DE-CIX North America Inc. has announced that the company will open an Internet exchange in Dallas, TX. DE-CIX Dallas will locate its first access points at Infomart's multi-tenant data center at 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway. The building is home to multiple data center operators, including Cologix, Equinix, and zColo, and it also houses new colocation space operated by Infomart itself. The exchange is expected to be ready for service in January 2016 and will expand to additional locations across the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region over time.

Dallas is a strong hub for connectivity in the southern United States. The city is also a gateway for Mexican and Latin American carriers to the U.S., driving continued growth in communications traffic. Many carriers have extensive fiber infrastructure in and around Dallas with Points of Presence (PoPs) inside the Infomart facility.

DE-CIX first brought its unique Internet exchange model to the United States one year ago and already serves around 80 networks at its DE-CIX New York exchange. The company, which is wholly owned by eco — the world's largest Internet industry association — offers an open, neutral alternative for the marketplace and opportunities for reliable and secure Ethernet interconnection and peering.

"When we seek out new markets, the first thing we look for is the need for neutral and open peering and interconnection. In Dallas, DE-CIX has detected a high demand for these types of services," explains DE-CIX's CMO Frank Orlowski. "DE-CIX Dallas will be an essential part of the Internet ecosystem in the Southwest, opening up a true alternative Internet exchange in Dallas. Our goal is to gain the Number One position in this metro within the next 12 months, providing a powerful and open exchange to maximize the benefits of peering." 

DE-CIX Dallas will be built on the award-winning DE-CIX Apollon technology platform, which delivers a 100GE-enabled exchange backed by best-in-class Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

"It is time for a data center-neutral IXP to arrive in Dallas. Having DE-CIX build a new Internet exchange at our 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway facility is a great addition to the building and the building Meet Me Room," states Andrew Gold, VP of Corporate Development for Infomart.

DE-CIX will run a pre-sales "Sunrise Period" for the new Dallas exchange from August 1-December 31, 2015, where networks that sign on for service at DE-CIX Dallas can take advantage of a promotional offer. For more information, contact DE-CIX Sales.