First connected networks exchange IP traffic at Open-IX endorsed data center and Exchange
Amsterdam, 24 December, 2013 – EvoSwitch, a leading provider of sustainable and innovative carrier-neutral data center services, today announced that LINX NoVA has turned up service at its data center in Manassas, VA and that the first LINX member networks present at that location have started the exchange of Internet traffic as part of the Acceptance Into Service (AIS) process.
“There has been a lot of attention worldwide for what we’re building here”, says John Souter, CEO of the London Internet Exchange which operates the LINX NoVA exchange point. “Our members have called on LINX to build a neutral, member-governed and distributed Internet Exchange in the most important US market where IP traffic is exchanged, and that is precisely what we are doing here with EvoSwitch in northern Virginia. We are in the process of having the exchange certified by Open-IX which we believe will represent our good of the Internet ethos”
Eric Boonstra, President of EvoSwitch, added: “We are very excited to see our vision come to fruition in such a grand way. What first was conceived as a service for our US customers, like we offer in Europe through partnerships with similar Internet Exchanges, tapped into a demand that over the course of building our plans burst out onto the stage in the shape of the Open-IX Association, formed by many internet-facing companies and the network service providers that connect them to the end users. We and LINX NoVA are fully aligned with their objectives and are both in the process of becoming certified by them, we as data center and LINX as Internet Exchange, where our network and content customers can securely and efficiently interconnect their content and networks.”
In order to test traffic being peered, two members are required to help pass the first packets over the exchange and one of them is IXReach. IX Reach, global providers of wholesale carrier services and bundled connectivity and peering solutions, recently added EvoSwitch’s Manassas data center to its PoP list.
Stephen Wilcox, CEO of IX Reach had this to say: “We’re very proud that not only was IX Reach among the first networks present at LINX NoVA but that we’ve kept this momentum and are with the first to utilize this connection and start exchanging traffic. As industry leaders in peering, IX Reach is always looking to further improve its peering offerings by joining more IXs and encouraging each IX’s expansion; we’re happy to support LINX in this new chapter and to boost the popularity of Open-IX. IX Reach is very much looking forward to help cultivate the opportunities that this new interconnection ecosystem will bring into the east coast marketplace.”
The European model of Internet exchanges will greatly reduce the cost to exchange traffic and make more interconnection possible. Instead of buying many individual cross connects to bring our customers closer to their end users, LINX NoVA offers a platform for 10Gbit ports and even 100Gbit ports, through which we can send ‘one-to-many’ connections to multiple eyeball network partners.
EvoSwitch is a leading provider of secure and hyper-connected carrier-neutral data center services. With sustainable data centers at the internet’s major global hubs, EvoSwitch is home to the world's leading content and network providers. EvoSwitch puts a strong focus on market development inside its data centers, creating tangible value for customers and partners alike. For more information, please visit www.evoswitch.com.
About the London Internet Exchange
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is the largest Internet Exchange Point in the UK, and is the country's largest membership association for Internet Service Providers and other major network operators. We provide peering services and public policy representation to over 490 members across 60 countries. The LINX London network currently handles over 3.5 Tbps of peak traffic, 1.89 Tb/sec of which is over public peering and covers more than 80% of the global routing table. For more information, see: http://www.linx.net
About IX Reach
IX Reach is a global leading provider of wholesale carrier solutions such as IX remote peering, low latency global high-speed Point-to-Point and Multipoint capacity, extensive metro in major cities, enterprise business IP, BGP transit, cloud connectivity solutions and colocation.
The IX Reach platform enables carriers, ISPs, and content providers of all sizes to quickly and easily increase their network footprint without the need to invest heavily in their own infrastructure or increase resources. Discover new markets and endless possibilities with IX Reach. For more information, visit www.ixreach.com.
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