Las Vegas Gets Its First Internet Exchange

EdgeConneX and Vegas-IX team up to build the initial exchange facility in Las Vegas in the EdgeConneX data center there.

October 17, 2016

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HERNDON, Va. -- EdgeConneX, specializing in global data center solutions at the ddge of the network, announces today it has partnered with Vegas Internet Exchange (Vegas-IX) having built the newly available core Vegas-IX node into its Las Vegas Edge Data Centers. Located at 1541 Pama Lane in Las Vegas, the expansion is instrumental to the advancement of the local internet community by ensuring dynamic content delivery to local-market consumers. Vegas-IX is the first non-profit internet exchange to be created in the state of Nevada.

EdgeConneX will be providing secure hosting as the founding facility for the Vegas-IX node. This node will enable local EdgeConneX customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and enterprises, to have direct access to Vegas-IX peering services as well as additional offerings, such as Multi-Lateral Peering Agreement (MLPA) route servers, dedicated Gigabit Ethernet and private Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs).

“At EdgeConneX, enabling enhanced connectivity at the edge of the network remains a core objective as we continue to seek out new opportunities to provide low-latency internet services for customers outside of Tier 1 markets,” comments Clint Heiden, chief commercial office, EdgeConneX. “The newly available Vegas-IX node in our Las Vegas EDC will be instrumental to the growth of the region, offering additional internet access points for local customers on a secure and reliable network.”

Founded in the fall of 2016 by Ninja-IX, Vegas-IX is operated at no monthly port cost to participants. The internet exchange currently utilizes multiple Brocade Switches via Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and BIRD Route Servers with 24x7 monitoring of its peering fabric.

EdgeConneX is committed to bringing local internet exchanges to all of its Edge Data Centers across the country to enhance connectivity options for each edge market. Las Vegas is the fifth Edge Data Center market to deploy such connectivity, following partnerships in Phoenix with Phoenix-IX, Boston with MASS-IX, Minneapolis with MICE and Portland with NWAX.

The EdgeConneX Las Vegas EDC has been purpose-built and precisely located in order to provide a secure colocation facility for customers wishing to deliver content and applications to local-market consumers, with the lowest possible latency. Partnering with network and cable operators at the local level, the carrier-neutral facility guarantees the shortest and fastest routes for delivering content to local market subscribers (consumer and enterprise) and internet customers.

EdgeConneX Inc.

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