Start Campus, the company responsible for the development of 100% green energy ecosystems, announces that its SINES, Portugal location will soon be home to DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator. DE-CIX, also home to the largest carrier and data centre neutral interconnection ecosystem on the planet, is expanding its Southern Europe IX footprint with a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Start Campus’s SINES Project, approximately 100 km from Lisbon, Portugal.
Start Campus’s 100% sustainable data centre campus, powered by 24×7 renewable energy facilities, will be the site of a future access point for DE-CIX Lisbon, with direct connectivity to other DE-CIX IXs in Southern Europe, such as Madrid, Barcelona, and Marseille. When services are live in 2024, SINES will emerge as a key intercontinental connectivity hub and an important exchange point for data traffic going to and from Europe, North America, South America, and Africa. Sines is uniquely positioned at Europe’s Southwestern edge, and multiple subsea providers plan to land their systems at Start Campus’s SINES Project, including EllaLink, which interconnects Europe, South America, and Africa.
“We are thrilled to welcome DE-CIX to Start Campus and to offer our customers an industry-leading IX solution that will keep local traffic local while routing data more efficiently across DE-CIX’s interconnected footprint, which spans multiple metro regions, continents, and hundreds of data centres,” comments Fabiola Bordino, Head of Sustainability, Communication and Marketing at Start Campus. “As we build the industry’s first 100% sustainable, 24×7 renewable energy powered data centre campus, companies like DE-CIX are critical. Enabling ease of interconnection and reach exemplifies our mission of creating a robust digital ecosystem to benefit the industry and our local market.”
“DE-CIX is excited to help herald in a new era of connectivity in Sines, Portugal with Start Campus’s SINES project,” adds Theresa Bobis, Regional Director, Southern Europe at DE-CIX. “Sines is set to be home to multiple subsea systems interconnecting and serving Southern Europe, coupled with the enhanced proximity and reach to Africa and other European markets, DE-CIX is excited to expand its Southern Europe footprint to Sines, fortifying connectivity for Portugal and beyond.”