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IXcellerate and Cirex partner on Moscow internet exchange

Moscow data centre provider IXcellerate and service provider Cirex have jointly announced direct peering connectivity from IXcellerate on the Moscow Internet Exchange (MSK-IX).

In a partnership struck with MSK-IX, Cirex will provide fibre channels from IXcellerate’s data centre to MSK-IX and offering peering connectivity from IXcellerate on the exchange point.

MSK-IX has a total of 370 members, and it serves as a strategic exchange point for internet traffic in the country, providing both public and private peering, co-location and interconnection management services in Moscow, and a number of other big Russian cities.

“The opportunity to connect to MSK-IX directly at IXcellerate's facility will boost the interconnectivity options for companies co-locating their IT and telecoms infrastructure,” said Elena Voronina, CEO at MSK-IX.

“In partnership with Cirex we extend our network reach throughout new Moscow DC facilities and enrich them with a wide choice of carriers and providers.”

Peering agreements are seen as beneficial to a range of companies as  they allow an ecosystem of connected internet infrastructure, which is distributed through a fast and cost-effective Ethernet fabric to reduce IP transit costs.

Guy Willner, CEO at IXcellerate, added: “We aim to make IXcellerate the most well connected data centre in Moscow and having direct access to the Moscow Internet Exchange is part of that strategy.”

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