EdgeConneX, a doyen in hosting solutions at the edge of the network announces an alliance with the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE). The partnership will allow building a new remote MICE node into its Minneapolis-based Edge Data Center (EDC). The expansion will be instrumental in the advancement of the local Internet community by ensuring dynamic content delivery to local-market consumers.
Offering a new diverse dark fiber path, EdgeConneX will provide:
- Secure connectivity between the MICE node inside its Minneapolis EDC and the MICE Core Switch, located in Downtown East Minneapolis’ 511 Building.
- This remote switch will enable EdgeConneX Minneapolis customers, including wireless carriers, service providers, CDN and enterprises, to have direct access to MICE’s Bilateral and Multilateral Peering Services as well as Direct Content Services provided by leading CDN and content providers.
Citing on the alliance, Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer at EdgeConneX said “Having a remote MICE node inside our Minneapolis EDC will enable EdgeConneX to provide customers with a new access point to MICE’s Core Switch as well as participating networks. MICE’s established participant base, coupled with our purpose-built and strategically placed Minneapolis EDC, will allow providers to mitigate traffic latency by bypassing Chicago and ensure the fastest and most reliable physical delivery of content to local-market consumers.”
MICE is a nonprofit, donation-supported and volunteer operated network exchange located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“MICE is thrilled to support a second major data center provider in the twin cities region, and we look forward to connecting many customers from this new EdgeConneX facility,” adds Reid Fishler, Board Member of MICE. “The EdgeConneX Minneapolis EDC is a reliable and ideally located facility for our newest node, increasing the connectivity options available, while further advancing our shared mission of improving Internet connectivity at the Edge.”
The new remote MICE node will be available in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Further info: edgeconnex.com