More bandwidth through technological progress
Only a few years after 100-Gigabit Ethernet (GE) access
“With the introduction of the 400-GE access technology, we once again underscore our claim to be a technology leader,” says Dr. Thomas King, Chief Technology Officer at DE-CIX. “We offer our customers newest generation hardware and a modern, scalable infrastructure, which will also be able to meet all requirements in the future. At the same time, we support the growth of our customers at our worldwide locations with the new technology. Because the more data traffic they can exchange over us, the more the investment in our services will pay off.”
“We have happily served DE-CIX for over six years with our cutting-edge equipment,” says Ken Kutzler, Vice President of Nokia’s IP Routing Hardware business. “Our routing R&D is heavily driven by the fast-growing, high-quality throughput demands of customers like DE-CIX. Nokia is proud to be their partner and to help enable its first 400GE peering ports. Powered by the Nokia FP4 Chipset, DE-CIX can continue to expect deterministic loss-less performance, smooth operations and seamless upgrades as we move together into the future.”
DE-CIX has so far offered the connection capacities 1 GE, 10 GE, and 100 GE. The 100-GE access technology was first introduced in 2013 and has been increasingly booked in recent years. As a result, in 2018, orders of 100-GE ports at DE-CIX grew by almost 45 percent in comparison to 2017. “Within the next few years, we expect the 400-GE access technology to become the new gold standard for customers with commensurate broadband needs,” Eric Dorr, Head of Infrastructure at DE-CIX, concludes.