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Rapport technique Q2 2018

Rapport technique Q2 2018

Voici le rapport technique pour le deuxième trimestre 2018, qui résume les opérations passées et en cours sur l’infrastructure France-IX : —- Renouvellement du backbone à Paris : – Migration du PoP Equinix PA6 : Les membres à PA6 ont bénéficié d’une migration vers un châssis Extreme SLX-9850, version 8 slots, afin de fournir davantage de ports 100G. La solution Coriant Groove G30, des boîtes optiques DWDM, ont été installées afin de délivrer une capacité de 2x400G entre PA6 et les…

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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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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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Rapport technique trimestriel Q1 2018

Rapport technique trimestriel Q1 2018

Le temps est venu de dévoiler notre rapport technique pour le premier trimestre 2018. Voici les principales actions entreprises sur l’infrastructure France-IX au cours de la période : —– Filtrage RPKI ROA / IRR sur les serveurs de routes :  Un filtrage strict basé sur les états de validation IRR et ROA a été activé au niveau des serveurs de routes. Toutes les informations utiles sont listées ici : https://www.franceix.net/fr/technical/france-ix-route-servers. Il est également possible de vérifier le nombre de routes filtrées via…

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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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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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Rapport technique 2ème semestre 2017

Rapport technique 2ème semestre 2017

L’actualité de la fin d’année 2017 était riche en déploiements et nouveaux développements chez France-IX. Voici les principales actions finalisées au cours du deuxième semestre : 1 – Déploiement d’une nouvelle infrastructure réseau à Paris Après avoir mené une phase de test approfondie et résolu un bug sévère avec Extreme, nous avons achevé le déploiement de 3 SLX-9850 – 8 slots pour les PoPs cœur de réseau (Interxion PAR5 et Telehouse 2). Cette nouvelle infrastructure permet de répondre à la…

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Technical Quarterly Update Q2’17

Technical Quarterly Update Q2’17

The main actions undertaken during that time include the following:   1- New Paris backbone infrastructure renewal with 3 main phases (RFP selection, POC and deployment): RFPs: 3 RFPs have been launched based on technical compliance and cost competitiveness with the following results:    Dark fibers: the main goal was to rebuild a dual core backbone (Telehouse 2 and Interxion PAR5) with every edge PoP dual attached to the core. Five new dark fibers have been deployed with new providers (IELO-LIAZO and…

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France-IX’s approach to network automation

France-IX’s approach to network automation

Automation has been part of the network administrator’s tasks for a while now. In the same way that system engineers moved from SSH loops to more sophisticated tools years ago, NetOps are now moving from rancid and expect scripts to more powerful and robust tools. France-IX is the premier Internet peering service provider in France through its 11 carrier and data center neutral PoPs in Paris and Marseille. France-IX interconnects several hundreds of telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers, content delivery…

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