At the start of January, the London Internet Exchange (LINX) launched LINX NoVA – the first neutral, mutually owned Internet Exchange in the Northern Virginia area. Following two weeks of beta traffic testing by IX Reach and Leaseweb, the IXP is now officially open, operational and exchanging traffic.
The M&S Grill in Reston played host to the first LINX NoVA meeting, which provided the perfect opportunity for interested companies and industry professionals to network and find out more about how peering at NoVA could improve networks like reducing latency by keeping traffic local.
Vincent Rais from EvoSwitch (pictured above) initially came up with the idea of installing a new peering exchange in EvoSwitch’s Manassas data centre location after realising a gap in the market, and proposed a partnership to LINX to get an IXP operational in the area.
LINX NoVA provides ISPs, content owners and network operators with the ability to peer Internet traffic from a choice of three different physical data centre locations across the NoVA metro area – Ashburn, Reston and Manassas.
LINX NoVA is powered by Juniper’s MX960 equipment, and Row Heydarian from Juniper Networks presented at the meeting.
Martin Hannigan from Akamai attended, and represented Open-IX – a new association dedicated to the development of data centre and IXP technical and operating standards that work for everyone.
If you’re interested in connecting to the LINX NoVA exchange, get in touch with our team to discuss how IX Reach can endlessly improve your network: firstname.lastname@example.org
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