100 Gigabit Ethernet a top story in LINX magazine, HotLINX
Posted by jorbell on August 15, 2009
PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 13, 2009 – There are two cover stories in this issue of HotLINX: The developments with 100 Gigabit Ethernet and the joint IXP co-operation project between LINX, the Milan Internet Exchange (MIX) and Netnod from Sweden.
Comprehensive membership and engineering sections focus on router technolgy, new datacentre launches and Intersite Private Interconnect services while public and regulatory affairs are covered with articles on data monitoring, Phorm and the recent Digital Britain report.
There is a review of the recent LINX member outreach day held in Paris plus previews for the upcoming LINX66 member meeting and EPF4. The EPF is the European Peering Forum which is taking place on 14 and 15 September in Copenhagen, Denmark. Please visit www.peering-forum.eu for further details.
Other stories feature the progress in the Kenyan IXP market and the launch of a new IPv6 deployment website (www.ipv6actnow.org).
Notes to editors:
- LINX (www.linx.net) is a mutual, not-for-profit organisation whose 330-plus members include 58 of the top 100 global network operators*, almost all UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and content providers plus many from the Americas, mainland Europe, the Far East and Africa. * Total Telecom Global 100, 2008.
- LINX was formed in 1994 when five ISPs recognised that there were considerable operational benefits to exchanging traffic between their networks in the UK. From the beginning every LINX member has had an equal vote in the management of the organisation.
- The connection of networks at an Internet exchange point such as LINX is known as ‘peering’. Network operators use public peering across the dual LINX Ethernet networks to exchange traffic with any other member by mutual agreement. LINX also offers a managed private network interconnect facility which is used for large traffic flows between two members.
- LINX has a presence at ten London sites connected by secure fibre and DWDM links. The core of the network currently operates across a 12x10G Ethernet link. The extent and geographic resilience of the network was enhanced in 2008 with the addition of three new points of presence, each outside the main Docklands data centre area in east London.
- The Internet traffic at LINX consists of a wide variety of data including streaming media, website downloads, business information and emails. Peak LINX traffic is the equivalent of 1,300,000 simultaneous Internet video streams.
Online links to earlier issues of HotLINX can found here: https://www.linx.net/publicity/hotlinx.html
LINX is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. We provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform, known as an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), and represent the interests of our members on matters of public policy
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