DE-CIX Frankfurt to Operate World’s Largest IXP Node
New system delivers increased edge capacity to keep local traffic local.DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet exchange operator headquartered in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), announces today it has upgraded its flagship Apollon Internet exchange in Frankfurt with powerful new 7950 XRS-40 routing systems from Alcatel-Lucent.
The XRS-40 is highly space and power efficient, offering nearly twice the density of alternative systems. One XRS-40 currently delivers up to 160 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports or 1600 x 10 GE ports. DE-CIX deployed the first XRS-40 system on October 1, 2014, and will expand this setup to multiple data centers in the Frankfurt metropolitan area.