-API, an industry standard developed for provisioning interconnection at Internet Exchanges. It supports fully end-to-end automated processes.  

An extensive documentation of how the DE-CIX API works is available at the IX-API website. 

The DE-CIX API fully adheres to the IX-API standard. 

How to use the DE-CIX API 

The DE-CIX API can only be used by DE-CIX customers. If you want to use it, the following steps are necessary: 

  • You need to have an API Key and an API Secret to authenticate yourself. To get those, please contact api@de-cix.net
  • You will receive and have to accept the “DE-CIX API Term of use”
  • The API endpoint for your API requests is https://api.de-cix.net
  • In order to learn in more detail how to use the API, please have a look at the getting started section on the IX-API website or download the DE-CIX API handbook.

Designed and developed by AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX, the three leading global Internet Exchanges.


Automated processes, cost-efficient and fast 

Using the API offers several benefits. It reduces the time for ordering, configuring and cancelling interconnection services from days to minutes. The API is available 24/7/365 and it requires less cost and effort per transaction. As you can use the industry standard IX-API language for multiple Internet Exchanges, implementation costs are reduced to a minimum. 

More information can be found on the IX-API website. If you have any questions regarding the DE-CIX API, please contact us at api@de-cix.net.