DE-CIX establishes presence at 1025Connect

18 January 2017 | James Pearce


DE-CIX has established a point of presence (PoP) within the 1025Connect data centre in Long Island, New York.

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The internet exchange will use the new pop to serve as a host to the easternmost peering point in the New York metro area. 

The pop will enable easier access and delivery of content distributed to the “Continental Edge”, helping DE-CIX customers lower network traffic exchange costs and reduce latency, while enhancing IP performance and resiliency.

1025Connect is linked to a number of subsea cable systems that run into Long Island, including AC-1 and AC-2, AEConnect, and FA-1. It also provides direct access to a meshed IXP serving the New York metro market, with more than 150 unique networks connected.

“With the addition of DE-CIX New York, 1025Connect has enhanced its highly unique offering,” said Dan Lunde, managing director, 1025Connect.  “1025Connect now provides Long Island businesses as well as global content and carrier networks the unprecedented opportunity to manage Internet traffic more efficiently and reliably while at the same time reducing their operating expenses.”

The expansion into 1025Connect will mark the first peering exchange to be directly available on Long Island, DE-CIX said.

Last year, the German company announced a new PoP at the Zenium Istanbul One data centre from its Istanbul internet exchange.

Ed d'Agostino, vice president, DE-CIX North America. "With this deployment, 1025Connect customers can get Layer 2 access to the nearly 150 networks available on DE-CIX New York. Plus, 1025Connect customers can also take advantage of the growing number of DE-CIX's VLAN services.

“Our GlobePEER Remote Service allows turnkey connectivity to our massive DE-CIX Frankfurt exchange, and our MetroVLAN service provides very low cost private connections to other networks connected to the DE-CIX New York exchange, including 'remote' networks that connect via transport and don't have POP in the New York market. DE-CIX's services will greatly enhance the connectivity options for networks that come to 1025Connect."