London Internet Exchange (LINX) To Build An Internet Exchange At DuPont Fabros
Technology's Ashburn Corporate Campus
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013
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
"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.
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.
For more information on LINX NoVA, please visit
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 September30, 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.
SOURCE DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
Contact: Mark L. Wetzel, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and
Treasurer, +1 (202) 728-0033; or Christopher Warnke, Manager, Investor
Relations, +1 (202) 478-2330; or Ben Hedges, Chief Marketing Officer, LINX,
+44 (0) 7909 680002
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