During the past couple of months there have been several traffic peaks at our Internet Exchanges. There can be many reasons for the peaks, and we cannot really pinpoint the jumps to any particular event. But having said that, the peaks tend to coincide with big sporting events, new product or software releases, or major events like elections. As the the winter season when people spend more time indoors is just around the corner, we are interested to see how things develop.
But first, here are the peak highlights of this summer.
Dallas 292 Gbps
DE-CIX Dallas is the largest Open-IX certified and first data center-neutral Internet Exchange in Dallas. As we are about to reach 100 connected networks in Dallas, the traffic has also been growing steadily, with a peak of 292 Gigabits per second (Gbps) in August.
Dubai 274 Gbps
Last year, UAE-IX saw a peak traffic increase of 40%, with collaboration tools and gaming data traffic increasing by 100%, and streaming traffic increasing by 50%. This summer, we had a new peak of 274 Gbps, and the exchange currently connects over 80 networks.
Dusseldorf 295 Gbps
Dusseldorf has been closing in on the 300 Gbps mark for couple of months now, and the exchange now connects over 250 networks. At DE-CIX, we are watching Dallas and Dusseldorf closely – and bets are on to see which one reaches 300 Gbps first.
Frankfurt 10.4 Tbps
With over 1,000 networks, Frankfurt is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world, and the exchange crossed the 10 Terabits per second line last year. Last week, we had a jump from 10.3 to 10.4 Tbps.