Showing posts with label Linx. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Linx. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

LINX installs Nokia's 7750s routers with 400GE around London

LINX, the UK’s leading interconnection and peering community, will install Nokia's 400GE IP edge routing platforms to connect its 950+ membership. 

The installation includes Nokia's 7750 SR-7s edge routers deployed by LINX in three locations around London, providing greater bandwidth and higher density than its existing solution.

The platforms will allow LINX to support services at speeds of up to 400GE initially with the ability to seamlessly grow capacity and scale to higher speeds in the future. LINX will benefit from Nokia FP silicon that ensures network performance and capabilities such as traffic engineering do not degrade as network traffic levels increase.

Richard Petrie, CTO and Executive Director at LINX, said: “Our partnership with Nokia highlights LINX’s commitment to delivering high-speed IP interconnection and peering for its members. The scalability and capabilities of Nokia’s IP routing platforms and the integration with our automation platform will enable us to respond to our members’ needs more quickly, offering them better connectivity, improved network performance and more control.”

Manuel Ortiz Fernandez, Senior Vice President of EMEA Webscale business at Nokia, said: “LINX is experiencing greater demand for its market-leading interconnection services than ever before. We are pleased LINX has chosen Nokia’s market-leading 400GE IP routing technology to help ensure its infrastructure is as up to date as possible and that it remains at the forefront of the IXP industry.”


 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

LINX and Telehouse NYIIX interconnection goes live in U.S.

TELEHOUSE NYIIX and the London Internet Exchange (LINX) activated their new joint U.S. interconnection service, bringing together two major Internet Exchange Points (IXP). The route between NYIIX in New York and LINX NoVA — a fast-growing interconnection platform based out of Ashburn, Manassas and Reston in Northern Virginia — is now officially live.

The new service interconnects the entities’ mutual ecosystems, empowering members of each IXP with expanded peering opportunities. The partnership also provides member networks with a redundant and resilient route from New York to Northern Virginia.


Akio Sugeno, VP of Engineering for TELEHOUSE NYIIX, says “This partnership combines the robust resources of two advantageous peering fabrics, making the whole even greater than the sum of its parts. Empowering data and IT is about getting data where it needs to go as efficiently as possible, and we’re proud to be architecting the solution that achieves that for our growing array of members. We look forward to seeing how this service helps customers thrive in the digital economy.”

https://www.linx.net/news/nyiix-nova-goes-live/

Thursday, June 14, 2018

LINX adopts disaggregated network architecture using EVPN on open hardware

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) migrated its LON2 platform to a new disaggregated network model that uses EVPN technology. The new architecture became fully operational on 5th June following an extensive testing, proof of concept, and migration process lasting nearly two years.

LINX is believed to be the first IXP globally to implement EVPN in its production fabric.

LINX said its new LON2 architecture employs EVPN over VXLAN, leaf-spine topology, full automation and is 100G ready.

LON2 is using IP Infusion’s OcNOS network operating system in concert with switch hardware from Edgecore Networks.

LINX is one of the world’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) operators connecting over 820 networks from over 75 countries. It operates a dual-LAN infrastructure in London with regional exchanges in Manchester, Cardiff and central Scotland. It also operates an exchange in Northern Virginia, USA.

“By introducing a disaggregated platform, LINX members will benefit from increased flexibility plus continued value from their investment,” said Richard Petrie, LINX CTO. “The EVPN technology allows LINX to deliver long-term innovative technology to our members, a commitment to ever-greater levels of service quality and to allow us to provide services at a greatly reduced cost base.”

LINX Lead Architect, Flemming Heino, added, “With EVPN everything is programmed. Switches talk to one another, they are synchronised and ultimately more predictable and stable. The system offers many benefits and the flexibility for more features to be added such as multi-homing.”

George Tchaparian, CEO, Edgecore Networks, said, “There are many operational and cost benefits of the new architecture model and Edgecore are extremely proud to have worked with LINX on this ground-breaking project. We’ve clearly demonstrated that open network systems are ready outside of data centre applications and are viable solutions for mainstream telecom service providers."

https://www.linx.net/contact/linx-news/

Thursday, March 16, 2017

London Internet Exchange Picks Ciena for DCI

London Internet Exchange (LINX) has deployed Ciena’s Waveserver stackable data center interconnect (DCI) platform for connecting its data centers throughout London.

LINX has 11 points of presences (PoPs) across London, with more than 740 members connecting more than 70 different countries. LINX offers its members cost-effective and high-capacity links between its data centers to efficiently exchange traffic between a large number of diverse international peering partners.

Ciena said its Waveserver, LINX can provide multiple terabits of connectivity between its Harbour Exchange, Equinix LD5 and Interxion locations, enabled by the platform’s massive capacity and density—400 Gb/s of line capacity plus any mix of 10G, 40G or 100G of client Ethernet services up to 400 Gb/s, in a compact, one rack unit form factor.

http://www.ciena.com

Monday, October 7, 2013

LINX Picks CoreSite for North American Peering Exchange

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."

http://coresite.com/press-releases/london-internet-exchange-selects-coresite-data-center-for-first-north-american-peering-exchange.php

  • 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).


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

London Internet Exchange Expands to Virginia

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) will 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).

"Before we launched into the north Virginia market, we already knew we wanted a strong, neutral Internet Exchange partner to provide our customers with best-in-class peering services," said Eric Boonstra, CEO of EvoSwitch. "The North American market for network interconnection services has developed very differently from Europe. In Europe, carrier-neutral data centers work closely with neutral IXPs to provide a layer of transparent peering services that are available from multiple, competing data centers in the same market. We feel that we are ideally positioned to leverage our partnership with LINX here in the US. Over time, it will provide our network and content provider customers with real choice on where to colocate, because their peering needs can be met from anywhere in any given metro market."

"EvoSwitch approached us early November 2012 with the idea to bring the powerful IXP model that LINX represents to the USA," said John Souter, CEO of the London Internet Exchange. "Out of those conversations, and in close collaboration with Open-IX since it was formed early 2013, we are now close to launching LINX USA in north Virginia. There is a strong demand for a change in the way networks interconnect across the United States. Neutral, multi-site IXPs where peers are members with a clear say in running the Exchange as stakeholders, provide real choice. They add resilience in the network, reduce latency and ultimately lower the cost of exchanging Internet traffic, which in the end stimulates growth which benefits all."

The London Internet Exchange (LINX), which is one of the largest in the world, provides peering to over 475 members from 58 countries. The LINX London network currently handles over 1.6 Tb/sec of peak traffic and covers more than 80% of the global routing table.

EvoSwitch also operates the AMS1 data center in Amsterdam.

https://www.linx.net/
http://www.evoswitch.com/