DE-CIX, one of the world’s largest and most prominent Internet exchange operators, has launched its newest carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange in Dallas, Texas – in response to the region’s growing digital vitality.
Throughout the U.S., and certainly in the Dallas area, there would be an increasing need for reliable interconnection platforms as a result of the growing consumer demand for clear VOIP, and services like video, gaming and cloud.
“Being the first Internet exchange of its kind in the Dallas market, we anticipate strong demand from content networks, Internet service providers, regional ISPs and enterprise customers,” said Ed d’Agostino, vice president, DE-CIX North America Inc. “Our initial research shows that there is tremendous need for a neutral Internet exchange that provides access at data centers throughout the area, thus providing a reliable, quality interconnection and peering point to a broader segment of the market.”
DE-CIX is located at Infomart, the main carrier hotel in Dallas, located at 1950 Stemmons Freeway. This location would offer a high density of data centers, carriers and ISPs. DE- CIX will provide peering exchange services throughout this community and, ultimately, to an even larger community of networks and data centers beyond 1950 Stemmons.
Peering is used for important data traffic, providing a reduced latency (faster speeds) and an enhanced end-user experience. On DE-CIX platforms partners can exchange traffic with their most important destinations via Layer 2 connectivity and connect to hundreds of networks instantly with just one port.