Wednesday, 08 December 2021

Nokia Deploys 400GE IP Interconnection and Peering Solution for LINX

London Internet Exchange (LINX)
Wednesday 10 November 21

Nokia today announced it will supply its 400GE IP edge routing platforms for LINX, the UK’s leading interconnection and peering community, to provide high-speed connectivity for LINX’s 950+ membership. LINX members will benefit from significantly higher speed interconnection with low latency and high reliability at main LINX locations. Nokia will supply its FP silicon powered 7750 Service Router (SR) platforms with 400GE network interfaces to upgrade the LINX network to offer high…

Nokia today announced it will supply its 400GE IP edge routing platforms for LINX, the UK’s leading interconnection and peering community, to provide high-speed connectivity for LINX’s 950+ membership. LINX members will benefit from significantly higher speed interconnection with low latency and high reliability at main LINX locations.

Nokia will supply its FP silicon powered 7750 Service Router (SR) platforms with 400GE network interfaces to upgrade the LINX network to offer high-speed IP routing for interconnection and peering. Nokia 7750 SR-7s edge routers will be deployed by LINX in three locations around London, providing greater bandwidth and higher density than its existing solution.

The platforms will allow LINX to support services at speeds of up to 400GE initially with the ability to seamlessly grow capacity and scale to higher speeds in the future. LINX will benefit from Nokia FP silicon that ensures network performance and capabilities such as traffic engineering do not degrade as network traffic levels increase.

Richard Petrie, CTO and Executive Director at LINX, said:

“Our partnership with Nokia highlights LINX’s commitment to delivering high-speed IP interconnection and peering for its members. The scalability and capabilities of Nokia’s IP routing platforms and the integration with our automation platform will enable us to respond to our members’ needs more quickly, offering them better connectivity, improved network performance and more control.”

Manuel Ortiz Fernandez, Senior Vice President of EMEA Webscale business at Nokia, said:

“LINX is experiencing greater demand for its market-leading interconnection services than ever before. We are pleased LINX has chosen Nokia’s market-leading 400GE IP routing technology to help ensure its infrastructure is as up to date as possible and that it remains at the forefront of the IXP industry.”

7750 SR-7s routing platforms running the Service Router Operating System (SR OS) will be deployed in fully redundant configurations for the upgrade. LINX will also integrate the 7750 SR-7s platforms into its network automation framework using an opensource driver that Nokia developed with LINX.

Mariano Juliá, Enterprise Architect for LINX said:

“We set very high standards for our network, and before we deploy any technology, we test it in our labs to ensure seamless integration. Against all odds, Nokia solved complex supply chain challenges to ensure our testing could start according to schedule. Then during the testing phase, they pulled every resource across many time zones to ensure a successful outcome and timely completion.”

Nokia’s 400GE IP platforms powered by its FP silicon will enable LINX to deploy high-speed, high-density interconnection and peering
LINX members will benefit from higher speed, lower latency, reliable IP connectivity
The platforms will allow LINX to support services at speeds of up to 400GE initially with the ability to seamlessly grow capacity and scale to higher speeds


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