Hetzner recently became the second host of the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX), complementing the INX-ZA’s JINX node in Rosebank.
The extension of JINX makes it easy for network operators, which already have a presence at JINX in Rosebank, to peer with networks at locations where JINX has a presence.
Demand for the new Internet Exchange at Hetzner’s Data Centre Park in Samrand was so high that the link between Samrand and INX-ZA’s JINX node in Rosebank has been upgraded to 10Gbps.
“This is confirmation that the new exchange point is widely accepted by the ISP community,” said Nishal Goburdhan, INX-ZA Manager.
Big benefit to service providers and customers
Hetzner’s Data Centre Park is located close to major fibre routes and telecoms infrastructure, enabling easier interconnects, lower latencies, and better performance.
Hetzner’s customers benefit from the new JINX node, which positions the hosting provider as a vendor-neutral data centre champion.
The company said JINX eliminates the need to route all traffic through expensive and often long-distance links, leading to cost savings.
“Network operators also benefit from these lower costs, resulting in more affordable bandwidth,” said Hetzner.
Hetzner said it has an open peering policy, and invited all network providers to peer with it at JINX.