Research

Meet Me in Atlanta

March 2022

  • Richard Lukaj
    Experienced Financial Executive, Private Investor, Philanthropist

    Great value to feature the substance behind the strategic value of these critical interconnection facilities.

  • Arnold Nipper
    Chief Technology Evangelist (CTE) at DE-CIX

    Great work!

In this Article

Series Introduction

Welcome to the next evolution of the "Meet Me In..." research series. The goal of the series has always been to educate, create awareness, and highlight key facts about where, how and why the physical networks that make up the world's information infrastructure meet.

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Then

The original series featured 56 Marietta St, the King of Carrier Hotels and network interconnection in Atlanta at the time and the main thoroughfare for Europe to LATAM traffic through the U.S. As per the research data, 56 Marietta is still reigning champion in Atlanta today. Back then, in 2003, were the days of networks measured by a physical presence alone and not ASN’s on an IX. 56 Marietta had 54 physical networks present and published at the time with up to a total of 80 as mentioned in the original research. The Atlanta Internet Exchange (AIX) existed in 56 Marietta at that time, but was not listed in the original series. On the contrary, the Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX) had a presence in 56 Marietta and was listed as a “network” present in the building.

Read the original 2003 article

Read the original 2005 article

Now

The Atlanta Internet Exchange was eventually acquired by telx, which became the Telx Internet Exchange (TIE) and is now part of Digital Realty Trust. The PAIX was acquired by Switch and Data, which was then acquired by Equinix, which is a tenant in 56 Marietta, but have announced that they will be leaving the building to consolidate in to a building more favorable to them in Atlanta, 180 Peachtree. Once again, and as the research data will prove continually, networks go to where networks already are and the same holds true for IX’s. As of this publishing, the Digital Realty Atlanta IX now has 155 ASN’s alone. The overall Atlanta interconnection scene continues to be very robust.


Atlanta Internet Exchanges

Currently there are 6 IX’s in 12 facilities within 9 addresses in Atlanta. The largest, Digital Realty Atlanta, has 155 ASN’s and the smallest, Global Peer Exchange, has 1 ASN published. The difference between the largest IX and 2nd largest, NetIX with 93 ASN’s, is 62. That is a fairly large delta making Digital Realty Atlanta the clearly dominant IX in Atlanta. These numbers change as networks move on and off of IX’s, but the general direction is typically up.

The Top 5 Networks, by number of IX’s connected to, are Hurricane Electric, CloudFlare, Google, Microsoft and 365 Data Centers (Broadband ONE).

The tables below display live data on all IXs in the region highlighted in this map image.
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Atlanta - Internet Exchanges by Location Address

AddressIX`s @Facilities @IX Name:Digital Realty AtlantaNetIXCIX-ATLEquinix AtlantaSNAPGlobal Peer Exchange
#ASNs:154984225241
56 Marietta St NW4,
55 Marietta Street3,,
180 Peachtree2
250 Williams St NW1
300 Satellite Blvd NW1
1003 Donnelly Ave SW1
1033 Jefferson St. NW1
1100 White SW1
1101 Donnelly Ave SW1

All data is courtesy of peeringdb.com. Live data is refreshed nightly. If you see innacurate data for your organization, or your organizaion is missing, please update or create your profile at peeringdb.com and allow 24 hours for this table to update.


