3 May 2023

Expansion to Norway: DE-CIX’s newest Internet Exchanges in Oslo and Kristiansand are now ready for service

Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Oslo (Norway), 3 May 2023. DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator and home to the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem globally, today announces its newest Internet Exchanges in Oslo and Kristiansand (Norway) are ready for service. The inauguration was celebrated in a well-attended ceremony in the Norwegian capital Oslo together with the BULK Infrastructure Group AS. BULK Infrastructure is Norway’s leader in building and operating sustainable digital infrastructure, data center, colocation, fiber networks, and industrial real estate. The new DE-CIX IXs are now available in the BULK data centers in Oslo (OS-IX) and Kristiansand (Campus N01), with more enabled sites to be announced in due course. The award-winning DE-CIX Apollon interconnection and cloud platform includes cloud routing services for companies of all sizes to manage their hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios and gain control of their data beyond the public Internet. With the approach of one access, all clouds, and every network, DE-CIX is bringing its so-called InterconnectionFLEX service to Norway, which provides enterprises with a complete interconnection package as a holistic solution for peering, cloud connectivity and private network interconnects (PNIs). Customers can benefit from direct access to over 50 clouds, 2000+ local and international networks and over 250 data centers in Germany, Southern Europe, and the USA – with one single contract and full flexibility, including a comprehensive interconnection consultation. In addition, DE-CIX in Norway will act as a digital hub for regional connectivity, enabling local networks low-latency interconnection and localization of global content, while increasing network stability, scalability, and security. The DE-CIX interconnection and cloud platform also offers advanced service features and automation, including access to the DE-CIX self-service portal and the DE-CIX API.

“DE-CIX is proud to now be part of one of the most advanced digital ecosystems on the planet, bringing our unique interconnection and cloud platform to Norway. We have a definite answer to the pain points of local business and internationally acting enterprises to gain control of their business-critical data journey and applications using the lowest latency possible and the highest level of security. We are already on the verge of a new digital age, where every millisecond counts when it comes to building the infrastructure for the immersive Internet, or the metaverse. DE-CIX is here to solve the enterprise interconnection needs of tomorrow, today,” says Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX.

“Our partnership with DE-CIX will give local and international customers the option to interconnect and access a range of services in major markets with even lower latency. We are seeing an increase in demand for low cost, highly sustainable solutions and with these new DE-CIX Nordics locations we are helping to support that gravity shift North, where you find the greenest energy in Europe,” says Gisle M. Eckhoff, Executive Vice President Data Centers at BULK Infrastructure.

DE-CIX will further extend its presence in the Nordics with new Internet Exchanges in Denmark and Finland. The company offers its interconnection services in more than 40 metro-markets in Europe, Africa, North America, the Middle East, and Asia. Accessible from data centers in over 600 cities world-wide, DE-CIX interconnects thousands of network operators (carriers), Internet service providers (ISPs), content providers and enterprise networks from more than 100 countries, and offers peering, cloud, and interconnection services. DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany, is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world, with a data volume of almost 34 Exabytes per year (as of 2022) and close to 1100 connected networks.