Community IX Holdings (CIX) has selected Colo Atl, located at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, for secured colocation data center space for its community-based peering exchange, CIX-ATL. The pairing would enable increased connectivity options for customers in the Atlanta area.
CIX is a Virginia-based nonprofit established in 2014 to create an Internet exchange (IX) with cost-effective peering solutions. Colo Atl now assists with the organization’s mission by allowing CIX and its members, including Internet service providers (ISPs), content providers and enterprises within the facility, to securely and conveniently cross connect, with no monthly recurring fees, between tenants within the Meet-Me-Area (MMA).
“In our aim to expand our footprint and deliver content to more users in the Atlanta area, it was an easy decision to make,” said Randy Epstein Co-founder and Board Member for CIX. “Colo Atl’s entire ecosystem is the ideal fit for our mission of encouraging more peering and interconnection. Additionally, Colo Atl offers a wonderful, accessible customer service team who will provide help every step of the way.”
Network Cross-Connections, Carrier-Neutral Colocation
Colo Atl is also home to the Georgia Technology Center (GTC), a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to highlight their optical and electrical hardware and operating systems, and the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), which provides next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) solutions, including SDN peering, testing, collaboration and implementation.
“CIX-ATL is a most welcome and timely addition to the Colo Atl family,” said John Ghirardelli, General Manager for Colo Atl. “Our existing tenants can now connect to CIX through Colo Atl, providing increased business opportunities for them. IXs play a critical role across the digital infrastructure landscape and their collective mission to always put the customer first is very much aligned with how we do business at Colo Atl. Our free cross-connection capabilities and carrier-neutral colocation and data center facility offers a safe and secure environment to foster content exchange at lower costs and greater speed, making us the ideal interconnection partner in Atlanta.”