Kao Data has announced the expansion of its high-speed network capabilities with a connection to the London Internet Exchange (LINX) through its partnership with Ai Networks. As a virtual point of presence (vPoP), it has enhanced its carrier neutral services from the Kao Data London ONE data centre through the UK’s most dynamic Internet exchange.
Jan Daan Luycks, CEO of Kao Data commented: “This enhanced connectivity offering allows Kao Data to peer traffic through the LINX network. 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.”
With this capability, Kao Data’s London ONE site offers prospective customers in the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor new opportunities for more reliable worldwide integrated services. As well as improved latency and resilience, Kao Data customers who become LINX members will benefit from improved routing control, increased capacity and redundancy. Peering is often a more cost-effective option for networks too. The capability to peer with LINX’s global membership and its dual peering LANs, LON1 and LON2, is a facility unique to the UK.
Situated in the London-Stansted-Cambridge technology corridor, the £200m Kao Data Campus provides around 150,000 sq.ft technical space and 35MW power for IT equipment. The site comprises four 8.8MW data centres, each divided into four 2.2MW Technology Suites. Served by a dedicated and redundant 43,5MVA power supply, the quality of the design, construction and systems installation has helped Kao Data achieve BREEAM excellent certification. The technical capability, hyper-connectivity strategy and secure data resilience of the Kao Data Campus makes it ideally placed to support both cloud and hybrid-cloud solutions for a range of enterprise businesses, including financial services, life sciences, defence and the health sector.