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Q2 2018 technical update

Q2 2018 technical update

Below is our technical report for the second quarter of 2018, summarising past and current operations on France-IX’s infrastructure: —- Paris Backbone upgrades: – Equinix PA6 PoP migration: PA6 members have been moved to an Extreme SLX-9850 chassis, 8 slots version, in order to provide more 100G ports. Coriant Groove G30, DWDM optical boxes, have been installed to provide 2x400G of capacity between PA6 and PAR5/TH2 core PoPs. 400G between PA6 and TH2 are already available, 400G between PA6 and…

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Expereo offers France-IX members a free trial of its BGP Optimisation solution

Expereo offers France-IX members a free trial of its BGP Optimisation solution

France-IX members have the option to test the XCA Edge BGP Optimisation software toolkit for their network, for free, without any purchasing commitment towards this Marketplace partner. Created and developed in France, the XCA Edge tool was originally called Border 6 NSI, before Border 6 was acquired by the network management company Expereo. For the interested France-IX members, no physical network changes are required, just a VLAN and some basic configuration are needed to set up the service. XCA Edge…

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RIPE 76: we made history together

RIPE 76: we made history together

RIPE 76, which was held in Marseille from 14 to 18 May 2018, was an event that broke all records. As a co-host, we felt honoured to help the RIPE NCC and proud to have contributed to the biggest RIPE meeting in history. Record number of total attendees (737 coming from 57 countries), record number of first time attendees (200), record number of French attendees (104 attendees, representing 14% of the audience and the 2nd largest country represented, i.e. a…

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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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Technical report Q1 2018

Technical report Q1 2018

Time has come to share our technical update for the first quarter of 2018. Below are the main actions undertaken on France-IX’s infrastructure during the period: —– RPKI ROA/IRR filtering on route servers:  Strict filtering based on IRR and ROA validation states has been activated on route servers. You can find all the useful information here: https://www.franceix.net/en/technical/france-ix-route-servers/ and check the amount of filtered routes through this link: https://tools.franceix.net/looking-glass QoS specifications: Specifications describing how France-IX aims to provide the best quality…

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Back to the creation of SENIX, the first Senegalese exchange point

Back to the creation of SENIX, the first Senegalese exchange point

Narrowing the Digital Divide: How France-IX fostered the creation of SENIX, its Senegalese counterpart Since 2015, France-IX, the main Internet exchange point (IXP) in France, has been collaborating with Senegalese digital players for the creation and development of a similar, independent IXP in Dakar. SENIX has quickly become one of the pillars of Senegal’s digital independence, a symbol of its economic development and of the Internet throughout West Africa. Its creation illustrates the best practices for promoting the development of a…

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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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