Telehouse America strikes upgrade deal with Extreme Networks

19 February 2018 | James Pearce


Telehouse America has struck a partnership with Extreme Networks to upgrade the New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) Centillion platform in order to meet demand for more 100G ports.

The NYIIX platform will be upgraded to Centillion II – a 400G-ready platform that significantly increases the number of available 100G ports. It consists of Extreme’s SLX routers for both core routers and edge routers.

NYIIX, which was founded in 1996, is one of the largest public peering exchange points in the East Coast USA, consisting of seven locations in the New York metro area and two locations in New Jersey.

“I am pleased to announce the new Centillion II Platform,” said Akio Sugeno, vice president, Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development, TELEHOUSE America. 

“The current market demands have accelerated our need to upgrade the platform.  Strong demand for 100G ports is the result of our continuing ability to increase NYIIX members along with customer confidence in our service.  Such an accomplishment proves that NYIIX is one of the most important IXPs in the United States.”

Telehouse America said it opted for Extreme Networks because of its ability to deliver future-proof architecture, carrier-grade reliability and resources. It will begin the rollout in late February.

Demand for more 100G ports was also a key consideration, with traffic through NYIIX steadily growing. Reports show current peak traffic tops 600Gbps.

“We’re excited to partner with TELEHOUSE America to provide NYIIX members with cutting-edge solutions capable of meeting their needs,” adds Nabil Bukhari, Senior Vice President, Products, Extreme Networks.  “With the new update to the Centillion Platform, NYIIX members will experience higher capacity and more redundant infrastructure, enhancing the overall experience and providing better support for customers.”