DE-CIX deploys in Cyxtera’s Chicago data centre

DE-CIX deploys in Cyxtera’s Chicago data centre

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DE-CIX has deployed a switch in Cyxtera’s 350 East Cermak Road data centre in Chicago.

The move means DE-CIX becomes the first internet exchange (IX) available at Cyxtera’s three data centres in Chicago.

Mitch Fonseca, senior VP and general manager of data centre services at Cyxtera, said: “DE-CIX’s deployment with Cyxtera marks the first time we are working together, and we look forward to expanding on our relationship to other markets where we can both add value, as partners, for our customers.”

Ed d’Agostino, general manager of DE-CIX North America, said: “Partnering with Cyxtera exemplifies how we identify new partners and facilities where our platform can add value. DE-CIX Chicago is a little more than a year old, yet we are the first to provide access to an internet exchange in the three Cyxtera data centres.”

The platform will be fully interconnected with the  Cyxtera Digital Exchange, a multi-site layer 2 fabric extending access to Cyxtera’s other two Chicago data centres.

D’Agostino, said: “Just like we’ve done in the Dallas and New York markets, DE-CIX is eager to fully support and provide access from as many locations as possible in the markets in which we operate.”

Today, DE-CIX Chicago is available from over 13 data centres throughout the market, including Cyxtera.

DE-CIX Chicago is interconnected to DE-CIX Dallas, New York and Richmond, offering fully redundant, low-latency private network connections across its North American platform.

DE-CIX Chicago was the company’s third market launched in North America – out of a total of five markets to date.

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