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Press Release -- October 17th, 2016
Source: EdgeConnex

EdgeConneX® and Vegas-IX Partner, Bringing the First Internet Exchange to the Las Vegas Metro Area

Partnership and Development of Internet Exchange in EdgeConneX Las Vegas Edge Data Center® Advances Internet Connectivity

HERNDON, VA–(Marketwired – Oct 17, 2016) – EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the Edge of the network, announces today it has partnered with Vegas Internet Exchange (Vegas-IX), having built the newly available Core Vegas-IX node into its Las Vegas Edge Data Center® (EDC). Located at 1541 Pama Lane in Las Vegas, the expansion is instrumental to the advancement of the local internet community by ensuring dynamic content delivery to local-market consumers. Vegas-IX is the first non-profit internet exchange to be created in the state of Nevada.

EdgeConneX will be providing secure hosting as the founding facility for the Vegas IX node. This node will enable local EdgeConneX customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and enterprises, to have direct access to Vegas-IX peering services as well as additional offerings, such as Multi-Lateral Peering Agreement (MLPA) route servers, dedicated Gigabit Ethernet and private Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs).

“At EdgeConneX, enabling enhanced connectivity at the edge of the network remains a core objective as we continue to seek out new opportunities to provide low-latency internet services for customers outside of Tier 1 markets,” comments Clint Heiden, chief commercial office, EdgeConneX. “The newly available Vegas-IX node in our Las Vegas EDC will be instrumental to the growth of the region, offering additional internet access points for local customers on a secure and reliable network.”

Founded in the fall of 2016 by Ninja-IX, Vegas-IX is operated at no monthly port cost to participants. The internet exchange currently utilizes multiple Brocade Switches via Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and BIRD Route Servers with 24×7 monitoring of its peering fabric.

“Developing an internet exchange in Las Vegas is a great opportunity for the peering community to grow in the Silver State,” states Paul Emmons, Executive Director of Vegas-IX. “As the founding facility, EdgeConneX’s Las Vegas EDC will provide access to some of the largest content delivery networks available, allowing us to offer enhanced peering services to the market.”

EdgeConneX is committed to bringing local internet exchanges to all of its Edge Data Centers across the country to enhance connectivity options for each edge market. Las Vegas is the fifth Edge Data Center market to deploy such connectivity, following partnerships in Phoenix with Phoenix-IX, Boston with MASS-IX, Minneapolis with MICE and Portland with NWAX.

The EdgeConneX Las Vegas EDC has been purpose-built and precisely located in order to provide a secure colocation facility for customers wishing to deliver content and applications to local-market consumers, with the lowest possible latency. Partnering with network and cable operators at the local level, the carrier-neutral facility guarantees the shortest and fastest routes for delivering content to local market subscribers (consumer and enterprise) and internet customers.

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, visit or email

About EdgeConneX®
EdgeConneX® is the only global Edge Data Center® provider. Creating purpose-built, edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the Internet’s reach, EdgeConneX enables the fastest and most secure delivery of content, cloud services and applications. Edge Data Centers host bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data closer to end-users, establishing a more secure, reliable and cost effective distribution model for the Internet. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere® at

About Vegas-IX
Vegas-IX is part of Ninja-IX Corporation, a not for profit corporation that operates the Phoenix-IX and Aloha-IX and is developing the Richmond-IX and other locations. Since 2012 our goal is to provide local peering fabrics in locations that are underserved or cost prohibitive. Currently all of our projects feature no monthly service charge from the IX. Ninja-IX provides exchanges based Brocade Switches with Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) interconnection, BIRD Route Servers and 24×7 monitoring and maintained by volunteers. Critical internet infrastructure such as Root Servers and as112 are also collocated in our fabrics. Most major US content delivery networks (CDNS) are participants in our various projects. For more information, please contact peering at or see


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