Minneapolis Data Center Site For EdgeConneX And MICE Partnership

EdgeConneX will build a MICE node into its Minneapolis data center.

Hosting solutions provider EdgeConneX announced mid-July a partnership with the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange. The partnership will allow EdgeConneX to build a remote MICE node into its Minneapolis data center, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2015.

EdgeConnex's Minneapolis data center is located in the 511 Building, which also offers computing space from Point North Networks, Level 3 Communications and Cologix. MICE is a nonprofit network exchange in Minneapolis. Leaders at EdgeConneX hope that the development of the node will allow providers to diminish latency and ensure the fastest possible delivery to local customers.

"Having a remote MICE node inside our Minneapolis EDC will enable EdgeConneX to provide customers with a new access point to MICE's Core Switch as well as participating networks," said Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer at EdgeConneX.

EdgeConneX announced in February that it would be adding 10 edge data centers in 2015, all facilities that offer between 10,000 and 40,000 square feet. The company already operates 21 U.S. data centers, all of which offer edge computing solutions via a wide range of providers.

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