Akamai goes live with DE-CIX in New York

17 April 2014 |


Akamai has become the first customer to go live with services on DE-CIX’s internet exchange in New York.

Akamai’s first packets were delivered across DE-CIX New York today (April 17). The move builds on a long-term partnership between the two companies, with Akamai also using DE-CIX’s services in Europe and the Middle East.

“Akamai’s Intelligent Platform is a leading cloud platform for delivering high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere. IT reaches globally and delivers locally,” said Steven Schecter, senior manager of network architecture at Akamai.

“Having this new internet exchange in New York will enable us to connect with other peering partners across a resilient Ethernet platform,” he added.

DE-CIX officially launched its internet exchange in New York last November, going on to expand its reach through 111 access points across Manhattan, New Jersey and Long Island in February.