Your way into the cloud: fast, simple, stable, and secure. As a private direct connection bypassing the Internet, the DirectCLOUD service minimizes downtime and guarantees continuous connection to your chosen cloud service providers at our Cloud Exchange. Our carrier-grade infrastructure reduces latency, allowing fast and effective collaboration in the cloud – and between clouds.


Cloud Exchange with over 50 cloud service providers.

Private, direct connection bypassing the Internet.

Simple and fast setup, flexible contract terms.

Private, secure, and direct access to the cloud

From communication to data storage to application development, the cloud offers game-changing opportunities for every business across all industries. The DirectCLOUD service provides private connectivity to over 50 cloud service providers; simply via a VLAN to the DE-CIX Cloud Exchange.

Flexible contract terms

You can try out DirectCLOUD with just 1 month contract terms – or choose 12, 24, or 36 months.

How does it work?


Use case 1: DirectCLOUD as a direct L2 connection between your infrastructure and a chosen cloud service provider:

Step one: You connect to DE-CIX, either directly or via one of our partners.

Step two: DE-CIX extends your connection into the selected cloud – offering a scalable, private, secure connection with low latency.

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Use case 2: DirectCLOUD as a private L3 based connection for direct data exchange between clouds.

Step one: You set up a DE-CIX Cloud ROUTER, no need for any physical equipment.

Step two: Join two or more independent DirectCLOUD connections into a single routing domain, providing connectivity between all the clouds attached to the virtual Cloud ROUTER.

This multi-cloud setup can easily be extended to your on-premise environment for a hybrid-cloud setup.

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The right clouds for your multi-cloud strategy

With our DirectCLOUD service finder, you can search for available cloud service providers at our Cloud Exchange, filtering for categories like IaaS or DDoS, features like self-provisioning, or certifications. Our Cloud Exchange features over 50 cloud service providers – both the leading ones such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle, plus a wide range of international and regional specialist providers. Use the flexibility and choose the right cloud service providers for your hybrid or multi-cloud strategy.