Global Cloud Service Provider Turns to UAE-IX to Optimize Middle East Network Performance
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 10, 2015 – Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a leading global data communications service provider with the world’s largest private subsea cable footprint plus terrestrial networks and managed services that comprise today’s cloud ecosystem, has signed as a new member of UAE-IX in Dubai. UAE-IX is the first carrier-neutral Internet traffic exchange platform in the Middle East. GCX and UAE-IX signed the agreement this week at the Capacity Middle East conference at the Grand Hyatt Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Offering its high-performance Cloud X platform to enterprises around the world, GCX deploys complex cloud solutions that enable enterprise applications to perform at the highest levels. Operating a global system of subsea cables, MPLS/IP networks, data centers and Points of Presence (PoPs), GCX is focused on developing the critical infrastructure that powers Cloud X across the world and in regions that are growing particularly fast, including the Middle East.
“Our goal is to enable our customers to deploy top-notch cloud services in minutes, and on a global scale,” explains Chris Bayly, SVP of Middle East & Africa (MEA), GCX. “To do this, we require sophisticated infrastructure that houses, processes and transports our customers’ mission-critical enterprise data safely and securely. By joining UAE-IX, we can further expand and interconnect with other networks in the Middle East, to leverage our capabilities and provide high-performance, low-latency connectivity across the “Emerging Markets Corridor” spanning across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We are pleased to expand our partnership with UAE-IX and look forward to being part of this fast-growing community.”
“GCX is enabling the global cloud on an infrastructure that is being challenged to deliver more and more every day,” states Harald A. Summa, President, DE-CIX International AG. “By incorporating UAE-IX into the GCX network topology, the company benefits from the growing network of networks on the Dubai exchange, the decreased latency of sending data to its final destination and the increased network resilience and security.”
Traffic at UAE-IX has more than tripled from 2012 to 2015. The number of customers on the exchange has also grown by more than 50 percent in a year, as local carriers, ISPs and hosting providers continue to connect more efficiently to key international networks.
UAE-IX is fully managed by DE-CIX and serves both customers from the region and global players. For more information about UAE-IX, please visit www.uae-ix.net.
UAE-IX is the first carrier-neutral Internet exchange for the Middle East that interconnects global networks and, above all, network operators and content providers in the GCC region. The UAE-IX is built on a fully redundant switching platform powered by DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet exchange operator. UAE-IX is located in Dubai in two high-class carrier-neutral data centers, Datamena and Equinix. Initiated by the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and powered by DE-CIX, UAE-IX delivers a highly available local alternative for regional traffic exchange and localizing Internet content. For more information, please go to www.uae-ix.net.
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