Webair Partners with DE-CIX to Provide Direct Peering Services at Its NY1 Data Center on Long Island

Access to DE-CIX via Webair’s NY1 Data Center Increases Reliability, Improves Performance and Reduces the Costs of Network Traffic Exchange

Webair - Secure Managed ScalableNEW YORK – September 13, 2016Webair, a high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider, today announces that it has partnered with DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator headquartered in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), to offer direct access to world-class peering services within its Long Island-based NY1 data center facility.  As a result of this new partnership, NY1 customers can now easily access DE-CIX New York via Webair’s advanced interconnection fabric or secure physical cross-connects.

DE-CIX_Logo2011_grossDE-CIX is the latest addition to NY1’s vast ecosystem of network services that customers can securely connect to within the facility via its physical Meet-Me Room (MMR) and virtual interconnection fabric.  Customers can also access a multitude of transport, transit and public fabrics that are either built into the facility directly or via Webair’s MMR extensions to 60 Hudson St., 111 8th Ave. and 325 Hudson St. in New York.  A Tier III-rated data center, NY1 is a carrier-neutral facility and features no monthly charge for cross-connects.  The data center is also SAS SSAE 16 and HIPAA-certified, each critical for healthcare and financial services organizations to achieve strenuous compliance requirements.

Connection to DE-CIX New York is simple and efficient utilizing Webair’s flexible and scalable connectivity options available at speeds ranging from 100Mbps to 10Gbps. This new level of interconnectivity provides Webair customers with the opportunity to lower network traffic exchange costs, reduce latency and enhance IP performance and resilience by tapping into the DE-CIX network. DE-CIX operates the industry’s most robust and advanced peering platform, providing expanded interconnection opportunities to over 850 Internet Service Providers (ISPs). including broadband providers, content delivery networks, web hosts and incumbent operators from more than 60 countries.

“With 135  networks connected, DE-CIX continues to be the fastest-growing internet exchange in the New York-New Jersey metro area,” shares Ed d’Agostino, vice president of DE-CIX North America.  “With this partnership, we are expanding our availability for networks – now for the first time for networks on Long Island.  We continue to be — by far — the most accessible IX in the New York area.”

“The addition of Webair to DE-CIX New York is a testament to companies recognizing the value of a truly neutral exchange, and further cultivates our mission to provide these interconnection ecosystems in all major facilities throughout this market as well as others like it around the globe.”

NY1 is the first and only U.S. data center east of Manhattan to meet the stringent requirements of OPEN-IX® OIX-2 certification and is the only OIX-certified U.S. data center in the region offering access to transatlantic cable and Manhattan Bypass fiber.  The DE-CIX New York Internet exchange also holds OPEN-IX OIX-1 certification, which defines the technical requirements, minimum service levels and information-sharing provisions of participating exchanges.  By peering on an OIX-1 certified exchange at an OIX-2 certified facility, customers gain added confidence and trust in their providers with a transparent view into how their packets are being handled.

To learn more about Webair and its NY1 facility, visit www.webair.com/ny1/.

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About Webair                                                                                                                        

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York, Webair is an innovative, agile and unique Managed Hosting company focused on providing the right solutions to customer needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. It does this by fully owning and controlling the entire technology stack — from the physical data center to the end-user application.  Webair’s technology solutions portfolio encompasses Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Storage, Bare Metal Servers, Colocation, CDN, Security and Disaster Recovery. Combining industry-leading innovation, expert support and high-touch customer service, Webair serves as a true technology partner to enterprises and SMBs, healthcare organizations, IT firms, eCommerce companies and VoIP providers. Webair also operates an international network of data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, Montréal and Amsterdam.

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About DE-CIX New York

DE-CIX New York is an Open-IX certified, carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange distributed across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York/New Jersey metro region. With 100+ access points, DE-CIX New York is just a cross connect away from hundreds of ISPs and carriers. DE-CIX New York is owned and operated by DE-CIX North America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG, the international arm of DE-CIX. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX is the leading operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection (Peering) worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nyc.de-cix.net.


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