INEX strikes data-centre deal with Interxion

13 Oct 2009

Ireland’s internet peering point INEX has struck a deal to connect its infrastructure with two data centres belonging to pan-European data-centre provider Interxion.

The agreement will enable Interxion customers to reduce latency and transit costs by peering directly with the 42 IP networks connected to INEX.

“By hosting our newest point of presence (POP) in Interxion, we are reaching out to new prospective members for the exchange who are already located there and also providing our existing members with an additional alternative for resilient connections to the network in a world-class, carrier-neutral data centre,” Barry Rhodes, chief executive of INEX, explained.

For existing INEX members, this agreement also provides the opportunity to deploy resilient connections to the exchange infrastructure in the security of Interxion’s existing DUB1 facility and the recently announced DUB2 data centre.

Interxion’s data centres

Interxion’s two data centres will provide more than 2,000 sq metres of equipped space, with significant additional space available for future expansion.

The new INEX POP will go live in DUB1 this month and DUB2 on completion of the facility in early 2010.

Locating in the Interxion facilities will give INEX access to state-of-the-art, fault-tolerant and fully redundant equipped infrastructure with an SLA of up to 99.999pc and high-density power as standard.

At present, 25 leading carriers and ISPs are housed with Interxion in Ireland.

Benefits to INEX members

“Our new, closer working relationship with INEX confirms our position as Ireland’s leading connectivity hub and brings benefits to both our customers and INEX members,” said Tanya Duncan, Interxion Ireland managing director.

“At Interxion, INEX members can build out secure, serviced network and content-delivery infrastructure as and when they need it, and Interxion customers can gain improvements in quality and cost-effectiveness by peering directly at INEX,” Duncan added.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Interxion Ireland managing director Tanya Duncan with Barry Rhodes, chief executive of INEX.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years