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AMS-IX New York Officially Launched

To celebrate the launch of AMS-IX New York, we brought classic Amsterdam heritage to the Hudson River with the three-masted clipper Stad Amsterdam. On Friday, April 11 our customers and partners joined AMS-IX’s CEO Job Witteman and Amsterdam’s Mayor Van der Laan to welcome the first neutral and distributed Internet Exchange to open its doors in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

What makes us stand out is that AMS-IX New York is Open-IX certified. Open-IX has been formed by a group of Internet network operators, content owners and distributors that encourage the development of the ‘European style’ neutral and distributed Internet Exchange model. The biggest advantage of this model is that connected parties are able to easily and effectively exchange IP traffic with all other connected parties directly, without a commercial transit provider being involved. While this Internet Exchange Model has been common in Europe for over two years, this is first time the American interconnection market is seeing anything like this.

This neutral, non-profit model not only makes it possible to exchange IP traffic with other parties within one specific data center – as is the case in existing US Internet Exchange models – but also with other parties in the exchange network that are located in other data centers. By investing in a standardized approach to establishing Internet Exchanges, the exchange of traffic between Internet related parties will become less complex and the associated costs will be reduced. We’ve already welcomed our first customers and have received a number of interested applications.

Amsterdam shares a lot of similarities with New York – a reputation for liberal values, free thought, entrepreneurship and innovation. Both cities have great quality of life, a diverse population and a love for bicycles. What makes this step extra special for us is that the country that ‘invented’ the Internet is using Dutch expertise to further optimize the US interconnection market.

To get a glimpse into the event and hear first hand accounts from our attendees, check out the video below.


AMS-IX New York Launches Point-of-Presence at Sabey Data Centers’ Intergate.Manhattan

Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned multi-tenant data center owners and developers, and AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world’s leading Internet exchange operator, announced today the launch of an AMS-IX New York point-of-presence -- the only distributed and neutral Open-IX certified Internet exchange in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area -- within Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s 1 million-square-foot facility at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.

At a launch ceremony led by Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of the City of Amsterdam, Netherlands, participants welcomed the telecommunications industry’s increasing support for the Open-IX model which is driving the movement to spread the European neutral and distributed model for exchanging traffic between major networks.

The exchange has already signed Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, and IX Reach, a global leading provider of wholesale carrier solutions, as the first two customers for AMS-IX New York. At present, 16 additional customers have applied for a connection to the exchange. The exchange is owned and governed by its members and is operated by AMS-IX USA Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of AMS-IX.

Mayor van der Laan said, “Historically, the Dutch people are global trading leaders. We were the first European settlers to come to this island, and we named it New Amsterdam. Today, I envision the same business potential here that my ancestors recognized – New York City as a global center of the new Internet economy.”

Open-IX is an initiative started by a group of Internet network operators, content owners and distributors, and other market parties that encourages the development of the neutral and distributed Internet exchange model in the US. The ultimate objective of Open-IX is to reduce interconnection complexity and associated costs in this country, which have been more complex and higher than in Europe, where the preferred Internet exchange model is more common.

John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Centers, said, “The Open-IX model creates neutral, member-governed exchanges that allow participants to trade traffic. Open-IX spreads exchange operations across multiple data centers in a market. This allows users and carriers the ability to connect and peer traffic not only in New York City but across the United States and Europe and to potentially avoid legacy building risks and expense.”

Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX, said, “I strongly believe that a distributed exchange model offers the best value by enabling a choice of connectivity options in as many data center locations as makes business sense. In Amsterdam, the AMS-IX exchange platform is currently distributed over 12 different data centers serving well over 650 IP networks from around the globe, making it the largest Internet exchange in the world.”

Mr. Sabey added, “We are very happy to partner with AMS-IX New York on this important market-changing initiative. Offering more choice in the New York City market to carriers and customers is good for everyone.”

Intergate.Manhattan represents an exponential expansion to New York City’s computing infrastructure capacity. The 32-story Intergate.Manhattan is also the most efficient data center in New York City, with brand new infrastructure and state-of-the-art climate control and electrical systems. The building’s Con Ed substation is on the second and third floors, eliminating a risk from storm surge damage that affected so many buildings in Lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy.

Mr. Witteman added, "The opportunity to start neutral, distributed Internet exchanges in the US with the endorsement of the Open-IX community fits our strategy of building Internet exchanges in connectivity hub locations around the world. We believe the model will bring the North American IP interconnection market tremendous value by decreasing complexity as well as the associated costs.”


Pays Voironnais Network se transporte jusqu'à LyonIX

La Délégation de Service Public (DSP) Pays Voironnais Network (PVN) s'est interconnecté sur le noeud d'échange Internet de Lyon, sur le POP LyonIX 2. LA DSP du Pays voironnais propose des offres sur fibre optique et DSL sur le territoire de Voiron (Isère). Elle ne vend pas en direct aux entreprises car c'est un opérateur d'opérateur. Toutes les offres sont donc portées par des opérateurs Telecom ou Internet.

Jusqu'à aujourd'hui, peu d'opérateurs avaient fait le pas, de commercialiser des services sur PVN car il leur fallait rejoindre physiquement le réseau de PVN depuis Grenoble ou Lyon ce qui engendrait des coûts importants, surtout pour les premiers clients.

Désormais Pays Voironnais Network permet à tous les opérateurs qui veulent fournir des services sur le territoire de Voiron de le faire directement depuis LyonIX, au même coût que si ils étaient physiquement sur Voiron, cette offre locale restant toujours valide.


PVN neutralise ainsi l'isolement relatif de Voiron en terme de Telecom et permet d'accélérer le développement des offres et des débits, avec une baisse des prix attendue pour les utilisateurs finaux (entreprises, collectivités publiques).

Les avantages de l'interconnexion

Pour Alain Sommerlatt, responsable de PVN, "C'est un nouveau départ pour la zone économique de Voiron car LyonIX regroupe la majorité des acteurs Telecom de la région Rhône-Alpes, et il leur sera maintenant plus simple et plus rapide de rejoindre notre réseau de fibre voironnais, sans aucun surcoût."

Samuel Triolet, directeur de Rezopole rajoute : "On peut donc s'attendre à une redynamisation de cette DSP qui dispose déjà d'un beau réseau, passant au plus près des entreprises du territoire. Grâce à la concentration des offreurs Telecom et Internet sur les IXP LyoIX et GrenoblIX, des projets de DSP comme PVN peuvent proposer plus d'offres, plus rapidement, avec de meilleurs débits, et les utilisateurs finaux ne pourront qu'en profiter."

Pour en savoir plus :

www.lyonix.net

www.grenoblix.net



14.04.2014 NIX.CZ is going to become a partner to the Internet and Technology 14 conference

The Czech peering node, NIX.CZ is going to become a partner to the upcoming Internet and Technology event on May 22 and 23 in Prague. The programme of this traditional get-together for the members of the Internet community in the Czech Republic will accommodate also the presentation on the Secure VLAN project. The Internet and Technology 14 conference will be held in the representative rooms of the Staropramen brewery in Smíchov (Pivovary Staropramen, Nádražní 84). The programme as well as the registration forms will be published by the conference organiser, CZ.NIC on www.nic.cz/it14 by the end of April. The opening of the registration for the event will be announced via our NEWS section.  


