DE-CIX Malaysia hopes to enhance Malaysia’s digital landscape alongside other industry players and government agencies

KUALA LUMPUR (Apr 13): At a buka puasa or breaking of the Ramadan fast event at Amari Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur today, DE-CIX Malaysia shared milestones to date and expressed hope to further enhance the country’s digital landscape.

Wong Weng Yew, DE-CIX Malaysia Board of Management, said, “While DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world, here in Malaysia, we have been supporting the Malaysian government’s initiatives to increase cloud adoption in several ways, such as establishing collaborations with local ISPs (internet service providers) to improve their network infrastructure, reduce latency, and increase connectivity, which are all essential factors in increasing cloud adoption rates.”

According to Wong, DE-CIX has been expanding its global footprint by launching new products and services and establishing more partnerships in key areas around Asia, as part of its efforts to stay at the forefront of the industry. DE-CIX currently offers interconnection services to over 40 metro markets in Europe, Africa, North America, the Middle East, and Asia.

Wong added, “As the operator of critical IT infrastructure, DE-CIX bears a great responsibility for the seamless, fast and secure data exchange between people, enterprises, and organisations at its locations around the globe.”

Accessible from data centres in over 600 cities worldwide, the company interconnects thousands of network operators (carriers), ISPs, content providers and enterprise networks from more than 100 countries, and offers peering, cloud and interconnection services.

DE-CIX in Frankfurt has a data volume of almost 34 exabytes per year as of 2022, and close to 1,100 connected networks. Additionally, more than 200 colleagues from over 30 nations form the foundation of the DE-CIX success story in Germany and worldwide.

“We are also working on developing new solutions that leverage the power of 5G and edge computing, such as a cloud-neutral 5G interconnection platform. Additionally, we are currently exploring ways to reduce its carbon footprint, including the use of renewable energy sources and energy-efficient infrastructure,” said Wong.

Since the beginning of the commercial Internet, DE-CIX has had a decisive influence on a range of leading global bodies, such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), on co-defining guiding principles for the Internet of the present and the future.

“We at DE-CIX Malaysia are hopeful that more points of presence (PoPs) will be built in the country to increase connectivity and reduce latency, while also offering more cloud connectivity solutions, such as direct connections to major cloud service providers like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, to help businesses and organisations adopt cloud-based services more easily,” continued Wong, as he addressed the media.

“On that, we would love to be given the chance to collaborate with other industry players and government agencies where we can build an ecosystem where we are able to enhance Malaysia’s digital landscape by developing an incredible internet infrastructure for the growth of the nation,” he concluded. – News Hub Asia