The London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world’s largest member owned interconnection facilities, has announced the geographical expansion of its Private VLAN service (PVLAN).
Already available on LINX’s LON1 platform in London, PVLAN is now being rolled out on its LON2 network in the capital, plus at its regional exchanges LINX Manchester, and LINX NoVA in the USA.
PVLAN is a simple and straightforward Layer2 point-to-point connection facility. Ports can be configured into PVLANs for peering and other services such as cloud, and also to allow direct connection between member ports on the same LINX LAN. The service is semi-automated, and members can configure their PVLANs from the LINX member portal.
LINX Product Manager, Jo Fereday, said:
“Private VLANs gives members the ability to connect directly to each other across an exchange reaching partner services in different datacentres and saving on cross-connects. To extend the availability of this facility to include members using LON2, LINX Manchester and LINX NoVA is great news and demonstrates our commitment to our membership community.”
“We appreciate that the network requirements of our members are wide and varied and we deliberately do not take a one solution fits all approach. Our future strategy is to build on these technologies to offer a variety of interconnection services, not just peering.”