This means that the Frankfurt-based interconnection specialist’s customers and partners are now able to communicate via a private, direct connection on the Retarus Enterprise Cloud, bypassing the public internet. In many cases, this offers a smart alternative to VPN (virtual private networking), MPLS (multiprotocol label switching), or a leased line.
The connection with the DE-CIX cloud exchange is established by way of VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network). Network operators (carriers), internet service providers (ISP), and data centers connect their customers to DE-CIX or companies connect their networks directly to the DE-CIX exchange. By extending the connection to Retarus, DE-CIX provides a private, secure direct connection with low latency. As the route is both private and fixed, the risk from threats such as DDoS attacks or IP hijacking is minimized considerably. The basic principle of direct interconnection is a fitting response to the ever-increasing demands placed on digital applications with regard to security, performance, and availability.+
For more information, please refer to our current press release.