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DE-CIX NYC Exchange Turns Up Akamai

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NEW YORK -- DE-CIX North America, the U.S. arm of the German Internet exchange operator, announces today that Akamai is the first customer turned up on its Internet exchange, DE-CIX New York. Akamai is a global cloud services provider that delivers data packets around the world – rapidly and securely – to accelerate the online experience.

Service turn-up for Akamai took place on May 9, delivering the very first packets across DE-CIX New York. Akamai is connecting into DE-CIX’s Internet exchange in New York at its 111 8th Ave. access site in New York City. Akamai’s connection to DE-CIX New York follows a long-term partnership; Akamai has also used DE-CIX’s services in Europe and the Middle East.

“Our company was founded in 1998 to solve the problem of the ‘World Wide Wait,’” says Steven J. Schecter, Senior Manager, Network Architecture for Akamai. “Akamai’s Intelligent Platform is a leading cloud platform for delivering high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere. It reaches globally and delivers locally. Having this new Internet exchange in New York will enable us to connect with other peering partners across a resilient Ethernet platform. DE-CIX is helping us to make good on our customer promise to deliver Internet content intelligently.”

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