IX Reach selects Djibouti Data Centre for network expansion in Africa

2255637384 90539457af zIX Reach, the provider of SDN cloud connectivity, has announced its network expansion into East Africa in partnership with Djibouti Data Centre (DDC)

DDC is the first and only Tier 3 carrier neutral ecosystem in East Africa with direct access to all major international and regional cable systems connecting Africa to Europe, Middle Eastern, and Asian markets.

Simon Vye, CEO at IX Reach, said, “We are delighted to call Djibouti Data Centre a new Point of Presence (PoP) on our network. 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.”

DDC tenants will be able to connect directly to IX Reach’s global network, which provides access to more than 50 Internet exchanges via a single port and direct connection to the industry’s leading cloud service providers. Given the geographical importance of Djibouti, IX Reach will also be able to address markets in other African countries improving global connectivity and reach.

Anthony Voscarides, CEO of Djibouti Data Centre, commented, “We are very excited to have IX Reach join the carrier-neutral DDC ecosystem, and to be enhancing the DDC’s available network footprint for our global customer base as well as Africa’s growing and emerging market.”

“In addition to the DDC’s market-leading access in East Africa to international and regional fibre cable systems, the new IX Reach PoP will further enhance connectivity options to a diverse network of major Internet Exchange Points, cloud service providers, and data centres across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific regions,” he added.

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