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MidWest-IX partners H5 Data Centers for Cleveland expansion

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MidWest-IX has partnered with H5 Data Centers, a national wholesale data centre owner and operator, to establish an Internet exchange at in Cleveland, Ohio.

The deployment represents the company’s first Internet exchange in Cleveland and builds upon the launch of MidWest-IX’s Internet exchanges in several Midwest cities.

MidWest-IX manages one of the country’s largest Internet exchanges in Indianapolis, with more than 30 peers. The launch of its new internet exchange, located in The Cleveland Technology Center, is an opportunity for networks and content providers to reduce latency and transit costs, according to MidWest-IX.

"Starting an Internet exchange in Cleveland is a great opportunity for MidWest-IX to bring value to the region by offering an affordable and neutral Internet exchange platform," explained Justin Wilson, co-founder of MidWest-IX. "We look forward to partnering with H5 Data Centers to build a better Internet in Cleveland."

The Cleveland facility is in a 330,000 square foot Tier III data centre serving enterprises and cloud service providers, owned by H5 Data Centers.

H5 Data Centers operates data centers in Albuquerque, Ashburn, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix, Quincy, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Seattle. Overall, it has 2 million square feet of data centre space under management.

H5 Data Centers’ CEO Josh Simms added, "The expansion of MidWest-IX’s platform to The Cleveland Technology Center strengthens our world-class data center and interconnection offering. Cleveland plays a central role in long haul fiber routes from the East Coast to the Midwest and such a partnership with MidWest-IX is an excellent opportunity to create a vibrant peering community."

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