29 April 2019

First 100G customer live at DE-CIX Dusseldorf, causing a new all-time peak

The success story of the regional exchanges in Germany goes on: Meanwhile, more than 100 networks are peering at each Internet Exchange: 102 networks at DE-CIX Dusseldorf, 115+ networks at DE-CIX Hamburg, and 110+ networks at DE-CIX Munich. This is a tremendous growth that shows how the introduction of the GlobePEER Remote service at DE-CIX stimulated the growth of the regional exchanges in both peering networks and traffic numbers. 

New all-time peak: 83G

As last of the three regional exchanges, the first 100 GE customer is now live in Dusseldorf. Soon after taking the first 100 GE live, DE-CIX Dusseldorf reached several new all-time peaks, the latest at 83 G. In less than a day, traffic quadrupled. Overall, more than 330 x 100 GE ports are operational at DE-CIX’s Exchanges, 294 of them at DE-CIX Frankfurt. 

DE-CIX Dusseldorf was opened just three years ago, and in the three years, it developed into an exchange being on eye level with the other regional exchanges in Hamburg and Munich which both also showed exceptional growth.