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The LINX Network

With over 950 ASNs connecting from over 80 different countries worldwide, members of The London Internet Exchange (LINX) have access to direct routes from a large number of diverse international peering partners.

London (LON1)

The LINX London Network consists of two separate high-performance Ethernet switching platforms accessible from 16 data centre locations.

LON1-LINX Network

 

 

  • Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, Cloud House West
  • Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, Sovereign House
  • Equinix, Harbour Exchange LD8
  • Equinix, Powergate, Acton LD9
  • Equinix, Slough LD4, LD5, LD6 & LD10
  • Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, London City
  • Telehouse North
  • Telehouse North 2
  • Telehouse East
  • Telehouse West
  • Colt, Powergate
  • Virtus, Hayes

London (LON2)

LINX’s disaggregated LON2 platform came into operation in the summer of 2018 with LINX being the first IXP anywhere in the World to implement such a system. The LON2 architecture, employing EVPN over VXLAN and featuring leaf-spine topology, uses IP Infusion’s OcNOS™ network operating system and switch hardware from Edgecore Networks.

 

  • Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, Cloud House West
  • Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, Sovereign House
  • Equinix, Harbour Exchange LD8
  • Equinix, Powergate, Acton LD9
  • Equinix, Slough LD4, LD5, LD6 & LD10
  • Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, London City
  • Telehouse North
  • Telehouse North 2
  • Telehouse East
  • Telehouse West
  • Colt, Powergate
  • Virtus, Hayes

LINX Manchester

 

The exchange has over 140 member ASNs connected and traffic regularly exceeds 100Gb/s, making LINX Manchester one of the busier exchanges in Europe.

Launched in 2012, LINX Manchester is now located at four sites in the city. Two sites are based at Equinix in Williams House and Joule House, the third at the M247 data centre with TeleData coming on board in early 2020.

  • There is a good mix of content providers and access networks present at the exchange including Akamai, BBC, Janet and Virgin Media.
  • Availability metrics achieves greater than the coveted 99.999 % reliability
  • Resilience is a major feature and this is reflected in our topology and our two route servers.
  • FREE 1GE port with LINX annual membership

 

 

 

 


LINX Scotland

 

LINX Scotland was set up to help enhance the UK’s internet infrastructure with the aim of keeping traffic local. The exchange reduces the dependency on London and other major digital conurbations, giving them the benefit of lower local overheads. Faster more reliable digital services provide a fertile environment for SMEs which in turn, contribute to the regional digital economy, stimulating local growth.

LINX Scotland is located at two sites, Pulsant in South Gyle near Edinburgh, and DataVita Fortis in Airdrie, close to Glasgow. The sites are interconnected by two diversely routed links. The peering LAN itself is a VPLS instance which ensures fast failover should one of the links fail. LINX Scotland is not connected back to the LINX exchange in London as our mission is to keep Scottish traffic in Scotland.

 

 

 

 


LINX Wales

 

Originally established in 2015 as IX Cardiff, LINX’s 4th regional Internet exchange point was set up with the support of Cardiff City Council and the staff of the Welsh Government.

Located in both BT Stadium House, Cardiff and Vantage Data Centers, formerly Next Generation Data, in Newport. LINX Wales provides the complete solution for keeping traffic local.

 

 

 

 


LINX NoVA

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The London Internet Exchange launched LINX NoVA back in 2014, the demand from the peering community was there and the location ideal in the largest peering point in North America. LINX NoVA is not connected back to our exchange in London. It is our mission to keep traffic local as this gives the fastest exchange of traffic and as a result, the best service to our members.

Being data center neutral gives our members choice of colocation provider and carrier. It also enables us to improve our redundancy and increase the resilience of the exchange. Having chosen the best site for them our members are able to reach all other peers on the network regardless of which data center they are located in.

  • Ashburn is the communications gateway to Europe
  • 70% of the World’s Internet traffic passes through
  • The new BRUSA subsea cable terminates in the U.S. directly into the new Virginia Beach Landing Station, offering one of the lowest latency communication links between the US and Brazil.
  • 9 out of 10 of the top global content networks located in the region

 

 


Namex

Namex is a neutral, not for profit, Internet exchange and interconnection point among national and foreign Internet Service Providers and network operators.

Namex are a LINX IXP Partner and their member networks can connect, simply and quickly from  to LINX in London.

Connect from any of their three datacenters locations in Rome: Caesar, hosted by CINECA, in the heart of Rome, their historical datacenter; Tiberius, hosted by Interxion and on the eastern side of the city; Augustus, hosted by Unidata, on the western side of the city.

 

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JEDIX

In December 2018 LINX and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) entered into a strategic partnership to form a new Internet exchange point in Jeddah called JEDIX.

JEDIX, powered by LINX, is built on a fully redundant switching platform located in a neutral secure STC data center, known as MG1 (MENA Gateway). It is a neutral Internet traffic exchange platform, that can link global networks, network operators and content providers from right across the GCC region.

STC, Saudi’s incumbent operator and the largest operator in the MENA region, has pledged that the new partnership with LINX will help deliver on its mandate to establish Saudi Arabia as the key Hub for telecoms connectivity in the area as part of its Saudi Vision 2030.

The MENA Gateway data centre is operated by STC. Networks will be able to connect to the exchange remotely once LINX ConneXions partners are present at JEDIX.

 

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JPIX

Since JPIX was established in July 1997 as the first commercial IX in Japan, they have provided IX service from a neutral standpoint. They currently offer IX port service in Nagoya and Osaka, in addition to the Tokyo metropolitan area, customers in other regions can peer locally without having to longer to arrange for a circuit from their premises to Tokyo as in the past.

JPIX customers can connect to LINX in London from any of their data centre locations in Tokyo, Osaka, Otemachi and Okinawa.

 

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