DE-CIX’s NYC Internet Exchange Now Open for Peering Services

Initial data center sites include key locations such as 60 Hudson Street

After AMS-IX and LINX entered the U.S. market recently, now also DE-CIX’s New York internet exchange is ready for peering services and accepting orders. As previously disclosed, DE-CIX plans to expand its secure, distributed exchange model to other critical markets across the U.S. in 2014, including Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area.

Now that the DE-CIX New York exchange is open for business, the U.S. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting and IP network  market is enriched by the ‘neutral’ public peering models of the three largest Internet Exchanges (IXs) in the world. DE-CIX is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The organization also owns Internet exchanges located in other German cities as well as an Internet exchange in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Top 5 worldwide by 2020?

The DE-CIX New York exchange is a carrier- and data center-neutral Internet exchange, distributed across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York/New Jersey metro. Initial sites include key locations such as 60 Hudson Street, 111 8th Avenue, 32 Avenue of the Americas, 325 Hudson Street and 165 Halsey Street in Newark, New Jersey. Additional strategic data center sites across the region will be added in the near future.

Offering the same peering services that has successfully served close to 600 networks in its flagship exchange in Frankfurt, DE-CIX New York expects to be one of the five largest Internet exchanges in the world by 2020.

DE-CIX New York can support numerous Terabits per second of traffic based on its proven public peering model encompassing a high-capacity Ethernet infrastructure and an all-fiber metro optical backbone. The DE-CIX public peering model allows IaaS hosting providers and network service providers to pay for interconnection services on a per-port basis, rather than on the volume of traffic exchanged.