EdgeConneX said this morning that it has partnered up with another internet exchange. They’re working with MASS IX to build a new remote exchange node into their facility at 22 Linnell Circle in Billerica just northwest of Boston.
It’s the second such arrangement for EdgeConneX this summer, following last month’s similar move with Minneapolis’s MICE, and appears to be the start of a pattern. EdgeConneX is taking the edge data centers it continues to build out near last mile providers’ key nodes and integrating them into the local exchange fabrics.
Thus, they are combining a platform that has been aimed at private interconnectivity between eyeballs and content with an ecosystem for public interconnectivity. In other words, content providers and distributors can put their bits at the internet’s edge yet still efficiently reach other networks that aren’t out there.
I imagine we’ll be hearing about similar arrangements by EdgeConneX in its other markets over time. In this case, the remote MASS IX node will come online in Q4, using a diverse fiber path to both 1 Summer Street and 70 Innerbelt Road.
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