Originally posted on Cloud POST

DE-CIX, the globally leading provider of carrier and data center neutral multi-service  interconnection and PacketFabric, a network-as-a-service platform that equips colocation facilities, major cloud providers and Internet Exchanges with instant connectivity, announce the expansion of their network interconnection capabilities within the greater Chicago market through DE-CIX Chicago, the companies third-IX in North America. 

In just four months, DE-CIX Chicago has become the most accessible and distributed neutral IX serving the Midwest market – available from over a dozen colocation and data center facilities in the market. Now with PacketFabric, reach to DE-CIX Chicago is even more accessible within the metro area and regional locations, leveraging Transport to Peering across PacketFabric’s leading SDN-enabled network.  Through a single interconnection between DE-CIX Chicago and PacketFabric, DE-CIX’s platform is further enabled from leading data center operators including  Serverfarm and CoreSite CH2 in Chicago; CyrusOne in Aurora, IL; and Digital Realty and ServerCentral in Elk Grove Village, IL. 

PacketFabric’s complementary services now grants the ability to reach DE-CIX’s North American leading IX’s enabling greater interconnectivity options to empower more mission critical facilities to meet customer demands.  The interconnected platforms enable reach to over 2,200 global networks while simplifying network provisioning, enabling dynamic bandwidth and connectivity management through a single interface. With PacketFabric’s vast network reach, now even more networks can leverage PacketFabric to reach DE-CX from other adjacent regions with direct access to DE-CIX Chicago as well as DE-CIX Dallas, and DE-CIX New York.   

To read the full article please click here.