The London Internet Exchange (LINX) and Iron Mountain Data Centers, a division of Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company enabling digital transformation, announced back in November that LINX will be installing a switch into the VA-1 Iron Mountain Data Center facility in Northern Virginia, making the facility a full interconnection location for their LINX NoVA regional Internet exchange point.
Iron Mountain’s existing customer base in the VA-1 facility are now just a cross connect away from LINX and the benefits that come with peering, including low latency and increased network resilience and control. In addition, networks based in any of Iron Mountain’s catalogue of data center’s across North America from Phoenix to Kansas to Boston will all now be able to reach LINX and start peering.
Kendra Pignotti, LINX’s Interconnection Specialist for the US says;
“Our new partnership with Iron Mountain Data Centers is a huge deal for us here at LINX. We are so pleased the exchange is now live and we can start our partnership, bringing new networks to collocate at Iron Mountain but also welcome their existing customers across North America to LINX.”
LINX have been providing interconnection services in the data rich region of Northern Virginia region since 2014, giving networks the opportunity to meet and exchange Internet traffic with other networks through a single connection. Located in three data center dense areas of the state, the exchange recently hit a new maximum traffic peak of 79.29 Gbps and continues its growth with further expansion plans in the pipeline.
Adding Iron Mountain to the LINX NoVA network map is a significant step forward for LINX and LINX NoVA. Located outside of Washington, D.C., Iron Mountain Data Centers’ VA-1 facility is situated in the heart of the world’s largest and fastest-growing data center market, boasting a strong customer base that includes 95% of the Fortune 1000.