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maincubes, a fast-growing European data center developer/operator with a proprietary secureexchange® platform delivering highly secured colocation, interconnection services and cloud onramps, announces it has added international network service provider RETN to its portfolio of network providers available onsite in its Frankfurt FRA01 data center in Germany. First client for RETN’s IP transit services in the maincubes facility is a German managed services provider (MSP) from the Frankfurt area, efero GmbH.
RETN operates its own end-to-end Eurasian network. With more than 300 network Points-of-Presence (PoPs) and 15 offices located across Europe, Russia and CIS markets, RETN has approximately 73,000KM of lit fiber available for the delivery of IP transit, Wavelengths, Ethernet/VPN, DDoS protection and other network connectivity services.
As a European data center developer/operator, maincubes has its two large-scale facilities located at the Internet hubs of Frankfurt, Germany (maincubes FRA01) and Amsterdam, the Netherlands (maincubes AMS01). A third maincubes data center, maincubes FRA02, is currently planned for. The company equips its data centers with the highest redundancy features including 2N power setups and N+1 cooling designs, allowing them to uniquely offer 100% uptime SLAs. The RETN network PoP now deployed in the maincubes Frankfurt FRA01 data center adds to these redundancy attributes by establishing new, low-latency network routes into Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia while further enhancing network-path redundancy in these territories.
Eastern Europe – Poland and Russia
The first client for RETN’s newly created network PoP in the maincubes Frankfurt FRA01 data center is efero, a managed services provider (MSP) from Germany based in the Frankfurt region. The company already had a presence in maincubes FRA01 but needed stable IP transit services to Eastern Europe. “The network access to this region delivered by RETN meets and exceeds our expectations. It came with high-level switching capacity being delivered on schedule,” says Esra Fernau Managing Director at efero. “The uncomplicated personal approach and clear communication from both RETN and maincubes greatly supported us in meeting our network deployment goals. The experienced engineering professionals at the maincubes FRA01 data center were also of considerable help to us. In addition, we really appreciate the good price/performance ratio offered by RETN and maincubes.”
As a technology-driven company with clients ranging from SMBs to enterprises, efero offers a wide portfolio of managed services including cloud, CRM/ERP integration, IT security, virtual voice solutions, and more. To learn more about efero GmbH, visit https://efero.de.
“Located at the Internet hub of Frankfurt, our FRA01 data center offers an extensive choice of networks while we’re continuously adding new network providers based on evolving customer demand,” says Antje Tauchmann, Head of Marketing at maincubes. “As a colocation provider, we’re able to offer highly secured network interconnection and hybrid cloud enabling services to MSPs and CSPs like efero. We’re also very flexible. The moment efero asked us for enhanced network access into countries like Poland and Russia, we didn’t hesitate to facilitate them and recommended RETN to accommodate their network needs. RETN has a remarkably extensive network coverage in Eastern Europe, and with the launch of their TRANSKZ terrestrial cable system in 2019, RETN became the only network provider able to deliver IP transit services through a fully owned, high-capacity and redundant terrestrial network from Western Europe all the way to the Kazakhstan/China border.”
“Frankfurt is one of the main Internet hubs in the world and hence important to RETN. We are constantly looking into ways to extend our metro network there to support growing customer needs. Establishing a new RETN PoP at maincubes FRA01 was a logical choice for us, as maincubes is one of the most redundant, secured, high-tech and energy-efficient facilities with experienced engineers in the Frankfurt area,” says Mario Kohl, Managing Director at RETN GmbH. “This data center is not only home to MSPs like efero but also to DAX-listed companies from different industries, such as automotive, finance, manufacturing. These are companies requiring global connectivity with high interest in direct connections to hard-to-reach and developing markets, where RETN can be of service. We are unique in covering the CIS countries and Russia and providing redundant network paths between Europe and Asia, offering the same level of stability, support and quality of services in all territories our network crosses. The partnership with maincubes enables us to fulfil the needs of the customers in improved connectivity in the Frankfurt area as well as across the world in a most cost-effective and efficient way.”
RETN is one of the fastest growing independent European providers of IP Transit and network services, now with a unique capability to connect Europe and Asia. It is the only provider that operates its own end-to-end network (300+ on-net PoPs, 73,000 km of lit fiber) through Western Europe, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and onwards to the Chinese border, and is offering differentiated terrestrial connectivity between these major markets. RETN delivers various network services across its Eurasian network with industry leading delivery times, lower latency, leveraging deep technical expertise and providing better reliability than traditional terrestrial and subsea routes. RETN Capital Ltd. is ISO 27001:2013 certified.
To learn more about RETN, visit https://retn.net/