LINX turns to IP Infusion for new London platform

23 May 2018 | Alan Burkitt-Gray


One of the world’s largest internet exchanges has deployed IP Infusion’s network operating system to help migration to 100Gbps.

London Internet Exchange (LINX) said it would be used on LON2, its secondary London platform. LINX connects over 820 networks in more than 75 countries.

“We are moving forward with the OcNOS network operating system for our disaggregated platform to allow LINX to deliver the latest technologies of OcNOS from IP Infusion and open network switches from Edgecore Networks,” said Richard Petrie, CTO of LINX.

LON2 is ready for 100G so that it can deliver reduced total cost of ownership.

Migrations to LON2 are expected to be completed in June. OcNOS now supports a highly scalable 100G inter-connection fabric for connecting distributed locations.

“The OcNOS and Edgecore switch solution helped LINX to migrate its LON2 network and provided a key validation of the disaggregated model for mission-critical applications,” said Atsushi Ogata, CEO and president of IP Infusion.

“This validated solution can be adopted by other internet exchange providers who are looking to upgrade their existing networks as well as for data centre interconnect use cases to adopt acceleration of disaggregated networks.”

Edgecore Networks CEO George Tchaparian said: “Edgecore Networks continues to be a dedicated partner with LINX as it deploys its new open disaggregated networking solution.”