DE-CIX to launch Dallas exchange

DE-CIX North America has announced that it is to launch an internet exchange in Dallas, Texas, due to be ready for service in January 2016.

DE-CIX Dallas plans to house its first access point in Infomart’s multi-tenant data centre at 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway. The facility is also home to Cologix and a number of other data centre operators such as Equinix and zColo, and includes co-location space operated by Infomart itself.

Dallas stands as a strong connectivity hub for southern US, and acts as a gateway for Mexican and Latin American carriers. Frank Orlowski, CMO at DE-CIX, said that the company noted a high demand for neutral and open peering and interconnection services in Dallas.

“DE-CIX Dallas will be an essential part of the internet ecosystem in the southwest, opening up a true alternative internet exchange in Dallas,” Orlowski said.

“Our goal is to gain the number one position in this metro within the next 12 months, providing a powerful and open exchange to maximise the benefits of peering.”

DE-CIX first brought its carrier and data centre-neutral exchange module to the US in 2013 with the launch of DE-CIX New York, and Andrew Gold, VP of corporate development for Infomart, said that now is the time for data centre-neutral IXP to arrive in Dallas.

“Having DE-CIX build a new internet exchange at our 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway facility is a great addition to the building and the building Meet Me Room,” Gold said.