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5 reasons why you should definitely attend the RIPE 76 in Marseille

5 reasons why you should definitely attend the RIPE 76 in Marseille

Do we still have to introduce the RIPE (European IP Networks)? The organisation was created in 1989, when a group of Europe-based IP network providers decided to meet on a regular basis in order to share experiences and ensure the technical and administrative coordination necessary to drive the Internet forward. What a long way we have come since then… while the Internet has invaded every aspect of our lives, the RIPE meetings have grown alike: from a handful of providers…

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Zoom on Europe 2018 GCCM London

Zoom on Europe 2018 GCCM London

On February 14, I was attending the Europe 2018 GCCM (Global Carrier Community Meeting) in London. I was invited to participate to a panel to discuss the following topic: “New Business Models around Cloud for Service Providers”. With Erik van Stokkom, MGI Board member, as moderator, the various panelists included Richard Warner, Networking Partner Lead EMEA at Microsoft; Matthew Whalley, Director and co-founder at Ilex Content Strategies; Bernhard Pusch, Head of Carrier Sales EMEA at Telstra; AbdulAziz Qambar, CEO of DigitalMe and Divya…

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Technical report 2nd semester 2017

Technical report 2nd semester 2017

The end of 2017 was rich in deployments and new developments at France-IX. Below are the main actions undertaken during the second half of the year: —– 1 – New Paris backbone infrastructure deployment After having performed an intensive POC and fixed a severe bug with Extreme, we finished the deployment of the SLX-9850-8 boxes in the core infrastructure (Interxion PAR5 and Telehouse 2 PoP). This new infrastructure permits to address the increasing demand of 100G customer’s ports on main PoPs. We have also finalized…

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Route servers filtering policy: current status and next steps

Route servers filtering policy: current status and next steps

Early November, all active members and resellers were invited to give their opinion on the route servers filtering policy they would like France-IX to adopt. Early December, we shared with you the vote results and the next steps. We have now reached a key milestone with the implementation of IRR and RPKI/ROA filtering capabilities on each router server during February. Reminder about the route filtering on the Internet: Reliable tier 1 operators have long been applying a filtering based on…

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How to contact us in 2018?

How to contact us in 2018?

New year, new projects and the first one being to always better serve our community! The points of contacts at France-IX have evolved online on our website to answer you more efficiently and quickly: sales, technical, billing/accounting, marketing and other general request. CONTACT SALES IF You are a France-IX member or a partner (remote peering, marketplace) and… You want to move or change your current connection (upgrade, migration) You need to modify your administrative data (acquisition, merger, change of contacts,…

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France-IX launches its first point of presence location tool called « PoP finder »

France-IX launches its first point of presence location tool called « PoP finder »

After a soft launch in 2017, we are excited to announce the launch of this new mapping tool. We named it “PoP finder” simply because it allows any online visitor to find easily and quickly any point of presence (PoP) in Paris, Marseille, in France and anywhere in the rest of the world where a network can connect to France-IX either directly (France-IX PoPs in red) or via France-IX remote peering partners (reseller PoPs in green). First, we built a…

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France-IX route servers filtering policy: vote results and next steps

France-IX route servers filtering policy: vote results and next steps

Early November, all active members and resellers were invited to give their opinion on the route servers filtering policy they would like France-IX to adopt. We want to thank you for your feedback and your interest in this matter. With a voter turnout of 33%, 110 members/resellers (out of a total of 331) expressed their opinions. Please find below the results and the next steps regarding this project. Results 1/ Do you think that by default, route servers should not…

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The future of IXP’s will be service driven

The future of IXP’s will be service driven

The future of internet exchange points is collaboration, “the point is not to be the biggest, it’s to be clever enough to make sure you facilitate the entry of a new network, instead of wanting to be the only one connecting this new network,” says France-IX CEO, Franck Simon. It’s been a good year for France-IX. The company has been successful in attracting a number of corporate companies, in addition to CDN’s (content delivery networks) and ISP’s (internet service providers)…

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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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