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.
"Ashburn has been high on our list of potential sites since the beginning of the LINX NoVA project. We are pleased to be partnering with DFT to build a LINX node in their Ashburn campus, which will contribute significantly to the number of networks able to join the LINX NoVA exchange," said John Souter, CEO at LINX.
"We are very excited to be partnering with LINX NoVA to provide our customers and the Internet community a neutral Internet exchange ready for Open-IX certification in the fiber- and content-rich Ashburn region," said Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations at DFT. "The LINX NoVA node will enhance network density at our Ashburn campus. In addition to providing our customers with additional connectivity and peering options, we anticipate the exchange to attract additional content, network and cable providers to our campus to connect to LINX for cost-effective peering and improved network performance."
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company's ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.5 million gross square feet and 218 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.
About LINX The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is a mutually owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks. We provide a neutral interconnection facility and peering platform, known as an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), and represent the interests of our members on matters of public policy. Our members consist of access networks, ISPs such as BT and content providers like Google, who exchange Internet traffic between each other over our secure peering LANs. Through LINX they are able to reach 80% of the total global Internet making it the single biggest connection point in the world. www.linx.net.
For more information on LINX NoVA, please visit https://www.linx.net/service/publicpeering/nova
Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The matters described in these forward-looking statements include expectations regarding future events and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unpredictable factors, many of which are beyond the company's control. The company faces many risks that could cause its actual performance to differ materially from the results contemplated by its forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the risks related to the company's plan to host an Open-IX certified Internet Exchange in each of its four markets and the timing thereof, the risks related to achieving the capabilities of and the expectations related to such hosting arrangements, and the risks commonly associated with construction and development of new facilities (including delays and/or cost increases associated with the completion of new developments). The periodic reports that the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended September 30, 2013, June 30, 2013 and March 31, 2013, contain detailed descriptions of these and many other risks to which the company is subject. These reports are available on our website at www.dft.com. Because of the risks described above and other unknown risks, the company's actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from the results, performance or achievements contemplated by its forward-looking statements. The information set forth in this news release represents management's expectations and intentions only as of the date of this press release. The company assumes no responsibility to issue updates to the contents of this press release.
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