Frankfurt am Main, 14 May 2019: DE-CIX is expanding its presence in its Frankfurt location and has entered – with immediate effect – into a cooperation with the data center operator maincubes. In the heart of the German metropolis and the largest Internet Exchange in the world, a new “DE-CIX Enabled Site” has been created. This means that maincubes makes its data center infrastructure available to DE-CIX, which operates its own network infrastructure there, as well as undertaking the management and the marketing. In total, DE-CIX has 32 different locations in the Frankfurt metropolitan area. The long-term goal of the expansion is to serve the strong demand for interconnection services in many German regions, and in this way to get closer to the customers.
“Through the cooperation with maincubes, we are able to strengthen our position as the largest Internet Exchange in the world, and offer our customers even greater redundancy. Our aim is not only to expand within Frankfurt, but to spread out nationwide in Germany, and in this way to be as close as possible to our users,” Dr. Thomas King, Chief Technology Officer at DE-CIX, commented on the expansion. “We are pleased about the successful cooperation with maincubes, because we greatly value this German SME as a professional data center operator.”
“Our partnership with DE-CIX is a significant and important step towards expanding the connectivity of our data centers. In this way, maincubes enables customers to take advantage of colocation services in conjunction with connectivity and cloud services to ensure their successful digital future,” says Albrecht Kraas, CTO at maincubes.
DE-CIX operates Internet Exchanges in 18 metropolitan centers worldwide. The headquarters in Frankfurt am Main is the leading Internet Exchange globally, and at peak times achieves a data throughput of almost seven terabits per second (Tbit/s). DE-CIX operates further German locations in Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Berlin.