Epsilon Becomes a London Internet Exchange Platinum Partner
The surge in global internet traffic is driving demand for remote peering and accelerating growth in connectivity to global internet exchanges
Singapore, 16 April 2020 – Epsilon has been awarded Platinum status by the London Internet Exchange (LINX) under its ConneXions Partner Programme. The upgrade comes after a recent significant expansion of Epsilon’s managed capacity for connecting customers to the exchange via its Remote Peering service.
As a Platinum partner, Epsilon has been recognised by LINX for enabling regional and global network service providers as well as managed service providers to efficiently grow their presence with LINX and manage surging IP traffic demand. The global connectivity provider serves a variety of customers which includes gaming and digital media companies, Over-The-Top (OTT) providers and cloud computing service providers. Epsilon is able to bring global networks to two of LINX’s key interconnection hubs, London being one and also their exchange in Northern Virginia, LINX NoVA.
In March 2020, LINX saw a record-breaking peak traffic of 5.26 Tbps driven by growing internet usage in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Remote working, increased content consumption and growing usage of cloud-based applications and services have driven record-breaking traffic volumes across the world’s largest IXs.
Director 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.
Chief 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.