The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has announced that it is to host NANOG 69 conference in Washington DC in February 2017. The event, which will be held between the 6th and 8th of February, will be the first North American Network Operators Group conference that LINX has ever hosted.
NANOG is the leading US professional association for Internet engineering and architecture whose core focus is on continuous improvement of data transmission and Internet development. Its tri-annual meetings attract up to 1000 network professionals from carriers, content providers, cloud companies, data centers, hosting companies plus interconnection service providers, regularly in attendance.
“NANOG events have been a firm fixture on the LINX calendar for many years now” says John Souter, LINX Chief Executive Officer. “As a growing IXP, hosting NANOG 69 in Washington DC makes a great deal of sense especially with its close proximity to our local exchange LINX NoVA, in nearby North Virginia.”
Mr Souter added, “Our ethos is ‘working for the good of the Internet’, and we believe that one way of achieving this is through supporting NANOG and their goal of ‘working to make the Internet better’”.
North Virginia is one of the most data center rich areas on the planet but without a peering exchange in the world’s Top 10. LINX’s decision to build an exchange here was not only based on this fact but also its member’s desire for an alternative multi-site distributed exchange that offered them network redundancy. The IXP has PoPs with its data center partners in Ashburn (DuPont Fabros Technology), Reston (CoreSite) and Manassas (EvoSwitch).
LINX NoVA is now the second largest peering LAN in the Washington DC and Ashburn district and the exchange is hosting its own conference in Washington DC at the Grand Hyatt Regency the day after NANOG 69 on Thursday 9th February.
Registration is open to all LINX members as well as non LINX members who are attending NANOG 69. However, spaces are limited to a maximum of three delegates per organization. For further information on this event please visit www.linx.net/communications/events/LINX-NoVA-Meeting
Notes to editors:
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. They provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform, known as an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), and represent the interests of their members on matters of public policy.
Their members consist of access networks, ISPs such as BT and content providers like Google, who exchange Internet traffic between each other over their secure peering LANs. Through LINX they are able to reach 80% of the total global Internet making it one of the single biggest connection points in the world with traffic peaks of over 3.4 Tb/sec on their public peering platform alone.
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 740 members from 72 countries around the globe. LINX continues to expand their London presence with over 11 PoPs across the capital 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.
The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), is the professional association for Internet engineering, architecture and operations. Our core focus is on continuous improvement of the data transmission technologies, practices, and facilities that make the Internet function.
NANOG is a membership organization organized as an 501©3 non-profit.
Its members are typically drawn from the core engineering and product staffs of the major North American carriers, content providers, hosting and cloud companies, multi-tenant data centers, and interconnection service providers. NANOG is governed by the NANOG Board of Directors, elected by the membership, every two years.
For more information, please visit www.nanog.org
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