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Friday 19 April 2019

Equinix IX service allows Irish firms optimise digital supply chain across 25 markets

Maurice Mortell
Maurice Mortell
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Equinix has launched its Internet Exchange (IX) service which allows firms to connect their digital ecosystems across over 25 markets.

For businesses which depend on internet traffic exchange, the IX facilitates a direct and secure way of connecting infrastructure.

Building upon the recent investment of the Equinix global platform, with the additional global reach of IX, these companies can more effectively expand their operations.

Managing director for Ireland and emerging markets at Equinix, Maurice Mortell, said that this development makes domestic firms more competitive and Ireland more attractive for international investment.

"Equinix IX enables our Irish customers to interconnect with customers and partners across their digital supply chain, benefit from new business opportunities and create additional value," he said.

Equinix said it aims to meet the demand for interconnecting networks as traffic driven by cloud, IoT, video, analytics, etc continues to grow.

By developing their offering, the data centre said that their users, with an improved end-to-end network performance, can operate more efficiently while reducing costs.

In addition to the expansion announced today, the Equinix IX is currently offered in 11 cities in Americas, eleven cities in Europe and six cities in the Asia Pacific region.

"As IP traffic growth continues to accelerate, it is more important than ever that the peering community has a scalable, reliable and globally consistent Internet Exchange solution in all markets where they want to exchange traffic," said Mr Mortell.

"The expansion of our IX service to Dublin will enable Irish customers to tap into the largest global peering solution and exchange internet traffic as part of a globally-available internet exchange architecture across more than 25 markets."

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