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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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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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