DE-CIX goes live with US exchange number five

DE-CIX goes live with US exchange number five

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DE-CIX Phoenix, the global IX operator's fifth North America market, is now live.

Services are available at EdgeConneX and PhoenixNAP with forthcoming availability at Iron Mountain data centres and others throughout the metro area. The news follows last week's confirmation of DE-CIX Leipzig, which is due to open before the end of this year.

“It is DE-CIX’s belief that all major markets need at least two large peering exchanges for sufficient connectivity and diversity, we are thrilled to bring our platform to this very important market,” said Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International.

“DE-CIX Phoenix will be a pillar in this new urban technology centre, delivering robust connectivity, redundancy, and resiliency locally, nationally and throughout the world. We are passionate about bringing data and interconnection services closer to the users, and now DE-CIX North America spans from east to west, with more on the way.”

DE-CIX said Phoenix expands the company into new markets across the US while enhancing gateway access between North America, South America, and Europe. It is already directly interconnected to DE-CIX Dallas, one of the top 20 exchanges in North America. DE-CIX Phoenix also offers access to DE-CIX IXs across the US and the company’s globally interconnected platforms throughout Europe and the Middle East.

And five is the magic number for this market. Not only does Phoenix represent the operator's fifth North America market it is also the fifth fastest growing city in the US, is within five hours driving time from both Las Vegas and Los Angeles – which are only 5 milliseconds from Phoenix – and represents the fifth largest data centre market in the US.

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