TELEHOUSE America, a KDDI Group company, says that it has chosen an architecture based on technology from Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) to upgrade the New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) Centillion Platform to Centillion II, addressing market demands for 100G ports. The technology will enable a future-proof architecture, carrier-grade dependability, and customer support resources to NYIIX, TELEHOUSE believes.
The platform is made up of Extreme's SLX routers for core and edge applications alike. Extreme obtained the SLX line as part of its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems in October 2017 (see "Extreme Networks finalizes Brocade Data Center Networking acquisition"). Extreme's SLX routers will increase the amount of 100G ports available while making the Centillion II Platform 400G-ready, TELEHOUSE says. Starting in late February, NYIIX members will be migrated to the upgraded platform in multiple phases.
NYIIX is one of the largest public peering exchange points on the East Coast, with seven New York metro locations and two in New Jersey, according to TELEHOUSE. The peering traffic through NYIIX has been steadily rising, with existing traffic reported to be peaking at over 600 Gbps.
In addition to NYIIX, TELEHOUSE operates the Los Angeles International Internet Exchange (LAIIX), and has 47 branded data centers in 23 cities throughout Asia, Africa, North America, and EMEA. It recently upgraded the NYIIX infrastructure with ADVA's FSP 3000 QuadFlex capabilities to meet growing data needs in its metro network (see "ADVA supplies FSP 3000 CloudConnect to Telehouse for metro network data needs”).
"I am pleased to announce the new Centillion II Platform," said Akio Sugeno, TELEHOUSE America vice president, internet engineering, operations and business development. "The current market demands have accelerated our need to upgrade the platform. Strong demand for 100G ports is the result of our continuing ability to increase NYIIX members along with customer confidence in our service. Such an accomplishment proves that NYIIX is one of the most important IXPs in the United States."
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