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DE-CIX partners with euNetworks to launch ‘Project Reach’

17 Jul 2018

DE-CIX has announced the launch of its ‘Project Reach’ initiative alongside its launching partner euNetworks.

The internet exchange operator asserts the point of the Project is to extend into more data centres and thereby expand the locations where customers can connect to and access the DE-CIX peering platform.

The company currently partners with carriers and leverages their transport networks and points of presence (PoPs) for further access. DE-CIX has existing enabled platform sites where the company manages its own hardware, in addition to new access sites that added with partners like euNetworks who maintain and manage the hardware.

“We want to make it easy for peers located in any data centre to connect to our DE-CIX Service World,” says DE-CIX chief innovation officer Dr. Thomas King.

“euNetworks has an impressive network footprint across Germany and Europe. Their focus on connecting to all the key data centres across the region with fibre, combined with their service performance and delivery capability, makes euNetworks an ideal partner as we launch this project. We’re excited to be able to offer our customers an extended ‘one-stop-shop’ solution.”

euNetworks currently owns and operates deep fibre-based networks in 14 cities across Europe with a particularly strong emphasis on Germany, accounting for seven of the sites.

In addition to its Pan German foundation, the company also has a long haul network that spans 49 cities in 15 countries with the goal to provide scalability and diversity across its footprint. euNetworks connects more than 350 data centres in its operating markets.

“We’re excited to be supporting DE-CIX as they seek to extend their geographical reach to customers,” says euNetworks chief executive officer Brady Rafuse,.

“We have a great working relationship with the DE-CIX team and this partnership extends that further, with the euNetworks Customer Ordering Portal and Ethernet services supporting a smooth and rapid service delivery experience to the DE-CIX community.”

The specific carrier Ethernet services that euNetworks is providing for DE-CIX Project Reach include:

  • Plug and play with portal ordering process
  • Layer 2 architecture VPLS/MPLS
  • MEF certified carrier class Ethernet
  • Segmentation of traffic through customer VLANS
  • Backbone protected
  • Customer ports at euNetworks’ connected data centres
  • 10G Ethernet NNI to DE-CIX and dedicated 10G ports
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