TelecityGroup, the leading European provider of data centre and value added services, is proud to announce it has become a patron of the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX).
Euro-IX is an association of European Internet Exchanges, representing over 40 affiliated Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and over 2,500 of their service provider customers; combined, their traffic makes up over 90% of all European IXP traffic*. It holds twice yearly forums, where affiliates come together to exchange ideas and discuss the latest technical, commercial and regulatory issues affecting Internet traffic.
Michael Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup, comments: “We are extremely pleased to have been invited to become a patron of Euro-IX. As the growth in internet traffic rises year on year, it is important for industry parties to work together to drive the continued development and improvement of the worldwide Internet infrastructure. As patron of Euro-IX, we bring our experience and knowledge of supporting some of the busiest Internet exchanges in Europe and look forward to sharing that with other affiliates.”
IXPs form an essential part of the global internet infrastructure, enabling the large-scale switching of traffic between ISPs. TelecityGroup hosts the three busiest European IXPs: AMS-IX in Amsterdam; LINX in London and DE-CIX in Frankfurt, which collectively represent 46% of total European IXP traffic**. TelecityGroup plans to work with Euro-IX to share the knowledge gained from operating data centre environments for IXPs, to contribute to the ongoing development of the organisation and its’ members business needs.
Serge Radovcic, Secretary General of Euro-IX, comments: “We are very happy to have TelecityGroup as a patron of Euro-IX. Over the past year it has shown impressive developments within the market, and we are looking forward to welcoming them to the first Euro-IX Forum later this year. We feel they will offer affiliates a good insight into the world of data centre service providers, to allow us to develop common procedures and technical standards.”
The next Euro-IX forum takes place on 10th November 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. Further information can be found on the website: http://www.euro-ix.net/
* The European IXP scene and an introduction to Euro-IX, Serge Radovcic, 27 May 2008, p7
** The European IXP scene and an introduction to Euro-IX, Serge Radovcic, 27 May 2008, p7
NOTES TO EDITORS
Euro-IX (European Internet Exchange Association) was formed in May 2001 with the intention to further develop, strengthen and improve the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) community. Today Euro-IX has 45 affilitiated IXPs originating from some 27countries around the world.
About Euro-IX Forums
The Euro-IX Forums have been designed to bring together all the Euro-IX affiliated IXPs in one location for a two day period to discuss relevant topics of interest and give all members the chance to meet each other face to face. These forums have proved to be very successful and above all beneficial to the entire membership, thus a certain amount of Euro-IX funds are set aside each year to help support these meetings as well as a certain amount of funding coming through industry related sponsors.
ABOUT TELECITYGROUP PLC
TelecityGroup is the leading pan-European provider of network independent data centres offering a range of flexible, scalable data centre and value added services. TelecityGroup specialises in the design, build, and management of highly connected and secure environments in which customers can house their technical, web and internet infrastructure. Each of its data centres acts a connectivity and content hub facilitating the storage, sharing and distribution of data, content and media. Headquartered in London, TelecityGroup operates 20 network independent data centres across seven European countries. The data centres are located in prime positions for commerce and connectivity, including Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris and Stockholm.
Telecity Group plc, the parent company of TelecityGroup, is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TCY)
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