IXcellerate and Cirex partner on Moscow internet exchange
06 November 2012 | Kavit Majithia
Moscow data centre provider IXcellerate and service provider Cirex have jointly announced direct peering connectivity from IXcellerate on the Moscow Internet Exchange (MSK-IX).
In a partnership struck with MSK-IX, Cirex will provide fibre channels from IXcellerate’s data centre to MSK-IX and offering peering connectivity from IXcellerate on the exchange point.
MSK-IX has a total of 370 members, and it serves as a strategic exchange point for internet traffic in the country, providing both public and private peering, co-location and interconnection management services in Moscow, and a number of other big Russian cities.
“The opportunity to connect to MSK-IX directly at IXcellerate's facility will boost the interconnectivity options for companies co-locating their IT and telecoms infrastructure,” said Elena Voronina, CEO at MSK-IX.
“In partnership with Cirex we extend our network reach throughout new Moscow DC facilities and enrich them with a wide choice of carriers and providers.”
Peering agreements are seen as beneficial to a range of companies as they allow an ecosystem of connected internet infrastructure, which is distributed through a fast and cost-effective Ethernet fabric to reduce IP transit costs.
Guy Willner, CEO at IXcellerate, added: “We aim to make IXcellerate the most well connected data centre in Moscow and having direct access to the Moscow Internet Exchange is part of that strategy.”
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