Hosted at Pulsant’s South Gyle data centre in Edinburgh (formerly Scolocate), sits LINX’s IXScotland. The new IXP will allow ISPs and content providers with customers in Scotland to “keep local traffic local” by reducing the need to exchange traffic in London, resulting in reduced latency and faster connectivity for Scottish networks and Internet users.
John Souter, CEO of LINX, said: “IXScotland is a real step forward for the Internet community in Scotland and the UK as a whole. The exchange will allow networks to stop ‘tromboning’ traffic to London and back again, and will help increase resilience by creating a new centre for interconnection in the UK.”
Ruth Plater, Head of Sales and Marketing at IX Reach will be attending the meeting and providing help and information about using IX Reach to connect into LINX.
Starting at 1pm and finishing at 5pm, IXScotland is set to be packed with news and updates about this new IXP from LINX –
The vision for IXScotland
How do we achieve the vision?
– Imtech: ‘SDN/NFV Myth Busters!’
– Pulsant update
Community Broadband initiatives talk #1
Community Broadband initiatives talk #2
Panel Session: How do we improve connectivity in Scotland
Panel will consist of representatives of Scottish government, commercial and community broadband access provision in Scotland, content provision in Scotland
LINX Update Presentation
Event Close – a post-meeting social and networking event will also held nearby with details given to those registered on the day.
The event is taking place at St Trinnean’s Room in St Leonards Hall on Holyrood Park Road. For more information about this event, click here.