14 June 2018
Kao Data has expanded its high-speed network capabilities with its connection to the London Internet Exchange (LINX) through its partnership with Ai Networks.
As a vPoP (virtual point of presence), Ai has enhanced its carrier neutral services from Kao’s London ONE data centre through LINX.
As a result, Kao claims customers in the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor can now take advantage of new opportunities for more reliable worldwide integrated services.
The company adds that as well as improved latency and resilience, customers who become LINX members will benefit from improved routing control, increased capacity and redundancy.
Furthermore, it says peering is often a more cost-effective option for networks too. According to Kao, the capability to peer with LINX’s global membership and its dual peering LANs, LON1 and LON2, is a unique facility for the UK.
Kao Data CEO Jan Daan Luycks says: “Through our relationship with Ai Networks, we will have access to over 820 member ASNs from over 75 countries on LINX’s dual peering LANs which offers immense opportunities to customers at our London ONE data centre.”
Situated in the London-Stansted-Cambridge technology corridor, the £200m Kao says its campus provides around 150,000ft2 technical space and 35MW power for IT equipment.
The site comprises four 8.8MW data centres, each divided into four 2.2MW technology suites.