OpenWide améliore sa connexion sur LyonIX

Openwide est le premier membre qui passe en attachement double port sur LyonIX. Depuis 10 ans, OpenWide (anciennement Accelance) est connecté sur LyonIX. En tant qu'hébergeur et infogérant de plateformes web (-ecommerce, sites publics), la connexion sur LyonIX est devenue critique pour OpenWide car plus de 30 % du trafic est fait en peering sur le noeud d'échange lyonnais.

Aussi, il est bon d'être certain que le peering s'écoule toujours sur le GIX. Mais OpenWide utilise également la connexion sur LyonIX pour acheter et vendre des services. Mélanger le peering et
l'achat/vente n'est pas toujours évident techniquement.

Aussi, depuis Avril 2014, la connexion vers LyonIX a été doublée.

L'évolution de LyonIX

LyonIX est en effet un IXP (Internet eXchange Point pour le peering) mais également un NAP (Network Access Point, pour les échanges commerciaux). Étant donnée l'augmentation actuellement des volumes de trafic et la criticité croissante des échanges entre les membres, il devient important pour LyonIX de garantir un fonctionnement sans perturbation pour les deux types de trafics. La solution la plus simple est de les isoler chacun l'un de l'autre.

 


We warmly welcome four new customers at DE-CIX

We would like to warmly welcome our latest customers at DE-CIX: Digital Networks from Moscow,...


Vote for DE-CIX in the DCS Awards 2014

After winning the Capacity Award 2013 for Best Global Service and the Judges Award at Capacity’s...


Rezopole organise un Workshop BGP les 17 et 18 Avril à Lyon.

Les Workshops BGP de Rezopole présentent le routage BGP, protocole fondateur d'Internet, nécessaire pour utiliser Internet sur un GIX, les concepts de peering et de Route Server. L’atelier explique également les techniques de mise en place pour annoncer et filtrer les réseaux, tant en IPv4 qu'en IPv6.

Perfectionnez toute votre équipe technique à BGP pour 1000 € HT pour 2 jours et 2 personnes (250 € HT / jour et par personne). Nous offrons les repas de midi !

 

Inscription

Programme

  • Rappels IP/Routage

  • Prise en main des VM et de Quagga

  • Rappels Cisco

  • Début configuration premières sessions

  • Filtrage simple

  • Session BGP en FULL Table

  • Mise en place de configuration avec des adresses IP publiques

  • 1 filtre out sur les IP annoncées

  • 1 route-map in deny

  • 1 route-map weight

  • Documentation community

  • 1 route-map community

  • Contexte et enjeux IPv6

  • Sessions BGP IPv6

  • En option : Ce qui change entre V4 et V6 ! Pour mettre en place V6 et continuer à assurer V4.

En savoir plus

Télécharger la plaquette BGP


Akamai first customer with two 3x100G connections at DE-CIX Apollon

Akamai Technologies, a cloud services provider operating one of the world’s largest Content...


LyonIX ouvre sa place de marché

La Place De Marché LyonIX est un service dédié aux membres (et futurs membres) de LyonIX. Il s'agit d'une plateforme web sécurisée permettant de faire se rencontrer l'offre et la demande sur LyonIX.


place de marché lyonix


Plus qu'un site informatif, la Place De Marché LyonIX est un outil qui permet aux membres demandeurs de connaître parfaitement les offres (technique et prix). Après l'envoi d'une demande les opérateurs offreurs pourront renseigner les structures demandeuses sur leurs offres et faire une proposition commerciale adéquate dans un délai de 5 jours.

Grâce aux différentes propositions commerciales, les membres demandeurs ont l'opportunité de faire un choix informé en étant certains d'avoir les moyens Télécom et Réseau nécessaires au bon fonctionnement de leur activité.

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Aperezo 27, le 24 avril avec NC2

L'Aperezo n°27 organisé par Rezopole en partenariat avec NC2 aura lieu le 24 Avril à la brasserie La Rive Gauche à partir de 18h30. Venez rencontrer les équipes de NC2 et les professionnels du secteur IT régional autour d'un cocktail dînatoire ! Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant !

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A propos de NC2

NC2 c’est 23 ans d’expertise dans les infrastructures et systèmes  et réseaux et 13 années de spécialisation dans l’hébergement à valeur ajoutée. Hébergeur rhodanien, filiale d’Eolane N° 1 en France des services industriels en électronique professionnelle, NC2 est propriétaire de 2 datacenters basés sur Lyon et Valence, l’ensemble de ses services produits pour l’hébergement sont certifiés ISO 27001 (Sécurité / Intégrité / Confidentialité des informations hébergées) et haute efficacité énergétique pour le DC de Lyon grâce à un PUE mesuré à 1,56.

 



Informations utiles

  • Accueil à partir de 18h30

  • NC2


07.04.2014 Regular newsletter introduced by NIX.CZ

Today all partners of the Czech peering node will receive the first quarterly newsletter. On its two pages recipients will find the most interesting topics from NIX.CZ’s environment over the last three months. In the present issue our members and customers will find the latest news about the Secure VLAN project, the Peering Day conference or our new graphic identity, which NIX.CZ introduced at the beginning of this year. Our newsletter will be published in English. „Starting with this issue of our newsletter, we intend to bring our partners the latest update on what NIX.CZ is doing, which new networks have joined us or where and with what topics we presented our audience. We intend to keep on introducing the members of our Partner Programme. The newsletter, in addition to our Twitter channel, is another device of communication with the Czech and international Internet community,“ says Martin Semrád, CEO of NIX.CZ.  


New BCIX Peer: Freifunk Berlin

And another highlight in April 2014. We’re very happy to connect Freifunk Berlin at BCIX with 1 Gbps. More about Freifunk in the following Video: Tip: You can switch on English caption in the player after starting the video.


Two new resellers join DE-CIX and DE-CIX New York: Akado Telecom and Core Backbone

Just recently, two new resellers have joined us: Akado Telecom from Russia, and Core Backbone from...


Rezopole partenaire des 1eres Rencontres des décideurs informatiques de l'Isère.

Le 19 juin 2014, Grilog et la Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Grenoble organisent, en partenariat avec Rezopole, les 1eres Rencontres des décideurs informatiques de l'Isère. Au sein de la CCI de Grenoble et pendant une journée, près de 200 décideurs informatiques du secteur privé et public pourront se rassembler et débattre autour de 4 thèmes : Agilité – Sécurité des systèmes d'information – Logiciel libre – Internet.

Par des conférences et débats, 18 experts présenteront. l'intérêt des méthodes et techniques pour les entreprises et les organismes publics, les conseils à suivre, l'actualité et les évolutions à attendre.

