The Network

London LANs (LON1)

The LINX London Network consists of two separate high-performance Ethernet switching platforms installed across 12 data centre locations.

Telehouse North
Telehouse North 2
Telehouse East
Telehouse West
Digital Realty, Sovereign House, Marsh Wall
Equinix, Harbour Exchange
Digital Realty, Bonnington House, Millharbour
Equinix, Powergate, Acton
Interxion, London City
Equinix, Slough

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London LANs (LON2)

Telehouse North
Telehouse North 2
Telehouse East
Telehouse West
Digital Realty, Sovereign House, Marsh Wall
Equinix, Harbour Exchange
Digital Realty, Bonnington House, Millharbour
Equinix, Powergate, Acton
Interxion, London City
Equinix, Slough

Switches from different equipment vendors are deployed in two diverse networks to provide an extra level of fault-tolerance, the logic being that both systems shouldn’t develop the same fault at the same time.

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In 2012 a group of network operators, some of them existing LINX members wanted more options to peer locally in Manchester. After a series of consultations with the local community it was agreed that a new local exchange would be created. Members of LINX Manchester (originally known as IXManchester) are full members of LINX and pay the same membership fee and have full membership and voting rights. Existing LINX members can connect to any peering LAN for the same single membership fee.

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After two successful consultation meetings, plans to build an Internet exchange in Scotland were given the go ahead by LINX in 2013. The Pulsant South Gyle data centre (previously called Scolocate) was selected as a natural starting point for this new IXP. The latest hardware from Extreme Networks enables all the advance features expected from a modern exchange. In 2017 a second site was launched at the Datavita data centre near Glasgow. Networks are free to connect exclusively if they wish and have full LINX membership and voting rights.

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The regional Peering exchange for Cardiff was officially opened in October 2014 under the name IXCardiff. Now known as LINX Cardiff the exchange was originally built as part of LINX’s on going commitment to build regional exchanges and ‘keep traffic local'.

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Following discussions with the US network community, and its own members, LINX launched an open peering exchange in North America known as LINX NoVA. We believe that the LINX mutual model for IXPs is the best for the good of the Internet. Supported by our members, the LINX NoVA exchange echoes the aims of the North American community as represented by the Open-IX initiative

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