DE-CIX International has established interconnection services in the US, at NJFX Cable Landing Station (CLS) colocation campus, in Wall, New Jersey.

DE-CIX operates a range of carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchanges (IX) in Europe, India, the Middle East, Asia, and the US. The German firm’s new PoP at NJFX's Wall Township campus will allow traffic to be exchanged between the US and Europe at lower latencies.

Multiple submarine cables land at the New Jersey campus. The CLS hosts the TGN1, TGN2, and Seabras cables and will be joined by HAVFRUE/AEC2 later this year.

Felix Seda the general manager for NJFX says the deployment of a router to exchange traffic directly at NJFX will decrease hops, and improve latency securely.

NJFX data center
– New Jersey Fiber Exchange

Global exchanges

Currently, DE-CIX serves more than 1,850 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), and content providers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America.

“For global enterprises, ISPs, CDNs and network operators, having access to diverse terrestrial and subsea options for connectivity is the coin of the realm, the foundation of their ability to reach new customers and penetrate new markets,” said Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International.

“By establishing a presence at the NJFX CLS colocation campus, customers are now able to leverage direct, low latency routes to major US business hubs in New York and Ashburn that avoid legacy chokepoints.

“In addition, customers can also gain access to multiple submarine cable systems for intercontinental data exchange, including critical transatlantic connectivity to Europe.

“We are also seeing the LATAM market as one of the focus regions for networks we want to connect from NJFX to DE-CIX New York.”

Coming to America

The company’s Frankfurt IX is the largest worldwide in terms of peak traffic, with a maximum data throughput of more than 8.1Tbps.

In July the company completed DE-CIX Frankfurt 2020, a project to expand and accelerate its network switching speeds. As part of the project, two Nokia SR14s (IP routing platforms) were installed at the company's FRA 2 and FRA 6 sites (Interxion).

In December, DE-CIX moved into Equinix’s IL2 data center in Istanbul. The expansion establishes a link between Turkey’s MedNautilus submarine cable landing station and IL2. The 5,700 km (3,500 miles)-long MedNautilus connects countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Clients at the data center only need a cross-connect to link up with DE-CIX Istanbul. The deployment also gives the IX customers direct access to Equinix’s colocation services.

Two fully automated patch robots (Sir Patchalot and Margaret Patcher) were also installed. With the help of these bots, customers can be connected or upgraded within a few minutes without the need for physical intervention from a technician.