As its efforts in New York City continue to gain traction, DE-CIX is apparently ready to take on another US market. Today they announced plans to open a new internet exchange in Dallas, Texas, citing the need for an open, neutral peering platform in the region.
The first access points will be at Infomart's facility at 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway. That is definitely the one carrier hotel in the Dallas area you have to be in first in order to make such a thing work. DE-CIX plans to have the exchange ready for service by January 2016 with nodes in additional data centers around the metro area coming online over time.
DE-CIX has been quite active in expanding to new markets this year, but over in the EMEA region. With exchanges in Marseilles, Palermo, and Istanbul announced just this year, it is clear that the company is betting on demand for interconnection that is less centralized and with less dependence on the massive scale of the company's flagship Frankfurt exchange.
With a move in Dallas, DE-CIX plants a flag in Texas while its Dutch-based rival has been busy doing the same in California and Illinois and London-based LINX still has its in northern Virginia. Only in New York have we seen two European IX specialists go head-to-head.
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