Internet Exchange Operators DE-CIX and BCIX Establish Strategic Partnership
The world’s leading operator of Internet Exchanges, DE-CIX, and Berlin’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) BCIX have established a strategic partnership, effective immediately. This partnership has the objective of directly connecting the two Internet Exchanges and offering the products of each operator in the locations Berlin and Frankfurt.
The Berlin location will be marketed as ‘DE-CIX powered by BCIX’. “We are delighted not only to have found an ideal partner in BCIX, but also to be able to connect into an excellent interconnection ecosystem in the German capital. Through this partnership, we are creating optimal synergies for both companies and our respective customers – given that we can offer all products in both locations. There is no need for additional contracts, as DE-CIX and BCIX can each single-handedly deliver everything. As a result, customers in Frankfurt and Berlin have access to a ‘One-Stop- Shop’ for our complete service portfolio, including products like GlobePEER, DirectCLOUD, and MetroVLAN,” said Dr. Thomas King, Chief Innovation Officer at DE-CIX, speaking about the newly-established partnership.
“There has been a positive cooperative environment between DE-CIX and BCIX for years now. Over the years, we have all gone to great lengths for Germany as an Internet location. Given that the virtual path between Frankfurt and Berlin is interesting for many of our peering partners, we decided to make this connection as easy as possible for our peers,” Christian Kröger, CEO of BCIX Management GmbH, commented on the strategic partnership.
DE-CIX is a world leader in operating Internet Exchanges. Having started operations in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main is the Internet Exchange (IX) with the world’s highest data throughput at peak times, at over 6 Terabits per second (Tbps). Its technical infrastructure has a total capacity of 48 Terabits.
In total, DE-CIX serves over 1300 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), and content providers from more than 100 countries with peering and interconnection services at its locations in Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, New York, Dallas, Dubai, Marseille, Palermo, Madrid, Mumbai, and Istanbul.
BCIX (Berlin Commercial Internet Exchange) is the independent Internet Exchange for Berlin, Brandenburg, and Eastern Germany. As the technical operator of the Internet Exchange, BCIX Management GmbH operates an exchange platform in eight data center locations which are redundantly connected. With its open peering community, BCIX is the leading regional exchange point for both international carriers and medium-sized Internet service providers and content providers. Alongside pure technical service provision, the BCIX Association offers its members and the Internet community further support in the form of network events and consultations with commercial enterprises, chambers, and politics.
Press Contact DE-CIX:
Carsten Titt – Senior Manager Global PR – Telephone: +49 (0)69-1730902- 130 – E-Mail: carsten.titt(at)de-cix.net
Press Contact BCIX:
Elke Kuerschner – Director of Communications – Telephone: +49 (0)30-3900- 1660 – E-Mail: elke.kuerschner(at)bcix.de