EdgeConneX Expands Edge Ecosystem in Pittsburgh with Pittsburgh Internet Exchange (PIT-IX) Partnership

September 23, 2020

The addition of PIT-IX brings the number of local Internet Exchanges available in EdgeConneX data centers around the world to 17

Herndon, VA, – September 23, 2020 —  EdgeConneX®, the pioneer in Edge data center® development, announces that the Pittsburgh Internet Exchange (PIT-IX) is now available at the EdgeConneX Pittsburgh Edge Data Center (EDC), located just outside of downtown Pittsburgh. The partnership provides essential local peering and connectivity to cloud and content providers, educational / research facilities, enterprises and more, in and around the city and region. PIT-IX customers can expect greater performance (low latency) and increased security (fewer hops) by interconnecting via the EdgeConneX Pittsburgh facility.

“We’re thrilled to partner with PIT-IX in this region to provide increased local connectivity solutions helping connect service providers with the  businesses and the considerable educational and research institutions in the Pittsburgh metro area,” noted Wil Tirado, VP Interconnection and Service Delivery at EdgeConneX.  We are offering new options that help our service providers interconnect with their customers in Pittsburgh, which follows our model of bringing a better end user experience at the Edge for our customers.

Pittsburgh is a leading center for technology, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, robotics, education, and research, all driving demand for edge performance, networking, capacity, and computing. In just one example of how Pittsburgh is helping to develop emerging technologies, five different companies are testing autonomous vehicles in and around the city.

“We’re excited to extend our presence into a hyperlocal-focused data center like EdgeConneX in Pittsburgh,” commented Nick Zurku, Co-Founder of PIT-IX. “We feel PIT-IX and Pittsburgh have quickly become an example of why exchanges are so important for keeping the Internet decentralized and reliable. Peers at EdgeConneX will be provided a great opportunity to reduce the reliance and costs of routing through distant regions like Ashburn or New York City.”

As the need for data grows, not only because of cloud and content but also driven by new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G Networks, Autonomous Vehicles, Virtual Reality, Cloud Gaming and IoT, EdgeConneX has made fostering a competitive edge and advancing the best possible user experience, its mission.

The addition of PIT-IX brings to 17 the number of local Internet Exchanges available in EdgeConneX data centers around the globe.

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to data, content, and communications anywhere, anytime, at any scale, visit edgeconnex.com or email info@edgeconnex.com.  

About EdgeConneX:

EdgeConneX provides a full range of data center solutions worldwide, from Hyperlocal to Hyperscale, from purpose-built to build-to-order, working closely with our customers to offer choice in location, scale, and type of facility. Delivering flexibility, connectivity, proximity, and value, EdgeConneX is a global leader in anytime, anywhere, any scale data center services for a diverse portfolio of industries including Content, Cloud, Networks, Gaming, Automotive, SaaS, IoT, HPC, Security, and more.

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