London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world's largest Internet Exchange Points, has announced today that it will be co-hosting the Global Peering Forum 3.0, an event attended by 190 global peering coordinators from around the world. LINX is joined by partners Equinix, Switch and Data, Terremark, AMS-IX and DE-CIX in hosting this forum, designed to forge stronger working relationships between peering coordinators and to educate and inform them on the latest technical developments in the industry.
Launched in 2006, the Global Peering Forum has brought together peering coordinators from North America, Europe, South America, and Asia in a neutral environment to discuss interconnection of their autonomous networks. In addition, participants will hear in-depth presentations from industry experts on peering rollouts, policies, trends and general technical topics of interest to the peering coordinator community.
John Souter, LINX Chief Executive Officer said: “We at LINX have always been committed to the work of the peering community so we are pleased to be supporting the Global Peering Forum. As the impact of the Internet in everyday life increases, it is vital that peering professionals come together to exchange ideas and technical knowledge to meet customer demands and anticipate future trends.” John continued, “We are delighted to be working alongside many of the world's leading Internet Exchanges at this event.”
Peering is defined as a way to exchange data between networks on a settlement free or partial settlement basis. Internet service providers and content delivery service providers transfer data between each other at locations called peering points or Internet Exchanges. At these sites, routers transfer messages between backbones using layer 2 switches or other dynamic interconnection systems. These systems are globally tied together by connecting high-capacity fiber optic lines owned by network service providers.
Attendance at the forum, which will be held from March 31 through April 3, is by invitation only and limited to peering coordinators. Further information can be found at www.peeringforum.com.
About The London Internet Exchange
LINX is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. Established in 1994, LINX provides a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform while also representing the interests of its 280+ members on matters of public policy. The LINX platform has a global reputation for quality, performance and technical excellence and as a result, is able to access 145,000 Internet routes reaching in excess of 40 countries from Europe, North America, the Middle East, the Far East, Australasia and Africa.
For more information please visit the LINX website: www.linx.net