Programme

8h30 : Accueil -Remise de badges – Café – Viennoiseries

9h00 : Introduction par Jean Vaylet, président de la CCI et Pierre Blangero, président de Grilog

Conférence d'ouverture "La transformation du rôle du DSI : de DSI à Directeur du numérique" par Charles Lacoste

9h30 : Agilité au service des projets et réalisations informatiques avec Michel Cezn, Cédric Belmont, Alexandre Boutin, Jean-Philippe Leclere

11h00 : Sécurité des systèmes d'information avec Patrick Vanhessche, Romuald Texier, Bjorn Gronquist, agent de la DDRI

12h20 : Buffet -Rencontres

13h40 : Logiciel libre avec Manon Midy, Erwan Taloc, Eddie Souama, Philippe Scoffoni, François Aubriot

15h10 : Internet avec Samuel Triolet, Anne Pellegrin, Frédéric Dulac, Luca Dini

16h30 : Conclusion et Informations Grilog – Edit – La Metro – Le Grésvaudan

17h10 : Cocktail – Rencontres

Participation

Pour plus d'information et pour vous inscrire rendez-vous sur : http://www.grilog.fr/DSI

(Inscription préalable obligatoire, nombre de places limité à 200 personnes)

Contact :Serge.imbert-bouchard@grilog.fr

Partenaires 

Evénement organisé avec la CCI Nord Isère, l'ADIRA, le Cluster Edit et Minalogic

En collaboration avec : CARA, le CLUSIR Rhône-Alpes, PLOSS-RA et Web in Alps

Et soutenu par : Alma, Charles Lacoste Consulting, l'EPSI, Hardis, Interview et Tel Now Edge


Enjoy the DE-CIX March newsletter!

In this newsletter, we will report on the DE-CIX New York Launch event, the connected customer...


New BCIX Peer: ImmobilienScout24

A warm welcome to ImmobilienScout24, the leading property portal in Germany. ImmobilienScout24 will be available for peering at BCIX, soon.


Welcome Inerail from Wilmington at DE-CIX New York

We would like to welcome our latest customer Inerail from Wilmington, USA, at DE-CIX New York....


Album photo - Aperezo 26 avec Border 6 et Brocade

L'album photo de l'Aperezo 26 au restaurant Tapeo Confluence, organisé par Rezopole, Border 6 et Brocade, est disponible sur ce lien.

Crédit photos : Alina Petrescu




Quo Vadis North American Peering?

The following column is written by Frank P. Orlowski, Head of Marketing at DE-CIX, and was first...


Welcome six new customers from four countries at DE-CIX!

We would like to warmly welcome six new customers from four countries at DE-CIX: Celeste from...


Meet us at MENOG and MPF

Like last year, MENOG and the Middle East Peering Forum are again being sponsored this year by...


L'Internet Society lance l'IXP Toolkit

L'Internet Society a lancé une plateforme web d'information et collaboration pour les nœuds d'échange Internet (IXPs) (http://www.ixptoolkit.org) et un guide collaboratif pour les IXP qui démarrent leur activité.

Le portail IXP Toolkit propose des ressources, données, cartes et statistiques pour la communauté des Internet eXchange Points. Le site comprend également un agenda des événements Internet à l'international, ainsi qu'un blog avec des actualités du secteur.

Le guide IXP Toolkit (http://www.internetsociety.org/ixptoolkitguide) est une ressource pour les noeuds d'échange Internet qui démarrent ou qui souhaitent développer leur activité. L'Internet Society souhaite recevoir des remarques et commentaires sur le guide et le portail web. Vous pouvez apporter vos suggestions à l'adresse feedback@ixptoolkit.org avant le 15/04. La v.1.0. du guide sera mise en ligne le 01/05.



Contribution de Rezopole 

LyonIX a mis à disposition sa Boite à outils sur la plateforme collaborative et communiquera également toutes les dates des trainings tenus en Afrique, dans le cadre du projet AXIS, pour l'aide au développement et la mise en place de nouveaux nœuds d'échange Internet.




Welcome NFOrce Entertainment from the Netherlands at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer NFOrce Entertainment from Roosendaal, the Netherlands,...


Welcome SDV Plurimedia from Strasbourg at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer SDV Plurimedia from Strasbourg, France, at DE-CIX....


Co-hosted by UAE-IX: MENA Peering Technology Seminar

Co-hosted by UAE-IX, Equinix is conducting the MENA Peering Technology Seminar on Tuesday, April...


Join us for the launch of DE-CIX New York

For almost 20 years we have operated Internet exchanges. We are now happy to celebrate the arrival...


La ville de Grenoble est candidate au label French Tech sous la signature Digital Grenoble

Dans le cadre de l'initiative French Tech lancée par la ministre Fleur Pellerin, la ville de Grenoble a mis en place une équipe pilotée par Jean-Pierre Verjus afin de déposer sa candidature au label numérique. Le cabinet de conseil Alcimed contribuera également à cette candidature.

Dans cette optique, différents groupes de travail ont été créés :

  • programmes accélérateurs de croissance, ce groupe en charge de ce travail, est animé par André Meyer, Eric Pierrel et Daniel Pilaud.
  • visibilité et l'attractivité du site dont l'animation a été confiée à Laurent Ponthieu et Philippe Wieczorek.
  • cartographie de nos forces dans le domaine numérique, l'animation a été confiée à Brigitte Plateau et Nicolas Berroud, en partenariat avec la société TKM
  • communication, groupe piloté par Renaud Cornu-Emieux avec l'appui d\u2019Alcimed et de notre community manager Régis Gautheron.



Un hashtag #DigiGre a été mis en place pour les Acteurs de Digital Grenoble et pour la communication sur les réseaux sociaux.


eco Internet Award 2014

Get your application in for the eco Internet Awards 2014


Welcome Sapphire Networks from Gibraltar at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Sapphire Networks from Gibraltar at DE-CIX. For more...


Welcome Swisscom from Bern at UAE-IX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Swisscom from Bern, Switzerland, at UAE-IX. For more...


Aperezo 26 avec Border 6 et Brocade

L'Aperezo n°26 organisé par Rezopole en partenariat avec Border 6 et Brocade aura lieu le 26 Mars au restaurant Tapeo à partir de 18h00. Venez rencontrer les équipes de Border 6 et Brocade et les professionnels du secteur IT régional autour d'un cocktail dînatoire ! Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant !

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A propos de Border 6

Border 6 optimise la disponibilité, la performance et les coûts opérationnels des plateformes d’accès Internet haut débit. Depuis 2012, la start-up française développe un contrôleur SDN/BGP qui équipe déjà plus d’une dizaine de portails leaders du web : Rue du Commerce, Seloger.com, Mappy, IMATéléassistance...


A propos de Brocade

Les Datacenters évoluent. Cloud, BYOD, Social Media, Virtualisation... En 2014, ces innovations technologiques impacteront tous les réseaux d'entreprise : du plus petit au plus grand. Les fabrics Ethernet Brocade vous aident à relever les défis liés aux nouvelles applications, nouveaux services, nouveaux équipements et ouvrent la voie au SDN. Quand vous pensez Réseaux, pensez Brocade !


