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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.

LINX Wales

Keeping Traffic Local

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. LINX was established to facilitate peering, and has done so very successfully for over 25 years. A key element of this is our mutuality - LINX is owned by the entities that it serves.

Encouraging Local Digital Business

Networks that join regional interconnection points reduce the dependancy 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 contributes to the regional digital economy stimulating local growth.

Benefits for your network when peering regionally can include;

  • Improved performance
  • Low latency
  • Greater resilience
  • Control of traffic routing

 

Joining LINX Wales

Existing LINX members, head over to our portal to add a connection to LINX Wales

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View our Traffic Statistics

New to LINX?

Apply via our portal or email our interconnection team to discuss your options

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

 

Colocation Services

LINX are able to provide space for members located in the BT Stadium House centre through its Colocation Resales service. This reduces the number of suppliers that a member or potential member has to deal with when connecting to an exchange, thus making the connection process easier and more cost efficient. Colocation Resales includes rack space, cross connects, remote hands and managed access.

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Some of our Connected Networks

Partner Profile

Vantage Data Center - The Home of LINX Wales

At the heart of the UK digital economy and the M4 tech corridor is one of Europe’s best kept data centre secrets and the home of LINX Wales.

 

Vantage Data Centers is Europe’s largest data centre campus with 270MVA of available power and a range of regional, national and international telecoms providers. 

“We are also the proud home of LINX Wales enabling our customers to connect to the world’s leading peering exchange with a simple cross connect.”

Their CWL1 data centre supports the IT operations of clients of all sizes including financial services, government, IT Service providers, Telecoms and ISP’s, Cloud operators, utilities and retail companies. From single cabinets to hyperscale deployments, low power density to HPC, Vantage Cardiff can support clients with a wide variety of requirements.

Following a period of lockdown, the data centre is now open again for tours and meetings. If you would like to learn more about connecting to LINX Wales and how Vantage can support your IT operations or you would like to book a data centre tour then please contact David Sandars dsandars@vantage-dc.com or Hannah Curwen hcurwen@vantage-dc.com

 

Playback our Spotlight on LINX Wales Virtual Event, featuring our partners Vantage Data Centers

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