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