The Open Internet Exchange aggregates the world's leading Internet Exchanges and offers CoreSite customers more interconnection and peering opportunities through simple direct connections. Using stable, fast, and cost-effective peering fabric, the Open Internet Exchange, connects to some of the largest global Internet Exchanges.
Any2 Internet Exchange is owned and operated by CoreSite and is the largest Internet Exchange on the west coast with over 200 members. CoreSite provides direct access to Any2 switches from any CoreSite data center, with regional exchanges accessible in California and the Northeast (Boston, New York, Washington DC). Multiple switches feature a dual-core set-up for increased reliability and improved network disaster recovery configuration.
Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world with over 500 members and nearly 1,000 customer ports. CoreSite provides direct access to AMS-IX ports through carrier partners in multiple facilities throughout the North America, including Los Angeles; Chicago; New York; Denver; Washington, DC; Northern Virginia; and the San Francisco Bay Area.
New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) is operated by TELEHOUSE and is one of the largest public internet exchanges on the east coast with over 150 members. The NYIIX has natively deployed peering fabric and redundant dark fiber in CoreSite's New York City data center at 32 Avenue of the Americas. The native deployment gives customers the opportunity to directly access NYIIX and the building's meet-me-room with only a cross connect.
DE-CIX is a world leading carrier-neutral and independent internet exchange. Located in Frankfurt, Germany, DE-CIX serves over 480 carriers, ISPs, and content networks from 52 different countries. With 2+ Tbps of peak traffic, DE-CIX is the largest internet exchange in the world. CoreSite customers can extend their network connectivity even further by connecting to DE-CIX from 12 different facilities across North America.
What is an internet exchange?
The Internet is global system of interconnected networks; essentially a network of networks. The Internet Exchange is a marketplace that allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to interconnect these networks directly and exchange IP traffic; avoiding one or more third party networks.
What is peering?
Peering is the exchange between two independent networks to benefit the customers of each network. Peering typically happens without the exchange of money, making it a low cost alternative to third-party networks. Key benefits of peering include: