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HOPUS extends its “FLAT” offer for new France-IX members

HOPUS extends its “FLAT” offer for new France-IX members

Whether in Paris or Marseille, HOPUS renews its “FLAT” access offer for new members. In order to encourage you to evaluate the quality of the exchanges with its members, HOPUS has set up a temporary offer (called ‘FLAT’) under the following conditions: One-year commitment Monthly payment by direct debit No port charge Unlike the traditional HOPUS model, no remuneration for incoming traffic on your network For a sustained use beyond 80% of the subscribed VLAN, the member commits to evolve…

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Q1 2019 Technical Update

Q1 2019 Technical Update

The France-IX team is happy to update you about the main technical actions and projects carried on during the first 2019 quarter:   PASS service: Paris/Marseille interconnection After requesting many companies for proposals, we selected 2 optical capacity providers, BICS and GTT to deploy two 100G links between Paris and Marseille. Our choice was based on two main aspects: financial and technical. We wanted to keep PASS service affordable for everyone, while as well providing the best quality possible. That…

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PeeringDB: a number of new features to support the platform’s growth

PeeringDB: a number of new features to support the platform’s growth

As a Gold Sponsor for the 4th consecutive year, France-IX has been fully committed to bring its support to PeeringDB, the non-profit database that has become essential for peering coordinators. The free resource available online gathers in one place all the information on interconnection facilities and IP networks worldwide, making it necessary to create and update your profile to wholly benefit from the interconnection opportunities. A PeeringDB record is indeed required by many networks to be able to peer with…

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2018 satisfaction survey: our members have spoken up!

2018 satisfaction survey: our members have spoken up!

A few months ago, we asked you to fully take part in France-IX’s evolution by responding to a satisfaction survey. We would like to thank all of you who contributed: your participation and feedback are truly invaluable to help us improve constantly and offer you the best service possible. A rise in the satisfaction rate (96% of respondents say they are satisfied of very satisfied overall), France-IX Marseille appearing more and more attractive and a plebiscite in favour of the…

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[Video] France-IX marketplace: what the users say

[Video] France-IX marketplace: what the users say

The France-IX Marketplace adds value to all France-IX peering members by enabling them to buy IP related services other than those provided by France-IX easily, cost-effectively and in record activation times from the eleven sellers available on the Marketplace today. Two years after its introduction, we wanted to collect experiences directly from users on the occasion of our last General Meeting. Who else can indeed better describe the experience, benefits and solutions brought by the platform? Christophe Assens, Net1C CEO…

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Q4 2018 Technical Update

Q4 2018 Technical Update

Our technical report for Q4 2018 is now available. Check out the below to see the main actions undertaken during the last quarter 2018: Paris/Marseille interconnection: we launched a tender to deploy capacity between Paris and Marseille as announced during our last General Meeting. We are comparing providers and 2x100G of capacity will be deployed by the end of Q1 2019. We will provide you with additional information about offers to use this interconnection soon. Small and medium PoP upgrade:…

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The Marketplace traffic now free of charge at France-IX

The Marketplace traffic now free of charge at France-IX

Since it is Christmas and this is the season for giving, we are pleased to offer you your Marketplace traffic free of charge, going forward without time limitation. This means you can activate 1, 10, 100 VLANs towards the existing 11 Marketplace sellers, exchange 100M, 1G or even 10G of traffic with them without worrying about going over your peering traffic commitment. Only setup fees will be applied for the configuration of the VLANs. In other words, your peering traffic…

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Q3 2018 Technical Update

Q3 2018 Technical Update

  Below are the main actions undertaken during the third quarter 2018: —– Software upgrade: in order to fix some minor issues, we performed a software upgrade campaign on Extreme SLX chassis installed @Interxion PAR5 and Telehouse2 PoPs. Layer 2 traffic inspection: we developed a tool to be able to monitor broadcasted traffic in the network. Analysers are installed in every PoP and traffic is classified by protocol. Then, we are able to check easily if there is unwanted L2…

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Global Carrier Awards recognise France-IX as Best Internet Exchange challenger

Global Carrier Awards recognise France-IX as Best Internet Exchange challenger

IXP makes shortlist after entering category for first time Following our success at the Global Carrier Awards 2017, where we won Best Internet Exchange Innovation, we decided to enter the Best Internet Exchange category at this year’s awards. It was the first time we had ever entered this most prestigious category and we were delighted when it was announced that we had made the shortlist. This meant the judging panel of industry experts, telecoms analysts and the senior editorial team…

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New France-IX board members: why not you?

New France-IX board members: why not you?

Dear France-IX Members, Our 2018 General Meeting is fast approaching along with the time for the vote, aiming to fill the vacancies within France-IX’s board. This year, three seats are available and France-IX is more determined than ever to provide an environment that supports equality and diversity. Organisations today are measured by more than the profits they return, and as a non-profit organisation ourselves, we are scrutinised perhaps more than most about how we run our operations. It is an…

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