Atlanta - Networks by Internet Exchange

Network Name (ASN)#IX`sIX Name:Digital Realty AtlantaNetIXCIX-ATLEquinix AtlantaSNAPGlobal Peer Exchange
#ASNs:154984225241
Cloudflare (13335)5
Hurricane Electric (6939)5
Akamai Technologies (20940)4
Google LLC (15169)4
Microsoft (8075)4
Riot Games (6507)4
365 Data Centers (BroadbandONE) (19151)3
Blizzard Entertainment (57976)3
Facebook Inc (32934)3
Fastly, Inc. (54113)3
Southern Crossroads (SoX) (10490)3
Uniti Fiber (13760)3
Whitesky Communications AS62887 (62887)3
Adaptive Data Networks (23367)2
AISG / Equinox Communications (15008)2
Amazon IVS / Twitch (46489)2
Apple Inc. (714)2
Belzoni Cable (33218)2
Broadcast Networks (17077)2
Claro (4230)2
Clouvider (62240)2
Edgecast (15133)2
G-Core Labs (199524)2
Georgia Public Web - GPW (31877)2
Hotwire Communications (23089)2
i3D.net (49544)2
JMF Solutions, Inc (40805)2
L2Net (Synips xSP, Enguity nSP) (40911)2
Limelight Networks Global (22822)2
NEGIA, Inc. (10302)2
Netflix (2906)2
Nodes Direct Holdings (19531)2
North Georgia Network (54665)2
Packet Clearing House (3856)2
Packet Clearing House AS42 (42)2
Pixel Factory Data Center (32425)2
Planters Rural Telephone Cooperative (26744)2
Subspace (32261)2
Telekenex Inc (32035)2
Telekomunikasi Indonesia Int (TELIN) (7713)2
THE GENTRY FUND (398448)2
U.S. Cellular (6614)2
Unitas Global (1828)2
Valve Corporation (32590)2
VeriSign Global Registry Services (26415)2
VMware SASE (53766)2
Yahoo! (10310)2
4vendeta (50360)1
Afghan Wireless Backbone ASN (138322)1
Airtek Solutions Network (61461)1
Alex Escape (61437)1
Altarede Corporate (28260)1
Amazon.com (16509)1
AMAZONIANET (267242)1
Anexia (42473)1
API Digital (14793)1
AppiaCommunications (20340)1
AppRiver (53780)1
Aryel (59829)1
ASSET BLACK (398202)1
Asympto Networks (39533)1
ATC Broadband (11240)1
ATG Communications, LLC (29897)1
Automattic (2635)1
Azertelecom (196925)1
BBG Telecom (263276)1
BCI Mississippi Broadband (46687)1
BENCHMARK COMMUNICATIONS (397103)1
Bestel (18734)1
Bigleaf Networks, Inc. (62642)1
Bluegrass Network (11979)1
BR.DIGITAL (14840)1
BrightRidge (22987)1
BVU Authority (17310)1
C Spire Fiber (11272)1
CacheFly (30081)1
CampoNet (271203)1
CDN77 (60068)1
CFH CABLE INC (394109)1
Charter Communications (20115)1
China Telecom (4134)1
Cincinnati Bell Telephone (6181)1
Cinergy Metronet (30600)1
Cisco Umbrella (36692)1
City of Monroe, GA (33515)1
Clearleap (46199)1
Clearwire (16586)1
CNS Internet (16700)1
Columbia County Community Broadband Utility (62488)1
Columbus Networks (23520)1
Community IX Holdings (63221)1
Comnet Bulgaria (29084)1
COMNET Global IP Backbone (61135)1
Connecticore S.A. (197580)1
Conterra (32505)1
Convergenze S.p.A. (39120)1
Cyber Wurx (22653)1
Dacentec (31863)1
DALnet IRC Network (31800)1
DartPoints, LLC - FKA Immedion (15085)1
DataBank (13767)1
DCS1 (37989)1
Dedicated IT, LLC (398570)1
Delta Telecom (29049)1
Digital Communication Company (60268)1
Digital Realty IX Route Servers (32299)1
Digital Realty United States (36086)1
Digital Service Consultants (10355)1
Digital Systems (3245)1
Digital Workspaces (397165)1
DigitalOcean (14061)1
DigiTurunc (48011)1
DREN (668)1
Dropbox (19679)1
EATEL (5009)1
Education Networks of America, Inc. (11686)1
Elauwit Networks, LLC (54119)1
Ellijay Telephone Company (25853)1
Emory University (3512)1
empower, Delivered by Craighead Electric (22413)1
Ensono (19229)1
EPB Fiber Optics (26827)1
Equinix Connect - AT, Atlanta (27330)1
Equinix Internet Exchange - MLPE (24115)1
Equinix Metal (54825)1
Equinix Solution Validation Center (394749)1
ESCOM (25374)1
F5 Inc. (formerly Acorus Networks / Volterra) (35280)1
Faction Inc. (14701)1
Fiber Telecom (FT) (41327)1
Fibernet Direct (33132)1
Florida LambdaRail (11096)1
Frankfort Plant Board (26133)1
Geodim (29687)1
GIBIRNET (208972)1
GigaMonster (31939)1
GMCHOSTING (19186)1
Google Fiber, Inc. (16591)1
GreatAccess.com (25975)1
Grid Telekom (39582)1
GRUCom (10674)1
GTHost US (63023)1
GTi Telecomunicacoes S/A (263080)1
