IXEurope upgrades TIX – Switzerland’s most important Internet Exchange

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IXEurope, the specialist datacentre services company, has today announced significant upgrades to the TIX Internet Exchange in Zurich. Second peering point increases capacity and resilience.

IXEurope, the specialist datacentre services company, has today announced significant upgrades to the TIX Internet Exchange in Zurich. The upgrade incorporates a second physical location, TIX2, which provides increased capacity, space for expansion and the ability to create redundant peering to increase resilience.

Owned by IXEurope since April 2001, TIX is the most important public internet exchange in Switzerland. With over 60 ISPs, TIX works as a central hub for all Swiss internet traffic, meaning that traffic from one national ISP to another does not have to be routed via other cities and countries in Europe. Currently, TIX is running at 3Gigabits per second peak peering rates.

The addition of a Foundry Big Iron 8000 switch in the Zurich 2 IXDatacentre will allow IXEurope customers to take resilient connections to the TIX infrastructure.

Guy Willner, IXEurope CEO, said: “Since our acquisition of TIX, we’ve seen the demand for capacity increase steadily, but significantly, mirroring the steady growth of Internet usage as broadband really takes off. This investment in our Zurich presence represents not only the popularity of our facility, but also signals our ongoing commitment to providing a first-class service to Swiss enterprises.”

Customers that have already taken service from TIX2 include the Swiss ISP Everyware: “By delivering internet traffic on TIX directly to other ISPs, we have extensively reduced our peering infrastructure costs. Customers also benefit from the speed, quality and resilience of the TIX platform for fast and high quality data exchange between our network and all other Swiss ISPs.”

About IXEurope

IXEurope provides outsourced datacentre services in four countries - UK, Germany, France and Switzerland - through its network of datacentres.

As a specialist in datacentre services, IXEurope offers its customers access to flexible outsourced solutions while they maintain overall control of their projects. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope gives clients cost effective access to expertise and exceptional service levels.

IXEurope delivers its services to systems integrators and IT consultants; hosting and managed service providers; and network service providers. Working in partnership with its solution providers, IXEurope houses IT and networking systems for global enterprises, financial institutions, government agencies and e-commerce businesses. IXEurope's backers include Bank of America Equity Partners and European Acquisition Capital. For more information please visit the website at http://www.ixeurope.com.

For further information, please contact:

Kerry Jago

IXEurope

T: +44 (0) 207 689 1400

kerry.jago@ixeurope.com

Guy Willner

IXEurope

T: +44 (0) 207 533 6618

guy.wilner@ixeurope.com

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