About Crosspoint Colocation

About Crosspoint Colocation 2018-01-04T10:09:02+00:00

Crosspoint Colocation was founded in 2004. Our first rack was in Telehouse North. We now operate around 75 rack footprints across 12 key London data centres, each linked by our dark-fibre network. We service the London colocation and network needs of almost 100 clients. While our clients’ requirements range from 1U to multiple full cabinets, our dedicated quarter and half racks are our most popular products.

Company and client profile

Crosspoint comprises a small customer-focussed team with extensive experience of the London data-centre market. We concentrate on parts of the market that the large data-centre operators struggle to service.

We specialise in designing, building and delivering colocation, connectivity and managed-hosting services within some of London’s most in-demand data-centre locations. To provide complete peace of mind, our services are supported 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by a team of locally based technical experts.

Many of our customers require a combination of colocation products or colocation-and-network products, in one or more of our carefully selected London data centres. (The requirement for multiple locations is an approach often favoured by our growing number of cloud-based service providers.)

We are very experienced in working with wholesale clients (who service other customers) and, increasingly, enterprise users from a wide range of industries.

While some of our clients are large global companies, our focus on high-quality sub-rack colocation solutions means we can also service the needs of smaller customers. Many of these are ISPs or unified communication/VoIP providers, for whom their small point-of-presence with us is a key part of their infrastructure and customer-service delivery.

Key Crosspoint milestones

  • 2017: Expansion continues into new locations including Telehouse North Two and driven by requirements for direct cloud connections, into Global Switch London East for Google Cloud Edge  and DRT Sovereign House for AWS Direct Connect.
  • 2016: Went live in Global Switch 1/London North and also Equinix LD5, Slough. We became LINX members and saw our first port live in LD5. New network upgrade underway, DWDM backbone, significantly more capacity, new Juniper/Cisco hardware.
  • 2015: First cabinets live in Everest (Reading) – a data centre that was also connected to Crosspoint’s network via a new diverse dark-fibre ring.
  • 2014: Our first cabinets in Telecity Harbour Exchange (Docklands) and Volta (Farringdon) went live. Our Central London dark-fibre ring connecting both these new sites to Telehouse West and Telehouse North also went live.
  • 2013: A new BGP network launched in the Telehouse Docklands campus. This included 10Gb/s ports for the first time, and was based on the Brocade platform.
  • 2011: Crosspoint joins RIPE, becomes an LIR (Local Internet Registry) and obtains our AS (Autonomous System) number of AS42040.
  • 2010: Telehouse West opened, and our first racks went live.
  • 2009: Our first racks in Telehouse East went live.
  • 2004: Our first racks in Telehouse North went live.

Crosspoint’s partners

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Everest Data Centres logo
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Digital Realty logo
EU Networks logo
Ripe logo
Cogent logo
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