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Digital Realty Expands Internet Exchange Platform to Chicago

Data center REIT Digital Realty has expanded its Digital Realty Internet Exchange (DRIX) platform to data centers on Chicago’s South Side and in Ashburn, VA.

The two new locations extend the company’s internet exchange service offering beyond the existing network in New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix. Digital Realty says the platform enables customers to quickly and easily exchange IP traffic.

The company’s facility at 350 E. Cermak in Chicago (pictured) is one of the world’s single largest data center buildings. Digital Realty’s Ashburn facility is regarded as the world’s largest datacenter market.

“The explosion of IP traffic has created the need for a highly scalable, reliable and cost-efficient internet exchange solution,” said Chris Sharp, CTO with Digital Realty.

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