LINX work with a number of industry partners from global carriers, data centres, strategic partners and also other Internet exchanges. Whichever starting point members choose for their application, they all benefit and enjoy the great same membership experience.
ConneXions Resellers are networks that are regularly connecting new members or expect to be and usually have one or more PoPs where LINX also has a presence. ConneXions Resellers are part of the LINX ConneXions Partner Programme. They have an agreement with LINX and LINX also provides them with a free of charge reseller port at the London Internet Exchange they are reselling. Every ConneXions Reseller needs to have one customer they are able to connect in order to qualify for a free reseller port. This excludes 100GE ports for larger resellers.
ConneXions Access Points are data centres where LINX has a PoP and there are a number of either official or unofficial reseller networks, with the capabilities to connect new members to LINX, present within their facility. Other facilites that can behave as ‘access points’ may simply have reseller networks within their facilities that can remotely connect new members to other access points where LINX has a presence.
LINX works with other mutual not for profit Internet exchange points (IXP) to facilitate peering globally. We consider these partners to be ConneXions Strategic Partners. These types of partners are typically also a remote access point and reseller and can connect to LINX using an existing ConneXions Reseller Partner or through a dedicated connection. The IXP does not have to peer any traffic of their own and connect members using VLAN technology.
The LINX ConneXions Partner Programme is designed to help Network Operators, IT and Managed Service Providers, Data Centres, and other Strategic Partners around the world, add value to their product offerings and scale their businesses through the resale of the London Internet Exchange (LINX).
The newly evolved programme provides our partners with greater access to resources; to help them to market their partnership with LINX, sell LINX ports and membership, integrate LINX services with their own and ultimately, grow their business.
Moving up through the ConneXions Partner Tiers, unlocks new resources with greater levels of support to help our partners develop their working relationship us, whilst achieving new benefits and rewards for their organisation.
How ConneXions Works
Channel partner brings customer to LINX on its VLAN
Channel partner self-configures the VLAN
Member has IPv4 and IPv6 allocation on the VLAN
Single MAC address per member VLAN
Channel partner provides first line of member support
Member must subscribe to LINX mailing lists including ops-announce
LINX to provide channel partner support
LINX invoice channel partner for all their customer’s LINX services
Channel partner has billing relationship with the member
Before any network can connect to LINX through the ConneXions programme they must first have already become a member. However, both parts of the process can be completed together.
In theory it could be as many as 100 if they all connected at 100M but in practice it will be determined by the capacity available and which of the 100M, 250M, 500M and 1GE options already being used.
Yes, a channel partner will be able to aggregate 10G ports and traffic will be balanced between them.
We can offer 1G, 10G and 100G reseller ports dependant on location. LON1 – 10G or 100G
LOn2 – 10G
LINX Manchester – 1G or 10G
LINX Scotland – 1G or 10G
LINX NoVA – 10G or 100G
LINX Wales – 1G or 10G
There will be an initial cost to the channel partner to set up their reseller port dependent on location.
Yes. A channel partner can use the connection port for their own traffic. However, a channel partner must be a LINX member and be able to demonstrate peering before they can be part of the ConneXions programme. Please contact us for more information.
Channel partners will have full access to the ops and ops-announce mailing lists as will members. There are configuration and route server guides and support contacts available through the website.