DE-CIX North America expands Internet exchange to 111 New York-area sites

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DE-CIX North America, an emerging Internet exchange provider, continues to make progress in establishing a foothold in the U.S. market by expanding its Apollon technology platform to service 111 access points in Manhattan, New Jersey and Long Island.

Apollon is an Ethernet-based platform built on "supernodes" that consist of a 100 GigE-capable switching system that it says can support large numbers of 100 GE ports across the switching fabric.

In New York, DE-CIX has deployed dark fiber rings from various service providers that serve as the backbone to the exchange. Besides the downtown Manhattan fiber ring it built last year, DE-CIX New York operates a New Jersey ring that connects New Jersey data center facilities back to the Apollon supernodes in Manhattan.

The new exchange includes a Chelsea ring, which connects the Telehouse Chelsea facility in New York City to the supernodes, while the latest addition is the Long Island ring that supports customers in the 1025 Connect facility in Westbury. 

By making this expansion, the service provider can accommodate various customers with access between Europe and the U.S. markets.

"One port from a DE-CIX site now delivers access to any other customer at the same or 110 other locations in the New York metro, plus the more than 600 customers at our primary Frankfurt exchange," said Frank Orlowski, head of marketing for DE-CIX, in a release.

While the New York area represents DE-CIX's initial move into the North American market, it won't be its last. When it launched the New York City-area Internet exchange last September, it indicated that it will add other major U.S. metro regions at a later date this year.

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