Public peering exchange points are now taking active measures to improve their platforms in order to meet rising market demand for 100G ports, especially as traffic continues to increase and customers require more redundant infrastructure.

Just recently, TELEHOUSE America partnered with Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) to upgrade its New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) Centillion Platform to Centillion II. NYIIX selected Extreme Networks for its renowned carrier-grade availability, future-proof architecture and abundant resources. The Centillion II is 400G-ready and consists of Extreme’s SLX core and edge routers, significantly increasing the number of available 100G ports. For NYIIX members, the migration to the upgraded platform will happen in multiple phases starting in late February.

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

The peering traffic through NYIIX has been steadily increasing, with current traffic peaking at over 600 Gigabits per second.

“I am pleased to announce the new Centillion II Platform,” said Akio Sugeno, Vice President, Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development at TELEHOUSE America. “The current market demands have accelerated our need to upgrade the platform. Strong demand for 100G ports is 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.”

“We’re excited to partner with TELEHOUSE to provide NYIIX members with cutting-edge solutions capable of meeting their needs,” added Senior Vice President, Products at Extreme Networks Nabil Bukhari. “With the new update to the Centillion Platform, NYIIX members will experience higher capacity and more redundant infrastructure, enhancing the overall experience and providing better support for customers.”