Shortly after celebrating DE-CIX New York’s five-year anniversary, the spotlight is now on DE-CIX Dallas: Three years ago, in September 2016, we launched the second North American DE-CIX Internet Exchange in Dallas.
Meanwhile, more than 60 networks are connected to DE-CIX Dallas, and a new all-time peak of 88 Gbit/s was reached in mid October. With this many connected networks, the DE-CIX Dallas exchange now ranks among the top 20 IXs across the United States, based on the number of networks connected as indicated on PeeringDB.
Variety of access possibilities, reduced cross-connect fees
DE-CIX Dallas growth is clearly a result of its data center-neutral setup, enabling networks to access the exchange via multiple data center providers including Cologix, CyrusOne, DataBank, Digital Realty, Equinix, Flexential, QTS, and zColo. In addition, networks can also connect via transport, and DE-CIX has developed arrangements with various partners to eliminate cross-connect fees for companies leveraging transport connections to DE-CIX Dallas, including Consolidated Communications, PacketFabric, Telia, Unite Private Networks, and Telxius.
“We are thrilled that our Dallas exchange has reached the echelon of being among the top 20 IXs in the U.S. in under three years from its initial launch,” comments Ed d’Agostino, Vice President and General Manager, DE-CIX North America. “This growth, combined with the fact that the New York IX is also among the nation’s top five, serves as a testament to the success of our neutral approach and our model’s ability to seamlessly serve and support a market’s requirements. We’re proud to be empowering the Dallas area and its surrounding region with improved network performance, and we will continue to deliver on our promise of bringing top-tier solutions to a growing number of providers.”
More information about DE-CIX Dallas can be found here.