Internet Exchanges are becoming an increasingly important part of the colocation ecosystem, as they can reduce the cost for companies looking to peer traffic, reduce latency and mitigate risk.
An Internet Exchange, through its own extensive ecosystem, can broaden the options you have for connecting to other companies and service providers.
Colt DCS is committed to enabling connectivity to all leading Internet exchanges, either through direct platform deployments or partner agreements in key locations.
Why use an Internet Exchange?
An Internet Exchange is a third-party organisation (often acting as a not-for-profit) that manages the infrastructure used by carriers, Internet service providers, hosting companies, content distribution networks, and increasing cloud providers and enterprises to exchange traffic.
Most will offer services in line with the costs to provide the service to its members.
Internet exchanges do not sell colocation services, but they do install their platforms in one or more facilities in the markets they serve.
Key benefits of using an Internet Exchange include: Few hops for the transfer of data, better performance, lower costs, better security, access to new locations through IX partnerships.