IX Reach SDN cloud connectivity reaches East Africa via Djibouti Data Center

IX Reach has established a point of presence (PoP) in the Djibouti Data Center. IX Reach will use the data center presence to supply its software-defined networking (SDN) cloud connectivity, remote peering, and Ethernet services to Africa.

IX Reach has established a point of presence (PoP) in the Djibouti Data Center. IX Reach will use the data center presence to supply its software-defined networking (SDN) cloud connectivity, remote peering, and Ethernet services to Africa.

The network services company describes the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) as the only Tier 3 carrier-neutral facity in East Africa with direct access to all of the major international and regional cable systems that link Africa to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. These fiber-optic networks include the AAE-1 and SeaMeWe5 submarine cable systems. The data center also operates the Djibouti Internet Exchange (DjIX), a neutral and independent internet exchange point.

IX Reach says it will offer DDC tenants direct connectivity to IX Reach’s global network, including connectivity to more than 50 internet exchanges and direct connection to cloud service providers.

“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.”

That network connects more than 170 global locations, according to IX Reach.

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