Open-IX is a real threat to the current private exchanges in the U.S.
In the past few months, the word “Open-IX” has been the buzz in the U.S data center
market as the next big thing that could have a material impact on the current business
An Internet Exchange point (IX or IXP) typically consists of network switches through
which Internet service providers (ISPs) exchange Internet traffic between their networks.
The primary purpose of an IX is to allow networks to interconnect directly, via the
exchange, rather than through one or more third-party networks. On its surface,
interconnection is simple in that it’s merely a piece of fiber running from one company’s
network to another’s. What makes it so useful, and so powerful, is that it is a completely
secure, high-bandwidth connection with zero latency…
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