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German commercial Internet exchange (DE-CIX)

DE-CIX (German Commercial Internet Exchange) is the central German Internet node for international connections. It was founded in 1995 in Frankfurt/M by EUnet, Xlink and MAZ and is one of the largest Internet nodes worldwide.

The data volume via switching computers of DE-CIX doubles annually, as do the connected Internet Service Providers (ISP). In 2010, there were about 350 from 40 different countries.

The DE-CIX infrastructure is redundant and located on several parallel running data centers in the Frankfurt area. The maximum data throughput is 40 Tbit/s.

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Englisch: German commercial Internet exchange - DE-CIX
Updated at: 20.04.2013
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