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Launch of the first peering point for Eurasia

11th of May 2015, Moscow and London

IXcellerate, Russia’s premier carrier-neutral data centre operator announced today that it has successfully launched Eurasia:peering, a new independent peering platform in Moscow.

Initially located at IXcellerate’s Moscow One Datacentre, Eurasia:peering is a neutral layer-2 peering point that will connect Russia with its neighbors in Eurasia including Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Georgia, China and more.

With 1GB and 10GB ports for first members and 100GB available, the new peering point will be a perfect solution for international players in Eurasia looking for a neutral Internet Exchange in the region. Offering private peering VLANs as well as multi-lateral peering arrangements, Eurasia:peering has involved some of the best experts within the industry to maximise client experience.

Eurasia:peering will enable clients to exchange traffic cost-effectively and efficiently, by speeding up Internet access for individuals and businesses and increasing resilience in the region by creating a new centre for interconnection in Moscow.

Guy Willner, the CEO of IXcellerate commented on the launch “Based at IXcellerate’s new Moscow One Datacentre with access to over 20 telecoms operators, Eurasia:peering will be the newest peering point in Russia and a great solution for companies accessing the vast Russian Internet space opening up the largest Internet market in Europe by numbers of users”.

“We are glad to welcome Eurasia:peering to the Internet Exchange community. Their reliable peering platform will enable service providers to provide their customers with better performance.  Eurasia:peering entirely complements the energetic and fast growing traffic exchange environment in Russia.” added Johan Balijon, Head of Global Solutions and Services Departments, Orange Business Services Russia-CIS.

Further information can be found on:www.eurasiapeering.com

About IXcellerate:

Opened in 2012, IXcellerate’s Tier 3+ Moscow One Datacentre is centrally located on a 15,000m² campus. IXcellerate Moscow One provides leading clients such as Thomson Reuters, Sprint, NTT and Orange Business Services with co-location services including private and secure cages, combined with on-hand technical support 24/365. Within our carrier-neutral facility, affordable and resilient connectivity is available in Russia and to the entire World. Expansion phases have the potential to increase the co-location floor space to over 8000m², with power feeds planned up to 20 MVA.

Investors include IFC (World Bank) and Sumitomo Corporation.

See more information www.ixcellerate.com or follow on Twitter @ixcellerate.

PR Contact: Anna.kazaeva@www.ixcellerate.com

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