Aurora Payments Joins DE-CIX’s New York Internet Exchange
Full-service payment provider leverages DE-CIX’s platform to improve data connectivity and performance
Tempe, AZ, December 8, 2020 – Aurora Payments, a leading full-service provider (FSP) in the payments industry, announces today it has joined DE-CIX New York, run by the world’s leading carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange operator. DE-CIX New York is the metro market’s largest local IX community and also provides access to DE-CIX’s global interconnection ecosystem through the GlobePEER remote service. DE-CIX global interconnection ecosystem reaches all the way from DE-CIX IXs in North America to Europe, the Middle East, India, and on to Southeast Asia, connecting more than 2100 networks overall.
Aurora has invested in premier infrastructure for its internal and client facing systems, which are used to support critical real-time transaction processing. As one of the few North American payment acquirers to operate its own ASN and IP address space, Aurora is also one of the first US based FinTech companies to engage in settlement-free peering on a public Internet Exchange. Aurora has commenced its service with DE-CIX New York’s GlobePEER service, which provides access to over 250 autonomous systems (ASNs) through a one-to-many VLAN. The company expects to add DE-CIX’s DirectCLOUD service to achieve direct and secure connectivity to the world’s leading cloud platforms.
Derek Maxwell, CIO at Aurora, remarks, “Joining DE-CIX New York was a natural choice for Aurora in its east coast data center. With settlement-free layer 2 connectivity to some of the largest network providers in the world, Aurora is able to ensure low-latency, low-cost, and highly resilient connectivity. In addition, being able to use one-to-one VLANs to directly reach Google Cloud and AWS with DE-CIX’s DirectCLOUD service offers us the ability to bypass the public Internet, which allows us to maximize our hybrid cloud model. Aurora’s clients and partners expect its systems be highly available with exceptional performance, which DE-CIX will allow us to deliver.”
“Aurora represents a new breed of enterprise network that recognizes DE-CIX’s capabilities as both a peering solution as well as a cloud access solution that improves network performance and lowers costs with a single connection,” adds Ed d’Agostino, VP and General Manager of DE-CIX North America. “While peering is DE-CIX’s strength, our platform provides companies like Aurora VLAN connectivity solutions that enable direct access to major cloud providers and seamless access global networks, while achieving greater control of Internet performance in the most effective way. We welcome Aurora to the DE-CIX community and look forward to enabling improved performance and redundancy to their network.”
To learn more about DE-CIX New York, visit https://www.de-cix.net/en/locations/united-states/new-york. For information about Aurora and its leading payment services and solutions, visit https://www.risewithaurora.com.
About Aurora Payments
Aurora Payments is a leading payment services and solutions organization headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, with 26,000 merchants and $10 billion in annual processing. As a financial service provider (FSP), Aurora has multiple bank sponsorships and lenders PGIM Private Capital and Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, L.P. who has been a lender since 2015. Aurora offers a variety of best-in-class technology platforms and payment solutions supported by on-site underwriting and technical support experts that make up an all-in-one ecosystem to meet the needs for all payment mode acceptance, thriving revenue streams, and capital opportunities. One ecosystem. One agreement. One partner. One Aurora. For more information please visit https://www.risewithaurora.com.
DE-CIX is one of the world’s leading operators of Internet exchanges and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Taken into operation in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world with a data throughput of more than 10 Terabits per second (Tbps) and over 1000 connected networks. In total, DE-CIX serves over 2100 network operators, Internet Service Providers (ISP) and content providers from more than 100 countries with peering and interconnection services at its over 25 locations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. The connected customer capacity of all DE-CIX locations worldwide exceeds 65 Terabits. Further information is available at http://www.de-cix.net.