8 December 2020

AURORA joins DE-CIX’s New York Internet Exchange 

Tempe AZ, 8 December 2020: Aurora, a leading full-service provider (FSP) in the payments industry, announces today it has joined DE-CIX New York, run by the world’s leading carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange operator. DE-CIX New York is the metro market’s largest local IX community and also provides access to DE-CIX’s global interconnection ecosystem through the GlobePEER remote service. DE-CIX global interconnection ecosystem reaches all the way from DE-CIX IXs in North America to Europe, the Middle East, India, and on to Southeast Asia, connecting more than 2100 networks overall.   

Aurora has invested in premier infrastructure for its internal and client facing systems, which are used to support critical real-time transaction processing. As one of the few North American payment acquirers to operate its own ASN and IP address space, Aurora is also one of the first US based FinTech companies to engage in settlement-free peering on a public Internet Exchange.  Aurora has commenced its service with DE-CIX New York’s GlobePEER service, which provides access to over 250 autonomous systems (ASNs) through a one-to-many VLAN. The company expects to add DE-CIX’s DirectCLOUD service to achieve direct and secure connectivity to the world’s leading cloud platforms.   

Derek Maxwell, CIO at Aurora, remarks, “Joining DE-CIX New York was a natural choice for Aurora in its east coast data center. With settlement-free layer 2 connectivity to some of the largest network providers in the world, Aurora is able to ensure low-latency, low-cost, and highly resilient connectivity. In addition, being able to use one-to-one VLANs to directly reach Google Cloud and AWS with DE-CIX’s DirectCLOUD service offers us the ability to bypass the public Internet, which allows us to maximize our hybrid cloud model. Aurora’s clients and partners expect its systems be highly available with exceptional performance, which DE-CIX will allow us to deliver.” 

“Aurora represents a new breed of enterprise network that recognizes DE-CIX’s capabilities as both a peering solution as well as a cloud access solution that improves network performance and lowers costs with a single connection,” adds Ed d’Agostino, VP and General Manager of DE-CIX North America. “While peering is DE-CIX’s strength, our platform provides companies like Aurora VLAN connectivity solutions that enable direct access to major cloud providers and seamless access global networks, while achieving greater control of Internet performance in the most effective way. We welcome Aurora to the DE-CIX community and look forward to enabling improved performance and redundancy to their network.”