The internet exchange business has been a rapidly evolving place over the last several years. Today two established players allied to make their expansion plans easier. TELEHOUSE and Verizon Digital Media Services are teaming up to build out new internet exchange points.
TELEHOUSE, the global data center arm of the Japanese multinational KDDI, and Verizon Digital Media Services, which we once mostly called EdgeCast, seem like a natural pair given their lack of overlap in customers and products. Indeed, the latter is already a member at TELEHOUSE’s LAIIX and NYIIX exchanges, so the idea that they would hook up to future locations isn’t a big surprise.
As for where those future locations might turn out to be, the two companies don’t seem to be saying much yet. But all the action these days is out at the edge rather than in core markets, so I wonder if Telehouse might have some plans to step out beyond its two US markets of New York and Los Angeles.
Verizon might soon have a whole bunch more content to distribute via its Digital Media Services arm, if it indeed follows through on the rumors and buys all or part of Yahoo. The division is already located within the company’s AOL umbrella.
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