IX Reach Selects Industry-Leading Djibouti Data Center for Strategic Network Expansion in Africa
8 February 2019
IX Reach, the leading provider of SDN cloud connectivity, remote peering and Ethernet services to more than 170 global locations is proud to announce its network expansion into East Africa in partnership with the award-winning Djibouti Data Center.
Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has been selected as the strategic hub for IX Reach’s African expansion owing to its excellent reputation and unique position as the first and only Tier 3 carrier neutral ecosystem in east Africa with direct access to all major international and regional cable systems connecting Africa to Europe, Middle Eastern, and Asian markets.
“We are delighted to call Djibouti Data Center a new Point of Presence (PoP) on our network”, said Simon Vye, CEO at IX Reach. He continued, “IX Reach is dedicated to increasing connectivity, collaboration and innovation as well as improving the range of services we provide to our customers. This new partnership with DDC is key in continuing our vision of making our full portfolio of solutions including cloud connectivity just one cross connect away on the IX Reach network.”
DDC tenants will be able to connect directly onto IX Reach’s global network giving access via a single port to over 50 Internet Exchanges and Direct Connect into the industry’s leading Cloud Service Providers. Given the geographical importance of Djibouti, IX Reach will also be able to address markets in other African countries improving global connectivity and reach.
The expansion into a new continent continues to highlight IX Reach’s global ambitions and increased investment into its network and services demonstrating its dedication to meeting the global challenges of increased data use driven by the growth of video streaming, content delivery, IoT, big data and AI technology.
The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) is the first and only Tier 3 carrier-neutral data center ecosystem in east Africa with direct access to all major international and regional fiber optic systems connecting Europe, the Middle East, and Asia markets with Africa – including AAE1 and SeaMeWe5. The DDC also operates the Djibouti Internet Exchange (DjIX), a neutral and independent IXP in Africa. The DjIX offers content and service providers high speed, reliable, and resilient bilateral and multilateral peering service. Both the DDC and DjIX are catalysts in east Africa that enable new applications and services that help to drive economic development and social well being in the region. Learn more about the DDC products and services at www.djiboutidatacenter.com
Source: Press Release