CoreSite Connects US Data Centers to DE-CIX Exchange
October 23rd, 2012 By: John Rath
CoreSite (COR) and German network exchange DE-CIX have partnered to provide direct access to the DE-CIX peering exchange from multiple CoreSite locations across the U.S. The move strengthen’s CoreSite’s Open Internet Exchange Hub, which aggregates interconnection capabilities of the world’s leading internet exchanges.
CoreSite recently made a similar European connection with Amsterdam’s Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). Its customers have tremendous peering opportunities through a simple connection to more than 480 ISPs from over 52 countries, including central and eastern European countries, Russia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
More than 480 Internet service providers from over 50 countries are currently connected to the DE-CIX exchange in Frankfurt, where each day they exchange more than 12 petabyte of data. The DE-CIX route-server service will provide CoreSite customers free access to multiple networks immediately without the need to negotiate agreements with each individual partner. It also gives customers the opportunity to extend their network connectivity with a single contract from multiple facilities throughout the U.S.
“We are focused on bringing expanded solutions to our customers that increase interconnection options through an open-exchange platform,” stated Brian Warren, Vice President of Product Management, at CoreSite. “By connecting to DE-CIX, we provide CoreSite customers simplified access to one of Europe’s leading internet exchanges. It brings best-of-breed providers together to deliver dense interconnection ecosystems and diversity in the U.S. market.”
“The opportunity to connect to DE-CIX directly at CoreSite facilities will boost the interconnectivity options for companies throughout the U.S.,” stated Andreas Sturm, Head of Business Development at DE-CIX. “The relationship with CoreSite helps us to expand the connectivity options of our customers even further. The connection between DE-CIX and CoreSite will stimulate data traffic worldwide.”