DigiPlex announces Dedicated internet exchange node with NIX
DigiPlex, the leading Nordic data centre provider, and the Norwegian Internet Exchange (NIX) have entered a collaboration that extends NIX’s infrastructure with a primary exchange point at DigiPlex’s data centre Ulven in Oslo. The agreement enables DigiPlex customers to reduce latency and transit costs, while NIX customers are able to expand their application infrastructure in DigiPlex’s carrier-natural data centre.
NIX is owned and operated by the University of Oslo (USIT) in collaboration with four other universities in Norway. The exchange in Oslo is the largest in Norway, and connects a wide range of companies and organisations.
“NIX was established in 1993 and most operators and large service providers are connected through us. Following a poll among our customers, we chose to establish a primary exchange point at DigiPlex. Many of our customers are already present in DigiPlex’s data centres, through this partnership they will no longer have to rent connections to the nearest exchange point”, says Vice President Kjetil Otter Olsen at USIT.
In addition to energy consumption and safety factors, connectivity is becoming more and more important for data centre customers. DigiPlex is constantly seeking to improve access and connectivity to its award-winning, carrier-neutral data centres. Collaboration with internet exchange points like NIX in Oslo are an important part of this approach.
“Hosting a primary NIX exchange node presents a significant benefit to everyone in our data centre ecosystem. Lower cost and reduced latency are important elements that support our strategy to deliver the best services possible to our customers and on to their customers," says Gisle M. Eckhoff, CEO of DigiPlex.
A few weeks ago, DigiPlex signed a similar agreement with Sweden’s Internet exchange, Netnod. Customers from Netnod and DigiPlex are now exchanging traffic directly over dedicated fibres linking the Stockholm Internet exchange to DigiPlex’s data centre in Upplands Väsby. This collaboration provides similar reductions in cost and latency improvements that DigiPlex’s Norwegian customers receive through the agreement with NIX.