All six LONAP data centres are connected by a fast switch fabric using a high capacity fibre wavelength network. Our dedicated technicians manage the facilities directly, ensuring maximum control, operational flexibility and full accountability are maintained at all times. Connections to LONAP are made via copper or fibre, according to the speed, cable distance and expansion plans of individual members.
Each of the LONAP data centers house a core network of Extreme Networks X670 switches, providing 10Gbps members facing ports. Fibre and copper gigabit Ethernet ports are provided by Extreme X460 switches with dual power supplies, providing LONAP users with outstanding connectivity.
We operate multiple VLANs including IPv4&6 Unicast and IPv4 Multicast. In addition, LONAP members can also use private VLANs according their individual requirements.
The capacity, quality and integrity of the LONAP infrastructure enables members to minimise the volume of traffic they send through upstream providers, reducing their transit bandwidth usage and consequently keeping their costs low. We also support member operators in growing their portfolio and reselling LONAP connectivity to networks outside of London.
We hold contingency stock of mission critical network equipment on-site. This helps to ensure that our infrastructure is robust and reliable, and that we can resolve problems quickly by eliminating any delay whilst waiting for vendor stock to reach our data centres.
The LONAP network switches over 250 Gbps of traffic at peak times. Live exchange traffic statistics are updated and reported at 5 minute intervals. You can view those statistics below.
Even during peaks of traffic activity, LONAP members can be confident that their ports will not be overloading or become compromised. 10 Gbps connections allow members with requirements above 1 Gbps to connect reliably, regardless of traffic volume. For members requiring expansion exceeding 1Gbps but less than a full 10 Gbps connection, we provide the option of n x 1 Gbps port channels.