Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (German commercial internet exchange) (DE-CIX) is an Internet Exchange Point
Internet Exchange Point
An Internet exchange point is a physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers exchange Internet traffic between their networks . IXPs reduce the portion of an ISP's traffic which must be delivered via their upstream transit providers, thereby reducing the average per-bit...

 situated in Frankfurt (Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...


Founded in 1995, it has become the largest exchange point worldwide in terms of peak traffic with a maximum throughput of 4029.5 Gbit/s

DE-CIX operates nine Force10
Force10 Networks , is a United States company which develops and markets 10 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet switches for computer networking to corporate, educational, and governmental customers. It has offices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.In 2011 Dell announced that they...

TeraScale E1200 switches and serves various locations in Frankfurt. Seven switches act as edge switches that support 1GE and 10GE customer connections and two switches are used for the redundant core infrastructure.

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