SwissIX moves networks to DE-CIX Apollon platform

June 27, 2023
DE-CIX will now be responsible for technical operations, such as maintenance, upkeep, and further development of the SwissIX interconnection platform, as well as technical customer support and provisioning.

Internet exchange operators DE-CIX and SwissIX have revealed that SwissIX has moved the 220 networks connected to its internet exchange to the DE-CIX Apollon networking platform. DE-CIX will now be responsible for technical operations, such as maintenance, upkeep, and further development of the SwissIX interconnection platform, as well as technical customer support and provisioning.

SwissIX, a non-profit association, operates a neutral peering network distributed over seven data centers in Switzerland. To minimize the effect on customers, the two internet exchange operators managed the transition during ongoing operations in overnight maintenance windows. SwissIX will continue to be responsible for business management and marketing of its services.

“We have been looking for a suitable partner for the technical operation of our platform for a long time,” stated Matthias Cramer, CEO of SwissIX. “We are confident that we have made the right choice with DE-CIX, an experienced Internet Exchange operator that, like us, follows a carrier and data center neutral approach. We are convinced that the technical takeover by DE-CIX will allow us to meet our quality requirements and to further develop the platform and our services in a future-oriented manner.”

“We are very pleased with the trust that has already been placed in DE-CIX as well as the continued success of the DE-CIX Apollon platform,” commented Dr. Thomas King, CTO at DE-CIX. “The fact that the largest internet exchange in Switzerland – the fast-growing SwissIX – now also relies on our platform underpins on the one hand the quality of our work and on the other hand the attraction of our technical know-how. Together with SwissIX, we will adapt the operation of the Apollon platform to the specific local needs in Switzerland and drive its technological advancement.”

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