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Q3 2019 technical update

Q3 2019 technical update

Backbone renewal, new NOC, notice for delayed actions regarding the extension of France-IX Paris LAN from /23 to /22…and other key topics are now featured in our technical report for Q3 2019: Network RFP: Last April, we launched an invitation to tender to evaluate different manufacturers, with a view of replacing parts of our network infrastructure in the short/mid-term. We compared 6 different tenders, and eventually selected the latest generation of Nokia routers : 7750 SR-2S (along with the satellite…

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France-IX joins the MANRS initiative

France-IX joins the MANRS initiative

As part of its mission of constantly improving the quality of Internet, France-IX has naturally joined the MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) IXP programme after meeting a number of eligibility criteria, reflecting its long-term involvement in securing routing infrastructure. What is the purpose of this initiative? What are the actions involved and what is the overall impact on the community? Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that provides…

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How Peering Helps Deliver the Internet in the Indian Ocean

How Peering Helps Deliver the Internet in the Indian Ocean

For most people, islands in the Indian Ocean invoke the idea of luxury holidays on tropical beaches – the last place we would want to be interrupted by a business email. But many people like to get online occasionally when on holiday and, of course, for the people who live and work on these islands, being able to use the Internet and connect to the web and cloud for work, education or leisure is just as important as it is…

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Q2 2019 technical update

Q2 2019 technical update

Time has come to share a full update on the main technical actions and projects achieved by France-IX on its infrastructure during the second quarter of 2019: —– Network RFP Last April, we launched a tender to evaluate different vendors, with the objective to replace parts of our network infrastructure in the short/mid-term. The selection process has come to an end this week, with only 2 selected candidates after intensive analyses and comparisons by France-IX. Equipment integration and validation will…

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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 2019 General Meeting is fast approaching along with the time for the vote, aiming to renew France-IX’s Board.  This year, one seat is available and France-IX is more determined than ever to provide an environment that supports equality and diversity, not only in terms of individual but also industry backgrounds. France-IX has always stood out by the wealth of its ecosystem made up with networks of all sizes and from all over the world, operating in…

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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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