EdgeConneX® has announced its new partnership with Sacramento Internet Exchange (Sacramento-IX), building a connectivity node directly into its Sacramento Edge Data Center® (EDC). Sacramento-IX was started in the summer of 2017 by Ninja-IX. Strategically located within 14 miles of downtown Sacramento and 25 miles from Sacramento International Airport, the 29,400-sq-ft EDC was purpose-built to provide customers with a secure colocation facility for the low-latency delivery of content and applications to local-market consumers.

Through this partnership, Sacramento has gained its first Internet Exchange, providing the region's enterprises with advanced peering capabilities. Previously, Sacramento has been reliant upon the San Francisco Bay Area for content delivery, however, with the deployment of the Sacramento-IX node within this EDC, EdgeConneX will be able to localize traffic to the local metro market, providing tenants with peering independence and redundancy. Alongside one other data center provider, EdgeConneX will be the founding facility for the first Sacramento-IX.

"Following successful partnerships with EdgeConneX in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Richmond, we're looking forward to this latest venture, as it provides an opportunity for the peering community to grow in Northern California," says Paul Emmons, executive director, Ninja-IX. "As the new Internet Exchange in the region, the availability of Sacramento-IX within EdgeConneX's Sacramento EDC strengthens interconnectivity, providing a new layer of IX services and critical Internet infrastructure."

EdgeConneX's Sacramento EDC provides concurrently maintainable power in a minimum of an N+1 configuration to include Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPSs) and generators. In addition, the building contains diverse Points of Entry (PoEs), with a variety of fiber conduits to physically diverse Meet-Me Rooms (MMRs). With multi-stage security containment systems, mantraps and interior managed security zones, the Sacramento EDC boasts superior physical security. The current list of network providers at the EDC include Comcast, CenturyLink, Integra and Zayo Group.

"At EdgeConneX, our goal is to expand the edge of the network with advanced peering options across our full portfolio of Edge Data Centers," explains Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. "This latest venture with Sacramento-IX brings us one step closer to achieving that goal, providing our tenants with advanced peering opportunities with the necessary connectivity to rapidly and securely deliver bandwidth-intensive content and applications with ease and simplicity."