EdgeConneX and Vegas-IX open first internet exchange to the Las Vegas edge

18 October 2016 |


EdgeConneX and Vegas-IX have opened a joint venture, the Vegas Internet Exchange, in the Las Vegas Edge Data Center (EDC).

EdgeConneX, the specialist in global data centre network edge solutions, and Vegas-IX have built the Vegas Internet Exchange (Vegas-IX) into the Las Vegas Edge Data Center (EDC). Located at 1541 Pama Lane in Las Vegas, the expansion allows dynamic content delivery to local market consumers. Vegas-IX is the first non-profit internet exchange to be created in the state of Nevada.

EdgeConneX will be providing secure hosting as the founding facility for the Vegas IX node. This node will enable local EdgeConneX customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and enterprises, to directly access the Vegas-IX peering services and additional offerings, such as multi-lateral peering agreement (MLPA) route servers, dedicated Gigabit Ethernet and private Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs).

"At EdgeConneX, enabling enhanced connectivity at the edge of the network remains a core objective as we continue to seek out new opportunities to provide low-latency internet services for customers outside of Tier 1 markets," said Clint Heiden, chief commercial office, EdgeConneX.

"The newly available Vegas-IX node in our Las Vegas EDC will be instrumental to the growth of the region, offering additional internet access points for local customers on a secure and reliable network."

Founded in the Autumn of 2016 by Ninja-IX, Vegas-IX is operated at no monthly port cost to participants.

"Developing an internet exchange in Las Vegas is a great opportunity for the peering community to grow in the Silver State," states Paul Emmons, Executive Director of Vegas-IX. "As the founding facility, EdgeConneX's Las Vegas EDC will provide access to some of the largest content delivery networks available, allowing us to offer enhanced peering services to the market."

Las Vegas is the fifth Edge Data Center market to deploy such connectivity, following partnerships in Phoenix with Phoenix-IX, Boston with MASS-IX, Minneapolis with MICE and Portland with NWAX.

The EdgeConneX Las Vegas EDC has been purpose-built and located to provide a secure colocation facility for customers wishing to deliver content and applications to local-market consumers, with the lowest possible latency. Partnering with network and cable operators at the local level, the carrier-neutral facility guarantees the shortest and fastest routes for delivering content to local market subscribers (consumer and enterprise) and internet customers.