VANIX Deployment Combines Open Internet Exchange With Neutral Space
and Power Capacity for Peering Participants
interconnection and data
center company, today announced that the Vancouver Internet Exchange
(VANIX), a network-neutral, independent Internet Exchange based in
Vancouver, has deployed a core node in Cologix’s facility at 1050 W.
Pender St. The VANIX was recently reorganized to create an open and
participant-run, nonprofit exchange in Vancouver. A coalition of
existing participants helped integrate the PEER 1 Internet Exchange with
the BCNET-operated VANIX to create an independent exchange. Adding the
VANIX node with Cologix enables access to much needed neutral data
center space and power capacity for VANIX’s current peering participants
and for new peers to join the newly integrated community.
“We are excited to expand our reach with a core switch in Cologix’s new
facility,” stated Ron
Grant, chairman, VANIX. “VANIX presently interconnects 43 IP
networks, making it the second largest IX in Canada. Moreover, Vancouver
has a strong Internet community that is attracting increasingly more
attention from major content providers interested in faster, more
efficient Internet paths to British Columbia's 4 million residents.
Cologix’s new data center has already proved a perfect fit to help us
grow and attract new organizations outside British Columbia to establish
a point-of-presence in Vancouver. Since recently connecting our
facilities, we have brought compelling new organizations into the
Cologix partnered with VANIX through their reorganization process and is
contributing space and fiber optic network connections between the
Cologix data center at 1050 West Pender St. and the VANIX infrastructure
at 555 W. Hastings St.
“Cologix is committed to the Vancouver peering community and is pleased
to play our role in support of VANIX’s growth,” explained Graham
Williams, chief commercial officer, Cologix. “We share VANIX’s
conviction that nonprofit, participant-run exchanges provide the best
results for its users and create an economic development tool for the
broader community. Cologix looks forward to evangelizing VANIX to its
customers and partners across the content, education and network
About Cologix Inc.
Cologix Inc. is a network-neutral interconnection and colocation data
center company headquartered in Denver. Cologix provides scalable
interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services.
Cologix operates densely connected, strategically located facilities in
Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and
Vancouver. With more than 350 network choices and 18 prime
interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 700 carrier,
managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and
enterprise customers. The company’s experienced local service teams are
committed to providing its customers the highest standard of local
customer support. For more information about Cologix, please visit the
company’s website at www.cologix.com.
About Vancouver Internet Exchange
Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX) is a not-for-profit, neutral and
independent Internet Exchange that interconnects 43 IP networks,
including networks of Internet Service Providers, Content Delivery
Service Providers (CDSPs), webhosters and various networks. The powerful
VANIX platform provides a professional, high-quality peering service,
where IP networks can interconnect directly and exchange Internet
traffic freely between their networks through mutual peering agreements.
Amy Fisher, 612-455-1773
Source: Cologix Inc.