Extreme IX expands data center presence in India

Extreme IX, a data center provider for Indian ISPs, local and international content providers, has added 7 new points of presence (PoPs) in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai region.
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The added capacity is to meet the increased demand in internet usage and bandwidth capacity posed by COVID-19 pandemic with millions working from and staying at home. Extreme IX is present in 20 locations in India.

With new locations in Mumbai, Extreme IX geographically increased its presence in Mumbai to total 12 POPs. The IX is now available in GPX Mumbai 1, GPX Mumbai 2, Netmagic DC in Chandivali and Vikhroli, Webwerks & Sify in Rabale, CtrlS in Mahape and Cyquator in Vashi followed by STT in Prabhadevi and independent PoPs in Chembur, Sion, and Thane.

“Extreme has insights in all aspects of ISP business. Our services are designed to enhance ISP’s end user experience while bringing down costs for the ISP at the same time,” Raunak Maheshwari, executive director of Extreme group, said.

Extreme IX connects 350+ networks in India which includes content providers, ISPs, cloud providers, CDNs, OTTs and enterprises. The Peering and Exchange ecosystem has allowed ISPs to offload about 70-80 percent of their traffic from IP Transit. Extreme IX targets that this figure goes up to 90 percent like in advanced internet economies of the world.

Extreme IX, the largest IX in India, plans to be present in 30+ locations in India by the end of the year 2020 and currently operates in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata apart from Mumbai.