The London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world’s largest member-owned peering platforms, has renewed two PoP racks at Pulsant’s LINX Scotland regional interconnection point within Pulsant’s South Gyle data center.
Pulsant and LINX Scotland have had a long-standing partnership, which began in 2013 when Pulsant became the first data center operator to host Scotland’s first dedicated Internet Exchange Point (IXP). The strong relationship is based on a shared goal of improving the UK’s Internet infrastructure by keeping Scottish traffic local to Scotland, allowing small companies, people, and bigger organizations wanting to regionalize to have quicker Internet access.
Pulsant and LINX Scotland have noticed an increasing number of larger businesses beginning to share Internet bandwidth on a local level. The collaboration seeks to assist the growing trend of edge computing, which brings data closer to the user.
“We appreciate working with Pulsant to enable more networks to connect to LINX Scotland from its South Gyle facility,” said Jennifer Holmes, CCO for LINX. “We have welcomed some really interesting applications recently including enterprise networks and a large access network wanting to interconnect locally, which is fantastic. It’s our continued joint mission with Pulsant to enable these regional interconnections and continue growing the digital identity footprint in Scotland.”
Regionalizing Internet Traffic
Both firms will continue to collaborate in the future years to allow and promote the expansion of regional linkages, which grew during the epidemic as more individuals worked from home. Regional peering would eliminate the need for enterprises to travel back and forth between London and Scotland, allowing them to benefit from greater connection, lower latency, and increased resilience.
“Our partnership represents a joint commitment to support businesses in Scotland and is reflective of Pulsant’s dedication of regionalizing traffic,” said Gary Sibley, client manager at Pulsant. “As more companies look to adopt hybrid working or remote working models, we want to accelerate regional peering growth to provide a fertile environment for businesses and individuals to thrive and rebuild after the pandemic.”