July 1, 2005
IXEurope upgrades TIX Switzerlandâs most important Internet Exchange
Second peering point increases capacity and resilience
IXEurope, the specialist datacenter services company, has today announced significant upgrades to the TIX Internet Exchange in Zurich. The upgrade incorporates a second physical location, TIX2, which provides increased capacity, space for expansion and the ability to create redundant peering to increase resilience.
Owned by IXEurope since April 2001, TIX is the most important public internet exchange in Switzerland. With over 60 ISPs, TIX works as a central hub for all Swiss internet traffic, meaning that traffic from one national ISP to another does not have to be routed via other cities and countries in Europe. Currently, TIX is running at 3Gigabits per second peak peering rates.
The addition of a Foundry Big Iron 8000 switch in the Zurich 2 IXDatacenter will allow IXEurope customers to take resilient connections to the TIX infrastructure.
Guy Willner, IXEurope CEO, said: "Since our acquisition of TIX, we've seen the demand for capacity increase steadily, but significantly, mirroring the steady growth of Internet usage as broadband really takes off. This investment in our Zurich presence represents not only the popularity of our facility, but also signals our ongoing commitment to providing a firstclass service to Swiss enterprises."
Customers that have already taken service from TIX2 include the Swiss ISP Everyware: "By delivering internet traffic on TIX directly to other ISPs, we have extensively reduced our peering infrastructure costs. Customers also benefit from the speed, quality and resilience of the TIX platform for fast and high quality data exchange between our network and all other Swiss ISPs."
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