325 Hudson, the carrier-neutral core interconnection facility strategically located on the fiber-dense crossroads of Hudson Street and the Holland Tunnel in New York City, announces that DE-CIX, the world’s largest Internet exchange (IX) operator rated by traffic throughput, has established a distributed Internet exchange at 325 Hudson, allowing all customers to exchange their IP traffic seamlessly. The DE-CIX exchange in North America is called DE-CIX New York.
DE-CIX is a provider of premium IX services to all kinds of networks and operates several carrier-neutral and independent Internet exchanges in the world, including DE-CIX Frankfurt, the world’s largest IX. All types of ISPs, including broadband providers, content delivery networks (CDNs), web hosters, and incumbent operators use DE-CIX services to improve their IP performance and lower their IP transit costs.
DE-CIX operates the industry’s most robust and advanced peering platforms. In 2013, DE-CIX implemented its new flagship platform, DE-CIX Apollon, in its Frankfurt exchange. In early 2014, DE-CIX New York also implemented the DE-CIX Apollon platform. DE-CIX Apollon is the world’s largest and most advanced Ethernet interconnection platform. Built on “Supernodes” that consist of a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE)-capable switching system that supports large numbers of 100 GE ports across the switching fabric, DE-CIX Apollon delivers highly secure and resilient connectivity.
“Our goal is to make the New York/New Jersey metro market a better place for ISPs and carriers by providing Internet exchange services that are truly carrier- and data center-neutral. Reach is a crucial success factor for an IX — therefore we decided to make 325 Hudson part of our initial deployment in New York,” said Frank Orlowski, Chief Marketing Officer for DE-CIX.
“The value in operating within an ecosystem where there is no monthly recurring cross connect charge, and the capability exists to get direct access to the DE-CIX Internet exchange, is a distinct advantage for creating opportunity and growth,” said Hunter Newby, Joint Venture Partner at 325 Hudson.
For more information on 325 Hudson, visit www.325hudson.com. For more information on DE-CIX New York, visit http://nyc.de-cix.net.
About 325 Hudson
325 Hudson Street, a partnership of Jamestown, Amerimar Enterprises and Hunter Newby, is a 10-story, 240,000 square foot building located in the heart of New York City’s “Hudson Square” neighborhood, along the fiber-dense Hudson Street corridor. The building has direct access to Transatlantic cables and major metro and regional fiber providers. The carrier-neutral core interconnection facility features a building-owned and managed Meet Me Room with a commitment to no monthly recurring cross connect fees. With the building and the Meet Me Room under common ownership, 325 Hudson provides a stable long-term neutral environment for global network operators to thrive in New York City.
About DE-CIX North America
DE-CIX North America Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG, the international unit within the DE-CIX group. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt/Germany is the leading operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection (Peering) worldwide. DE-CIX facilitates the exchange of IP traffic between networks through a distributed, failsafe and scalable infrastructure in various metro markets across Germany, Middle East and North America. This includes broadband networks, hosting providers, content providers and cloud computing players. More than 500 ISPs from over 50 countries use DE-CIX to handle a large fraction of their Internet traffic and make DE-CIX the world’s largest interconnection facility that supports peering. DE-CIX’s customer base includes the world’s leading players, such as 1&1, Akamai, China Telecom, Facebook, Google and Telefonica.