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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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First step towards automated provisioning of peering services

First step towards automated provisioning of peering services

Until last week, prospective members were able to download online and fill out an Adobe PDF file asking for their company information, billing and technical details. All this information is necessary to set up any new member in our internal system and prepare accurately the France-IX connection agreement. Once signed, additional technical information was requested by email in the vast majority of cases to finalize the service configuration. This means that multiple manual entries were required in our internal system…

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