Monday, October 31, 2011

The London Internet Exchange Announces Further Investment in New PoPs

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) today revealed that its successful network expansion to three new PoPs, in a shared-risk agreement with Equinix, Interxion and TelecityGroup, has resulted in further investment into these PoPs.

LINX made the significant investment in the new PoPs in 2008 and all three sites have now achieved a break-even run rate. As a result LINX is making further investment into these PoPs as it rolls out its new primary LAN based on Juniper routers.

“The last few years have been difficult for many companies and the economy as a whole. Achieving a break-even run rate proves that we made the right investment back in 2008 and it means we can continue to develop the network,” said John Souter, CEO of LINX. “I would like to thank our data centre partners, Equinix, Interxion and TeleCity Group for their help and support in this success story.”

“By partnering with LINX we have built successful sites and this means we are able to deliver even greater value to our clients,” said Greg McCulloch, UK Managing Director of Interxion, the European leaders in colocation, data centres, connectivity and managed services.

LINX's partner Equinix connects businesses globally through its platform of high performance data centres, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. John Souter said “I am confident that Equinix are also pleased they entered into this agreement, and agree that the risk sharing has paid off”.

The rapid growth of the LINX network, at a time when others were scaling back their infrastructure investments now means that further investment in these PoPs is assured. Adriaan Oosthoek, Managing Director of TeleCity Group, one of Europe's industry-leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres said “we are delighted that the 2008 LINX PoP is now so successful that they are bringing the new network to us in Powergate”.

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