28 January 2020

DE-CIX and Russian MSK-IX to announce St. Petersburg as a new DE-CIX location

Frankfurt am Main/Moscow/St. Petersburg, 28 January 2020: The world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator DE-CIX in Frankfurt and its strategic partner MSK-IX, an Internet Exchange operator in Russia, announce the availability of all DE-CIX interconnection services in the metropolitan region of St. Petersburg. The location will be marketed as DE-CIX St. Petersburg, powered by MSK-IX. Soon, customers will profit from interconnection services like GlobePEER Remote, VirtualPNI, and DirectCLOUD. The latter is particularly suitable to serve the cloud demands of enterprises.

“Two years after we established a strategic partnership with MSK-IX and built a unique direct interconnection between our flagship IX in Frankfurt and the Moscow location, we are now taking the next big step in order to provide even more customers with the benefits of DE-CIX interconnection services closer to the edge. There is a constant demand for mutual traffic between Russian and European countries – here is where we start meeting these requirements“, says Maxim Pozdnyakov, Regional Director Northern & Eastern Europe of DE-CIX. 
DE-CIX St. Petersburg is part of the strategic growth that aims to enlarge the DE-CIX interconnection ecosystem towards Northern and Eastern Europe, as the city is the ideal entrance to Scandinavia. With the GlobePEER Remote service, networks connected at DE-CIX St. Petersburg are able to peer with almost 1,000 connected networks in Frankfurt.