DALLAS, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and data center company, today announced that DE-CIX, one of the world's leading Internet exchange operators in multiple metro markets in Europe, the Middle East and North America, is available through Cologix's data center at the Dallas Infomart. DE-CIX will provide a neutral IP exchange via its public peering fabric to increase performance and reduce cost by keeping Internet traffic local in the South Central U.S.
"Many key carriers have extensive fiber infrastructure in Dallas, making it a dominant hub for interconnection as well as a gateway for Latin American and Mexican carriers," stated Harald A. Summa, DE-CIX CEO. "Dallas has the need for neutral and open interconnection, which is why we chose this market for expansion. We are excited to leverage Cologix's robust, network-neutral Meet-Me-Room as an access point in Dallas and look forward to quickly building an open and thriving peering ecosystem in the Southwest."
Cologix, across two facilities, operates 40,000 SQF of state-of-the-art data center space in the Dallas Infomart at 1950 North Stemmons Freeway. With 2N redundancy on the UPS and generator, Cologix's data center is as redundant as any data center in Dallas and provides access to 40+ networks through their Cologix controlled Fiber Vault/Meet-Me-Room.
"Cologix is committed to the Dallas peering community and shares DE-CIX's vision and conviction that Dallas, with its extensive carrier ecosystem, is primed for a neutral and open peering platform," explained Graham Williams, chief operating officer, Cologix. "Cologix is pleased to play our role in support of DE-CIX's growth as we have done with the other exchanges we support across our platform: MICE (Minneapolis), OHIO-IX (Columbus), QIX (Montreal), TORIX (Toronto) and VANIX (Vancouver)."
DE-CIX is expected to be ready for service by the end of Q1 2016 and will expand to additional locations across the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region over time. Networks that sign on for service at DE-CIX Dallas before March 31st, 2016, can take advantage of a promotional offer (click here for details).
About Cologix Inc.
Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable data center and interconnection solutions from 24 prime interconnection locations across 9 strategic North American edge markets. Over 1,600 leading network, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers trust Cologix to support their business critical infrastructure and connect them to customers, vendors and partners. Our dedicated, experienced local teams and scalable solutions enable us to provide industry-leading customer service and the ability to successfully support customers at the Internet's new edge. For a tour of one of our data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.
DE-CIX provides premium Internet exchange (IX) services and operates several carrier-neutral and independent Internet exchanges internationally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX has established an environment for the bilateral settlement-free exchange of Internet traffic, called peering. The company serves 800+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 60+ countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East and North America. With 4.9+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world's leading Internet exchange. DE-CIX is your one-stop-shop for Peering, Interconnection and additional IX services. For more information, please visit www.de-cix.net.
SOURCE Cologix Inc.