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Equinix expands IX reach to Bogotá

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Equinix has expanded its Internet Exchange (IX) into the Bogotá metro, a key metro location in the broader Latam region.

Bogotá, Colombia, the location of Capacity’s Central America & Andean event this week, is an important access route to nearby markets including Panamá, Perú and Costa Rica, says Equinix.

The Equinix IX allows drivers of internet traffic, including ISPs and content providers, to easily and effectively peer, or exchange IP traffic, and expand operations globally. Equinix serves the most networks (more than 1,350 ASNs), carrying the most traffic (9.1Tbps global peak traffic), in the most locations (34 metros globally across the Americas, EMEA and AP).

“Equinix Internet Exchange allows our local customers to interconnect with their customers and partners throughout the digital supply chain. Customers also benefit from new business opportunities and create additional value in a neutral data centre, which makes our business in the country more competitive and makes Colombia a more attractive base for global companies,” said Steve Sasse, director of strategy in Latin America & the Caribbean at Equinix.

“As the growth of IP traffic continues to accelerate, it is more important than ever that the peer community has a scalable, reliable and globally consistent internet exchange solution in all the markets in which they want to exchange traffic. The expansion of our IX service to Bogotá will allow Colombian customers to take advantage of our large global interconnection solution, and exchange internet traffic as part of an internet exchange architecture available worldwide in 34 global markets.”

As IP traffic driven by cloud, mobile, IoT, video, gaming and data/analytics continues to grow, the need for networks to peer traffic is accelerating. Equinix is meeting this global demand by expanding peering capabilities at the digital edge in proximity to dense populations of users, apps, data and content.  This enables service providers and their customers to operate more efficiently, improving end-to-end network performance, speed and reliability while reducing overall IP transit costs.

Mike Leber, CEO and founder of Hurricane Electric, added: “The value of an IX is not just about footprint, but who is available to peer with at each of those locations. Equinix brings unique value to their IX offer due to their interconnection-dense facilities and broad ecosystems of content and network service providers. As part of our longstanding business relationship with Equinix, we currently peer on Equinix IX in 20 markets across the globe. Equinix provides us with a globally consistent peering experience, as well as a single point of contact, and we are excited by their continued investment in the platform’s capabilities to make it available now in Bogotá.”

In addition to the expansion in the Bogotá metro, the Equinix Internet Exchange is currently offered in: 13 metros in the Americas (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto, Washington, D.C.), 14 metros in Emea (Amsterdam, Dublin, Geneva, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich) and six metros in AP (Hong Kong, Melbourne, Osaka, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo).



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