HAPROXY-TECHNOLOGIES (11019)1
Harbor Communications (26949)1
Hargray Communications (22646)1
Hetzner Online (24940)1
Hivelocity INC (29802)1
Horizon Scope Mobile Telecom (203217)1
Host Leasing (15280)1
ICONIC Networks (212175)1
iFog GmbH - FogNet (34927)1
Imperva (19551)1
Infinity Telecom (49121)1
INTERKVM HOST (25198)1
Internap (29791)1
Invesco Group Services, Inc. (14630)1
Invistanet Provedor de Acesso (262427)1
IPiFony Systems, Inc. (6082)1
IPTP Networks (41095)1
IPv6GO Solutions (211358)1
iRis Networks (11758)1
ISC F-ROOT ATL1 (33080)1
ISPIX (7000)1
JBurgess One (393662)1
Jive Communications, Inc. (6643)1
L. Garcia Comunicações (264556)1
LeaseWeb Network (16265)1
LightCore a CenturyTel Co. (22561)1
LINK BRASIL TELECOMUNICACOES (271253)1
Link10 (262428)1
Linode AS63949 (63949)1
Logosoft d.o.o. (16178)1
M247 (9009)1
Massive Networks (21777)1
Mathew Philipps (213201)1
McAfee (46484)1
Melbicom (8849)1
Melbikomas (56630)1
MetTel (16524)1
Micfo (53889)1
Mid-Atlantic Terascale Partnership - MATP (40220)1
Mikrotec Internet Services (3801)1
Millry Telephone (53507)1
Momentum Telecom AS25645 (25645)1
Morristown Utility Systems (40128)1
MOUNTAINET (22792)1
MRTC-WLBTKY (53848)1
NB Telecom (28338)1
Neotel (34772)1
Net-Surf.net (20911)1
NET1 LTD (43561)1
Net2Atlanta (20081)1
Neterra Ltd. (34224)1
NETGUARD (39251)1
NetIX Communications Ltd. (57463)1
Netskope (55256)1
NetX - NG (204281)1
Nitel (53828)1
NL-MLAB (41047)1
NOLA Broadband, Inc (22462)1
Omonia (44306)1
One Ring Networks (35985)1
OneCom Global Communications (51185)1
Online Direct (31250)1
Open X Tecnologia Ltda (263444)1
Orange Business Services North America (2647)1
OVHcloud (16276)1
Pavlov Media INC. (23473)1
PBX-Change (22549)1
PeachNet AS3479 (3479)1
Performive (46562)1
Point Broadband Fiber Holding (26479)1
QTS Atlanta-Suwanee (20141)1
QX.Net (13776)1
RIPE NCC K-Root Operations (25152)1
Ritter Communications (23404)1
ROBLOX (22697)1
RouteViews (6447)1
Seaborn (13786)1
Serbian Open eXchange (13004)1
SES Networks (60725)1
Shentel Service Company (4922)1
Silknet (35805)1
SIMPLEHELIX (46506)1
Sirius Technology SRL (60501)1
SKAT TV (34577)1
Skyrunner (53274)1
Smart City Telecom AS14288 (14288)1
Smoothstone/West IP Communications (32880)1
SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. (an IBM Company) (36351)1
Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) (33353)1
Southern Fibernet (393670)1
SpaceX Starlink (14593)1
Spirit Communications (2711)1
Spring City Cable (54816)1
Sprint (1239)1
StackPath (Highwinds) (33438)1
Sterling Payment Technologies (26343)1
Superonline (34984)1
Synapsecom Telecoms (8280)1
Syringa Networks (15305)1
T-2 d.o.o. (34779)1
TDS Telecom (4181)1
TEC of Jackson (17253)1
TekLinks (33606)1
Telekabel AD (29030)1
TelNet Worldwide DR (19326)1
Tencent Global (132203)1
The Constant Company, LLC (20473)1
The Home Depot (10967)1
Ting Fiber (Backbone) (32133)1
TNC COMMUNICATIONS (396855)1
Traffic Broadband Communications (48452)1
Troy Cablevision, Inc. (13825)1
TSSRB - Telekom Srbija (8400)1
Turbozone Internet (264479)1
TurkNet Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S (12735)1
Twitter, Inc. (13414)1
UPIX Networks AS266925 (266925)1
VelocityOnline.net (13730)1
VOXILITY (3223)1
VSX Networks (262355)1
WarnerMedia (5662)1
Webby Enterprises LLC (63031)1
West Carolina Communications (10279)1
WESTLINK TECNOLOGIA E COMUNICACAO AS61591 (61591)1
Windstream Communications (7029)1
WOW! (12083)1
Zayo (Abovenet Communications Inc.) (6461)1
zColo Atlanta (7226)1
Zenlayer AS4229 (4229)1
Zito Media (26801)1
Zonata - Natskovi & Sie (34368)1
Zscaler AS22616 (22616)1
Zulu (31298)1

All data is courtesy of peeringdb.com. Live data is refreshed nightly. If you see innacurate data for your organization, or your organizaion is missing, please update or create your profile at peeringdb.com and allow 24 hours for this table to update.

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