McAllen Data Center and Asteroid Partner for Improved Cross-Border Interconnection

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McAllen Data Center partners with Asteroid to build the first internet exchange point in South Texas.

McAllen, TX, October 2, 2017 – McAllen Data Center (MDC), the leading colocation provider on the US-Mexico border, and Asteroid, the interconnection platform innovator, today announced their new partnership to build the first Internet exchange point (IXP) in South Texas.

The new exchange point formed from this partnership is based on Asteroid’s new lightweight design and housed in MDC’s headquarters in McAllen, Texas, where the company connects the largest concentration of Mexican carriers in the US.

As the first IXP on the border, it creates a unique opportunity for the peering community to grow in Southern Texas and Mexico.

“My team did exhaustive research of the most successful IXPs in the world because it is important to us to bring the very best experience to our clients,” says Juan Salazar, CEO of MDC. “We decided to partner with Asteroid because of their deep experience in the Internet exchange space, both in Europe and the Americas.”

For Asteroid, the chance to partner with one of the most dynamic data center operators in the US was equally compelling.

“It’s an exciting opportunity,” says Remco van Mook, Asteroid CEO. “MDC’s expertise, facilities, and location make for a killer combination. There’s incredible potential for growth on both sides of the border, and together we can provide a gateway, especially for Mexican networks to peer with international content providers.”

The value of IXPs is that, by enabling local traffic exchange, they improve network performance, reduce latency, and cut the need for costly transit arrangements. Together, these factors enable growth, resilience, and interconnectivity.

While there’s nothing new about IXPs, the Asteroid platform sets a new standard for IXPs. It is a return to the original spirit of simple, efficient interconnection, but built on state-of-the-art technology; lightweight, scalable architecture; and advanced toolsets.

For network operators on both sides of the border, an Internet exchange point in MDC’s secure, carrier-neutral facilities means new levels of interconnectivity, resilience, and uptime.

About McAllen Data Center
McAllen Data Center helps carriers and enterprises interconnect with major Network Service Providers on the US-Mexico border. The company is considered one of the fastest-growing data center in South Texas, presenting a unique offer of reliable colocation services with a fiber optics infrastructure to foster connectivity across the border. Due to its geographic proximity to Mexico, McAllen Data Center serves the emerging Mexican market allowing American and International carriers to connect to the largest concentration of Mexican carriers in three carrier-neutral facilities in McAllen, Laredo, and El Paso. For more information visit mcallendc.com, and follow MDC on LinkedIn and Twitter at @mcallendc

For MDC media inquiries please contact:

Joel Pacheco, MDC Marketing Director
Email: marketing@mcallendc.com

About Asteroid International
Asteroid is a global interconnection platform innovator. It operates neutral Internet exchange points (IXPs) worldwide, and works with trusted parties in local markets to deliver efficient, local interconnection.

The Asteroid IXP model is a return to the original spirit of simple, efficient interconnection, but built on state-on-the-art technology; lightweight, scalable architecture; and advanced toolsets.

Asteroid IXPs provide a simple, modern and cost-effective way to peer with some of the largest networks in the world. With its nimble, yet powerful design, the Asteroid platform sets a new standard for IXPs. For more information visit www.asteroidhq.com, and follow Asteroid on LinkedIn and Twitter at @asteroidhq

For Asteroid media inquiries please contact:

Nurani Nimpuno, Asteroid CCO
Email: info@asteroidhq.com


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