EdgeConneX adds edge data centre in Phoenix

13 September 2016 | Alan Burkitt-Gray


EdgeConneX has added the Phoenix Internet Exchange to its list of edge data centres (EDCs) with which it partners. Phoenix-IX joins MASS-IX in Boston, MICE in Minneapolis and NWAX in Portland.

EdgeConneX says it provides secure connectivity between the Phoenix-IX node inside its local EDC and the Phoenix-IX core switches. It offers a new diverse dark fibre path that can be used by the local internet community to ensure dynamic content delivery to consumers in the area.

“We strive to enhance connectivity throughout local markets at the edge of the network, providing customers with ultra-low latency services to their end-users,” said Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer at EdgeConneX. “By introducing the Phoenix-IX node into our Phoenix EDC, we are assisting the growth and evolution of the Phoenix market by providing additional access points to the internet with secure and reliable connectivity to local consumers.”

The remote switch enables local EdgeConneX customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, content delivery networks and enterprises, to have direct access to Phoenix-IX peering services as well as additional offerings, such as multilateral peering agreement route servers and private virtual local area networks.

Paul Emmons, executive director of Phoenix-IX, said: “At Phoenix-IX, we are dedicated to providing peering participants with exceptional interconnectivity opportunities within our growing market.”

The carrier-neutral facility guarantees the shortest and fastest routes for delivering content to local market subscribers and internet customers, said EdgeConneX about the Phoenix EDC.