April 12, 2015 – April 14, 2015

April 12, 2015 – April 14, 2015

Proposal submission

April 12, 2015 – April 14, 2015

Marseille, France
Host IXP(s)
France Internet Exchange (France-IX)


My Proposals

April 12, 2015

10:00 – 16:00

Sunday Activity (Extra Social)

Hike in the Calanques:

  • Schedule
    10:00 - Gathering at the hotel reception
    10:15 - Bus departure
    10:45 - Arrival at meeting point (where our guides will be waiting) 
    11:00 - Start of the walk
    13:00 - Lunch Break (1.5h)
    15:30 - End /Return to hotel by bus
    16:00 - Arrival at the hotel

for more information, check the "Socials" tab 

17:30 – 19:00

IXP Manager Tutorial

  • Detailed high-level overview of IXP Manager
  • Live demo of install and initial set-up
  • Focused technical overview of an aspect such as route server builds and configurations; or stats and peer to peer graphing; or integration with third-party utilities such as Nagios, TACACS+, RIR objects, Smokeping, DNS ARPA. 

Note: Places for this workshop are limited. If you would like to attend, please send an email to

IXP Manager Workshop
Barry O'Donovan, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
IXP Manager Workshop - part 2
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
19:00 – 22:00

Sunday Evening Social

The 26th Euro-IX Forum will start with Welcome Drinks and Buffet in the Forum Lobby at the Pullman Hotel.  

The Sunday Evening Social is sponsored by Interxion

April 13, 2015

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30

Welcome & House Rules

  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Welcome from Bijal Sanghani (Secretary General)
  • Welcome from France-IX Forums Hosts

France-IX welcome
Franck Simon
09:30 – 10:00


One representative from each newly affiliated IXP or prospective member IXP will be asked to introduce themselves and give a very brief summary of developments/issues within their IXP.

Our Members, Patrons and Guests will then be given the opportunity to do the same.

10:00 – 10:30

Euro-IX and IX-F Update

Euro-IX & IX-F Update
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00

Regulatory Session

A look at whats been happening in the regulatory circuit -

Mike Blanche - Current international developments on interconnection regulation

Malcolm Hutty - Normative guidance for IXPs at ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014: proposals, negotiations and outcomes

Bastiaan Goslings - Is an IXP a public electronic communications network? Status EU NIS Directive negotiations

Luca Cicchelli - An Italian code of conduct for IXP's: how to respond to government requests

An italian IXP code of conduct
Luca Cicchelli, Torino Piemonte Exchange Point
Current international developments on interconnection regulation
Mike Blanche, Google Inc.
Is an IXP a public electronic communications network? Status EU NIS Directive
Bastiaan Goslings, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
Normative guidance for IXPs at ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014: proposals, negotiations
Malcolm Hutty, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:30

Customer Views

Internet Peering as a Cloud enabler for Enterprises
Lionel MARIE, Schneider Electric
14:30 – 15:30

Research & Development Session

Toulouse SDN IXP News
marc bruyere, LAAS CNRS
ENDEAVOUR: Towards a flexible software-defined network ecosystem
Steve Uhlig, Queen Mary University of London
Making Route Server Aware of Data Link Failures at IXPs
Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH
15:30 – 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 – 17:00

Technical Session

JSON export schema
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
FranceIX Backbone renewal
Simon Muyal, France Internet Exchange (France-IX)
Optical LSR
Chris Cousins, BTI Systems
Programmable Optical Networks
Scott Wilkinson, MRV Communications
17:00 – 17:30

Lightning Talks

Cut-Through IXPs
Aleksi Suhonen, Tampere Region Exchange
David Lamparter, Open Source Routing
AFIX - The African IXP Association
Kyle Spencer, Uganda Internet eXchange Point
18:00 – 22:30

Dinner at the Restaurant "La Nautique"

  • Access
    - Transfer from hotel to dinner venue - 30min by Boat
    - Return to hotel - 15min by bus
  • Schedule
    - Gathering around the hotel swimming pool - 18:00
    - Boat Departure - 18:30
    - Arrival at Old Harbor - 19:00
    * 10 min walk to restaurant *
    - Arrival at restaurant - 19:15
    * Welcome drinks *
    - Dinner starts - 20:00
    - First bus departure - 22:30
    - Second bus departure - 23:00

