Ottawa, January 24, 2019 – National Capital Internet Exchange, operating as the Ottawa-Gatineau Internet exchange (OGIX), a new Internet exchange in the National Capital Region, today announced that PureColo Inc. (PureColo), a leading provider of carrier-neutral data centre services, will house the first OGIX Internet exchange point (“IXP”) location in the Region. In order to be selected by OGIX, PureColo had to demonstrate that it is carrier-neutral, allows secure 24/7 access, has reliable power availability, accommodates dark fibre connections, and that its location is permanent.
“We are excited to be able to help foster innovation and accelerate the activation of this IXP. This becomes an important step for Ottawa businesses in the nation’s capital,” says PureColo’s CEO, Rainer Paduch. “As internet-rich apps and tools become increasingly common, this IXP will increasingly become the center of that growth,” adds James Mackenzie, COO with Purecolo.
“We at OGIX are very excited to deploy our first IXP location at PureColo. A number of Internet service providers and other network operators have already expressed their intention to peer at OGIX, which will be the only active IXP in Ottawa-Gatineau. We are very grateful for the co-operation obtained from PureColo and tireless work of their staff, and of the dedicated volunteers and sponsors of OGIX, that all have enabled us to get to this point”, added OGIX board chair, Christian Tacit.
About Internet Exchange Points An Internet exchange point (IXP) is the physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISPs) and content delivery networks (CDNs) exchange Internet traffic between their networks. An IXP increases routing efficiency, reduces the travel time of traffic through a central hub of physically interconnected networks thereby improving network performance, keeps local traffic from crossing international borders unnecessarily, and can reduce costs for network operators.
About OGIX OGIX is a not-for profit corporation that was incorporated last year. With the assistance of a dedicated group of volunteers, at both the board and operational levels, OGIX has been working towards the deployment of an IXP in the Region. For updates on our activities and launch timetable, please visit our website www.ogix.ca. Early sponsors of the organization include the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, Internet Society, Storm Internet Services and TekSavvy Solutions Inc.