Internet Exchange operator, DE-CIX announced that it has doubled its North American footprint with two new internet exchanges. According to the announcement made at its virtual DE-CIX Interconnection Summit 2020 North America Edition, one IX in Chicago is now operational and one will be ready for service soon in Richmond.
Chicago and Richmond
With two new locations, the company is creating the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem in the region. DE-CIX Chicago is available in 12 facilities throughout the metro market. It anchors the Midwest region for DE-CIX North America. Chicago’s connectivity reaches the east, west, and southern coasts of the country with direct connectivity to Canada, firmly positioning the market as a core interconnection point in the region.
The company’s Richmond expansion leverages the market’s existing IX. RVA-IX was launched in 2016 as a non-profit community. With the asset acquisition of the RVA-IX, the company will take operational ownership, and will expand upon its interconnection capabilities benefiting the local and regional market. Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International, said,
“As we approach 2021, DE-CIX North America is embarking on a new era of interconnection. By announcing these two very important Internet Exchange locations for DE-CIX, Chicago and Richmond, we will have four key markets fortified for interconnectivity solutions. The success of DE-CIX New York, now ranking among the top five IXs in North America with over 260 networks, and DE-CIX Dallas, which ranks among the top 20 IXs in North America with over 90 networks, solidifies our position in the market as the leading neutral interconnection platform provider for Internet peering and cloud connectivity.”
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