The Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX), a network-neutral, independent Internet Exchange, has deployed a core node in Cologix’s colocation facility at 1050 West Pender Street in downtown Vancouver, Canada. VANIX presently interconnects 43 IP networks, making it the second largest IX in Canada.
The VANIX was recently reorganized to create an open and participant-run, nonprofit exchange in Vancouver. “We are excited to expand our reach with a core switch in Cologix’s new colocation facility,” said Ron Grant, chairman, VANIX. “Vancouver has a strong Internet community that is attracting increasingly more attention from major content providers interested in faster, more efficient Internet paths to British Columbia’s 4 million residents.”
Cologix is contributing colocation space and fiber optic network connections between the Cologix data center at 1050 West Pender Street and the VANIX infrastructure at 555 West Hastings Street.
“Cologix is committed to the Vancouver peering community and is pleased to play our role in support of VANIX’s growth,” said Graham Williams, chief commercial officer, Cologix. “We share VANIX’s conviction that nonprofit, participant-run exchanges provide the best results for its users and create an economic development tool for the broader community. Cologix looks forward to evangelizing VANIX to its customers and partners across the content, education and network verticals.”
Cologix Inc. is a network-neutral interconnection and colocation provider headquartered in Denver. The company operates densely connected, strategically located data center facilities in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.