London Internet Exchange (LINX) Selects CoreSite Data Center for First North American Peering Exchange
LINX’s deployment in CoreSite’s Northern Virginia data center campus supports CoreSite’s previously announced Open Internet Exchange Hub, aligned with principles of Open IX and providing customers enhanced public connectivity options
PHOENIX, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of network-dense, cloud-enabled data center solutions and the CoreSite Mesh, today announced at NANOG59 that the London Internet Exchange (LINX) has chosen CoreSite’s Northern Virginia data center campus as one of the locations for its first North American peering exchange, LINX NoVA. This new deployment from one of the world’s leading network and Internet exchanges, will enhance CoreSite’s existing carrier density and increase the number of options for Internet peering and customer connectivity. The cloud-enabled data center campus in Northern Virginia, which includes facilities in Reston, VA, and Washington, DC, supports a robust community of nearly 150 customers, including over 45 networks and ISPs.
LINX, one of the world’s largest Internet exchanges, currently connects over 480 networks from nearly 60 countries, including more than 1,100 ports. Internet exchanges such as LINX allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other organizations to directly connect to one another to exchange Internet traffic. LINX’s entrance into the North American market supports CoreSite’s Open Internet Exchange Hub, announced in 2012 and aligned with key stated principles of the Open Internet Exchange (Open-IX), a member-governed organization working to drive the expansion of business-neutral Internet exchanges, reduce internet complexity and cost, and improve access to networks within critical interconnection markets.
“We are delighted to be expanding into North America,” said John Souter, CEO at LINX. “We believe that our deployment in CoreSite’s Northern Virginia campus will contribute to us being able to create a successful new exchange in the US. To demonstrate our commitment to building a world leading Internet Exchange in North America, we will be subsidizing it by providing free 10G ports to any networks who join.”
CoreSite’s open peering exchange policy gives customers best-of-breed connectivity options through public peering opportunities in addition to CoreSite’s robust network density and customer communities. Customers are able to access the CoreSite marketplace where network, content, and cloud service providers, along with a wide array of enterprises, interconnect and exchange traffic and services in an efficient, cost-effective manner, ultimately reducing latency and improving network diversity. In addition to being able to peer in the Northern Virginia area at LINX NoVA, CoreSite’s Open Internet Exchange Hub currently provides direct connections to multiple exchanges including remote access to peering in Europe at the London Internet Exchange (LINX), Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), German Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX), and peering elsewhere in the US with New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) and CoreSite’s Any2 Internet Exchange.
“The addition of LINX NoVA to our group of peering partners will further enhance the existing network density inherent in CoreSite’s Northern Virginia community and support the development of a more robust Internet peering ecosystem in the important Northern Virginia market,” said Brian Warren, VP Product Management at CoreSite. “As reflected by the introduction of our Open Internet Exchange Hub last year, we believe in the importance of neutral Internet exchanges and our relationship with LINX NoVA in Virginia further strengthens our platform’s value in providing our customers additional opportunities for both connectivity and community.”
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. We provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform, known as an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), and represent the interests of our members on matters of public policy.
Our members consist of access networks, ISPs such as BT and content providers like Google, who exchange Internet traffic between each other over our secure peering LANs. Through LINX they are able to reach 80% of the total global Internet making it the single biggest connection point in the world.
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) propels customer growth and long-term competitive advantage by connecting Internet, private networking, mobility, and cloud communities within and across its fifteen high-performance data center campuses and through the CoreSite Mesh. More than 750 of the world’s leading carriers and mobile operators, content and cloud providers, media and entertainment companies, and global enterprises choose CoreSite to run their performance-sensitive applications and to connect and do business with each other. With direct access to more than 275 carriers and ISPs, North America inter-site connectivity and the nation’s first Open Cloud Exchange that provides access to the “most lit” buildings and cloud “on-ramps,” CoreSite provides easy, efficient and valuable gateways to global business opportunities. For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.
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