DE-CIX expands to Norway with new Internet Exchanges

DE-CIX expands to Norway with new Internet Exchanges

DE-CIX, a world-leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator and home to the largest carrier- and data centre-neutral interconnection ecosystem globally, has announced its newest Internet Exchanges in Oslo and Kristiansand (Norway) are ready for service. The inauguration was celebrated in a well-attended ceremony in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, together with the BULK Infrastructure Group AS. BULK Infrastructure is Norway’s leader in building and operating sustainable digital infrastructure, data centres, colocation, fibre networks and industrial real estate. 

The new DE-CIX IXs are available in the BULK data centres in Oslo (OS-IX) and Kristiansand (Campus N01), with more enabled sites to be announced. The DE-CIX Apollon interconnection and cloud platform include cloud routing services for companies of all sizes to manage their hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios and gain control of their data beyond the public Internet. 

With the approach of one access, all clouds and every network, DE-CIX is bringing its so-called InterconnectionFLEX service to Norway, which provides enterprises with a complete interconnection package as a holistic solution for peering, cloud connectivity and private network interconnects (PNIs). Customers can benefit from direct access to over 50 clouds, 2000+ local and international networks and over 250 data centres in Germany, Southern Europe and the US – with one single contract and full flexibility, including a comprehensive interconnection consultation. 

In addition, DE-CIX in Norway will act as a digital hub for regional connectivity, enabling local networks low-latency interconnection and localisation of global content, while increasing network stability, scalability and security. The DE-CIX interconnection and cloud platform also offers advanced service features and automation, including access to the DE-CIX self-service portal and the DE-CIX API. 

“DE-CIX is proud to now be part of one of the most advanced digital ecosystems on the planet, bringing our unique interconnection and cloud platform to Norway,” said Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX. “We have a definite answer to the pain points of local business and internationally acting enterprises to gain control of their business-critical data journey and applications using the lowest latency possible and the highest level of security. We are already on the verge of a new digital age, where every millisecond counts when it comes to building the infrastructure for the immersive Internet, or the Metaverse. DE-CIX is here to solve the enterprise interconnection needs of tomorrow, today.”

Gisle M. Eckhoff, Executive Vice President Data Centers at BULK Infrastructure, added: “Our partnership with DE-CIX will give local and international customers the option to interconnect and access a range of services in major markets with even lower latency. 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, where you find the greenest energy in Europe.”

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