January 26, 2005
IXEurope Announces New Internet Exchange in Germany NDIX Peering Point launches at its DÃsseldorf IXDatacenter
London, 26 January 2005 NDIX, Europe's first crossborder Internet Exchange launched a new peering platform at IXEurope's stateoftheart datacenter in DÜsseldorf today. Based on the Foundry BigIron 8000, with a backplane that supports 256 Gbit/sec of traffic, this new platform will provide a vibrant marketplace for broadband suppliers and major users in the region.
NDIX is working with the European Commission Euregio project aimed at stimulating economic links between the Netherlands and Germany. As part of this initiative, NDIX has created networkrich Broadband Headends for education, research and commercial use in Enschede (NL), MÜnster (D) and now at the DÜsseldorf IXDatacenter.
Harro Beusker, General Manager for IXEurope Germany said:" We are seeing a lot of positive movement both in the enterprise and media sectors in the DÜsseldorf region, which covers some 16 million people. In DÜsseldorf we are already home to many networks including AT&T, COLT, ISIS Arcor, MCI and NTT. The addition of the NDIX exchange is an endorsement that IXEurope is now the leader for datacenter services and peering in the region."
The switch is currently operating with 8 Gigabit Ethernet fiber ports and 24 copper 100Mbps Ethernet ports. More information about the switch can be found by contacting the team at IXEurope DÜsseldorf: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IXEurope is a leading panEuropean provider of specialist datacenter services for system integrators, telecommunication companies, Internet service providers and corporates. IXEurope offers services in IXDatacenters throughout Europe, three of which are located in Germany (Frankfurt/Main, M�rfelden, DÜsseldorf). Customers include some of the world's largest banking, outsourcing and web businesses, all using IXEurope's superior datacenter services to house their IT systems and connect to the world.
For more information, please go to www.ixeurope.com
As independent service provider the DutchGerman Internet Exchange (NDIX) offers Internet Service Providers and Transit providers a neutral switch in order to exchange data traffic based on Peering and Transit.
NDIX is the first international Internet Exchange and the first broadband forum within the Euregion, operating switches in Enschede, MÜnster and DÜsseldorf. The successful crossborder partnership provides broadband accessibility at low charges, which continually improves the business climate within the Euregion.
NDIX is a virtual market, by means of which organisations that offer and use broadband services are linked to each other.
For more information, please go to www.ndix.net
Forward Looking Statements
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