DE-CIX to deploy Internet Exchange Platform in four QTS data centres

DE-CIX to deploy Internet Exchange Platform in four QTS data centres

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QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) has announced that DE-CIX has extended its low latency interconnection platform in QTS' mega-scale data centres in Chicago, Dallas/Irving, TX, Piscataway, NJ and Richmond, VA.

By deploying core switches in four QTS mega data centres, the company said DE-CIX will enhance connectivity and reach access to its Internet Exchanges in North America.

Introduced in late 2020, both Chicago and Richmond represent new markets for DE-CIX. All four DE-CIX IXs in North America, including DE-CIX Chicago and RVA-IX, are interconnected via a private network to DE-CIX New York and DE-CIX Dallas.

DE-CIX and QTS partnered with global consulting company InterGlobix on the new expansion across the four markets.

"QTS is clearly committed to providing access to an unrestricted Internet ecosystem as evidenced by their partnership with similar exchanges nationally," said Ivo Ivanov, CEO, DE-CIX International.

"By expanding our US presence in QTS' mega scale, carrier neutral data centres and connectivity ecosystems, DE-CIX is able to provide even more customers the ability to reach the greatest number of low latency network choices, reducing risk and improving performance for their IT investments in each market."


The company added that its customers can access the world's largest carrier and data centre neutral interconnection ecosystem through DE-CIX's GlobePEER Remote solution.

"DE-CIX is the ideal partner to support our focus on creating optimized and resilient interconnection platforms, utilising the most advanced technologies, and reinforcing our core values of interconnection neutrality and transparency," said Sean Baillie, Executive Vice President – Connectivity Strategy, QTS.

"As technology increases in scale and complexity across multiple platforms and geographies, we are focused on building mega data centres with risk-adjusted access to a myriad of networks sought by enterprise and hyperscale organisations.

“This translates to a combination of mega scale infrastructure with access and connectivity to the world's largest cloud providers, the world's largest IP networks, Internet Exchanges, fibre providers, diverse transport paths and subsea cables."

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