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Digital Transformation – why private enterprises are joining IXPs

Digital Transformation – why private enterprises are joining IXPs

Digital transformation projects are a key business requirement in today’s corporate enterprise world. Enterprises by their nature constantly seek operational efficiency and increased agility in order to better serve existing customers and help open up new market opportunities. This drive to improve business outcomes is also what drives the pursuit of digital transformation to create long-term value for all stakeholders. The digital transformation process will inevitably include a careful assessment of how applications, databases and computing environments are utilized and…

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France-IX wins its first Global Carrier Award

France-IX wins its first Global Carrier Award

We are delighted to let you know that France-IX has won the award for Best Internet Exchange Innovation at the Global Carrier Awards 2017. The committee has rewarded France-IX for its innovation in the launch of its Marketplace in 2016. This new programme adds value to all France-IX peering members by enabling them to buy IP related services easily, cost-effectively and in record activation times from the seven sellers available on the Marketplace today. The innovation lies in how the programme disrupts the traditional IXP business model. The Global Carrier awards…

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Developing IXPs in Africa: Why it’s important and how it offers potential for growth

Developing IXPs in Africa: Why it’s important and how it offers potential for growth

Second only to Asia in landmass and population size, Africa is currently home to 1.216 billion people. That massive population is also young as 40 percent is less than 14 years old. UNICEF predicts that by 2050, 25 percent of all the people in the world (and 40 percent of the world’s youth) will be African . These young people are, like Millennials in Europe or the US, the online generation,which has helped increase the number of subscriptions to mobile…

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Back to the RIPE trainings hosted by France-IX Marseille

Back to the RIPE trainings hosted by France-IX Marseille

On May 31, June 1 and 2, France-IX hosted 2 RIPE Training Courses: LIR and RIPE database, and BGP operation and security training course. We want to thank the RIPE NCC Training Services, the Business and Management School in Marseille EMD and the Aix-Marseille French Tech for their support, as well as our 2 datacenter partners Interxion and Jaguar Network for our joint social events, and last but not least the 22 participants from Marseille, Toulon, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, Paris…

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PeeringDB, a must-have for the peering community

PeeringDB, a must-have for the peering community

For the second consecutive year, France-IX renews its support to peeringDB, a must-have for the peering community. peeringDB being non profit and member-based, the funds from France-IX and the other sponsors are used to maintain the database, develop new features and cover structural costs.Today peeringDB, a free resource available on the Internet, is essential for any peering coordinator, who uses it regularly or even automatically thanks to its recent APIs.   The database contains the locations and contacts of IP networks by AS number, IXPs such as France-IX…

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First step towards automated provisioning of peering services

First step towards automated provisioning of peering services

Until last week, prospective members were able to download online and fill out an Adobe PDF file asking for their company information, billing and technical details. All this information is necessary to set up any new member in our internal system and prepare accurately the France-IX connection agreement. Once signed, additional technical information was requested by email in the vast majority of cases to finalize the service configuration. This means that multiple manual entries were required in our internal system…

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If you peer in Paris, why peer in Marseille?

If you peer in Paris, why peer in Marseille?

France-IX Paris (created in 2010, total of 330 AS) is more established than France-IX Marseille (created in 2013, total of 33 AS), there is no doubt about that. We even believe that in the long term, France-IX Marseille will always count less members than France-IX Paris but will exceed Paris in term of traffic.   The difference lies in the geographic location and the addressable market of each community. Peering in Paris has been historical and attracts a wide variety…

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