Long Island is now a hotspot for colocation and connectivity, as the area is home to numerous subsea landing stations and data center providers. By connecting through Long Island, it’s possible to bypass the generally crowded Manhattan market and still access world-class connectivity services.

Just recently, for instance, 1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me-Room for network interconnection and colocation, announced a partnership with DE-CIX, a carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange operator featuring multiple platforms across the U.S. as well as a distributed platform that extends across major data centers and carrier hotels throughout the New York-New Jersey market. DE-CIX also has an exchange in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan market.

1025Connect customers can now access the only Open-IX certified platform in the New York market, and one of the top neutral Internet peering exchanges (IXPs) in the New York metropolitan area. DE-CIX’s new presence at 1025Connect is also the easternmost peering point in the New York region, providing improved access and delivery at the “Continental Edge.” Here customers can find lower network traffic exchange costs, as well as enhanced IP performance and resiliency.

The addition of DE-CIX provides access to over 150 unique networks, as well as key networks in Europe and Latin America.

“With the addition of DE-CIX New York, 1025Connect has enhanced its highly unique offering,” commented Dan Lunde, Managing Director, 1025Connect. “1025Connect now provides Long Island businesses as well as global content and carrier networks the unprecedented opportunity to manage Internet traffic more efficiently and reliably while at the same time reducing their operating expenses.”

DE-CIX Vice President Ed d’Agostino spoke about his company’s overall vision.

“DE-CIX New York’s expansion to 1025Connect’s carrier-neutral data center marks the first peering exchange to be directly available on Long Island, further fulfilling our mission of bringing exchange access to a greater number of data centers and networks and expanding the New York peering community,” said Ed d’Agostino, Vice President, DE-CIX North America.  “With this deployment, 1025Connect customers can get Layer 2 access to the nearly 150 networks available on DE-CIX New York.  Plus, 1025Connect customers can also take advantage of the growing number of DE-CIX’s VLAN services.  Our GlobePEER Remote Service allows turnkey connectivity to our massive DE-CIX Frankfurt exchange, and our MetroVLAN service provides very low cost private connections to other networks connected to the DE-CIX New York exchange, including ‘remote’ networks that connect via transport and don’t have POP in the New York market.  DE-CIX’s services will ​greatly enhance the connectivity options for networks that come to 1025Connect.”

The partnership further strengthens 1025Connect as one of the most diverse and powerful connectivity and colocation providers in Long Island. To learn more about 1025Connect, click here.