NYIIX Expands Interconnectivity to Netrality Facility in Philadelphia

Data Economy

May 1, 2019

Antony Savvas 

The move will not only serve the local and regional needs of Philadelphia but also reduce latency on routes between New York City and North Virginia.

Netrality Data Centers has announced that NYIIX, one of the largest neutral internet exchanges (IX) in the world, has expanded its fabric deployment to its 401 North Broad facility in Philadelphia.

Operated by Telehouse America, NYIIX’s fabric buildout to 401 North Broad is part of an expansion to further tap into the Philadelphia market, where it says there is “strong and growing local demand”. The new location, known as NYIIX Philadelphia, also serves to close the gap between New York City and data centre hotspot Virginia.

According to Akio Sugeno, vice president of internet engineering, operations and business development at Telehouse America, the service expansion is part of the company’s ongoing development to meet changing data transport and connectivity needs for an expanding customer base operating in the US and globally.

Sugeno said: “The role of internet exchanges is becoming more vital to digital transformation through greater connectivity and services. Our deployment of NYIIX Fabric to Netrality’s data centre will enable us to better meet the needs of customers in the Philadelphia market through more robust exchange connectivity and services.”

Phil Calantoni, director of business development at Netrality Philadelphia, said: “NYIIX is a key enhancement to our ecosystem at 401 North Broad. The expansion ensures traffic is kept local, resulting in reduced latency for our customers and the entire Philadelphia region.”

Netrality’s facility is also a premier interconnection data centre between New York and Northern Virginia, and is host to a robust ecosystem of cloud providers, content delivery networks and managed service providers.

The Netrality portfolio consists of six data centres in Philadelphia, Kansas Citytwo in St. Louis, Houston and Chicago. NYIIX was established in 1996.