DE-CIX North America Inc. will open an Internet exchange in Dallas, Texas. DE-CIX Dallas will locate its first access points at Infomart‘s multi-tenant data center at 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway. The building is home to multiple data center operators, including Cologix, Equinix and zColo, and it also houses new colocation space operated by Infomart itself.
Dallas is a strong hub for connectivity in the southern United States and a gateway for Mexican and Latin American carriers to the U.S. Many carriers have extensive fiber infrastructure in and around Dallas with Points of Presence (PoPs) inside the Infomart facility.
DE-CIX Dallas is expected to be ready for service in January 2016 and will expand to additional locations across the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region over time.
“When we seek out new markets, the first thing we look for is the need for neutral and open peering and interconnection,” said DE-CIX’s CMO Frank Orlowski. “In Dallas, DE-CIX has detected a high demand for these types of services. DE-CIX Dallas will be an essential part of the Internet ecosystem in the Southwest, opening up a true alternative Internet exchange in Dallas. Our goal is to gain the Number One position in this metro within the next 12 months, providing a powerful and open exchange to maximize the benefits of peering.”
DE-CIX Dallas will be built on the DE-CIX Apollon technology platform, which delivers a 100GE-enabled exchange backed by “best-in-class” Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
DE-CIX first brought its unique Internet exchange model to the United States one year ago and serves around 80 networks at its DE-CIX New York exchange. The company, which is wholly owned by eco – one of the world’s largest Internet industry associations – offers an open, neutral alternative for the marketplace and opportunities for “reliable and secure” Ethernet interconnection and peering.