IX Reach Selects Djibouti Data Center for Network Expansion in Africa
by Josh Anderson
MANCHESTER, UK – IX Reach has announced the expansion of its network into East Africa in partnership with the award-winning Djibouti Data Center, which was selected as the strategic hub for IX Reach’s African expansion thanks to its excellent reputation and unique position as the first and only Tier III 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 on our network,” said Simon Vye, CEO at IX Reach. “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.
“We are very excited to have IX Reach join the carrier neutral DDC ecosystem, and to be enhancing the DDC’s available network footprint for our global customer base as well as Africa’s growing and emerging markets,” said Anthony Voscarides, Chief Executive Officer of the Djibouti Data Center. “In addition to the DDC’s market leading access in east Africa to international and regional fiber cable systems, the new IX Reach PoP will further enhance connectivity options to a diverse network of major Internet Exchange Points, cloud service providers, and data centers across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific regions.”
About the Djibouti Data Center (DDC): 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.
About IX Reach: IX Reach is a global solutions provider offering SDN direct interconnection to all major cloud providers, remote peering at key internet exchanges, high-speed point-to-point/multipoint ethernet private line, IP BGP transit and colocation. IX Reach offers a portfolio of cost-effective network services enabling carriers, ISPs, content and service providers to quickly and easily increase their network footprint and connect to the cloud without the need to invest heavily in owned infrastructure.