Detroit Internet Exchange Partners with EdgeConneX, Offering Direct Route Connectivity With Reduced Latency to Detroit Metro Area

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EdgeConneX, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, has announced its partnership with the Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-IX), offering connectivity solutions via its Edge Data Center (EDC) in Southfield, MI.

edgeconnex data centersOwned and operated by 123.Net, DET-IX is a not-for-profit regional Internet exchange point (IXP) located in Southfield, connecting through five carrier neutral data centers. Membership and interconnection is free with available peering for local EdgeConneX customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud providers and enterprises.

DET-IX has over 25 unique networks that connect members regionally, with throughput peaking at 35 Gbps, ranking DET-IX as one of the top 100 exchanges in the world. This is the third facility operator DET-IX is expanding into.

“Our Edge Data Centers facilitate innovative distribution models that support our customers’ content, hybrid cloud needs and applications at the edge of the network,” said Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. “123.Net is committed to deploying smarter technology to develop agile workforces and promote business innovation, and this corresponds well with our policy of precisely locating the EDC to offer customers a secure colocation facility to deliver content and applications to local-market consumers with the lowest possible latency.”

EdgeConneX, offering high-density power in a highly redundant and climate-controlled 40,800 square-foot facility, delivers up to 20KW per cabinet, and has an N+1 design. The company has arrangements with multiple carriers for dark and lit fiber, as well as for out-of-band (OOB) signaling and dedicated internet access (DIA) at the EDC. The current list of carriers includes 123.Net, AT&T, Comcast, Lightower, US Signal, Telia, TelNet and WOW! Business.