RICHMOND, Virginia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator and home to the largest carrier-neutral and data center-neutral interconnect ecosystem in North America, is pleased to announce the official opening of DE-CIX Richmond Internet Exchange. Yesterday’s official launch was attended by Virginia state, national and international dignitaries, including Vint Cerf, the “Father of the Internet” and chief Google evangelist, and Virginia Administrative Secretary Lyn McDermid .
DE-CIX Richmond, which sports the award-winning DE-CIX Apollon interconnect platform technology, was officially launched as part of the IEIC Global NAP Summit 2.0, organized by the Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee (IEIC), with DE-CIX and other partners. The Internet Exchange provides direct low-latency connectivity, serving networks of all kinds – for example, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Content Networks, and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) – and provides services specialized interconnectors for business needs in sectors such as finance, automotive, healthcare, logistics, retail, etc. Interconnection services available include direct connectivity to clouds and cloud-based business applications, such as Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics, as well as Closed User Groups (CUGs) for creating bespoke data exchange environments exclusive and secure between business partners throughout the value chain.
“We are excited to bring our platform to this very important market, supporting Virginia’s continued digital transformation,” comments Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX. “Not only traditional network providers, but also enterprises – in Virginia and beyond – are looking for simplified, flexible, secure and high-performance solutions that support their connectivity needs in an agile way, now and for the future. ‘coming. DE-CIX Richmond provides robust, low-latency connectivity to clouds and other networks, serving local, national and international network operators. DE-CIX Richmond is key to creating more distributed and diverse ecosystems on the East Coast, bringing connectivity solutions closer to businesses and users. We are passionate about bringing data services and interconnecting users together, and now DE-CIX North America is expanding from east to west, and more are on the way.
DE-CIX Richmond offers multi-service interconnection. Services that can be booked through DE-CIX Richmond include DirectCLOUD, providing direct access to major cloud providers, direct access to Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics clouds through the Microsoft Azure peering service, other enterprise solutions such as as Closed User Groups, and more. Directly connected to DE-CIX New York – 5e largest IX in the United States, carrying more than a terabit per second of peak hour traffic – DE-CIX Richmond provides connected networks of access to content and networks that are not accessible anywhere else in the center of the Atlantic. DE-CIX Richmond also provides diverse access to content for networks in the region, an option that is embraced by businesses that need real-time access to their data, such as in the AdTech sector. DE-CIX Richmond is a standalone platform powered by Nokia, with direct access available from EdgeConneX, QTS Richmond and Pixel Factory data centers. DE-CIX Richmond provides connectivity between Richmond and the operator’s other North American IXs in New York, Dallas, Phoenix and Chicago. Together, the five IXs constitute the largest neutral carrier-to-data center interconnect ecosystem in North America, spanning the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West, and Southwest regions ( East and West). Customers connected to the DE-CIX North America interconnect ecosystem can also connect to DE-CIX IXs across the Atlantic.
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About DE-CIX North America
DE-CIX North America Inc., established in 2013, is a wholly owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG, the international arm of DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet exchange. Together, DE-CIX internet exchanges in New York, Dallas, Chicago, Richmond and Phoenix create the largest neutral interconnect ecosystem in North America. DE-CIX provides independent network and data peering and interconnection services in North America. With access to DE-CIX North America’s Internet Exchange Points, customers gain more control over their networks and access world-class content providers, as well as IP transit, network virtual private (VPN) and Blackholing to mitigate the effects of DDoS attacks.
DE-CIX New York is the 5th largest Internet Exchange Point in the United States, is carrier and data center independent, and is Open-IX certified. The IX platform is distributed across major carrier hotels and data centers in every metropolitan area it serves. DE-CIX operates more access points than any other Internet exchange point in North America.
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