Global data center services provider EdgeConneX says it has partnered with Sacramento Internet Exchange (Sacramento-IX) to construct a connectivity node directly into its Sacramento Edge Data Center (EDC). According to EdgeConneX, Sacramento will attain its first IX through the partnership, providing advanced peering capabilities for the region's enterprises. Not-for-profit Ninja-IX corporation opened Sacramento-IX in the summer of 2017.
The EDC is 25 miles from the Sacramento International Airport and within 14 miles of downtown Sacramento. EdgeConneX says the EDC was built to provide customers with a secure colocation facility for the low-latency delivery of content and applications to local-market consumers. According to the provider, the 29,400-square-foot EDC provides options for a region that has depended on the San Francisco Bay Area for content delivery in the past.
The deployment of the Sacramento-IX node within this EDC enables EdgeConneX to localize traffic to the metro market, providing peering independence and redundancy for Sacramento-area tenants. Along with 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," said Paul Emmons, Ninja-IX's executive director. "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."
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