MidWest-IX Expands with H5 Data Centers, Opening the First Internet Exchange in Cleveland, Ohio

MidWest-IX Currently Operates Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis and St. Louis, Serving More than 30 Networks.

Denver, CO
MidWest-IX announced today that it is partnering with H5 Data Centers, a leading national wholesale data center owner and operator, to establish an Internet exchange at The Cleveland Technology Center at 1625 Rockwell in downtown Cleveland. The deployment represents the first Internet exchange in Cleveland and builds upon the successful launch of MidWest's Internet exchanges in several Midwest cities. Now with more than 30 peers, MidWest-IX manages one of the country's largest Internet exchanges in Indianapolis.

The expansion of an affordable and neutral Internet exchange in The Cleveland Technology Center is an opportunity for networks and content providers to reduce latency and transit costs. With access to an attractive cost for power, H5 Data Centers continues to combine a world-class, concurrently maintainable data center space with tremendous access to carriers. Further, H5 Data Centers' Cleveland facility currently qualifies for 100% abatement of Ohio state sales and use taxes on data center equipment.

"Starting an Internet exchange in Cleveland is a great opportunity for MidWest-IX to bring value to the region by offering an affordable and neutral Internet exchange platform," explained Justin Wilson, co-founder of MidWest-IX. "We look forward to partnering with H5 Data Centers to build a better Internet in Cleveland."

H5 Data Centers' CEO Josh Simms added, "The expansion of MidWest's platform to the Cleveland Technology Center strengthens our world-class data center and interconnection offering. Cleveland plays a central role in long haul fiber routes from the East Coast to the Midwest and such a partnership with MidWest-IX is an excellent opportunity to create a vibrant peering community."

Cleveland Data Center Highlights:
  • Tier III data center serving enterprises and cloud service providers
  • 333,000 SF data center and carrier hotel
  • Access to the MidWest-IX, the only Internet exchange in Cleveland
  • Data center qualifies for Ohio-state sales & use tax abatement incentives
About MidWest-IX

MidWest-IX is a progressive Internet exchange providing traditional Internet Exchange peering as well as managed peering services for clients. Founded in 2014 Midwest-IX operates peering fabrics in 5 cities under the MidWest-IX and FD-IX names. MidWest-IX was founded by three Industry ISP veterans to serve the peering community by helping them through the entire process of peering on a fabric. MidWest-IX currently operates exchanges in Indianapolis, St. Louis, College Station, and now Cleveland. MidWest-IX has expansion plans to bring more online in 2018 and into 2019.

About H5 Data Centers
H5 Data Centers is one of the leading privately-owned data center operators in the United States with 2 Million+ square feet under management. The company designs and engineers flexible and scalable data center and interconnection solutions to address the business and operational requirements of its customers. H5 Data Centers currently owns data centers in Albuquerque, Ashburn, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Seattle. For more information, visit. www.h5datacenters.com.

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