Northern Virginia is the beating heart of North American connectivity: it’s home to subsea cables connecting South America, North America and Europe, and has been dubbed America’s data centre capital.
When you peer at LINX NoVA, you can join other members as part of a mutual not-for-profit to exchange traffic with customers, suppliers and partners throughout the US – and the rest of the world – securely and cost-effectively.
Joining LINX NoVA
Existing LINX members, head over to our portal to add a connection to LINX NoVA. If you’re new to LINX, click to request a new quote.
So what makes the Northern Virginia area so special?
- 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
LINX NoVA is located in four sites: Digital Realty in Ashburn, Coresite in Reston, Iron Mountain in Manassas and new for 2021, QTS Data Centers in Ashburn.
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.
Our members are able to reach all other peers on the network regardless of which data center they are located in.
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.
Take control of your network traffic and establish low-latency connections.
Peering is an important element of global Internet traffic is called ‘peering’, which is usually the settlement-free exchange of traffic between individual service and content providers.
Benefits for your network when peering regionally can include;
- Improved performance
- Low latency
- Greater resilience
- Control of traffic routing
Closed User Groups
Connect to two or more sites, suppliers, partners or customers at the same time – all on private connections that put you in control. Ideal for creating a common environment for your suppliers and partners.
Establish a simple, private connection between you and another LINX member on the same port you use to connect to our peering infrastructure.