4 November 2019

DE-CIX becomes global launch partner for new business class connectivity to Microsoft Services

Frankfurt am Main, 4 November 2019: DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, is announcing today its global collaboration with Microsoft for the new Microsoft Azure Peering Service. Azure Peering Service is a collaboration with service providers to provide highly reliable and optimized Internet connectivity to Microsoft services. It also provides Internet latency telemetry and route monitoring, and alerting against hijacks, leaks and any other Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) misconfigurations. DE-CIX offers this service to use its global infrastructure ecosystem to create a business class interconnection service for large enterprises and ISPs having enterprises connected to improve the user experience for its Microsoft SaaS services. Azure Peering Service will provide a dedicated, controlled, secured and direct connections to the Microsoft network with the benefits of high availability, low latency and bandwidth. The Microsoft service is available at all DE-CIX locations with an Apollon infrastructure in North America, Europe and the Middle East where Microsoft is connected. 

“DE-CIX is proud to support users of Microsoft SaaS Services such as Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 with Microsoft Azure Peering Service. Ever since its inception DE-CIX has been motivated by the ambition to improve the quality of the Internet and access to information around the globe, and to grow new markets. Customers will benefit from low latency, high bandwidth and also bringing excellent network connection closer to the enterprises and so for the end user,” comments Dr Thomas King, Chief Technology Officer at DE-CIX, the Microsoft collaboration. 

DE-CIX operates Internet Exchanges in 18 metropolitan regions around the globe. DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the world's leading Internet Exchange with a peak traffic of more than 7.5 terabits per second (Tbps) and more than 900 connected networks. At the individual locations, Internet service providers, network operators, content delivery networks, and enterprises exchange data traffic on a cost-neutral basis through so-called “peering”, so that the data packets get to the recipient via the fastest and most inexpensive path.