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The London Internet Exchange (LINX) to host NANOG 69 in Washington DC in February

NANOG is the leading US professional association for Internet engineering and architecture whose core focus is on continuous improvement of data transmission and Internet development. Its tri-annual meetings attract up to 1000 network professionals from carriers, content providers, cloud companies, data centres, hosting companies plus interconnection service providers, regularly in attendance.

“NANOG events have been a firm fixture on the LINX calendar for many years now” says John Souter, LINX Chief Executive Officer. “As a growing IXP, hosting NANOG 69 in Washington DC makes a great deal of sense especially with its close proximity to our local exchange LINX NoVA, in nearby North Virginia.”

Mr Souter added, “Our ethos is ‘working for the good of the Internet’, and we believe that one way of achieving this is through supporting NANOG and their goal of ‘working to make the Internet better’”.

North Virginia is one of the most data centre rich areas on the planet but without a peering exchange in the world’s Top 10. LINX’s decision to build an exchange here was not only based on this fact but also its member’s desire for an alternative multi-site distributed exchange that offered them network redundancy. The IXP has PoPs with its data centre partners in Ashburn (DuPont Fabros Technology), Reston (CoreSite) and Manassas (EvoSwitch).

LINX NoVA is now the second largest peering LAN in the Washington DC and Ashburn district and the exchange is hosting its own conference in Washington DC at the Grand Hyatt Regency the day after NANOG 69 on Thursday 9th February.

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