Montreal Internet Exchange members can now access QIX nodes at eStruxture’s MTL-1 Data Center
June 16, 2020
MONTREAL – June 16, 2020 – The Montreal Internet Exchange (QIX), a non-profit organization working to create a more robust, high-performing Internet in the province of Quebec, is now present at eStruxture’s MTL-1 data center.
Founded in 2013, QIX was established to provide faster performing Internet traffic at a lower price in Eastern Canada and to ensure that Internet traffic originating and terminating in Canada doesn’t have to cross through the United States.
Thanks to this new partnership, eStruxture customers can now get 10 to 100 G connectivity to the IX, giving them direct access to content at a significantly lower price – 15 to 20% compared to public Internet transit services.
“We’re very proud to be working with QIX and are impressed by the value that the exchange has brought to Quebec over the years”, says Todd Coleman, President and CEO of eStruxture. “This partnership further demonstrates our commitment to supporting our customers, who will now benefit from greater connectivity at a much lower price.”
With QIX’s one-to-many peering tool, global content, gaming, and cloud providers can exchange traffic with international and regional ISPs, ultimately making the Internet more efficient. Since it was first established, the exchange has grown its membership to over 70 members, which primarily consist of content and service providers and ISPs that want direct access to those providers.
“We’re very excited about the growth of the exchange over the last few years. Our success is a credit to the Montreal tech hub and our partners. With eStruxture, we’re now able to leverage the data center provider’s expansive network of some of the best carriers”, according to Seth Crimmins, President of the QIX Board and EVP of Operations at Westelcom.
eStruxture provides network and cloud-neutral data center solutions designed with the capacity, performance and flexibility to run modern, demanding enterprise applications, and the control to rapidly scale in response to unpredictable changes in business processes. Headquartered in Montréal, the company provides access to an ecosystem of over 900 customers that trust and depend on eStruxture’s mission-critical infrastructure and customer-centric support, including carriers, cloud providers, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. eStruxture offers colocation, private cloud, managed services, bandwidth, and security and support services to customers of all sizes.
About Montreal Internet Exchange (QIX)
The QIX’s mission is to establish and operate an Internet Exchange infrastructure that meets the needs of local, national, and foreign Network, Content and Internet Service Providers. The objective is to raise the peering rank of Montreal’s privileged place in the Canadian and North American market. The QIX was incorporated as a nonprofit organization (NPO) under the name of the Internet Exchange of Montreal (EIM) Inc. that will allow each member connected to enjoy the benefits and advantages of the exchange.