There's no doubt: We originally planned the topics of this month's newsletter differently, and now the only thing to say really is: We hope that you, your family, friends, and colleagues are safe and stay healthy.
At DE-CIX, we are more than aware that the digital infrastructure we all deliver together is one important means to overcome the crisis. Although we did not plan for something like this, we are prepared and you can count on the DE-CIX services, infrastructure, and the DE-CIX team.
In this newsletter, we will give you some information about the measures we've taken, inform you on how the crisis is visible on our platforms all over the world, and, in our 25th anniversary year, place an emphasis on the importance of digital infrastructure in days like these and beyond. If we can help you in any way during the crisis, please do not hesitate to contact us.
"We all together create resilient and robust digital infrastructures. This is the foundation for better Internet."
Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX international, talks about his personal 25 years of Internet history and how DE-CIX began its internationalization by adressing the Russian ISP community back in 2006. Recorded before the COVID-19 outbreak, Ivo talks about the importance of the interconnection ecosystem that all connected networks create together. Watch the video.
DE-CIX behind the scenes: Meet Fatma Soydan
Although most of us are working from home now, we want to give you a little bit more information about the DE-CIX team, their daily work, and what drives them – at work, but also personally. Meet Fatma, Network Operations Engineer at DE-CIX. Read the interview.
DE-CIX Frankfurt reached a new all-time traffic peak of more than 9.1 Terabits per second, the highest jump in traffic we have ever had at DE-CIX. The new peak happened simultaneously to a big online game release. Read more.
Internet usage continues to surge
The all-time peak in Frankfurt was only the first in a long list of peaks at DE-CIX exchanges all over the world. Due to social distancing and working from home, we can observe a clear rise in Internet traffic figures. Read more.
DE-CIX is prepared for COVID-19
Due to the exceptional COVID-19 situation, we want to give you some information about how DE-CIX is handling the current crisis. We are well prepared and have implemented comprehensive precautionary measures. Read more.
DE-CIX DirectCLOUD celebrates three year anniversary
A little more than three years ago, it was just an idea: Not only offering peering to our customers at DE-CIX, but also offering them the best possible cloud connectivity, bypassing the Internet. The idea developed into the DE-CIX DirectCLOUD service, and now, three years later, we look back at an extremely impressive success story – and of course there was a cake! Read more.
Webinar: How to connect to Microsoft Azure using DE-CIX DirectCLOUD
In this recorded webinar, Wolfgang Tremmel from the DE-CIX Academy explains how to connect to Mircrosoft with the DE-CIX DirectCLOUD service. He shows live examples of how to configure the connection to Microsoft Azure, and the examples and the configs are available in the accompanying handout. Watch the video.
German white paper: 10 Gründe warum Sie peeren sollten
Peering gives you an impressive set of advantages, and we now offer these insights also in a German white paper: Peering raises your revenues, lowers the latency, increases the throughput, and much more. This white paper shows how you can improve your network with peering. Download the German white paper. All available white papers.
Is the Internet resilient enough to withstand coronavirus?
Many are wondering if the Internet can handle the strain of rapid traffic growth and increased latency. Will it cause a catastrophic failure of the Internet? An ISOC study about how the increased demand will affect the Internet says: Not likely. Read more.
The role of Internet Exchanges in a world of network opportunities
In this article, Ed d'Agostino, Vice President DE-CIX North America, shows how Internet Exchanges serve as the place where networks can connect to optimize Internet performance and to ensure their data can reach the most end users possible. Read more.
DE-CIX Virtual Get-together: Insights & Technical update – 7 April, 4pm CEST
As more and more events have been canceled, we want to offer you an online platform to meet the interconnection community, as well as providing updates about DE-CIX, showing you what measures we have taken, and giving everyone the opportunity to discuss infrastructure challenges in the crisis. Let's meet online on 7 April, 4pm CEST! Register now.
Due to COVID-19, many events worldwide have been postponed or will be conducted online instead. For a current overview, please visit the event list on our website.
The following events will take place online:
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