LDeX Group experiences 75 per cent reduction in connectivity latency and route length via Geo Networks


LDeX Group experiences 75 per cent reduction in connectivity latency and route length via Geo Networks

London, United Kingdom – 7 April, 2014 - LDeX Group has today announced that it has achieved an approximate 75 per cent reduction in route length and latency speeds between Telehouse North in the docklands and the group’s LDeX1 data centre in north west London via dedicated fibre networks provider Geo Networks. This will enable LDeX clients to experience faster connectivity speeds in the London and south east area, signalling the strength and growth of the carrier neutral London based data centre colocation and network services provider.

The lower latency connection will provide the data centre with a significantly reduced diverse leg to any Geo connected data centre enhancing connectivity to LDeX clients. The new route between Telehouse North and LDeX1 now stands at 36km in length compared to the previous 148kms, making it considerably shorter than existing diverse routes typically used to London Docklands and other data centre providers.

Commenting on the news, Rob Garbutt, CEO at LDeX said: ‘We are delighted to have achieved significant reductions in optical distance and latency speeds via Geo Networks. This will enable us to offer the required latency to financial services and media clients based in central London and the docklands area as well as onward connectivity to Slough, Park Royal, Manchester and other parts of the UK.’

“We are pleased to be able to offer a diverse fibre route to and from this site which increases connectivity options to LDeX’s customers,” said Chris Smedley, Chief Executive at Geo.

“Our open-access connectivity model means a full spectrum of carriers and service providers may use the new infrastructure and demonstrates our commitment to provide high performance, optical fibre infrastructure to the business-critical data centre market.“

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Notes to the Editor:

Please find below the route length and latency reductions for the diverse/ secondary route:

Old diverse route – LDeX – Telehouse North (Docklands)
Length 148kms – Latency 1.48ms

New diverse route - LDeX – Telehouse North (Docklands)
Length 35.8kms – Latency 0.36ms

Reductions in percentage - route length and latency 76%

For further information, please contact:

LDeX press contacts:

Anne-Marie Lavelle, Group Marketing Executive, LDeX Group – 02071833960, [email protected]
Arpen Tucker, Commercial and Strategic Director, LDeX Group - 0207 183 3129, [email protected]

About LDeX Group
LDeX Group (LDeX) provides energy efficient data centres (using 100% Renewable energy) and intelligent networks from its enterprise grade, carrier neutral, NW London facility with a capacity of over 500 racks. Located within the M25 and in close proximity to Central London, LDeX, own, operate and manage their facilities, providing London colocation services to a range of industry sectors to protect the availability of data, applications, ecommerce and online presence.

As well as high quality colocation solutions, LDeX deliver a range of network services including IP Transit, Layer 2 and MPLS solutions. Utilising best of breed Cisco and Juniper kit, LDeX are able to deliver high capacity and low latency IP Transit and Layer 2 connectivity from multiple points-of-presence (PoPS) across London and Manchester Data Centres including LDeX 1, Telehouse, Telecity, Interxion and Level 3 sites.

For more information please visit: www.ldexgroup.co.uk

About Geo Networks
Geo is the only company in the UK to focus solely on the design, build and operate of bespoke dedicated fibre network solutions. Geo’s revolutionary and flexible approach means that for the first time, organisations can own and control their networks, ensuring that security, high bandwidth and resilience are guaranteed. By allowing its customers to directly own and control the underlying optical fibre that is at the heart of their data network, Geo is the only truly open access network provider in the UK. It provides an extensive range of solutions including fully managed networks, dark fibre and co-location services.

Geo enables network solutions in the London area and throughout the UK with onward connectivity to Ireland through the newest diverse optical fibre subsea system, the East-West Ring. Customers include media companies, service providers, major banks, carriers, data centres and gaming organisations. Geo won ‘Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation’ in the GTB Innovation Awards 2013 and ‘IT Vendor of the Year’ in the 2012 eGR B2B Awards, was a finalist in the 2011 UK Customer Experience Awards, listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list for 2011 and Geo was also shortlisted for the 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100: Barclays Corporate Performance Excellence Award. Visit www.geo-uk.net or follow @geonetworks for more information.

For more information about Geo
Caroline Beer
+44 (0)20 3100 3796
[email protected]