About The Exchange

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At its core, Omaha IX was first formed to provide the best connectivity options and bring value to its participants. Established in 2014, Omaha IX was originally owned by Mankato Networks, a full service IP consulting firm. At its inception, the IX was hosted at the data center on 1623 Farnam Street, which was known at the time as Nebraska Data Centers.

In 2019, NPG Co. acquired the fiber rich carrier-centric building and changed the name of the data center to 1623 Farnam. A little over one year later, the new 1623 Farnam team also acquired the Exchange and began building it into what we now know today as, Omaha IX.

Within the first year of 1623 Farnam’s ownership of Omaha IX, 25% more ports were added, and the Exchange now boasts over 45 active ports. As a vital and ever-growing part of 1623 Farnam’s vast interconnected edge ecosystem, there are plans in place to continue growing the Exchange even more in the years to come.

Why Nebraska?

Omaha is located centrally in the United States at the nexus of the country’s east/west and north/south fiber routes. This makes connections to the far reaches of the U.S. much easier and faster than connecting from other locales, which would incur more hops and higher costs. Not only can you take advantage of the conveniently laid fiber routes, but Omaha has become a hotbed of tech innovation. The area is home to Google Cloud’s largest North American cloud node, and large facilities such as Facebook, Microsoft and more. And with cutting-edge technology advancements like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality and a 5G Lab flocking to the city, it is clear that if you’re not here, you’re missing out.

More to Love at 1623 Farnam

The Exchange’s host facility is also home to a vast ecosystem of networks and cloud providers. 1623 Farnam’s partnerships with major cloud providers like Google, Megaport, Telia Carrier and Microsoft make it easy for customers to choose the cloud, connectivity and service providers they need to support resilient, low latency infrastructures. The edge facility supports mission critical infrastructure and applications, and is the regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection. With access to 50+ network companies which have local, regional, national and international reach, why wouldn’t you want to peer at the facility?

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