At this month's TechMeeting in Frankfurt, we were happy to introduce Patchy McPatchbot to our customers: The first automated patch robot! The presentations are now available for download, and you can watch a video introducing Patchy McPatchbot. Another highlight of the meeting were the intense discussions we had on how to improve our services, especially in regards to functionalities in the customer portal, and what the future of interconnection will look like. Your input was invaluable and we will look closely at every recommendation to improve our services. If you could not join us, please answer our short survey here.
Meanwhile, read more about it below and see what else is going on - enjoy the newsletter!
DE-CIX Frankfurt: First IX with a genuine patch robot
DE-CIX Frankfurt 12 is our first PoP with an optical distribution frame instead of standard racks and patch panels for customer interconnection. We named our automated patch robot Patchy McPatchbot, and with Patchy, provisioning or upgrading a port can be completed within 6 minutes. Watch the video.
New Looking Glass: Beta version available
With the new looking glass service, it is now possible to easily search for an AS number, a peer or a particular IP prefix. In addition, the new looking glass service provides the reason why a certain route is rejected by the route server (e.g. due to IRR filters). Read more.
What functionalities do you need in the DE-CIX customer portal?
This was one of the questions at the last TechMeeting, and we would like to ask you to also let us know what's important for you and what has priority. Answer the survey (3 minutes)
DirectCLOUD also available in Marseille
In case you missed it: DE-CIX Marseille customers can use their existing access to connect their customers to cloud service providers with DirectCLOUD, all connected clouds e.g. in Frankfurt can be reached. Learn more.
Traffic routing basics white paper now available in German
The white paper explains inbound and outbound routing, how a router decides which path is best, localpref, MED and AS-PATH rules, and best practices. It is now also available in German.
IDC market spotlight: The finance industry is in the grip of digital transformation — challenges and solutions
The IDC Mini Market Spotlight examines the emergence of interconnection platforms dedicated to providing cloud-level connectivity within the finance industry. Download the market spotlight
New DirectCLOUD partners: 23media and Voxility
We warmly welcome 23media and Voxility as new DirectCLOUD partners! 23media's flexCloud combines flexibility and performance in one single product. Voxility offers various services in the categories DDoS, Transit, IAAS, and Backup & Recovery. Read more.
New reseller for Frankfurt: Omantel
Omantel, Oman's first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, is now a DE-CIX reseller for Frankfurt. We are happy to have them on board and look forward to many new peers! Omantel network map. DE-CIX Frankfurt resellers
DE-CIX Madrid Summit: Check out new additions to the agenda
Moving to the cloud, the future of cloud-based gaming, 5G technology, and managing IP networks are just some of the topics at the next DE-CIX Madrid Summit on 20 September in Madrid. Don't miss it! Check out the agenda. Register.
Thanks for joining us!
It was great meeting you at the TechMeeting in Frankfurt, and your input to improve our services was invaluable. We would like to say thank you again, and we will keep you updated on the developments. See some pictures