Originally posted on Data Center POST

DE-CIX, the world’s leading internet provider, needed to find a way to prepare for the exponential growth of global data traffic. As a result, and initially deployed in Frankfurt, Germany, DE-CIX selected Smartopitcs’ 400G infrastructure gear to upgrade its global network of connected multi-service interconnection Internet Exchange platform.  As a result of installing Smartoptics’ DCP-M40-ZR+ open line system, DE-CIX will deliver 400G connectivity while improving network monitoring, digital amplification of data traffic and better support high data rates for global data transfers. 

Prior to the announcement, DE-CIX’s global network was able to support individual connections up to 100 Mbps. Adding the Smartoptics solution will improve data performance for DE-CIX’s local Frankfurt IX connections, and when deployed globally will upgrade the company’s remote peering service – GlobePEER Remote – which offers remote peering across 18 DE-CIX IX’s globally. Dr. Thomas King, CTO at DE-CIX said, “The new 400G network solution is exciting on several levels. It will enable us to create an entirely new experience for our customers.” 

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