Informations utiles


Laurent Alliod, membre du Jury de Pulse Contest

Huawei et La Cuisine du Web organisent le pulse contest, un concours pour PME et Startups autour de trois grandes catégories : big dataville intelligente et électronique / objets connectés. Les organisateurs mettent en jeu 300000 € de dotations repartis dans chaque catégories : 50 000 € pour le 1er, 30 000€ pour le 2e et 15 000 pour le 3e.A noter qu'une dotation spéciale de 15 000 € sera remise par les partenaires presse du concours.




Le pulse contest est destiné aux PME et Startups innovantes selon certaines conditions : le siège doit être en France, formée depuis plus de 18 mois et moins de 8 ans et avoir levé moins de 2 millions d'euros en investissement.

Un jury de professionnels - constitué de Pierre-Henri Dentressangle (Hi Innov), Patrick Bertrand (CEGID), Lionel Médini (LIRIS) et Laurent Alliod, Directeur du Développement de Rezopole - evaluera chaque candidatures selon des critères particuliers tels que les profils des équipes, le plan financier ou encore le marché.

Retrouvez le reglement complet et le calendrier du concours sur www.pulsecontest.com


        



Welcome akquinet at DE-CIX Hamburg

We would like to welcome our latest customer akquinet AG from Hamburg, Germany, at DE-CIX...


Le rapport d'activité 2013 de Rezopole est en ligne

Le rapport d'activité 2013 est en ligne. Vous trouverez dans ce document une rétrospective complète des activités et événements de l'année 2013 ainsi que les projets pour 2014. Le rapport est disponible en téléchargement au format PDF à partir de ce lien.




Album photo - Aperezo 25 avec Alturna Networks

L'album photo de l'Aperezo 25 à la brasserie Midi-Minuit, organisé par Rezopole et Alturna Networks, est disponible sur ce lien.

Crédit photos : Alina Petrescu

Aperezo Alturna Networks



RETN first new reseller for DE-CIX in 2014

We warmly welcome RETN as a new reseller at DE-CIX.RETN is a backbone provider offering...


[NaMeX]: job opportunities

Job title:Account manager
Experience:Mid-senior level
Employment Type:Full time

Job description

  • Identify new business opportunities worldwide, in particular within Italy and Europe
  • Support NaMeX customers and prospects by positioning our services for new business
  • Set sales strategies and managing business complexity
  • Work location: Rome/Italy. Expected travel: 60%


Desired Skills and Experience
  • The applicant must be comfortable working in multinational/multicultural environments
  • Previous sales experience in
  • telecommunication market with a track record of success is desirable
  • Existing industry contacts are desirable
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Italian
  • Willing to travel


05.03.2014 NIX.CZ has recorded a new peak of data traffic

NIX.CZ, the Czech Internet exchange, recorded a new peak in its data traffic last night. The new record is 271,1 Gbps.


DE-CIX Wins the Judges’ Award at Capacity’s Metro Connect Awards 2014

DE-CIX has won the Capacity Metro Connect Awards 2014’s Judges’ Award. DE-CIX was chosen as...


New discounts and port options for new connections and upgrades at VIX

To facilitate easier migration towards higher connection speeds, the Vienna Internet eXchange...


Welcome three new customers at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customers at DE-CIX: Hivane from Paris and Lasotel from...


03.03.2014 The Peering Day conference has begun

Today and tomorrow the second Peering Day conference (odkaz na web) opens its doors for the representatives of ISPs and IXPs from all over Europe. While the last conference was held in Prague, this year's event is hosted by VIX.at and NIX.CZ in Vienna. The first day of the conference is devoted to the RIPE NCC workshop, the second day offers a number of interesting presentations, the closing part of the programme will give room to a panel discussion on Internet Governance. On behlaf of NIX.CZ Zbynek Pospichal will give a presentation on the Secure VLAN project, Regina Fuchsova, the representative of EURid Central region will deliver a speech on IDNs. The representatives on CZ.NIC will talk about their BIRD and Knot DNS implementations.


DE-CIX February newsletter is online

Starting with the big news first: DE-CIX New York has extended its reach to 111 access points in...


27.02.2014 New design of the NIX.CZ user extranet

NIX.CZ is glad to announce that the new graphic design of the extranet has been launched. We hope you will find our new user interface to your liking.


Welcome AS33891 Netzbetrieb at DE-CIX New York

We would like to welcome our latest customer AS33891 Netzbetrieb GmbH from Nuremberg, Germany, at...


New BCIX Peer: MVV Enamic Immobilien GmbH AS62131

MVV Enamic Immobilien GmbH is now active with 100Mbps at BCIX.


Lyon Wants French Tech, la mobilisation continue !

La mobilisation organisée par Lyon Hub Numérique pour la candidature de Lyon au label Métropole French Tech continue. Après la signature du Manifeste Lyon Hub Numérique par plus de 450 personnes, l'écosystème numérique lyonnais se mobilise pour consolider le dossier de candidature de Lyon à la labellisation.


lyon wants french tech

Lyon Hub Numérique propose aux acteurs du numériques et du web, ainsi qu'au startups de remplir un questionnaire pour faire le point sur les forces et faiblesses de la ville et pour dresser un panorama représentatif des acteurs du numérique lyonnais.

Remplir le formulaire

Vous pouvez également soutenir la candidature de Lyon sur #LyonwantsFrenchTech et en rejoignant le Hub LinkedIn.

Plus d'informations

Contact : lyonwantsfrenchtech@grandlyon.org






Lancement du Guichet d'Information Télécom Grenoble

Grenoble Alpes Metropole, en partenariat avec Rezopole, lance le lundi 24 Février le Guichet d'Information Télécom de la métropole grenobloise. Une réunion de présentation de l'outil à 11h00 et un cocktail déjeunatoire à partir de 12h00 ont été prévus à cette occasion.

Le Guichet d'Information Télécom

Le Guichet d'Information Télécom est un service dédié aux entreprises, opérateurs et prestataires de service Télécom, mais aussi aux collectivités locales. Le GIT permet de faire connaître l'offre Télécom d'un secteur géographique, d'accompagner de nouveaux entrepreneurs dans leur démarche d'implantation et de contribuer au développement du Très Haut Débit et réseau d'un territoire.

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Results: AMS-IX Member/Customer Survey 2013

Every year we ask our members and customers to carry out our customer survey and give us their honest opinion about our services, platform and other activities. This information gives us an idea of what we need to improve and where we can continue in a similar manner.

This year 73 parties completed the survey. Of those, most originate from the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. Other countries that are being represented include France, Italy, Russia, Argentina, United Arab Emirates and Korea. Almost half of the respondents (40%) are thinking about upgrading in 2014, of which most to a multiple of 10GEs or 100GE.

Parties may have different reasons for connecting to an Internet exchange. Quality of service, the number of connected parties and neutrality & independence have made the top 3, directly followed by number of routes and cost-effectiveness. But how does AMS-IX score on these attributes? AMS-IX has given a full 4 out of 5 points for the number of connected parties, connecting to a stable and future-proof platform and obtaining technical support. Cost-effective means of exchanging traffic and obtaining peering support have scored above 3.5 out of 5 points. The ability to have a say in the Association has been rated almost 3.5 out of 5 points.

