Internet traffic on the Any2 Exchange at the One Wilshire Building in downtown Los Angeles grew more than 300 percent during the past quarter, according to building owner CRG West. The rapidly growing Internet exchange at the LA carrier hotel now includes 80 networks, and recently began offering high-capacity 10 gigabit Ethernet connections between networks. Peering providers and Internet traffic exchanges like Any2 have seen demand for 10Gig connections increase along with the growth of Internet video and gaming traffic.
“Our Any2 Exchange community is demanding much higher capacity, more Internet peering options, and a roadmap for future growth,” said John Savageau, Managing Director at CRG West. “We needed to provide 10 Gigabit Ethernet access ports, the ability to upgrade at some point to 100 Gigabit Ethernet, and ensure the Any2 Exchange community could continue growing to accommodate over 300 networks present at both One Wilshire and Market Post Tower in San Jose, California.”
CRG West, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Carlyle Group, operates facilities including One Wilshire, Market Post Tower, 1275 K Street NW in Washington D.C., 427 S. LaSalle in Chicago, and the Miami Exchange.
“Internet traffic through all our facilities has continued to grow over the past couple of years, replacing much of the former telephony and leased line traffic,” said Savageau. “The Any2 Exchange was built to help content delivery and service provider networks more rapidly deploy their networks, and have much more flexibility in developing new Internet peering relationships with other networks operating within CRG West’s One Wilshire and Market Post Tower facilities.”
CRG West selected Foundry Networks’ RX-16 switch platform to provide the high capacity switching needed for Any2 Exchange, a key interconnection point for Asia, the Americas, and Europe.
Established in 2001, CRG West is a global data center and property management company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. As a wholly owned portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, CRG West manages more than 1.6 million square feet of first-class data center and office space.