partnership-between-webair-and-de-cix-brings-direct-peering-services-to-ny1-data-centerWebair, a provider of high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure services, announced this week a strategic new partnership with DE-CIX,  the world-leading Internet Exchange operator out of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The partnership provides Webair customers with direct access to high quality peering services at its Long Island-based NY1 data center facility. NY1 customers can now access DE-CIX New York over Webair’s secure physical cross-connects, or with its advanced interconnection fabric.

“The network deployment model for consuming cloud and hybrid services continues to grow in complexity as customers’ business needs evolve,” explained Webair CEO Michael Christopher Orza, following the announcement. “Providing them with a vast array of connectivity options such as DE-CIX’s Internet exchange directly into their cloud or hybrid colocation helps future-proof their infrastructure in addition to enhancing performance and lowering costs.”

The addition of DE-CIX further enhances NY1’s vast ecosystem of secure network service offerings. These services can be accessed in NY1’s physical Meet-Me Room (MMR) and through its virtual interconnectivity fabric. Customers can also access transit, transport and public fabrics that are built into the facility, or through Webair’s MMR extensions to 60 Hudson St., 111 8th Ave. and 325 Hudson St. in New York.

NY1 is a Tier III-rated data center, as well as a carrier-neutral facility. It’s also SAS, SSAE 16, OPEN-IX® OIX-2 and HIPAA-certified. What’s more, NY1 does not charge monthly fees for cross-connects.

As DE-CIX North America Vice President Ed d’Agostino stated, the partnership will be mutually beneficial for both companies.

“With 135 networks connected, DE-CIX continues to be the fastest-growing internet exchange in the New York-New Jersey metro area,” commented d’Agostino.  “With this partnership, we are expanding our availability for networks – now for the first time for networks on Long Island.  We continue to be — by far — the most accessible IX in the New York area.”

DE-CIX North America’s d’Agostino also touched on the importance of being a neutral exchange.

“The addition of Webair to DE-CIX New York is a testament to companies recognizing the value of a truly neutral exchange, and further cultivates our mission to provide these interconnection ecosystems in all major facilities throughout this market as well as others like it around the globe.”

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