EdgeConneXWhether it’s Seattle’s position as the fastest growing of the country’s 50 most populous cities, or Portland’s low power costs, the Pacific Northwest is well known for many unique characteristics that set it apart from the rest of the country. The region has an important edge over other areas in the U.S., making it an ideal location for data centers. Thanks to its relatively low year-round temperatures and highly affordable power, the Pacific Northwest has become a hotbed for mission-critical facilities, bringing with it industry-leading connectivity solutions.

Leading edge of network hosting solutions company EdgeConneX partnered with the Northwest Access Exchange (NWAX) earlier this month to build a new NWAX node into its Portland/Hillsboro Edge Data Center. Through the localization of Internet traffic, the mutually beneficial partnership helps facilitate local Internet connectivity advancement with superior content delivery to local-market consumers, while also allowing EdgeConneX customers to connect and exchange traffic locally with NWAX’s broad base of participants. According to EdgeConneX CCO Clint Heiden, the node “will allow providers to mitigate traffic latency and packet loss, avoid transit costs and improve regional fault tolerance, while experiencing the fastest and most reliable physical delivery of content to local-market consumers.”

NWAX brings to EdgeConneX’s Edge Data Center advanced technology designed to improve access when connecting and exchanging traffic with local participants including NWAX’s ISPs, ASPs, carriers, VoIP providers, government, academic entities, and content providers. By utilizing NWAX’s node,

The new partnership is another step towards EdgeConneX’s goal of further expanding the edge of the network, enabling faster content delivery and creating a more reliable Internet for all. If you’re interested in learning more about this partnership, please read the full release here.