To have an AMS-IX membership is for half of the respondents (51%) valuable, however they do not vote. For 37% this membership is very valuable and also actively participates in voting. To the question if respondents would be interested in a SLA stated 24% a yes. This is about the same level as last year. A reason for this low interest could be the high confidence connected parties have in the AMS-IX platform.

All departments at AMS-IX have scored well. Both sales and marketing have achieved above 3 out of 5 points. Member relations and financial support have been rated a 3.5 out of 5 points. But the department that have performed the best, according to the respondents, is the NOC with a full 4 out of 5 points.

Overall AMS-IX has scored well. Let’s try to give the same level of quality or even better to our customers and members this year.


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AMS-IX New York Receives Open-IX Certification

AMS-IX New York has received the IXP Open-IX certification for the New York/New Jersey metropolitan statistical area. With this qualification from the Open-IX Association (OIX), AMS-IX New York becomes one of the first OIX certified neutral and distributed Internet exchanges in North America.

Open-IX is an initiative started by a group of Internet network operators, content owners and distributors, and other market parties that encourages the development of the neutral and distributed Internet Exchange model in the US.

All interested datacenter parties and Internet exchanges can adopt Open-IX standards and apply for certification. Becoming certified signifies that parties are not only adopting the standards but Open-IX has jointly certified the operations and provides its members with the right to utilize its certification marks so that the public can easily identify an OIX Internet exchange or datacenter and enjoy the additional benefits.

The technical requirements for Open-IX certification have been set by the IXP Standards Committee of the Open-IX Association, lead by AMS-IX’s CTO Henk Steenman. These include requirements regarding neutrality, openness, service offering, infrastructure and operations. AMS-IX New York has met all criteria and has received the IXP OIX-1 Certification for the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area. AMS-IX New York is currently deployed in Digital Realty’s 111th 8th datacenter and will soon operate from DuPont Fabros Technology (Piscataway New Jersey), Sabey’s Intergate Manhattan datacenter (375 Pearl Street) and the new 325 Hudson Street interconnection facility.

To receive the IXP OIX-1 Certification AMS-IX New York also needed to have a customer advisory board to help provide feedback and guidance on customer related matters. Part of this board is Aaron Hughes, Founder & CEO of 6connect. "This role gives me the opportunity to support the Open-IX initiative and help AMS-IX New York to further growing its business."

“We are very pleased to be certified by the Open-IX Association,” says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “This certification underlines our expertise and track record in building and deploying neutral Internet exchanges. By meeting the OIX Standards we expect to quickly increase our US customer base, and therefore increase the value of the exchange. That Aaron is willing to support us by being part of AMS-IX New York’s customer advisory board is greatly appreciated. This certification also acts as a first step for expansion of AMS-IX USA to other US metropolitan areas.”


13 des 18 DataCenters commerciaux lyonnais sont raccordés sur LyonIX

Rezopole a réalisé en Open Street Map une carte des DataCenters de la région lyonnaise. Sur un total de 18 Datacenters, 13 sont membres interconnectés sur l'infrastructure Internet LyonIX. 

"Le fait que la majorité des DCs lyonnais soient connectés sur LyonIX prouve bien que la présence d'un noeud d'échange (IXP) est importante pour le bon développement de la filière numérique d'un territoire. L'activité des DataCenters continuent de s'étendre sur Lyon, et la région Rhône-Alpes avec non seulement des extensions dans les centres existants, mais aussi avec de nouveaux projets de centres d'hébergement informatiques qui devraient voir le jour dans les mois à venir sur tout le territoire régional. On assiste d'ailleurs au même phénomène sur les autres villes où Rezopole a créer des IXP dans la région Rhône-Alpes : Grenoble, St Etienne, Roanne. Tous les Datacenters viennent également se connecter sur nos noeuds d'échange locaux" déclare Samuel Triolet, directeur de Rezopole.

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Aicent Lifts IPX Peering To New Heights With New Dual 10GE Connection at AMS-IX

Aicent, the world’s leading multi-service IPX of mobile data network services and solutions for mobile carriers globally, has announced that its IPX peering connection at AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) has now grown to dual 10GE peering connections, a world first in the IPX peering history. This is a major milestone in the growth of LTE roaming data and demonstrates Aicent's global leadership in driving data roaming in the world of LTE.

Highlights

With the continued growth of mobile subscribers worldwide and rapid adoption of next generation mobile services such as LTE and VoLTE, the need for greater capacity to handle the increase in data transported between mobile networks is becoming progressively more critical. As a leading roaming hub, Aicent’s quality of service and continued capacity growth on a global level relies heavily on the establishment of high capacity and secure data connections.

As a trusted GRX peering location for not only Aicent, but all GRX providers for over the last ten years, AMS-IX has proven itself as a supplier of stable, fast and cost-effective Internet services making it a secure choice for Aicent when deciding to further expand its IPX capacity.

As the first IPX provider to move to a dual 10GE capacity, Aicent now leads the world in roaming exchange traffic with the largest amount of data capacity.

Supporting quotes

Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), AMS-IX
“We are pleased that Aicent, one of the foremost mobile interconnects, has decided to upgrade their Inter-IPX connectivity towards AMS-IX. This first redundant 10GE IPX peering connection will definitely help them to handle expected traffic growth with roaming over LTE. The connection also demonstrates Aicent’s trust in the robustness and cost-effectiveness of the neutral AMS-IX platform as the main IPX peering point. Together with IPX providers, such as Aicent, we can continue to work on making IPX the modus operandi for the roll out and interconnection of next generation mobile services and networks.”

Vivian Ding, Vice President, Operations Aicent, Inc.
“With AMS-IX’s support for dedicated GRX/IPX peering along with an extensive peering network, Aicent is able to support a wide range of peering customers through a broad, secure, and fast connection. By doubling our capacity with AMS-IX we have broadened our capabilities to provision next generation services including content delivery and VoLTE for the carrier, enterprise and consumer markets.”


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Aperezo n°25 avec Alturna Networks

L'Aperezo n°25 organisé par Rezopole en partenariat avec Alturna Networks aura lieu le 27 Février à la Brasserie Midi Minuit, à Lyon 02, à partir de 18h00. Venez rencontrer l'équipe Alturna et les professionnels du secteur IT régional autour d'un cocktail dînatoire ! Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant !

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Le réseau Bouygues Telecom s'est interconnecté sur le noeud d'échange LyonIX

Bouygues Telecom a interconnecté son réseau sur le nœud d'échange Internet LyonIX, afin de pouvoir gérer le trafic en forte croissance qui passe par Lyon à travers une infrastructure locale et fournir un Internet plus rapide à ses clients lyonnais. Grâce à cette interconnexion, Bouygues Telecom pourra faire du peering (échange de données) avec les acteurs locaux, nationaux et internationaux présents sur le nœud d'échange rhône-alpin.

Les bénéfices de l'interconnexion

Connecté sur un port 10 Gbp/s au point de présence LyonIX 2, Bouygues Telecom a désormais un accès direct aux acteurs présents, tels que SFR, Numéricable, SPIE Communications, l'AFNIC, Cegid, Centre de Congrès de Lyon, DCforDATA, Maxnod, SHD, FMI, Eolas, Jaguar Network, Lasotel, LDLC, Novius, Renater, et autres.

