DE-CIX Expands Into Two Telx Facilities in New York

European internet exchange operator's US subsidiary moves into Telx data centers at 111 8th Avenue and 60 Hudson Street

Jason Verge

May 15, 2014

2 Min Read
DE-CIX Expands Into Two Telx Facilities in New York
The entrance to the 111 8th Avenue carrier hotel in New York City

Deutsche Commercial Internet Exchange’s U.S. subsidiary DE-CIX NY has installed exchange infrastructure in two Telx data centers in New York City, continuing its expansion in the North American market.

The data centers -- NY1 and NY2 -- are inside  two of the most important interconnection facilities on the East Coast: 60 Hudson Street and 111 8th Avenue. Telx, which has built a reputation for providing top-tier connectivity options, has a sizable presence in both buildings.

DE-CIX NY was announced in September of 2013 and has been expanding on the wave of the Open-IX movement. Open-IX, a non-profit industry organization, wants to create a new network of neutral member-governed Internet exchange points (IXPs). Read about how this approach, also often referred to as the "European model," is different from the exchange model that dominates the U.S. market currently here.

DE-CIX NY is a carrier- and data center-neutral Internet exchange distributed across several carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York-New Jersey metro area. It is among several European-style internet exchanges building up their presence on American soil.

“When expanding an Internet exchange, we look to where our prospects and customers need us,” said Frank Orlowski, chief marketing officer for DE-CIX. “The New York-New Jersey metro area continues to act as a global hub for communications, and this agreement with Telx, which provides strategically located facilities in the heart of Manhattan, marks a milestone for our expansion in the region.”

DE-CIX will offer internet service providers, carriers and other Telx customers additional opportunities for network management by expanding peering to multinational enterprises, increasing options for low-latency transfer of data, as well as business continuity via a single cross connect.

DE-CIX recently announced it signed Akamai, one of the leading providers of content delivery network services, for its exchange at 111 8th Avenue. The Telx data center at this building is called NY2. Owned by Google since 2011, this is one of the world's most wired buildings. In addition to Telx, it houses data centers by Digital Realty Trust and Equinix, among others.

Google has 500,000 square feet of office space in the building and also occupies space across the street in the Chelsea Market building.

Telx's NYC1 data center is located at 60 Hudson Street, another major nerve-center for international communications.

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