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IXcellerate, MSK-IX, and Cirex Jointly Announce Direct Peering Connectivity From IXcellerate on the Moscow Internet Exchange

IXcellerate, a datacentre provider in Moscow and IDC-G’s Russian Alliance Member, and Cirex, a communications service provider in Russia, together with the Moscow Internet Exchange (MSK-IX), have jointly announced direct access to peering on MSK-IX, the neutral and independent Internet Exchange Point in Moscow.

Partnering with MSK-IX, Cirex will provide fiber channels from IXcellerate's Data center to MSK-IX and offer peering connectivity directly from IXcellerate on the Moscow Internet Exchange. MSK-IX, with a total number of 370 members to date, is a strategic exchange point for Internet traffic in Russia, providing public and private peering, colocation and interconnection management services in Moscow and a number of big cities across Russia from St Petersburg throughout Vladivostok.

Peering at Internet exchanges allows carriers and providers, Internet businesses and financial organizations to directly connect their Internet infrastructure through a distributed, fast, and cost-effective Ethernet fabric to reduce IP-transit costs and to improve network connectivity and resilience. MSK-IX’s route-server service will provide IXcellerate's customers with free access to multiple networks immediately without the need to negotiate agreements with each of them individually.

“The opportunity to connect to MSK-IX directly at IXcellerate facility will boost interconnectivity options for companies collocating their IT and telecom infrastructure,” stated Elena Voronina, CEO at MSK-IX. “In partnership with Cirex we extend our network reach throughout new Moscow DC facilities and enrich them with wide choice of carriers and providers residing mostly at the M-9 facility, at present.”

Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate said: “We aim to make IXcellerate the most well connected data centre in Moscow and having direct access to the Moscow Internet Exchange is part of that strategy. We are pleased to see Cirex working to provide customers low latency direct access.”

“This is not the first time Cirex partners with either IXcellerate or MSK-IX. It is Cirex’s pleasure to work jointly with both companies. IXcellerate’s customers will be able to access MSK-IX within 1-2 weeks either via 1 Gbit/s or 10 Gbit/s channel,” said Alexander Vakhtin, MD of Cirex.

About IXcellerate

IXcellerate is a datacenter project founded by Guy Willner (and Cliff Gauntlett. The project will encompass the construction and operation of a 6,200 square metre, carrier-neutral data centre in Moscow. IXcellerate is the Russian Alliance Member of the International Data Centre Group (IDC-G). See www.ixcellerate.com (stay informed about progress on the website or via Twitter @ixcellerate)

About Cirex

Cirex provides communication channels, full-view Internet and dark fibers for rental or sale. Cirex is also a last mile carrier in Moscow.

About the Moscow Internet Exchange (MSK-IX)

The Moscow Internet Exchange (MSK-IX) is the carrier-neutral and independent Internet Exchange in Moscow, providing Internet-related businesses with a neutral and stable infrastructure for free Internet traffic exchange (peering) at more than 10 major telecom and IT facilities across Moscow. For further information visit http://www.msk-ix.ru/eng/

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