« Notre raccordement à LyonIX, qui est une référence parmi les points d’échange français, va permettre à nos clients fixe de la région Lyonnaise de bénéficier d’une qualité de service optimale lors de l’accès aux contenus et services disponibles sur ce point d’échange.» affirme Bocar KANE, Responsable Peering chez Bouygues Télécom.

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SFR, connecté depuis 2006 sur l'infrastructure de Rezopole en 1Gb/s, est passé à l'étape suivante, et a configuré son réseau en 10Gb/s. Cela lui permettra de bénéficier d'un débit 10 fois plus important, ce qui aura un impact positif sur la connexion Internet des utilisateurs et clients.

« Pour SFR, il est important d'être proche de ses clients et de leur délivrer le meilleur service en proximité afin qu'ils puissent développer leur business en toute sérénité. Il était important pour nous d'upgrader par avance vers 10 Gbs car nous constatons depuis quelques mois une forte croissance du trafic local. » affirme Gilles-François Notari, Responsable Peering chez SFR.


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This week the NL-ix Internet Exchange platform exceeded the 500 Gb traffic level for the first time in history!

With this milestone NL-ix is now scored as the global number 7 IXP looking at traffic levels, while being ranked as number 5 counting the number of connected members (source: http://www.pch.net/ixpdir).

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List of AMS-IX Gold & Silver Partners Announced

AMS-IX can announce that eight of its reselling partners are qualified Gold or Silver Partner. Parties who are allowed to use the name AMS-IX Gold Partner are Atrato IP Networks, Equinix, EvoSwitch, Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) and IX Reach. AMS-IX Silver Partners are FiberRing, Liazo and Rascom

AMS-IX’s reselling partners have been bringing in a lot of new customers the past few years. To therefore further increase partner involvement and to reward successful partners, AMS-IX has introduced a revised partner program last October with new partner levels: Gold Partner, Silver Partner and Partner. 

To qualify as Gold Partner, partners had to sell more than 14 applications or 60GE (Gigabit Ethernet) of port capacity in 2013. To become Silver Partner, partners had to sell over 5 applications or 30GE of port capacity. 

For 2014, AMS-IX has set up new conditions for becoming a Gold or Silver Partner. To qualify for the first status, resellers have to sell more than 20 applications or 100GE of port capacity. For our colocation partners the selling capacity needs to be 300GE. To be named Silver partner, resellers have to sell more than 10 applications or 50GE of port capacity, which is 150GE for our colocation partners. 

If other AMS-IX reselling partners reach the Gold or Silver level this year they also will be upgraded. The status is valid until the end of 2014. In January 2015 AMS-IX will review again who can be named Gold or Silver Partner.

For a full list of our partners go to this page


AMS-IX New York Selects Zayo as Fiber Provider

International Bandwidth Infrastructure provider Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), has been selected by AMS-IX USA Inc. to supply fiber connectivity between the multiple data centers in the United States where AMS-IX New York operates its Internet peering platform. The U.S. exchange platform builds on AMS-IX’s successful Internet Exchange model in Europe, allowing multiple Internet service providers, content owners, cloud companies, and other Internet-related companies to efficiently and cost-effectively interconnect via an open peering fabric.

Zayo will provide dark fiber and Layer 2 connectivity for Internet Exchange customers using the Digital Realty data center in New York (111 8th St., Manhattan), DuPont Fabros Technology’s NJ1 data center in New Jersey (101 Possumtown Rd., Piscataway), Sabey Data Centers (375 Pearl St., Manhattan), and the 325 Hudson interconnection facility. Zayo’s fiber network will allow AMS-IX New York to have a direct flow of traffic between its major peering points of presence, with the fewer network hops supporting faster transportation of data.

“Providing connectivity for AMS-IX New York’s initial deployment brings the ease of the European peering model to our customers in the U.S.,” says Max Clauson, vice president of IP Services at Zayo Group.

“Zayo’s extensive network reach, especially into major data centers, made the provider our first choice to deliver interconnectivity between AMS-IX New York’s points of presence,” says Henk Steenman, Chief Technical Officer at AMS-IX. “The scalability of the dark fiber product enables Zayo to meet our needs as the exchange develops.”

This new exchange is part of AMS-IX’s global deployment of peering platforms. AMS-IX plans to deploy distributed Internet Exchanges in the Chicago and Silicon Valley markets in the first and second quarters of 2014.


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La version française du livre référence sur le peering : The Internet Peering Playbook est disponible chez Rezopole pour ses membres et pour la communauté francophone. Le manuel a été traduit par Irina Trentea, la Responsable communication de Rezopole ; les membres de l'équipe, Samuel Triolet et Arnaud Fenioux, ont apporté leurs connaissances techniques et remarques afin de rendre ce manuel le plus précis possible.

« Je suis très heureux que le Manuel du Peering soit désormais disponible en français et puisse bénéficier à un public élargi. J'espère que ce livre aidera la communauté francophone à mieux comprendre le fonctionnement de l'Internet et contribuera au développement des nœuds d'échange Internet nationaux et régionaux en Afrique. Un grand merci à l'équipe LyonIX qui a rendu cela possible !» affirme l'auteur William B. Norton, Directeur Général pour Dr Peering International et Directeur Stratégique du Groupe IIX (International Internet Exchange).

Partenaires

Ce projet a été réalisé avec le soutien de l'ISOC et Google.

 « Nous sommes extrêmement heureux d'avoir collaboré avec LyonIX pour traduire le Manuel du Peering. Notre objectif commun, ainsi que notre partenariat avec LyonIX, et avec autres IXP, est de travailler ensemble pour contribuer au développement des infrastructures Internet locales et du savoir-faire. Le projet a été subventionné par Google, et nous sommes satisfaits de la participation de tous ces acteurs. » rajoute Jane Coffin, Directrice de la Stratégie et du Développement de l'ISOC


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 Le livre est offert aux membres Premium de Rezopole, aux participants aux workshops BGP organisés par l'association et au écoles de Télécommunications de la Région Rhône-Alpes.

Il peut être acheté en format papier sur ou ebook sur le site de Amazon.

 


NL-ix welcomes its 400th member

NL-ix celebrates the fact that the 400th member signed for NL-ixmembership: Feral Hosting , based at Bristol, United Kingdom.

This new milestone clearly shows that the amount of companies, ISPs, operators and hosters connecting to NL-ix is growing exponentially. Earlier we welcomed member 200 (Breezz) at the end of 2008 (6 years after start NL-ix), and member 300 (Benesol) came in winter 2012 (3,5 years later).

Now, january 2014, Feral Hosting connects to NL-ix as member 400 (only 2 years later). If this trend would go on, NL-ix may envision milestone member 500 even sooner. For more statistics on NL-ix members and ports, please have a look at: http://www.nl-ix.net/network/statistics/


Looking into AMS-IX’s New Connections of 2013

AMS-IX grew strongly in 2013, adding in total 110 new parties to the exchange platform. This number is higher than in previous years (89 in 2012, 106 in 2011 and 59 in 2010). Among the new connected parties are Booking.com, Adobe Systems, Wargaming Interactive, COMBELL and Iceland Telecom.

