18 August 2020

noris network data center is now a DE-CIX-enabled site: DE-CIX interconnection services available

DE-CIX, the operator of the world's leading Internet Exchange in Frankfurt, has certified the noris network data center Munich East in Aschheim near Munich as a DE-CIX-enabled site and has made it a data center partner. Now noris network customers can use DE-CIX interconnection services such as GlobePEER, VirtualPNI, or DirectCLOUD directly on site. As part of this cooperation, noris network provides the data center infrastructure, while DE-CIX operates its own network hardware in the data center and manages its outsourced location. 

As one of the most modern and powerful data centers in Europe, the Munich East data center of noris network was DE-CIX’s preferred partner for the expansion of its services: “Munich is a strategic interconnection location which is becoming more and more important due to the increasing relevance of edge computing,” comments Dr. Thomas King, Chief Technology Officer at DE-CIX. “We are very pleased to have gained a new partner in noris network, which very successfully and professionally operates data centers for business customers. noris network customers can now order all DE-CIX interconnection services to fulfill cloud or Internet connectivity needs. In addition to global expansion, it is crucial for us to be close to our customers locally everywhere – this partnership is another important step in that direction.”  

Ingo Kraupa, CEO of noris network AG, adds: “Becoming a DE-CIX-enabled site has great significance for us. Thanks to our cooperation with the world's leading operator of Internet Exchanges, DE-CIX, we can offer our customers almost unlimited bandwidth with minimum latency and the shortest possible provisioning time. As a result, the Munich location is also attracting more attention from international customers who, up to now, had been looking for data center space primarily in the Frankfurt region. 

World's leading operator of interconnection platforms 

DE-CIX operates Internet Exchanges in more than 20 metropolitan areas around the globe. The Frankfurt location is one of the world's leading Internet Exchanges: In March 2020, a peak data throughput of more than nine terabits per second was measured there. DE-CIX has further locations in Germany in Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Berlin. At the individual locations, Internet service providers, network operators, content delivery networks, and companies exchange their data traffic in a cost-neutral manner in order to deliver the data packets to the recipient via the cheapest and fastest route (so-called “peering”). In addition, the DE-CIX Service World offers a wide range of flexible and diverse interconnection and cloud solutions. 

One of the most modern data centers in Europe 

The Munich East computer center in Aschheim first started operations mid-2017. noris network was awarded the German Data Center Prize for the highly secure data center. The multiple-certified high security facility offers more than 99.99 % availability p.a. and maximum energy efficiency. The high-density racks on the surface can be supplied with up to 24 kVA and connected with a total capacity of up to four terabits per second. With the direct connection via noris network's own backbone to the other data centers in Munich city center, Nuremberg, and Hof, noris network can offer its customers a maximum of location-distributed redundancy.