The appointment of Colo-X (www.colo-x.com) as a LINX Partner will provide a valuable benefit to members looking for suitable colocation space in London or across the UK as a whole.
Tim Anker, founder and Director of The Colocation Exchange said: 'We are delighted and honoured to be joining the LINX Partnership Programme. The colocation industry is going through a period of significant change at present and we are confident our expert market knowledge and years of experience will be of great benefit to both existing and prospective LINX members for whom colocation services are a vital component. Furthermore our independence of the providers we work with is a great fit with LINX's own neutrality and member owned status.'
LINX currently undertakes a limited amount of colocation reseller work and this is set to continue. This will be expanded along with additional facilities from other colocation operators aimed more specifically at prospective LINX members.
The partnership agreement that LINX has with Colo-X mainly focuses on the colocation requirements of current and prospective LINX members. Colo-X is a highly experienced and specialist resource which is on-hand to answer any colocation issues that users may have.
LINX CEO John Souter commented: 'I am very pleased to welcome Colo-X as a new LINX partner. The colocation search facility they provide will be of tremendous benefit to our members so we at LINX are looking forward to working with Tim and his team for many years to come.'
John Souter and Tim Anker will both be appearing at the DataCentres Europe 2007 event at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London on Thursday March 22. John is chairing the session 'Is Peering a new growth driver?' while Tim will be presenting an analysis of current trends in European data centres.
1. LINX (www.linx.net) is a mutual, not-for-profit organisation whose members include almost all the major UK ISPs and content delivery service providers plus many from the USA, mainland Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Every member of LINX has an equal vote in the management of the organisation’s affairs.
2. Colocation is a service usually provided by internet service providers (ISPs) for their customers. Company’s place some of their networking equipment, such as web servers, off site at the ISP or telecom premises, to give them a quicker connections to the Internet.
3. Connection of Internet networks at an IXP such as LINX is known as ‘peering’. LINX offers members the option of establishing private one-to-one peering between networks and/or ‘public peering’ where traffic can potentially be exchanged with any other member linked to the exchange.
4. The Internet traffic at LINX consists of a wide variety of data including website downloads, business information and e-mails. However, one gigabit is roughly equivalent to 60,000 average email messages - so peak traffic at LINX would now accommodate more than 11 million email messages per second.