In response to the increasing demand for connectivity access in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, DE-CIX North America – the carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchange operator, and DataBank – a provider of solutions for data center, cloud and interconnectivity services, have announced a partnership to deliver DE-CIX peering and Layer 2 connectivity across all three of Databank’s facilities in downtown Dallas, Richardson, and Plano, Texas.
Each data center location, connected through DataBank’s own metro Ethernet ring, now provides customers with access to the DE-CIX platform, enabling companies with access to public and/or private peering, enhanced network capabilities, and Layer 2 connectivity that can access transit networks.
The partnership would drive the following advantages for customers:
- A single connection in any of the DataBank Dallas facilities delivers access to the 30+ networks connected to DE-CIX Dallas
- DataBank’s sole control of the its downtown Dallas (DFW 1) building meet-me room would expedite and simplify access to peering, enhanced network capabilities, and Layer 2 connectivity
“In addition to boosting interconnections across networks within our facilities, our partnership with DE-CIX allows us to serve the market more effectively providing access to peering and Layer 2 connectivity solutions that are already disrupting and driving the market,” said Raul Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “DE-CIX boosts our growth strategy to drive connectivity across all businesses within the technology-concentrated business areas within the DFW Metroplex and beyond.”
Already accessible from some of the “leading” area data centers including Cologix, Infomart BMMR, Peak 10 | ViaWest and zColo, additional data centers that can reach the DE-CIX exchange include multiple Digital Realty and CyrusOne dc facilities among various others. DE-CIX Dallas enables companies access to its community of connected networks, including “leading” cloud and content providers, including Akamai, AWS, Facebook, IBM SoftLayer, StackPath, Twitch, Verizon Digital Media Services, Yahoo! and more.
“DataBank and DE-CIX are cooperating in every way possible to deliver access to our competitive neutral exchange to better serve the business needs in the market,” said Ed d’Agostino, GM and Vice President Sales, DE-CIX North America. “We open new possibilities to connect both thriving Dallas-based businesses, but also growing players across underserved markets.”