DETROIT  – The Detroit Internet Exchange is partnering with Arista to implement innovative high capacity hardware to bring more participants to the exchange.

123Net, who hosts the DET-IX, shared the DET-IX vision with Arista, which provided a new DCS-7504 N switch to expand capacity at the exchange, one of the largest not-for-profit Internet exchange points in the world.

Arista Networks is an industry leader in software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments.

The Arista platform gives members access to the highest quality equipment available on the market. Arista’s next generation data center switches feature its Extensible Operating System (EOS), providing industry leading network stability. The Arista platform offers fully redundant N+1 line cards, supervisors, and power supplies. This hardware upgrade has increased DET-IX’s switching capacity to a total of 15 Terabits per second and 7.2 billion packets per second.

With the addition of the Arista hardware, 123Net is excited to bring global content providers, carriers, and regional ISPs to meet and exchange traffic locally here in Detroit.

DET-IX was founded in 2014 with five original members. Since then, it has grown exponentially to become one of the largest not-for-profit Internet exchange points in the world.

This progress is, in part, due to an increase in content availability, which has created a demand for hardware that can support larger bandwidth capacity and increase the quality of performance for its users. DET-IX is constantly developing ways to support this demand.

Membership and ports at DET-IX are free. The collaboration of carriers, ISP’s, Content Providers, and Enterprise Businesses connected to DET-IX allows for traffic to be exchanged freely, rather than paying to make the connection. This not only reduces the cost of exchanging traffic but provides a localization of traffic for the 4.5 million residents in metro Detroit.

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123Net is a Michigan-based Internet service provider focused on equipping businesses with industry-leading data center, voice, fiber, fixed wireless and other network services. Home of the Detroit Internet Exchange, 123Net maintains the largest carrier hotel and peers with technology leaders such as Google, AWS and others.

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