Internet exchange (IX) operator DE-CIX has deployed a new switch at Iron Mountain’s NJE-1 data center in Edison, New Jersey. The network switch deployment means an expansion of their network ecosystems and geographical reach in the New York metropolitan region.
DE-CIX (German Commercial Internet Exchange) is one of the world’s leading operators of Internet Exchanges. In total, in its 27 locations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, DE-CIX provides over 2100 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers from more than 100 countries with peering and interconnection services.
Iron Mountain’s NJE-1 data center customers will now have direct access to DE-CIX’s Internet Exchange platform, enabling connectivity to local peering and cloud services in metropolitan markets like New York, Dallas and Chicago.
In addition to local reach, customers will also be able to connect to any of DE-CIX’s global IX locations through its GlobePEER remote service. Enterprise, content and financial sector customers would further benefit from having “low-latency” Layer 2 network connectivity options to reach numerous content, cloud and Internet service providers.
Layer 2 Network Access
Iron Mountain’s NJE-1 data center is a 26MW purpose-built facility with a range of services and Uptime Tier III-certified design for documented reliability. With over 18,000 solar modules on its rooftop, the NJE-1 data center has one of the largest rooftop solar installations of any data center in North America, generating 7.2MW of renewable power. Part of a 40-acre data center campus, NJE-1 is located 30 miles southwest of New York City and minutes from regional network hubs. This carrier and cloud-neutral data center would offer access to 20 network service providers, with “industry-leading” compliance.
“We are pleased to welcome DE-CIX to our NJE-1 data center,” said Frank Scalzo, General Manager, Network Strategy and Services for Iron Mountain Data Centers. “DE-CIX’s physical node further enhances our robust ecosystem, enabling our customers even more opportunities to reach the greatest number of networks available through a single cross connect.”
Iron Mountain’s data center platform is powered by 100% renewable energy and can support more than 375 megawatts of IT capacity at full build-out. It includes 15 operational data centers across 13 markets and three continents.
“Our new switch at Iron Mountain’s NJE-1 data center geographically expands our reach further into central New Jersey, demonstrating the continuation of our commitment to serve the entire New York and New Jersey metro region,” said Ed d’Agostino, General Manager of DE-CIX North America. “Together we can now provide seamless Layer 2 access to thousands of global networks through a single cross connect, giving customers the ability to manage, scale and expand their network reach more cost-effectively through our platform.”