April 14, 2015

08:00 – 09:00

Access to Meeting Room

08:30 – 09:30

MPLS 101

This morning tutorials will start with a MPLS 101 by Juniper Networks

MPLS 101
Julian Lucek, Juniper Networks
09:30 – 11:00

IXP Market Developments Panel

Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point
11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

Technical Session

Mikael Holmberg, Extreme Networks
TRILL deployment in SIX
Marian Ďurkovič, Slovak Internet eXchange
Why Not 100GbE as Service ~ JPIX Perspective ~
Takejiro Takabayashi, Japan Internet Exchange
12:30 – 13:00

28th General Meeting

•Opening of 28th General Meeting

•Agenda approval

•Approval of 27th General Meeting minutes-

•Presentation and approval of the Euro-IX Annual Report for 2014

•Presentation and explanation of the 2015 Budget

•Any other business and Next General Meeting


28th General Meeting
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

General Session

The New Ethernet
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
European IXP Topography
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Paid peering at the IXP
Edwin Punt
15:00 – 15:30

Customer Views

Customer Views on IXPs and Interconnection
Christian Koch, Microsoft
15:30 – 16:00

Lightning Talks

Africa… the good, the bad, the ugly
Michele McCann, NAPAfrica
16:00 – 16:30


16:30 – 18:00

Working Groups

18:30 – 22:00

Interxion Night - MRS1 Opening Event

Interxion is opening a new Data Centre in Marseille and is celebrating with a launch party. All Euro-IX Members are welcome to attend! More details can be found on the Socials Tab. 

  • Location: 40 avenue Roger Salengro, 13003 Marseille
  • Access: 20min by taxi from the Pullman Hotel

Aleksi Suhonen Tampere , Finland

Andy Davidson Sheffield , United Kingdom

Barry O'Donovan Dublin , Ireland

If you want to confuse Barry, ask him where he’s from: born in Cork, spent his formative years in Galway and married into Dublin. He got a honours degree in Maths, his first love, from NUI, Galway in 2001 and went on to do four years research in information theory in UCD’s Computer Science department.

It was 2008 when Nick Hilliard, INEX’s CTO, approached Barry to provide a couple days operational support to INEX. Little did Barry realise what a huge part of his life INEX would become – both here in Ireland supporting INEX’s infrastructure and membership but also as part of the larger European and international IXP community.

Barry is also the lead developer of IXP Manager ( – a full stack management system for IXPs which includes an administration and customer portal; provides end to end provisioning; and both teaches and implements best practice. INEX is very proud to say that this project is now in use at nearly 100 IXPs.

Bastiaan Goslings Amsterdam , Netherlands

Bijal Sanghani London , United Kingdom

Bijal Sanghani is the Secretary General at Euro-IX based in London, UK.

Bijal’s experience includes DNS management for DEMON Internet, Provisioning Engineer at Level 3, Senior Operations Engineer at FLAG Telecom and Reliance Globalcom where she was involved from the beginning to build the FLAG IP network. In 2011 Bijal moved from an operational role to the top management role at Euro-IX. Euro-IX is a non-profit membership association for Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). In her role she brings the members together to share ideas and experiences on technical, commercial and regulatory matters, and works on other IXP related projects such as the IXPDB (IXP Database) and support programs to help IXPs in need. Bijal has grown the membership by over 90% since she started in 2011.

Bijal has been involved with the Peering and Interconnect Community since 2003, she’s been a RIPE NCC Services Working Group Co-chair since 2005 and served on the UKNOF Program Committee from 2006 until 2014. Bijal was elected on to the PeeringDB Board in 2017 where she currently serves as a Director.

Chris Cousins London , United Kingdom

Christian Koch New York , United States of America

David Lamparter Leipzig , Germany

Edwin Punt The Hague , Netherlands

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Julian Lucek Ipswich , United Kingdom

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Kyle Spencer Kampala , Uganda

Lionel MARIE Grenoble , France

Luca Cicchelli Torino , Italy

Malcolm Hutty United Kingdom

Mike Blanche

marc bruyere Toulouse , France

Marian Ďurkovič Bratislava , Slovakia

Mikael Holmberg Helsinki , Finland

Michele McCann Johannesburg , South Africa

Nick Hilliard Dublin , Ireland

Franck Simon Paris , France

Simon Muyal

Steve Uhlig London , United Kingdom

Scott Wilkinson Atlanta , United States of America

Takejiro Takabayashi Tokyo , Japan

Thomas King Frankfurt , Germany