As demands on the internet grow and expand and the digital world increases to encompass an even larger portion of business processes, internet exchanges are becoming a vital cornerstone of the internet’s infrastructure. To keep the worldwide web of computers functioning fluidly and effectively for the businesses and networks that depend on it, DE-CIX, one of the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operators with the fastest-growing IX in the New York metro area, is constantly expanding its footprint and capabilities.

Now operating eighteen Internet Exchanges in various metro regions across the globe, DE-CIX is dedicated to ensuring that their network platforms are being constantly updated throughout the world to provide premium network interconnection services and keep pace with customer needs. Most recently, DE-CIX completed a major infrastructure upgrade at its New York IX to meet the rising need for 100GE ports — a demand which experienced a 70 percent increase in 2018. To get a look behind the scenes of this upgrade, click here.

As the largest and fastest-growing IX in terms of connected networks in the New York metro area (a title achieved in just a little over four years of operation), a critical part of client satisfaction for DE-CIX New York is continually augmenting the infrastructure. Prior to this most recent infrastructure upgrade, at the beginning of 2019, the netmask at DE-CIX New York had to be changed from a /24 to a /22 due to the ongoing growth.

Today, more than 220 networks peer at DE-CIX New York, and over 30 percent of the networks peering at DE-CIX New York are only available in North America via this location. DE-CIX New York is also the only Open-IX certified and carrier and data center-neutral IX in the market. Plus, with the company’s GlobePEER Remote solution, a turnkey VLAN connection service to DE-CIX Internet Exchanges throughout Europe, networks connected to the IX can peer with networks locally connected on DE-CIX European Internet Exchanges without having to buy transport, a remote port or even a local cross-connection.

Regardless of how sky-high client requirements become as businesses head into the digital future, DE-CIX’s commitment to expanding its capabilities, promoting worldwide peering opportunities and serving as the place where networks meet will ensure all needs are covered.

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