Monday, October 3, 2005

Switch and Data Offers 10 GigE Peeing at Three PAIX Sites

Switch and Data has deployed a 10 Gigabit Ethernet platform in three of its hosting facilities . As part of its PAIX peering services, the 10GigE PAIX switch is now operational in Switch and Data's Palo Alto site and in New York City at both 111 8th Avenue and 60 Hudson. Switch and Data said it is the first Internet exchange to offer 10GigE peering capacity on both the East and West Coast.

Limelight Networks, a leading content delivery network, is adding 10GigE ports in Switch and Data's Palo Alto and New York PAIX facilities as part of the build-out of its global content delivery network. During the course of the year Limelight has upgraded its delivery network by stepping up to 10GigE connections and implementing a multicore routing architecture to provide enhanced delivery of high-bandwidth media.

The 10GigE PAIX platform has been extended to 111 8th Avenue and 60 Hudson in New York City after being in full production in Palo Alto since May 2005. Almost 200 peering participants are on the 10GigE platform in Palo Alto and 111 8th today. Customers at 60 Hudson can immediately peer with customers at 111 8th through a Layer 2 MetroPAIX connection of the two New York sites. This interconnection of both 10GigE platforms creates a single peering fabric in New York that allows customers to focus their equipment investment in one facility while benefiting from the choice of peering participants in both - driving significant overall savings.

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