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Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange
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Full name Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange
Abbreviation DE-CIX
Founded 1995
Location Frankfurt, Germany
Members 502
Ports 710
Peers 487
Peak 3123.21 Gbit/s
Daily (avg.) 1537.2 Gbit/s

Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (German Commercial Internet Exchange) (DE-CIX) is an internet exchange point (IXP) situated in Frankfurt (Germany). It is the largest exchange point worldwide in terms of peak traffic with a maximum throughput of more than 3 terabit per second.[1]

DE-CIX was founded in 1995 and the DE-CIX Apollon platform operates ten Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS routers and serves various locations in Frankfurt. Six routers act as edge devices that support 1GE, 10GE and 100 GE customer connections and four routers are used for the redundant core network.

The routing layer is combined with an optical layer based on ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 3000; the optical layer delivers a total capacity of 12 terabits per second across its mesh-network topology. In addition, DE-CIX operates IXPs in Hamburg, Munich, New York and Dubai.

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