To give you a better idea of these new additions, the following paragraphs will go into this more deeply, addressing subjects as the origin and type (member/customer) of the parties.

Close to 20% of the new connected parties at AMS-IX originate from the Netherlands, making it the country where most of the new parties are based. The same percentage is also being reflected in our total number of connected networks. Besides the Netherlands most parties that started peering at AMS-IX in 2013 originate from the United Kingdom, France and the United States.

Overview Countries 2013
Country of origin of new connected parties in 2013

Overview World Parts 2013
Continent of origin of new connected parties in 2013


Parties who apply for a connection directly have the option to become a member of the AMS-IX Association or a customer. The only difference between the two options is that members may attend and vote in the AMS-IX Association General Meeting, and their representatives may be nominated for the AMS-IX Executive Board. Last year, 32% of the connected parties connected directly to AMS-IX, of whom 14% chose to become a member and 18% a customer. The other 68% were added to the exchange through a partner or reseller.

Member Customer 2013
Overview of members, direct customers and connections via partner/reseller in 2013


.ruhr: First New Geographical Top Level Domain Starts Today

Numerous further geoTLDs at the starting gates eco advises: Reserve desired address quickly and...


.ruhr: First New Geographical Top Level Domain Starts

Numerous further geoTLDs at the starting gates eco advises: Reserve desired address quickly and...


Welcome at DE-CIX: OnLive, Riot Games and Stadtwerke Feldkirch

We would like to welcome our latest customers at DE-CIX: OnLive from Mountain View...


Welcome Valve Corporation at UAE-IX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Valve Corporation from Bellevue, USA, at UAE-IX.For...


Rezopole organise un Workshop BGP les 20 et 21 Février à Lyon.

Les Workshops BGP de Rezopole présentent le routage BGP, protocole fondateur d'Internet, nécessaire pour utiliser Internet sur un GIX, les concepts de peering et de Route Server. L’atelier explique également les techniques de mise en place pour annoncer et filtrer les réseaux, tant en IPv4 qu'en IPv6.

Perfectionnez toute votre équipe technique à BGP pour 1000 € HT pour 2 jours et 2 personnes (250 € HT / jour et par personne). Nous offrons les repas de midi !


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  • Rappels Cisco

  • Début configuration premières sessions

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  • Mise en place de configuration avec des adresses IP publiques

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Safer Internet Day 2014

On Febuary 11th, 2014 the 11th international Safer Internet Day will take place. This time it's...


EU Commission: Horizon 2020 – Funding for Research and Innovation

Brussels -  The European Commission organized its first Horizon 2020 Information Day on the 2014...


DE-CIX Apollon core capacity extended to 5.6 terabits

Growth at DE-CIX is an on-going process


EU Commissioner Defends Telecommunications Reform

Neelie Kroes, the EU Commissioner responsible for the Digital Agenda, defended her plans to reform...


Conférence, Internet de demain : innovation, nouveaux usages et perspectives, le 23 janvier à Lyon

L'Adira, Cluster Edit, Huawei et Rezopole organisent le jeudi 23 janvier une conférence à la mairie de Lyon. Le thème de cet événement portera sur « Internet de demain : innovation, nouveaux usages et perspective ».

De nombreux acteurs de la filière TIC locale participeront, sous la présidence d'honneur du Sénateur-Maire de Lyon, à la table ronde pour répondre aux interrogations sur l'avenir d'Internet. La conférence sera suivie d'un cocktail dînatoire.



Programme

17h00 : Accueil

17h30 : Mot d'ouverture

17h45 : Table-Ronde « Internet de demain : innovation, nouveaux usages et perspectives »

-Fabrice Lacroix, Président-fondateur d'Antidot, Trésorier Cluster EDIT

-Etienne Dugas, Président du Groupe Marais, Président de la FIRIP – Fédération des Industriels des Réseaux d'Initiative Publique

-Claude Guédat, INSA Lyon, Directeur adjoint du département Télécom

-Grégory Palayer, CEO, UpMyBiz

-Nicolas Pitance, CEO, DC for DATA

-Jean Mougin, CEO de Altica, délégué régional de Syntec Numérique Rhône-Alpes

Grand témoin : Christian Nibourel, Président d'Accenture France Benelux, Président INSA Lyon, chef de projet sur l'initiative stratégique « Plan Hôpital Numérique »

Clôture : François Quentin, Président du Conseil d'Administration de Huawei France

19h30 : Cocktail

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Baden-Württemberg Promotes Broadband Internet in Rural Areas

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2014 to be M2M Year: eco Expects New, Smart Machine Eco-system

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European Civil Rights Activists Form SaveTheInternet.eu

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Welcome Integra Telecom from Portland at DE-CIX

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New DE-CIX all-time peak: 3 terabit per second peak traffic!

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CSU Wants to Speed Up Broadband Internet Development

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Meet the (new) VIX

On Jan 28, 2014 VIX invites to its "Meet the (new) VIX" Event at Interxion Austria.


IX Reach Becomes First Reseller of AMS-IX New York

IX Reach, global leading provider of wholesale carrier services and connectivity solutions, is the first reselling partner of AMS-IX New York. AMS-IX New York has recently been established according to AMS-IX’s successful and proven European business model. It is the first Internet Exchange of AMS-IX USA Inc. that was founded following the Open-IX initiative. The partnership enables IX Reach to remotely connect parties to peer at the exchange and enhance their IP service offering.

IX Reach has been a reseller of AMS-IX in Amsterdam since 2007. Until now, they have managed to bring a large number of customers to Amsterdam. In 2013, IX Reach was the reseller connecting the most parties, 21 in total, to AMS-IX in Amsterdam “We are very pleased that IX Reach has also joined our Partner Program in the USA”, says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “With IX Reach joining AMS-IX New York, we have managed to engage with a valuable player. They have a very extended network in the USA, which makes it easier for parties outside of New York to connect to AMS-IX New York.”

AMS-IX has introduced the AMS-IX Partner Program to allow third parties to resell AMS-IX ports anywhere they have infrastructure connecting to the AMS-IX locations in New York. Under the program these parties and their services are certified to offer the AMS-IX service remotely. The program is aimed to provide easier access to AMS-IX for new (remote) customers through the AMS-IX partners and to consequently increase the value of the exchange through increased peering benefits.

Key benefits of the AMS-IX Partner Program are that partners are able to deliver full service to their customers – including IP transport, AMS-IX peering ports and customer support -, no investments in equipment have to be made and lower port capacity is available when needed.

Steve Wilcox, Founder and Technical Director of IX Reach, commented: "AMS-IX has always been a very important partner for IX Reach, so we're very pleased to be a part of their expansion to the US. Peering and the Internet are always evolving and established IXPs like AMS-IX are key to the growth of the Internet. Being able to now offer connectivity to AMS-IX New York is an exciting addition to our peering services."


