DE-CIX Launches Internet Exchange Point in Barcelona

DE-CIX, Internet Exchange announced the opening of DE-CIX Barcelona. DE-CIX Barcelona offers peering and private interconnection as well as cloud exchange services through its Apollon platform. NOC operators can connect to Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Bluemix and Oracle. The IX services are available in bitNAP and Equinix data centers. The EdgeConneX data center is also on the IX expansion map and will be connected to DE-CIX Barcelona.

"Barcelona is our latest Internet Exchange in Southern Europe. With our Internet Exchanges in Lisbon, Madrid, Marseille, and Palermo, it is part of the largest neutral interconnection ecosystem in southern Europe. DE-CIX Barcelona is serving the interconnection demands of one of the top 10 metros in Europe and acts as a gateway to Europe for the neighboring countries in the Mediterranean basin. With your access in DE-CIX Barcelona, you can peer with local networks as well as networks in Madrid, Marseille, and Frankfurt. You can also benefit from variety of other interconnection services including access top clouds such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google, and IBM," says DE-CIX on their website.

DE-CIX operates 3 interconnected Internet Exchanges (IXs) in Spain and Portugal - in Madrid, Lisbon and Barcelona. Together with DE-CIX Marseille, France and DE-CIX Palermo, Italy and with 450 connected networks in 11 different data centers, DE-CIX claims to be the home to the largest data center and carrier neutral interconnection ecosystem in the Southern Europe. Within its 5 years of existence, DE-CIX Madrid has grown to become the digital hub of this ecosystem, managing traffic throughputs of more than 700 Gbit/s.

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