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.
LINX, one of the world's largest Internet exchanges, recently announced plans to bring it distributed peering model to North America.
"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."
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."
- In August, The London Internet Exchange (LINX) announced plans to establish a new, neutral, multi-site Internet Exchange in EvoSwitch's new WDC1 data center in Manassas, Virginia. The Exchange, called LINX USA, will be run by LINX and be closely modeled after their Exchange in London, currently one of the largest exchanges for Internet traffic worldwide.
- EvoSwitch's WDC1 data center in northern Virginia is the first of three data centers in the region to reach an agreement with LINX for its initial footprint as a multi-site Internet Exchange (IXP).