BRINGING ITS IX PLATFORM TO NORWAY AND DENMARK
Global Internet Exchange (IX) operator and carrier neutral interconnection service provider DE-CIX, has just announced the expansion of its IX platform into the Nordic region.
For this expansion, DE-CIX partnered with Bulk Data Centers, which will house DE-CIX IX platforms in 3 data center locations including Oslo, Norway (OS-IX); Kristiansand, Norway (Campus N01); as well as in Esbjerg, Denmark (Campus DK01).
“The Nordic region comprises some of the world’s most highly developed digital markets. However, the interconnection infrastructure available in the region does not match the digital maturity of the economy in the Nordics,” said Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International.
“DE-CIX has seen strong support from the Nordic data center community for our plans to expand to the region, in which we will localize our interconnection capabilities for these markets, at the same time as integrating them into the DE-CIX European and trans-continental interconnection ecosystem.”
Housed in Bulk’s data center facilities, DE-CIX gains the ability to provide 100 percent green-powered Internet Exchanges to its target customers in the region. While the new DE-CIX Internet Exchanges are expected to have presences in other Nordic data center facilities, Bulk Data Centers will be the initial partner supporting DE-CIX from inception.
“This partnership with DE-CIX will further enhance the options for customers to interconnect and access a range of services in addition to the already low latency access to major markets combined with the greenest cheapest energy in Europe,” said Gisle M. Eckhoff, Executive Vice President Data Centers at Bulk Infrastructure.
“We are seeing an increase in demand for low cost, highly sustainable solutions and with these new DE-CIX Nordics locations we are helping to support that gravity shift North. We are delighted to build on our previous investments to unlock the potential of the Nordics and look forward to working with DE-CIX to enable more customers to take advantage of renewable, long term sustainable data centers.”
As announced, DE-CIX also plans to open its IX platforms in Finland.