The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has selected another landing spot for its invasion of the Northern Virginia interconnection market. CoreSite Realty will host a piece of LINX's NoVA peering exchange within its data center campus, which includes facilities both in Reston and in Washington DC itself.
LINX announced its plans to bring its Euro-style exchange model to northern Virginia back in August in partnership with EvoSwitch, which itself is a new player there. But of course there will be exchange points around the metro area, and CoreSite's location is a natural addition to what will likely grow to be a much longer list if things go well.
For its part, CoreSite has a long history of working with the European exchange hubs. They have had arrangements with AMS-IX and DE-CIX since the second half of last year, although that is for ports hooking up to the exchange fabrics over in Europe. The Open-IX movement does seem to be gaining traction in the US, although the real test will come with gaining critical mass on actual interconnections.
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