CloudFlare Joins New York and Los Angeles Internet Exchanges

CloudFlare, an Internet performance and security company, has joined both the New York (NYIIX) and Los Angeles (LAIIX) International Internet Exchanges, owned and operated by colocation company Telehouse. CloudFlare protects and accelerates more than 4 million websites using a global CDN network that spans 86 cities across 45 countries.

“CloudFlare has a commitment to open peering and currently participates at more than 150 Internet Exchanges across the globe,” said Nitin Rao, Head of Infrastructure at CloudFlare. “We are dedicated to improving the speed and reliability of the four million Internet applications that use our network across the United States. Working with Telehouse will enable us to expand and strengthen our global network presence.”

data-centersThe announcement follows the news that Telehouse announced the formation of a long-term plan with Verizon Digital Media Services to build out Internet Exchange points. Verizon Digital Media Services, part of AOL, is already a member in Telehouse’s LAIIX and NYIIX, and plans to participate in potential future Telehouse Internet Exchange points.

“The CloudFlare brand has great name recognition and having them join TELEHOUSE’s Internet Exchange Points gives tremendous value to our peering members,” said Akio Sugeno, VP of Internet Engineering, “Operations and Business Development at Telehouse.  “I strongly encourage any network to join NYIIX or LAIIX and publicly peer with CloudFlare.”