The London Internet Exchange (LINX) and solutions partner Renesys Corporation have launched LINX Peering Professional, a revolutionary peering review software tool that enables a prospective new member of LINX to evaluate the benefits of membership.
Comprising two elements, ‘Peer Finder’ and ‘What if Routes’, LINX Peering Professional is a world first in the Internet peering arena. Developed by Renesys specifically for LINX, the solution integrates seamlessly with LINX's existing website. The solution will be made available to prospective Members via a secure web portal that requires authentication.
Prospective members of LINX can use ‘Peer Finder’ to generate a list of current LINX members who would be ideal peering partners. The recommended peerings are based on the stated objectives of the prospective member, such as better connectivity to certain regions, traffic shedding, etc.
‘What if Routes’ takes the proposed new peerings generated through ‘Peer Finder’ and categorises the likely changes to inbound and outbound routings. In particular, ‘What if Routes’ will highlight the new paths (inbound and outbound) and the rough percentage of routes that will move to those new paths. This will provide prospective new members with an estimate of the overall impact of the proposed peerings on traffic.
“As one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, LINX has taken careful steps to ensure its current and prospective members have access to the most up-to-date peering information that will impact their businesses,” said Todd Underwood, Chief Operating Officer for Renesys. “The LINX Peering Professional solution will provide future LINX members with a new level of intelligence as they look to maximize their peering relationships on a global scale.”
Mutually owned by its members, LINX connects the networks of more than 200 Content Delivery and Internet Service Providers so that traffic may flow more efficiently between them. The company is one of the largest Exchange Points globally, measured both in terms of the traffic that passes over its network and the Internet routes that are directly accessible from its peering LAN.
Vanessa Evans, Sales and Marketing Manager for LINX, comments, “Once again we are at the forefront in connecting the Internet world. We pride ourselves on providing our members with one of the largest and well-respected IXP peering networks globally. Thanks to our partnership with Renesys, LINX Peering Professional can only further highlight the advantages of LINX’s rapidly expanding list of global members.”
LINX Peering Professional is based on Renesys’ award-winning Internet Intelligence Services suite, which enables service providers to view Internet routes uniquely in real-time from multiple vantage points, each offering different levels of intelligence that can impact business decisions.
Organisations wishing to access LINX Peering Professional can apply online at: http://peeringprofessional.linx.net/enquiry