The surge in global internet traffic is driving demand for remote peering and accelerating growth in connectivity to global internet exchanges
”Increased internet usage is driving the demand for remote peering. We are enabling our customers to scale-up to meet growing demand, ensuring they can continue to deliver an optimised end-user experience. IXs and the use of remote peering are critical for keeping the global internet running smoothly in challenging times like these. We’re proud to be playing a role in keeping people across the globe connected and helping our customers benefit from peering. Our Remote Peering solution provides secure and on-demand access to LINX at the click of a button thanks to the IX-API project.Mark DaleyDirector of Digital Strategy & Business Development at Epsilon
In September 2019, Epsilon became the first global connectivity provider to adopt the IX-API, developed by LINX alongside the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX). IX-API automates the provisioning and configuration of interconnection services for peering at these three IXs. Epsilon’s customers and partners can now use Infiny to order and provision on-demand connectivity to LINX, AMS-IX and DE-CIX in minutes.
”It is a unique and challenging time for businesses across the globe. The value of peering as well as partnership has come to the forefront of our industry. We are excited to see Epsilon become a platinum partner and continue to support more organisations to benefit from peering at LINX. The more peering options that are available to our members, the stronger our ecosystem becomes. It is great to have a partner like Epsilon to grow our exchange together and build on the initiatives that we’ve taken part in for the future.Jennifer HolmesChief Commercial Officer at LINX
Epsilon offers remote peering at LINX via its software-defined networking (SDN) platform, Infiny. Remote peering allows more organisations to benefit from peering without the need to invest in physical presence at the IX. It brings users closer to where the content and services are hosted, keeping the traffic local to deliver high-quality experience online.
About the London Internet Exchange (LINX)
Established in 1994, the London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 900 member ASNs from over 80 countries. LINX continues to expand their London presence with 16 locations across London along with regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland. LINX also operates an Internet exchange in the Ashburn metro area in the US just outside Washington DC. New for 2019, a an IX for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as LINX power JEDIX.