London Internet Exchange chooses Ciena for data center interconnect

To provide its member organizations with improved peering services, the London Internet Exchange (LINX) has deployed Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) Waveserver stackable data center interconnect (DCI) platform, connecting its data centers throughout London, the company said.

Waveserver enables LINX to support the growing traffic demands and dynamic applications of its Internet content provider, service provider and wireless carrier members by quickly, reliably, and more economically turning up larger and multiple low-latency connections to its data centers.

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. It provides 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.

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 700 members from 70 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.

Ciena is a network strategy and technology company.