DE-CIX Chicago Deploys Switch in 365 Data Centers

After launching its third North American IX, DE-CIX Chicago, in December 2020, DE-CIX has now deployed a switch at 365 Data Centers’ colocation facility located at 427 S. LaSalle in Chicago. This is the first DE-CIX deployment with 365 Data Centers and the first IX available at their facility in Chicago.

For the first time, colocation clients at 365 Data Centers in Chicago now have native access to a neutral multi-service interconnection platform. This enables VLAN access for peering. It also provides the ability to reach global carriers, ISPs, content, cloud, and other networks through a single port.

Furthermore, transport connectivity available through 365 Data Centers’ interconnected network of data centers enables nearby secondary markets, such as Detroit and Indianapolis, low latency access to DE-CIX Chicago. So, it enhances connectivity for the entire Midwest region.

“We are pleased to welcome DE-CIX Chicago to CH6 where our Chicago customers can now access DE-CIX’s multi-service interconnection platform for peering and cloud connectivity as well as turnkey access to DE-CIX’s other North American and large global exchanges,” said James Ashton, Vice President Network Operations at 365 Data Centers. “DE-CIX is already available from our New York City facility and we look forward to expanding upon our relationship to offer increased access to interconnection services in the markets we serve.”

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Photo James Ashton, Vice President Network Operations at 365 Data Centers
“Our Chicago customers can now access DE-CIX’s multi-service interconnection platform for peering and cloud connectivity,” said James Ashton, Vice President Network Operations at 365 Data Centers.

DE-CIX Chicago is the company’s third market in North America. This would firmly enhance the company’s position as a carrier and data center neutral ecosystem in North America. DE-CIX Chicago is interconnected to DE-CIX New York and DE-CIX Dallas through a fully redundant, low-latency private network. This GlobePEER Remote service offers access to over 300 networks in North America with extended reach to 2,100 networks spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

“As one of our first initially deployed switches in the Chicago market, DE-CIX’s partnership establishes both a new DE-CIX location and a new peering point in the Chicago market,” said Ed d’Agostino, General Manager of DE-CIX North America. “365 Data Centers is the newest partner to DE-CIX’s North American ecosystem. Their network of connected data centers extends connectivity to DE-CIX beyond the Chicago metro market. Now, 365 Data Centers’ customers throughout the Midwest can leverage transport to peering to extend reach to carriers and cloud providers available at the DE-CIX Chicago IX, reducing costs while improving overall network performance.”

365 Data Centers is a provider of hybrid data center solutions in 13 strategic, primarily edge markets. With data centers in Boca Raton, Bridgewater (New Jersey), Buffalo, Chicago, Commack (Long Island), Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Herndon, Indianapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York City, and Tampa, the company operates colocation facilities aggregating 242,000 square feet and 23 MW of power, along with an interconnected and low latency network across the US. 365 Data Centers serves more than 1,300 customers.

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