Boston's Peering Revolution
Operated by TOWARDEX, the Massachusetts Internet Exchange (MASS IX) is a data center neutral, distributed cloud & internet peering exchange in Boston.
Present in over 6 data centers and built on our statewide optical network, MASS IX is a state-of-the-art interconnection platform dedicated to improving performance and lowering the cost of network interconnections throughout the Bay State.
By exchanging traffic locally in the Boston metro, you can eliminate unnecessary backhauls to distant cities like New York, increasing network performance and security. Because MASS IX is a distributed internet exchange, you get increased reachability to more networks over a single IX connection, allowing you to reduce network complexity and decrease costs.
MASS IX is the leading internet exchange in Massachusetts. Leveraging our most dense and diverse network of access points and interconnection facilities, MASS IX is just a cross-connect away from many participating data centers & carriers.
By connecting to MASS IX, you join an ecosystem that provides one-stop shop for connectivity choices, including internet peering, IP transit, data center interconnect (DCI) and cloud connections.
Once connected, you have the option of configuring your MASS IX port as a multiplexed 802.1Q trunk. Under this configuration, you can establish private interconnects between any other MASS IX ports through E-Line & E-Tree connections, allowing you to facilitate cloud connections between members residing in different data centers.
Connections to cloud providers such as AWS DirectConnect and other internet exchanges in national markets (i.e. New York & Washington DC exchanges) are also available on MASS IX through participating networks. IP Transit services from IP providers are also available through the exchange.
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Initially available in over 6 data centers and through several participating carriers, MASS IX offers unrivalled reach for cost-effective interconnections in the metro Boston market.