Reaches Customer Milestones and Improves NYC Peering Landscape With Highest-QualityInterconnection and Neutrality.

de-cixNEW YORK, NY – May 12, 2015 – DE-CIX New York, the fastest-growing Internet exchange in the New York/New Jersey metro area, celebrates its first year of operations with rapid customer growth and a successful distributed model for stronger customer choice.

DE-CIX New York began passing its first customer traffic in May 2014 with Akamai, a global cloud services provider that delivers data packets around the world to accelerate the online experience. Now one year in, DE-CIX New York has added more than 70 customer networks to its exchange, including many of the Internet’s largest. This has enabled creation of a new strong and growing “center of gravity” for the NY/NJ metro area with regard to network interconnection. An Internet exchange becomes more valuable the larger it gets, with more peering opportunities available the more networks participate.

DE-CIX’s unique, carrier-neutral and distributed model has been realized with the establishment of more than 110 access points across the NY/NJ metro area. DE-CIX customers have freedom of choice when it comes to selecting their data centers. Every customer has different needs, ranging from cost-efficient, to high-density, to super-secure data centers. Offering a broad selection of data centers allows DE-CIX to follow customers and prospects, ensuring service is available in all relevant facilities.

While peering used to be heavily focused on cost savings, today it is more about providing high-performance interconnect solutions that grow with customer traffic demands. DE-CIX helps its customers create a positive broadband experience for the end user by offering interconnection through its solid, secure and distributed DE-CIX Apollon platform.

“While many networks are heavily dependent on an oligopoly of transit providers, our customers can take advantage of access to settlement-free peering,” states Frank Orlowski, Chief Marketing Officer at DE-CIX. “Pure transit customers typically do not get an SLA that covers the transit providers’ interconnection to other networks. Our DE-CIX Apollon customers interconnect directly in a quality-controlled environment that is operated by the most experienced Internet exchange engineering in the market.”

Important DE-CIX New York benefits include added features that help to secure connectivity and mitigate DoS/DDoS (Denial of Service/Distributed DoS) attacks. Strong Service Level Agreements (SLAs) provide for high-quality and reliable service across the exchange’s Ethernet fabric. DE-CIX New York also recently achieved OpenIX®‘s OIX-1 certification for Internet exchanges, signifying its adherence to strict standards of performance, neutrality and transparency.

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About DE-CIX New York
DE-CIX New York is an Open-IX certified, carrier- and data center-neutral Internet exchange distributed across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York/New Jersey metro region. With 100+ access points, DE-CIX New York is just a cross connect away from hundreds of ISPs and carriers.

DE-CIX New York is owned and operated by DE-CIX North America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG, the international arm of DE-CIX. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt/Germany is the leading operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection (Peering) worldwide. For more information, please visit

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