DE-CIX and Epsilon Announce First Cloud Integrator Partnership
DE-CIX expands global portfolio to allow its customers gain rapid access to the world-leading IP Transit services with a simple and seamless model
Frankfurt (Germany), 24 October 2017 – DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, today jointly announced its partnership with Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, to enable DE-CIX customers to access global IP Transit services from their German, New York, and Istanbul locations. Epsilon Internet services offer IP Transit globally, whilst providing an extensive peering ecosystem incorporating major content network providers, other public Internet exchanges, and the leading network service partners. Through Epsilon’s Infiny platform, DE-CIX will also be able to directly connect its customers to leading cloud service providers including Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
Infiny delivers a comprehensive set of enterprise, voice, local access, Cloud, and global connectivity services from a single, self-service platform. Utilizing this new and innovative technology, users have the ability to procure and manage Epsilon’s services via the Infiny web-based portal, APIs, and Android and iOS apps.
“The need for scalable connectivity and interconnections in an efficient and cost-effective manner was a key driver in choosing to partner with Epsilon,” says Melanie Kempf, Director Global Partner Relations at DE-CIX. “Our partnership allows us to globally extend the reach of the IP footprint our customers can use. Our customers need to globally connect and peer with companies more frequently than ever before, and partnering with innovative networking partners like Epsilon helps DE-CIX to facilitate this.”
DE-CIX currently provides peering and interconnection services to over 1300 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs), and content providers from over 100 countries.
“This partnership demonstrates Epsilon’s capability to assist with and meet the demands of the growing need for IP bandwidth and peering, by enabling fast-growing connectivity services with global network reach,” explains Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO, Epsilon. “We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with DE-CIX, serving their customers with connectivity needs as they continue to grow their own internal and external service capabilities.”
The service complements the DE-CIX DirectCLOUD service, where Internet Service Providers can directly connect their end customers to several cloud service providers, bypassing the Internet. In addition, the connection can also be used to connect to other ISPs in order to use their services. Phase Two will see DE-CIX building upon this partnership and making Epsilon’s IP services accessible in all global locations in 2018.
DE-CIX is a worldwide leading Internet Exchange operator. Since starting operations in 1995, the DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the Internet Exchange (IX) with the world’s highest throughput data at peak times, reaching over 5.8 Terabits per second (Tbps). Its technical infrastructure has a total capacity of 48 Terabits. From its locations in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, New York, Dallas, Dubai, Marseille, Palermo, Madrid, and Istanbul, DE-CIX provides peering and interconnection services to over 1300 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers from over 100 countries. www.de-cix.net