Colocation and connectivity service provider Iron Mountain Data Centers, has just announced the extension of its network in Northern Virginia with the establishment of LINX NoVA’s Point-of-Presence (PoP) at VA-1 Iron Mountain data center facility.

LINX (London Internet Exchange) NoVa was launched in 2014 to serve the local network community with local interconnectivity services. LINX NoVA is therefore a stand-alone regional Internet Exchange Point (IXP), as it is not connected back to LINX in London. The IXP can be accessed currently from three locations in the Northern Virginia region; Ashburn, Reston and Manassas.

“Expanding our partnership with LINX by adding the LINX NoVa Point of Presence in our VA-1 data center emphasizes our commitment to meet the interconnection needs of our customers,” said Frank Scalzo, Director and General Manager of Network Strategy & Services at Iron Mountain Data Centers.

“This partnership enables our customers to interconnect to a peering platform that creates low latency connections into the largest and fastest growing data center market globally. Our partnership with LINX in both Northern Virginia and London is a key part of our strategy to grow the Iron Mountain Data Center ecosystem.”

As announced, this partnership enables Iron Mountain’s customers to interconnect with LINX NoVA from the VA-1 facility which has now become a full LINX interconnection location. Globally, customers can also join the LINX NoVA network through Iron Mountain’s Virtual Cross Connect Service. This further means that customers of Iron Mountain data centers such as the New Jersey NJE-1 facility can interconnect with LINX NoVA.

“We are excited to be welcoming Iron Mountain Data Centers on board as a partner for LINX NoVA. This new partnership will allow their current customer base to access our peering platform and start to benefit from everything that joining LINX has to offer,” said Jennifer Holmes, Chief Commercial Officer of LINX.

Iron Mountain Data Centers became a member of LINX in 2019 and earlier in 2020, they were announced as a 100G reseller partner for LINX in London. Also in 2019, LINX launched its fourth PoP in the Manchester region at TeleData’s data center facility.