WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT), and LINX USA, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for LINX to build and operate a member-owned Internet Exchange in Ashburn, Virginia on DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.'s ("DFT") Ashburn Corporate Campus ("ACC").
The LINX NoVA node will be built at DFT's ACC5 data center and will become part of LINX NoVA, a member-owned internet exchange point for the Northern Virginia region. LINX is the world's largest Internet exchange, reaching more of the global routing table than any other point on the globe and currently connects over 480 networks from nearly 60 countries with more than 1,100 ports. Internet Exchanges, such as LINX, allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Content Distribution Networks (CDNs), content providers, eye-ball networks and other organizations to connect directly to one another to exchange Internet traffic.
DFT's Ashburn Corporate Campus has a robust multi-lateral underground conduit system that interconnects each of the company's five data center facilities located on its ACC campus. This conduit system provides diverse fiber entry points into each DFT data center on the campus, and will include ACC7 which is currently under development. At present there are 26 network carriers on DFT's Ashburn campus providing connectivity services to DFT customers.The newly-formed Open Internet Exchange (Open-IX) Association is a member-governed non-profit organization working to drive the expansion of business-neutral Internet Exchanges, reduce interconnection complexity and cost, and improve access to networks within critical interconnection markets. LINX's agreement supports DFT's plan to host an Open-IX certified Internet Exchange in each of its four markets. The LINX node at DFT's ACC5 data center is expected to be live before the end of 2013 and LINX will offer incentivized port pricing through the end of 2014.