DE-CIX, an Internet exchange operator in multiple metro markets in Europe, the Middle East and North America, has connected to Cologix’s data center at the Dallas Infomart.
DE-CIX will provide a neutral IP exchange via its public peering fabric to increase performance and reduce cost, by keeping Internet traffic local in the South-Central U.S.
“Many key carriers have extensive fiber infrastructure in Dallas, making it a dominant hub for interconnection as well as a gateway for Latin American and Mexican carriers,” said Harald Summa, DE-CIX CEO. “Dallas has the need for neutral and open interconnection, which is why we chose this market for expansion. We are excited to leverage Cologix’s robust, network-neutral Meet-Me-Room as an access point in Dallas and look forward to quickly building an open and thriving peering ecosystem in the Southwest.”
Cologix, across two facilities, operates 40,000 square feet of data center space in the Dallas Infomart at 1950 North Stemmons Freeway. It has 2N redundancy on the UPS and generator, and provides access to 40+ networks through the Cologix-controlled fiber vault/Meet-Me-Room.
“Cologix is committed to the Dallas peering community and shares DE-CIX’s vision and conviction that Dallas, with its extensive carrier ecosystem, is primed for a neutral and open peering platform,” said Graham Williams, COO at Cologix. “Cologix is pleased to play our role in support of DE-CIX’s growth as we have done with the other exchanges we support across our platform: MICE (Minneapolis), OHIO-IX (Columbus), QIX (Montreal), TORIX (Toronto) and VANIX (Vancouver).”
DE-CIX is expected to be ready for service by the end of Q1 2016 and will expand to additional locations across the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region over time.