20 August 2019

DE-CIX Dallas' Major Switch Site at DataBank 400 South Akard now Live

Dallas, 20 August 2019: DE-CIX, one of the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator with the fastest-growing IX in the New York and Dallas metro markets, announces today that DE-CIX Dallas, the largest Open-IX certified exchange and first data center-neutral IX in Dallas, has extended its network with a new switch at its new Point of Presence (POP) in DataBank's downtown data center. Located at 400 South Akard, the additional POP offers networks colocated in DataBank’s multiple Dallas area facilities the ability to connect directly to DE-CIX's Dallas IX, enabling reach to over 60 networks. DE-CIX's new POP at 400 South Akard offers networks throughout the Dallas market the ability to connect to a major peering exchange while remaining fully diverse from 1950 N. Stemmons. The additional investment in Dallas underscores DE-CIX’s commitment to expanding its reach to better serve the entire Dallas metro market.

DE-CIX Dallas provides interconnection capabilities throughout multiple data centers, delivering access to over 60 networks across its world-class carrier and data center-neutral platform. Network operators can reach DE-CIX Dallas cost-effectively via a standard cross connect at any of the ever-growing number of data center facilities throughout the local market. In addition, networks throughout the entire Southwest that currently lack a presence in Dallas can access DE-CIX via transport connections and benefit from peering, enhancing connectivity throughout the region. 

“DE-CIX Dallas is committed to providing network operators in the Dallas metro market the greatest number of interconnection options,” comments Ed d’Agostino, Vice President and General Manager of DE-CIX North America. “We’re excited to be expanding and adding a great new partner like DataBank. Our partnership provides the market with a new and ideal diverse solution and offers a great place for single-site networks within the Dallas market to connect to a world-class peering exchange. Networks of all types, including those that are looking for diversity from Infomart, will find an excellent new home for their equipment with DataBank.”

“This partnership with DE-CIX enables our customers to leverage connections to a leading carrier-neutral platform with the most cost-effective and efficient interconnection options available in the market,” adds Raul K. Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “As a result, Databank now provides an ideal location for customers seeking diversity from facilities like 1950 N. Stemmons.  In addition to our downtown location, networks can also access DE-CIX Dallas from our Richardson and Plano data centers.”

“DataBank, being a Dallas-based company with three data centers in the metro area, is an ideal partner for DE-CIX as we expand and strengthen our coverage and enhance diversity and redundancy solutions throughout Dallas and beyond,” continues d’Agostino. “We look forward to seeing this collaboration benefit network operators throughout the Southwest region.”

DE-CIX North America also operates DE-CIX New York, the region's largest neutral IX, which features access to over 220 networks.