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December 11, 2012

LINX Expands its Commitment with Telehouse

By Meenakshi Shankar
TMCnet Contributor

Telehouse is a company that provides global Tier III data centers, connectivity and managed ICT solutions, providing secure and resilient infrastructure for mission-critical IT systems. The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one such company that is committed to Telehouse. It recently confirmed the successful completion of the final phase of its network refresh project, including the installation of a full LINX PoP using co-location facilities provided by Telehouse.

As part of a future growth plan, LINX redeveloped its networks across the Telehouse sites to allow for expected growth and increased demand in network capacity. This comes almost 18 years after the first LINX peering switch was located at Telehouse North.

In a release, Derek Cobb, chief technology officer at LINX indicated that Telehouse rendered toward LINX to increase its network growth. Cobb said that Telehouse was very resourceful when the company was in need of additional power to the suite and helpful when difficult last-minute situations arose.

“Telehouse has been there with LINX since the very beginning and continue to be vitally important. The recent major upgrades of the LINX PoPs at Telehouse North, East and West are testament to the strength of this relationship,” Cobb added.

LINX is now running with a doubled capacity of 9.6TB, creating more growth and demand from within Telehouse to fill this now that the upgrade has been completed. With a large number of LINX’s 430 members situated at Telehouse, Telehouse forms a core part of LINX’s operational strategy.

The upgrade involved the deployment of two separate high-performance Ethernet switching platforms running on Extreme Networks (News - Alert) and Juniper, to provide an extra level of fault-tolerance. The switches were implemented across 10 locations throughout the UK at a stage where the old network was reaching capacity and were installed in time for the London 2012 Olympics.

“We are proud to facilitate this major step that LINX has taken to grow the network capacity in London and beyond. Our long standing relationship made us a suitable partner in realizing this unique project and as we share a similar vision of a more connected society, we hope our customers continue to grow with us to explore the potential of the internet,” Michelle Reid, Sales and Marketing director at Telehouse commented on the pivotal project.

Telehouse is the data center subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI (News - Alert), a $45 billion Global Fortune 300 telecommunications and systems integration provider. In 2012, Telehouse in conjunction with KDDI launched its own brand of cloud services offering dedicated and hybrid IAAS. KDDI also opened a data center in central Moscow. This marks the company's first data center in Russia.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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