The global internet has a new interconnection point in southeastern Europe. DE-CIX and Lamda Hellix have teamed up to establish South East Europe Cloud & Interconnection Exchange, or SEECIX. SEECIX will focus on peering, interconnection, and cloud exchange services to carriers, clouds, and enterprises in southeastern Europe.
SEECIX’s starting node will be located on Lamda Hellix’s data center campus in Athens, Greece. Lamda Hellix’s campus includes two 6000 square meter, carrier neutral facilities. Athens may have been a historical nexus, but in terms of internet infrastructure it hasn’t gotten the attention it would likely prefer. But after a rough economic decade on the Greek peninsula, there are signs that things are getting better.
Athens’ proximity to connectivity options to the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the rest of Europe certainly makes it a logical place to develop some diversity. It will further complement DE-CIX’s other efforts along a broad front of southern Europe, including Palermo, Madrid, Istanbul, and Marseille.
DE-CIX will be delivering the technical set-up needed to deploy the SEECIX platform as a fully pre-configured and standardized solution. The IX is expected to be ready for service this summer.
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