DE-CIX Opens Two New US Exchanges

December 17th, 2020 by · 1 Comment

DE-CIX has found two new North American markets to expand its internet exchange business into. The global IX operator has expanded to Chicago, Illinois and Richmond, Virginia, doubling their geographical reach to close out 2020 and complementing their established footprint in New York City and Dallas.

In Chicago, DE-CIX is available in 12 facilities around the metro area including 350 E. Cermak and 427 S. Lasalle. Meanwhile, in Richmond DE-CIX is working with RVA-IX, which has been around for about four years since its founding by SummitIG, Richweb, VA Skywire, Pixel Factory, and the Bank of Virginia. DE-CIX is taking operational ownership of that infrastructure, which includes nodes at Pixel Factory Data Center, EdgeConneX, and QTS. DE-CIX Chicago is already interconnected with DE-CIX Dallas and DE-CIX New York, and they'll be doing the same for DE-CIX Richmond.

DE-CIX has been steadily adding new markets globally, exporting the ecosystem structure they originally built in Frankfurt. With IX infrastructure in the Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, and Mid-Atlantic, one wonders when they'll make it out to the west coast, and then Florida for that matter. Then of course there is Canada and Mexico, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

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Categories: Interconnection · Mergers and Acquisitions

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  • mhammett says:

    I don’t think their expansion into Chicago makes any sense. They are the eighth IX in the market and the fourth not ran by a datacenter. What problem are they trying to solve?

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