AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX completed a successful IX-API workshop in Amsterdam
The Sunday workshop of the 35th Euro-IX forum saw many IXPs from around the world attend, hosted by AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX. Whilst this is still early days in terms of developing a common external facing API for IXPs, there was clearly a great level of interest from the community.
Following feedback, the IX-API website (https://ix-api.net/) will be updated to show those partners and IXPs that are starting to onboard the open standard based IX-API and additional ‘how to’ information will be made available.
A common theme from the discussion was on how the internal business and operational support systems at the IXPs can be adapted to fully utilise the external facing IX-API. This area needs further discussion and follow up, this could be met through a BoF group approach.
We are very happy to announce that Sri Lanka Telecom Internet Exchange has joined Euro-IX as a Remote Member.
SLT-IX was founded for improving the local internet experience of Sri Lankan internet community by offering a common platform for direct peering for all locally registered internet service providers. In addition, all local ISPs benefit from an additional saving of international bandwidth which is an expensive resource for the island. With the current growth of internet in the country, SLT-IX will be migrated into an open Internet Exchange where any network is free to join with standard commercial practice in operation. For that objective, SLT-IX identifies with the value of being a member of Euro-IX, for the recognition of global scope and capacity building objective.
Find out more about Sri Lanka Telecom.
VSIX is now a member of the MANRS initiative. VSIX announced that, "This recognition certifies our commitment to improving the security of the global Internet infrastructure." You can view VSIX's entry here.
The number of IXPs who currently participate in the initiative has increased to 32.
If you are an IXP and want to know more about joining, you can find out more here.
IX.br, the Brazilian Internet Exchange, reached a 6Tb/s traffic peak in March.
In 31 localities throughout the country, the initiative comprises of more than 2300 unique participants, ranging from regional Autonomous Systems and small ISPs to CDNs and telecommunications operators.
São Paulo is the largest IXP, with more than 1720 participants that exchange more than 4,5 Tb/s.
Find out more about IX.br here.
Netnod, the leading provider of interconnection services in the Nordics, have launched of a new IX VLAN peering service connecting Norway to the rest of the Nordics, in partnership with NIX, the Norwegian Internet eXchange. The new service is the first of its kind in the region and will provide the Nordics with 'quicker, cheaper and more effectively managed interconnections than ever before'.
The VLAN peering solution enables customers at NIX to connect to any of the Netnod Internet Exchanges in the Nordics and vice-versa.
Find out more about this news here and more about Netnod here.
Find out more about NIX here.
DE-CIX has become the first IX in the world to offer 400 gigabit ethernet, at their Frankfurt location. This development occurred due to growing customer demand for more data capacity. Not only customers can use the 400GbE ports to connect to DE-CIX, but DE-CIX will also use the 400GbE technology for its own backbones in order to interconnect the different DE-CIX sites. The 400GbE upgrade uses the DE-CIX Apollon platform and features Nokia routers as a core component. The 400GbE Nokia line cards are available at DE-CIX Frankfurt now, with plans to roll out the fast network technology to more locations in the near future.
Click here for more information on this and other news about DE-CIX.
We are happy to announce that Piter-IX has joined Euro-IX as an Associate Member.
Based in Russia, Piter-IX is a non-profit Internet exchange. Find out more about Piter-IX here.
Asteroid and NAPAfrica signed a MoU of cooperation on 26 September. The basis of the MoU is to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two organisations, and to collaborate on developing African Internet interconnection. The Cooperation will also focus on promoting peering and local interconnection, with an emphasis on Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) as an essential part of the Internet ecosystem.
Find out more about the partnership here