What is a cross connect?

All connections to DE-CIX require a single-mode private interconnect (aka cross connect or in-house cabling). A cross connect is a dark fiber point-to-point interconnection. It is used to access the DE-CIX platform.

You can order cross connects via DE-CIX Internet Exchanges in Barcelona, Chicago, Dallas, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Istanbul, Lisbon, Madrid, Marseille, Munich, New York, and Palermo. In select enabled sites in Frankfurt, customers can order cross connects to interconnect networks directly.

At the other platforms, DE-CIX will provide all customers with demarcation details in the appropriate data center.  Please talk to your data center operator for details.