Lots of news out there this week, coinciding with the arrival of the PTC conference out in Hawaii. Here’s a quick rundown of a few interesting items from the IX and colo space:
DE-CIX has added another node to its New York City internet exchange fabric. They have established a presence at 1025Connect, which lies across the East River out on Long Island. It’s the easternmost outpost of DE-CIX’s NYC metro area IX so far, and a key point of interconnection for those looking to hop on or off the transatlantic cables that land nearby.
Late last week, EdgeConneX got some additional IX muscle across its footprint. Megaport has decided to deploy its SDN-powered elastic interconnection services across the company’s portfolio of data centers in both the US and Europe. Megaport had started out with a deployment of its fabric out in Portland last year, and things clearly must have gone well.
DataGryd says it has updated its infrastructure at 60 Hudson in Lower Manhattan. They now have 180K square feet of colo space available, leveraging 15MW of primary power and with upgraded cooling and backup in place. That’s a large chunk of space at one of the country’s premier carrier hotels, to be sure.
CMC Networks revealed today that it is expanding its US footprint with the help of CoreSite. They are expanding into CoreSite’s LA, Denver, Chicago, and Miami campuses, offering direct interconnection to their 110 PoPs across Africa and the Middle East.
And Midwest-IX is ready to cut the ribbon on its expansion into St. Louis. They’ve planned a launch event on Thursday this week for the St. Louis Regional Internet Exchange, partnering with a local non-profit. The new IX will start out with its main nodes in the Netrality data centers at 210 N. Tucker and 900 Walnut, with later expansion as needed. More than 20 networks are expected to join over the next few months.
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