Internet Exchange Platform

Internet Exchanges & Data Centers: Making the World a Little Smaller

An IXP enables the exchange of Internet traffic between Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunication carriers, content providers, eyeball networks and other network providers in a transparent, cost-effective manner.

DFT offers customers the ability to cross-connect with other members on IXPs in many of our data centers. Benefits of leveraging IXPs include:

  • Local peering
  • Reduced costs for customers to exchange ISP traffic
  • Reduced latency
  • Improved network performance

Who should connect to an IXP?

  • Content providers
  • Access providers
  • Academic institutions 
  • Financial institutions 
  • Hosting providers 
  • Mobile providers 
  • Telecom operators
  • Eyeball networks
  • Social networking companies
  • Government agencies 
  • Broadcasters
  • Publishers

To facilitate network colocation connectivity to an IXP, customers can purchase a half-cabinet with 2 kilowatts of power to establish a presence in a DFT data center.

Learn more about IXP:

Please watch this five-minute video produced by Euro-IX.   Euro IX IXP Provider

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