To solve its need for colocation space that is cost-effective, scalable and complete with a range of connectivity options, Rackspace made the decision to collocate within Digital Realty's Open-IX (OIX)-certified data centre in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, a suburb located about 25 miles west of downtown Chicago.


  • Leveraging AMS-IX Chicago's peering services, Rackspace has now established interconnections with multiple parties in other data centres.
  • This interconnectivity has helped Rackspace develop enhanced network redundancy, enabling the maintenance of a 100 percent network uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA).
  • In addition, because the AMS-IX node is located less than 100 meters from DFT CH2, Rackspace is not subject to any third-party, last mile fees, keeping peering costs as low as possible.

Digital Realty is an exceptional partner for AMS-IX as it facilitates easy and cost-effective interconnection for customers seeking peering solutions. We are delighted to have the opportunity to help customers such as Rackspace enhance their service offerings through direct traffic exchange via the AMS-IX Chicago platform.

Joe Witteman, CEO, AMS-IX
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