EdgeConneX, specializing in hosting solutions at the edge of the network, has announced a partnership with the Massachusetts Internet Exchange (MASS IX), a data center-neutral, distributed cloud and Internet peering exchange in Boston, to build a new remote MASS IX node into its Boston Edge Data Center. The MASS IX node will be available in the fourth quarter of 2015.
EdgeConneX will provide secured connectivity between the MASS IX node inside its Boston Edge Data Center and the MASS IX core switches, located at 1 Summer Street and 70 Innerbelt Road in the downtown Boston area.
This remote switch will enable EdgeConneX’s Boston area customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, CDNs and enterprises, to have direct access to MASS IX and several of its highest density network sites. EdgeConneX joins an ecosystem that provides a one-stop shop for connectivity choices, including Internet peering, IP transit, Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and cloud solutions.
Cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect and other Internet exchanges in national markets (i.e., New York and Washington, D.C. exchanges) are also available through MASS IX.
“The addition of a MASS IX node inside our Boston Edge Data Center will enable EdgeConneX to provide customers with a new access point to multiple MASS IX core switches, offering superior route diversity, ultra-low latency IP connectivity and access to participating networks,” said Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer at EdgeConneX. “The MASS IX participant base, coupled with our purpose-built and strategically placed Boston EDC, will allow providers to mitigate traffic latency and will ensure the fastest and most reliable physical delivery of content to local-market consumers.”
Launched in 2015 by TOWARDEX, a Massachusetts-based network services provider specializing in optimized connectivity solutions for the cloud, MASS IX is a an interconnection platform dedicated to improving performance and lowering the cost of network interconnections throughout the greater Boston area.