Business Continuity at IXPs

The outbreak of Covid-19 has had widespread impact all over the world. With the IXP community, business and daily operations have had to change and adapt procedures for the safety of staff and members. The Business Continuity/ Covid-19 and Impact on IXPs calls was initiated to bring the community together to share planning and other activities they have taken to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on their staff, organisation and operations.
 
Bijal Sanghani, the Managing Director of Euro-IX writes about feedback from the Euro-IX Membership in regards to the changes made to their organisations in the inital stages of the pandemic.
The calls take place twice a month. 
 
Here are some points of discussion during the call;
  • Is your IXP back working as usual in offices, part-remote or full time working from home.
  • How is your IXP currently functioning, have you had any recent operational issues due to the virus and inability to work as before.
  • Have you identified any new challenges that you can share
  • Virtual meetings, what’s working, what’s not?
  • What other/new activities are you carrying out to stay connected to your customer/members?
  • Is there anything that the rest of the community or Euro-IX can do to assist each other.