Cologix has announced that DE-CIX is available through Cologix’s data center at the Dallas Infomart.  DE-CIX will provide a neutral IP exchange via its public peering fabric to increase performance and reduce cost by keeping Internet traffic local in the South Central U.S.

“Many key carriers have extensive fiber infrastructure in Dallas, making it a dominant hub for interconnection as well as a gateway for Latin American and Mexican carriers,” stated Harald A. Summa, DE-CIX CEO. “Dallas has the need for neutral and open interconnection, which is why we chose this market for expansion. We are excited to leverage Cologix’s robust, network-neutral Meet-Me-Room as an access point in Dallas and look forward to quickly building an open and thriving peering ecosystem in the Southwest.”

Cologix, across two facilities, operates 40,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art data center space in the Dallas Infomart at 1950 North Stemmons Freeway.  With 2N redundancy on the UPS and generator, Cologix’s data center is as redundant as any data center in Dallas and provides access to 40+ networks through their Cologix controlled Fiber Vault/Meet-Me-Room.

“Cologix is committed to the Dallas peering community and shares DE-CIX’s vision and conviction that Dallas, with its extensive carrier ecosystem, is primed for a neutral and open peering platform,” explained Graham Williams, chief operating officer, Cologix. “Cologix is pleased to play our role in support of DE-CIX’s growth as we have done with the other exchanges we support across our platform: MICE (Minneapolis), OHIO-IX (Columbus), QIX (Montreal), TORIX (Toronto) and VANIX (Vancouver).”