euNetworks runs 30km of dark fibre from Frankfurt to DARZ data centre at Darmstadt
Wed 10 Jun 2015
London-based euNetworks GmbH has announced today that it has created the shortest fibre-optic route from Darmstadt to Frankfurt using ‘dark fibre’ – unused cable which companies can lease as dedicated infrastructure. The destination for the loop is the prestigious DARZ data centre at Darmstadt, 30km (18.5 miles) outside Frankfurt.
euNetworks’ Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Dean said “We are delighted to be working with DARZ, offering companies scalable and low latency connectivity options to this state of the art facility. “It is an impressive facility and is now part of our Frankfurt DC Connect solution. That means customers have access to fast and reliable bandwidth to this site and also between DARZ and other on-net data centres and exchanges in Frankfurt and further afield on our footprint. Our status as an AWS direct connect partner also enables access to further cloud based service options,”
DARZ is a DC retrofit, built over a secure complex which once housed the State Gold Reserve, and boasts bomb shelters, grenade-proof windows and anti-collision walls amongst its unusual security features. It vaunts 2,400 square metres of usable floor-space and 700sqm of office space. The facility’s total power output capacity stands at an almost future-proof 2x 4.5MW.
DARZ’s Head of Sales and IT Operations Lars Goebel said “Partnering with euNetworks was important in enabling wider access and rapid delivery of our services to the market. Our service portfolio ranges from colocation, hosting and storage, to managed services and we are working closely with System Integrators and Cloud Service Providers to ensure a vast range of IT services are available to our clients. We look forward to growing our relationship with euNetworks and supporting a wide range of sectors at DARZ,”
euNetworks owns and runs 13 fibre networks in metropolitan areas across Europe, with 45 cities covered in 10 countries.