LINX searched for a network partner to support the design and build-out of a new network architecture that could meet its growth requirements and at the same time keep operating costs low.
Derek Cobb, Chief Technology Officer, LINX
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Exploding traffic levels were putting pressure on LINX members to deliver richer, faster services. The company prides itself on low operating costs, and so it needed to be mindful of costs as it evolved the network to allow for the surge in digital content demand while providing industry-defining standards of scalability, reliability, and automation in the supercore.
Because much thought had been put into the network design, all the features important to LINX and its members were delivered on the new high-performance infrastructure. As a result, LINX decided to build its new network in two phases using MX Series routers and the PTX5000 Converged Supercore router.
The new network delivers a managed throughput of 1.8Tbps, an increase of 20 percent over previous levels. It also gives LINX the opportunity to offer value-added services to its customers.