Epsilon, a privately-owned global communications Service Provider, has partnered with The Massachusetts Internet Exchange to deliver on-demand connectivity to peering points across the Boston Metro area.
Users of the Infiny by Epsilon Software-Defined Networking platform can click-to-connect to MASS IX and remotely peer with more than 40 content & cloud providers, regional ISPs and higher-education networks.
MASS IX’s peering fabric spans over 12 data centers and major interconnection facilities throughout New England. It is the largest platform for enabling settlement-free exchange of Internet traffic in Boston. Epsilon’s partners gain direct and on-demand access from any of its global preconnected 100 data center locations to one of the largest start-up and technology hubs in the US.
“MASS IX is one of the most important Internet Exchanges in the US. It gives our partners the ability to peer with innovative local and regional service providers while connecting with some of the fastest moving and exciting business in the tech industry,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon. “There is tremendous momentum behind our business in North America and this partnership is one more milestone in the growth of our US operations. We are connecting the most vibrant and exciting markets in the US and accelerating how Managed Service Providers, SaaS platforms, Over-the-Top players, Content and Media companies, and a whole range of Service Providers get connected.”
Epsilon established its first US colocation facility in 2017 gaining local presence in the New York Area. It has since grown its US footprint with 25 Points of Presence (PoPs) across major cities in the US and Canada. Partners and customers in the region can access 600+ Service Providers, world-leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Internet Exchanges via the Infiny platform.
“We are excited to partner with Epsilon and enable more Service Providers across the globe to benefit from our peering points. From the largest search engine and eCommerce platform in the world to smaller innovators and disruptors, we’re making it easy and cost-efficient to peer and exchange traffic. Our partnership with Epsilon will only strengthen our ecosystem and increase choice for our members,” said James Jun, General Manager at MASS IX. “Our mission is to make internet connectivity in New England more reliable and robust. This requires that neutral interconnection services are available in more data centers, facilities and ecosystem operators in the region to increase competition in the market. Our partnership with Epsilon will help ensure the successful outcome of this mission and accelerate growth of the internet exchange.”
MASS IX’s ISP Peering LAN is a 500+ Gbps distributed fabric with 40G peak traffic. Network-centric businesses of all kinds can self-register to use the Infiny platform and immediately connect to MASS IX. By filling out a simple form, users can register for a direct account and experience friction-free and on-demand connectivity. Epsilon has removed the barriers to remote peering at IXs across the globe.
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