NYI has announced the availability of the DE-CIX Internet exchange (IX) at both its 100 William Street facility in New York City and its 999 Frontier facility in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The partnership enables NYI clients the ability to peer with DE-CIX New York's community of over 90 networks via a cross-connect.

DE-CIX New York, a data center and carrier-neutral Internet exchange, is the fastest-growing exchange in New York and New Jersey, adding more than 90 networks since opening its doors last year. The exchange offers broad and neutral connectivity with over 100 access points throughout the city. In addition to the partnership, Phillip Koblence, chief operating officer for NYI, has been named a member of the Customer Advisory Board of DE-CIX North America (CAB). The members of the CAB collectively represent the interests of DE-CIX North America customers, providing essential market information and intelligence and acting as the key link between DE-CIX and its North American customers. 

"Not only does NYI enhance DE-CIX's reach, its New York and New Jersey facilities offer existing and future customers alike the capabilities that NYI has become known for over the past 20 years," states Harald A. Summa, chief executive officer of DE-CIX. "Its data centers are a one-stop shop for our customers, with the ability to provide the on-ground logistics and U.S.-based support staff required for an expanded international presence. NYI's customer-centric approach, as well as its extensive management capabilities, provides the ideal environment to support the DE-CIX ecosystem."

"The ability to connect to DE-CIX from NYI's facilities provides new interconnection options for our customers requiring a customized network and enhances the overall value to our data centers," states NYI's Mark Ward, director of Business Development. "Our customers utilizing the DE-CIX exchange will realize lower IP transit costs, optimized network performance and network control, as well as enhanced speed and reliability."