McAllen, TX, January 25, 2018 – MDC, formerly McAllen Data Center, the most important colocation provider on the border, today announced that Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, has chosen the company to support its expansion strategy into the Mexico market. MDC connects all the major Mexican networks in three carrier-neutral facilities on the along the border.
Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet through its global network and managed services. With its deployment into MDC the company grows its network to 120 cities across 58 countries worldwide.
“Teaming up with one of the largest content delivery networks in the industry has been a pleasure, and we look forward to expanding Cloudflare to more cities on the border in the future,” said Juan Salazar, Chief Executive Officer of MDC. “Our relationship with Cloudflare reinforces our commitment to building a diverse interconnection ecosystem for networks in Mexico and the World, and it is an integral part of our strategy to bring content providers closer to the ever-growing Mexican market.”
MDC enables connectivity to the largest concentration of Mexican networks worldwide, which fits Cloudflare’s expansion strategy into Mexico. Cloudflare is also taking part as a founding member of the MEX-IX, the first IXP in South Texas owned and operated by MDC.
“Having all the major Mexican carriers in one carrier-neutral data center provider makes performance and security much easier for millions of customers in Mexico,” said Nitin Rao, Head of Infrastructure Strategy at Cloudflare. “Our mission is to help build a better Internet, and MDC is helping us deliver on that commitment with their reliable connectivity ecosystem and Internet exchange point.”
This announcement follows MDC’s recent partnership with Asteroid, the interconnection platform innovator, to build the IXP following the best practices in the industry. The company aims to create more peering opportunities on the border by providing enhanced connectivity solutions in their carrier-neutral facilities in McAllen, Laredo, and El Paso.
MDC, formerly McAllen Data Center, helps carriers and enterprises interconnect with major Network Service Providers on the US-Mexico border. The company is considered one of the fastest-growing data center in South Texas, presenting a unique offer of reliable colocation services with a fiber optics infrastructure and internet exchange to foster connectivity across the border. Due to its geographic proximity to Mexico, MDC serves this emerging market allowing American and International carriers to connect to the largest concentration of Mexican networks in carrier-neutral facilities. For more information visit mcallendc.com, and follow MDC on LinkedIn and Twitter at @mcallendc
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