August 10, 2017
Partnership With Leading Internet Exchange in Richmond Advances Internet Connectivity and Expands the Network Edge
Herndon, VA – August 10, 2017 – EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, today announces its new partnership with Richmond Internet Exchange (Richmond-IX), building a connectivity node directly into its Richmond Edge Data Center® (EDC). Richmond-IX was started in the fall of 2016 by Ninja-IX. Located just 10 miles from downtown, the 101,796-square-foot Edge Data Center was purpose-built and precisely located to provide secure colocation for customers wishing to deliver content and applications to local-market consumers.
Positioned within a region that has historically been dependent on Ashburn for content delivery, this facility offers a diverse option for Richmond, while further expanding the edge of the network. By partnering with Richmond-IX, EdgeConneX’s Richmond EDC will officially designate the Virginia state capital as an Edge market, bringing content closer to end-users throughout the region. In addition, EdgeConneX’s strategic partnerships with network and cable operators at the local level guarantee the shortest and fastest carrier-neutral routes for effective content delivery to local market subscribers and internet customers.
“Following successful partnerships with EdgeConneX in Las Vegas and Phoenix, we’re looking forward to this latest venture, as it provides an opportunity for the peering community to grow outside of Ashburn,” says Paul Emmons, Executive Director of Ninja-IX (Phoenix, Vegas, Richmond, Sacramento). “As the second existing Internet Exchange in the region, the availability of Richmond-IX within EdgeConneX’s Richmond EDC strengthens interconnectivity, providing an added layer of IX redundancy and diversity.”
The new Richmond EDC provides concurrently maintainable power with an N+1 configuration and direct cross-connects to the IX providing speeds from 100Mbps to multi-10Gbps for customers. In addition, the building contains diverse Points of Entry (PoEs), with a variety of fiber conduits to physically diverse Meet-Me Rooms (MMRs). Along with available interconnection services, the current list of carriers includes Comcast, Level 3 Communications, Summit IG and Zayo.
“It’s our mission to expand peering options across our entire global portfolio of Edge Data Centers,” explains Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer of EdgeConneX. “Our latest partnership with the Richmond-IX builds upon this mission, delivering the necessary connectivity to rapidly and securely deliver bandwidth-intensive content and applications to the edge. In addition, by collaborating with Richmond-IX, we also gain the opportunity to provide our customers with these enhanced peering opportunities inside a flexible and scalable colocation environment, while giving tenants access to a diverse portfolio of content delivery networks.”
For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, visit edgeconnex.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EdgeConneX® is the only global Edge Data Center® provider. Creating purpose-built, edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the internet’s reach, EdgeConneX enables the fastest and most secure delivery of content, cloud services and applications. Edge Data Centers host bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data closer to end-users, establishing a more secure, reliable and cost effective distribution model for the internet. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere® at edgeconnex.com.
About Richmond Internet Exchange
Richmond-IX is part of Ninja-IX Corporation, a not for profit corporation that operates exchanges in Honolulu, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Richmond and Sacramento. Since 2012 our goal is to provide local peering fabrics in locations that are underserved or cost prohibitive. Currently all of our projects feature no monthly service charge from the IX. Ninja-IX provides exchanges based Brocade Switches with Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) interconnection, BIRD Route Servers and 24×7 monitoring and maintained by volunteers. Critical internet infrastructure such as Root Servers and as112 are also collocated in our fabrics. Many US content delivery networks (CDNS) are participants in our various projects.