Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) June 20, 2008
Equinix Exchange facilitates interconnection and peering via an Ethernet central switching fabric. It is used by the aggregation of Internet companies operating within Equinix IBX centers, including: network service providers, such as ISPs, carriers, international PTTs and broadband networks; as well as by content, e-commerce and enterprise companies delivering video, gaming or other applications. By using Equinix Exchange, these companies can directly connect to each other.
The service offers an alternative to the traditional method of purchasing costly transit to reach partners across the Internet. By enabling data to bypass intermediary networks, Equinix Exchange delivers enhanced end-to-end network performance, speed and reliability, while lowering overall IP transit costs. The service also enables large ISPs to gain access to a significant aggregation of potential transit customers, including smaller ISPs, within a centralized location.
"The growth of video and other low-latency applications is placing increasing demands on network infrastructure and requires that data be exchanged between networks as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Eric Schwartz, president of Equinix Europe. "Equinix Exchange provides a platform for ISPs, content companies and enterprises to implement a high-performance, highly versatile, yet low cost IP interconnection infrastructure within a secure, network-neutral environment."
In the Zurich center, Equinix Exchange will have more than 60 members directly exchanging Internet traffic with each other. Equinix is the global leader in interconnection and peering, offering high-performance private and public peering services. The peering relationships facilitated by Equinix's interconnection solutions help form the strategic foundation for the growth of the Internet, from email to video to virtually any other application that must traverse multiple networks to get from origin to destination.
Equinix Exchange is currently available in Equinix IBX centers located in the greater Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and Zurich areas. The service is used by more than 270 companies, including Yahoo!, Google, AT&T, Deutsche Telecom, British Telecom, Cable & Wireless and NTT.
About Equinix - http://www.eu.equinix.com
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 39 IBX centers located in 18 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructure on a global basis.
For further details
Equinix Contact (Europe):
+44 (0)845 373 2935
kerry.jago @ eu.equinix.com
Equinix Contact (U.S.):
K/F Communications, Inc.
dave @ kfcomm.com