The New York City interconnection market has been evolving rapidly over the past year, with two European-derived exchanges shaking things up. This morning, DE-CIX added another key Manhattan location to its growing presence by launching a new Apollon PoP at Sabey’s Intergate.Manhattan.
DE-CIX’s early moves were aimed at the more established NYC carrier hotels, e.g. 111 8th and 60 Hudson. Intergate.Manhattan at 375 Pearl on the other hand is a newer facility with vast amounts of space (32 stories, over 1M square feet) yet to fill up. Sabey will provide links on its fiber in the city back to 111 8th and 60 Hudson, upon which their customers will be able to peer and otherwise interconnect to networks across the region.
Scale is everything when it comes to internet exchanges, and DE-CIX has been hitting the ground running in NYC over the past couple quarters. There’s still a long way yet to go before they gain the kind of critical mass they have over in Frankfurt, but it’s definitely something they’re investing a lot of resources in.
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