Monday, April 1, 2013

CyrusOne Builds Texas Internet Exchange (IX)

CyrusOne introduced its Texas Internet Exchange (IX), an on-net platform deployed across its data centers in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

The exchange uses redundant Brocade MLXe Series switches, which enable high-density, 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GigE), and 100-Gigabit Ethernet (100GigE) connections, enabling huge traffic exchanges at line-rate speeds. At the optical transport layer, CyrusOnes is using Infinera DTN digital optical platforms that have rapidly scalable point-to-point transport at up to 2.5-terabit speeds.

The company said its platform enables hot-hot production or disaster recovery operations to occur MPLS ports or dedicated optical waves for interconnection failover between metro areas with online carrier selection via CyrusOne automation tools.

“Using the CyrusOne Texas IX platform frees customers from the constraint of having to choose solely between telecom carriers housed within a specific physical facility,” said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager of Interconnection for CyrusOne. “Now, customers can identify and configure connections with any provider or partner at any connected facility. Customers who choose to deploy on the CyrusOne Texas IX gain significant advantages in performance, efficiency, and workflow continuity. No matter what kind of scalability the customer chooses, this solution is built to deliver superior capabilities and return on investment when connections are required within a metro area or city-to-city.”

CyrusOne currently operates 24 data centers worldwide.

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