LINX Scores a Hat Trick with Redbus Interhouse to provide the largest Internet exchange in the world
London, UK, February 22, 2006 (XTVWorld.Com) — The London Internet Exchange (LINX) today announces that its new connection point at Redbus Interhouse’s Meridian Gate has now gone live. By having LINX facilities in each of Redbus Interhouse’s London datacentres, the UK Internet has been dramatically strengthened to provide the LINX network with greater resiliency and redundancy as well as an increased level of service.
LINX enables ISPs and content delivery providers to exchange traffic between their networks. The process – known as ”peering” – allows customers of one LINX member to send and receive data from customers of other members. LINX is one of the largest exchanges in the world and handles up to 96 per cent of UK Internet traffic.
Meridian Gate provides LINX and its members with the very latest world-class resilient infrastructure with multiple levels of 24/7 security and stable high-capacity power supplies. In addition, there is a first class fire protection system, in-house support and environmental controls.
John Souter, Managing Director, LINX, comments:
In 2005 we witnessed a significant surge in Internet traffic. As a result the LINX grew more in 2005 than in any other year, and I definitely believe this is because we’re experiencing the beginning of a dotcom resurgence. The connection point at Meridian Gate will provide an increased level of service to both new and existing members as well as offering a more resilient network. Ultimately, it is individual Internet users who will benefit from a system which is more robust.
Mike Tobin, CEO, Redbus Interhouse said:
We view LINX’s decision as a great vote of confidence in our services and facilities and we look forward to continuing to support the organisation to deliver its offering to its members, who are also our customers. Now with LINX’s presence in all three of our London sites we see enormous value in strengthening our relationship with them and this reinforces our position as leading colocation providers, enhancing the service we provide our customers.
Meridian Gate takes the number of sites at which LINX has peering facilities to seven, all of them in London. LINX operates two separate, but parallel, networks linking all these sites, ensuring peace of mind and high security for its members.
Within this first week of live connection we’ve been able set up over 40 peering relationships. WFCS is committed to increasing its network outreach and has been very impressed by the service that both LINX and Redbus Interhouse have provided us,
comments Paul Sillars, Managing Director, Wyre Forest Computer Solutions Ltd.
Rob Golding, Managing Director, Othello Technology Systems Ltd said,
LINX has already enabled us to forge peering relationships with over 100 other members. Being part of LINX allows us not only to improve network interconnections and redundancy, but provides the opportunity to take an active part in the essential working groups and forums deciding the future of the UK internet.
Joining LINX enables us to further develop our OHTele.com network thus improving the service we offer to our 3,500 customers, and the opening of the LINX PoP in Redbus Interhouse’s Meridian Gate has made this far easier for us to accomplish,
commented David Buckle, OHTele.com