Volta Data Centres Partners with Linx to Become a Virtual Point-of-presence

8 October 2015

Volta becomes the 4th UK data centre to become a LINX vPoP 

Volta Data Centres, developer and operator of central London’s newest purpose-designed, carrier-neutral data centre, has announced a partnership with the London Internet Exchange (LINX) one of the world’s largest network peering exchanges. As part of the agreement, Volta will become a Virtual Point-of-Presence (vPoP) for LINX, enabling LINX members to connect directly to a core LINX PoP at the lowest cost and with the minimum of fuss.

With over 650 members LINX is one of the largest Internet exchange points worldwide, handling over 3Tbps of traffic daily across its public exchange alone. Traffic over its private inter-connect facilities more than doubles that figure.

By becoming a LINX member, organisations benefit from access to direct routes from a large number of international peering partners. This improves resilience and reduces latency, thus improving their overall network performance.

Volta has enlisted the help of Ai Networks to provide the connectivity to enable LINX connections within their data centre. Ai Networks themselves are a LINX ConneXions partner who operate a low-latency London dark fibre ring. Mark Boost, Managing Director of Ai Networks, said: “We’re proud to be working with Volta to bring LINX into their data centre as we believe Volta’s forward-thinking approach and central London location makes them stand out from the crowd.”

Jennifer Holmes, Head of Sales at LINX says; "With more network operators trying to interconnect with each other in London than ever before, our vPoP and ConneXions partners provide an important service for networks wishing to participate remotely. We’re delighted Ai Networks and Volta have joined us as LINX partners and look forward to working together to help improve the Internet for all.”

Jonathan Arnold, Managing Director of Volta Data Centres said; “We are very excited to become only the 4th UK data centre to become a LINX vPoP. This announcement further cements our reputation for providing a world-class carrier neutral facility and strengthens our credentials as a viable data centre option away from the traditional Docklands area.”

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