It is well-documented that network bandwidth demand is rising rapidly, driven by video, mobile and cloud computing traffic. This is in turn has encouraged public peering exchanges to make critical infrastructure upgrades, including increased 100G port capacity and platforms that are 400G ready.

TELEHOUSE, for example, has announced plans to upgrade its current New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) Centillion platform to Centillion 2, which will offer greater 100G port capacity. As of right now, the NYIIX Centillion platform is based on Brocade MLX-E routers which offer a limited number of 100G ports. The Centillion 2 platform will offer Brocade SLX routers that will provide access to both edge and core routers while increasing the total number of 100G ports by a significant amount. The Centillion 2 platform is 400G ready and scheduled for arrival in January, 2018.

Founded in 1996, NYIIX is one of the largest public peering exchange points along the U.S. East Coast , featuring seven locations including 7 Teleport Drive; 85 Tenth Avenue; 60 Hudson, 111 8th Avenue and 32 Avenue of Americas. NYIIX also has two locations in New Jersey at 165 Halsey in Newark and 2 Emerson Lane in Secaucus.

“I am pleased to announce the new Centillion 2 platform,” said Akio Sugeno, Vice President, Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development, Telehouse America. “The current market demands have accelerated our need to upgrade the platform. Strong demands for 100G ports are the result of our continuing ability to increase NYIIX members along with customer confidence in our service. Such an accomplishment proves that NYIIX is one of the most important IXPs in the United States.”

The peering traffic through NYIIX has been steadily growing, as traffic peaked at over 495 Gigabits per second in September and it’s expected to exceed 500 Gigabits per second in the near future.

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