PEERING EXCHANGES

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A world of opportunity at your fingertips

CoreSite’s Open Internet Exchange aggregates the world’s leading peering exchanges—including our own Any2 Internet Exchange—enabling you to easily peer with hundreds of networks, cut costs, reduce latency and improve redundancy. The Open Internet Exchange allows you to access these exchanges within our facilities for more interconnection and peering opportunities, as opposed to the historic model that limits users to just the participants within the data center provider’s on-site exchange.

The basics of peering exchanges

What is an Internet exchange?
The Internet is a global system of interconnected networks—essentially a network of networks. An Internet exchange is a marketplace that allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to directly interconnect these networks and exchange IP traffic.

What is peering?
Peering is the exchange between two independent networks that benefits the customers of each network. Key benefits of peering include:

  • Lower Costs - ISPs can avoid using one or more third-party networks; peering typically happens without the exchange of money

  • Less Latency - peering creates faster, more direct data flows with fewer network hops

  • Better Redundancy - peering increases available paths, which improves routing, efficiency and fault tolerance 

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ANY2

Owned and operated by CoreSite, Any2 is the largest Internet exchange on the West Coast, with more than 400 members. CoreSite provides direct access to Any2 switches from any of our data centers.

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AMS-IX

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, with more than 600 members and nearly 1,150 customer ports. CoreSite provides direct access to AMS-IX ports in almost all of our facilities.

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NYIIX

The New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX), operated by TELEHOUSE, is one of the largest public Internet exchanges on the East Coast, with more than 200 members. CoreSite allows you to directly access NYIIX from our New York data centers.

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DE-CIX

With more than 2.5 Tbps of peak traffic, the carrier-neutral DE-CIX is the world’s largest Internet exchange, serving more than 500 carriers, ISPs and content networks in more than 52 countries. CoreSite allows you to connect to DE-CIX from almost all our facilities.

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