Rezopole héberge une Ancre Ripe

En Octobre 2013 le RIPE a mis en service le projet Atlas Trust Anchor visant à produire un outil de mesure de la qualité de l'Internet par le déploiement de près de 50 Ancres autour du monde pour la fin 2014.

Depuis début janvier, Rezopole héberge une Ancre RIPE Atlas. Ces Ancres, en interaction avec les sondes RIPE, permettent d'effectuer des tests personnalisables (ping, traceroute, DNS, SSL) et fiables de la qualité de l'Internet, avec une capacité de mesure supérieure aux sondes. L'hébergement des Ancres permet de quadriller les réseaux et donc d'obtenir des informations en local comme en régional facilitant notamment l'identification de certaines pannes très localisées.


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Ce projet apportera donc des informations sur la connectivité, les performances et l'accessibilité des réseaux pour les hébergeurs d'Ancres mais profitera également au reste de la communauté.

En savoir plus : http://www.ripe.net/


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Rezopole met en place une sonde Border6

En plus de ses activités d'IXP, Rezopole a également mis en place de nombreux services destinés à la communauté internet. Quelques exemples : une base FTP, un service de visioconférence, un service de partage de fichiers... Pour assurer une bonne qualité de service, Rezopole a mis en place la solution Non Stop Internet de Border 6 afin d'optimiser ses routes BGP. La sonde Border 6 permet de favoriser certaines routes pour les rendre plus rapides et plus fiables.




La solution effectue des tests sur l'ensemble du réseau, générant ainsi une évaluation des performances et de la connectivité. Les données recueillies servent à optimiser le routage BGP en fonction du délais et de la perte de paquet vers les destinations test ou celles les plus utilisées. Parallèlement, des rapports sont édités sur les décisions de routage et les améliorations effectuées permettant notamment aux équipes de détecter les pannes et les manques de performance.

Ce système améliore la qualité des services hébergés sur les serveurs de Rezopole en utilisant des critères que n’intègre pas BGP.

En savoir plus : www.border6.com


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German Central Bank Warns of Bitcoins

Carl-Ludwig Thiele, Chairman of the German Central Bank, is no friend of bitcoins. The currency,...


07.01.2014 The Czech Neutral Internet exchange point, NIX.CZ, presents its new corporate identity

After more than five years it's time the Czech national Internet exchange point, NIX.CZ, had an overhaul!Our corporate rebranding involves all graphics, such as the corporate logo, website, printed and promotional materials and confirms the NIX.CZ Association, one of the top 10 European exchanges, in its commitment to transparent and effective communication with its members, customers and the general public.   "Our aim is to enhance communication and increase awareness of the NIX.CZ Association as an entity with a unique position not just in the realms of the Czech Internet. Naturally, the change of the visual design is an inseparable part of our corporate communication. The corporate logo, website and other graphics are all to be replaced after 5 years of sterling service. The new version of the logo takes the shape of the letter “X” which is characteristic for our field of activities" explains Martin Semrád, executive director of the NIX.CZ Association.   The new graphic design of the NIX.CZ Association has been drafted by Lemon Design studio whose previous clients include Prague 11 district authority, The Hussite Museum in Tábor and The British International School in Prague.


First resellers for DE-CIX New York: IIX and IX Reach

Soon after DE-CIX New York was ready for service and taking orders, the first resellers have now...


Welcome Netorn from Moscow at DE-CIX

We would like to warmly welcome Netorn LLC from Moscow, Russia, at DE-CIX. For more information...


FMI raccorde son nouveau DataCenter sur LyonIX 1 et 2

FMI a lancé son nouveau DataCenter raccordé à LyonIX 1 et à LyonIX 2. Situé à St Priest, ce DataCenter peut évoluer rapidement et ce, en toute sécurité. Jean-Luc COZZARIN responsable de l'activité hébergement déclare :

« FMI a construit son Datacenter en Mars 2013. Ce Datacenter a choisi de sécuriser ses accès Internet en se dotant de deux raccordements distincts à l’infrastructure REZOPOLE. Le 6 décembre dernier, une présentation de solutions et de fonctionnalités innovantes ont été présentées à une cinquantaine de clients et prospects. Tous ont salué ces initiatives qui tendent à démontrer concrètement les avantages d’un Datacenter pour les PME/PMI : Plus de sécurité et plus de flexibilité. »

   

A propos de FMI

Spécialiste et leader de l’infogérance depuis plus de 20 ans auprès des PME-PMI, FMI possède aujourd’hui un savoir-faire et une expérience qui ont fait leur preuve : 150 clients, 10 000 postes de travail gérés et plus de 1 000 serveurs.


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We warmly welcome three new customers at DE-CIX

Just before Christmas, we would like to welcome our latest customers at DE-CIX: GoDaddy.com from...


First resellers for UAE-IX: Orixcom and IX Reach

Orixcom, a global connectivity and cloud provider for the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has signed...


"Open-Heart Surgery for the Internet" Undertaken Successfully

With DE-CIX Apollon, the largest interconnection platform in the world is now in operation in...


DE-CIX December newsletter: Milestones 2013

2013 is almost over and the holiday season is coming up. We would like to thank all our customers...


DE-CIX Apollon migration is completed

As of December 11,2013, our work at DE-CIX Apollon is completed. One year ago, DE-CIX Apollon was...


Dec 19th 2013: NIX.CZ reduces connection prices

NIX.CZ, the Czech national peering node, will reduce its service prices starting from the new year. The price list changes follow the annual price policy set in December by the association's General Assembly. The price reduction will be effective as of January 2014 for its all existing members and customers. "The price reduction is a natural reaction to the increasing number of ports in the NIX.C...


Internet Policy to Decide on Germany’s Economic Future

eco’s 19-Point Program calls for sustainable and viable Digital Agenda for the gigabit society The...


eco to Host EuroDIG 2014 in Berlin: Your Chance to Suggest Topics and Help Shape the Event – Only Until 31 December

Largest European Internet Dialogue on 12 – 13 June 2014 Around 1000 international guests expected...


INHOPE - Global Cooperation Against Illegal Content

The Hague / Utrecht – The International Association of Internet Hotlines INHOPE, umbrella...


Minister Kamp brengt bezoek aan AMS-IX

Amsterdamse Internetinfrastructuur van groot economisch belang voor Nederland

Minister van Economische Zaken Henk Kamp heeft op maandag 16 december een bezoek gebracht aan AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange). AMS-IX ontving Minister Kamp in datacenter TelecityGroup AMS5 in Amsterdam om hem inzicht te geven in het functioneren van ’s werelds grootste Internetknooppunt en te spreken over het belang van het Internet ecosysteem voor de Nederlandse economie.

Met 630 aangesloten netwerken is AMS-IX de grootste Internet Exchange ter wereld. Op het neutrale en onafhankelijke platform wordt op piekmomenten meer dan 2,5 Terabit per seconde aan Internetverkeer uitgewisseld. Tijdens zijn bezoek aan TelecityGroup AMS5 maakte Minister Kamp kennis met het not-for-profit verenigingsmodel van AMS-IX en de waarden en ontwikkelingen die aan het succes van AMS-IX ten grondslag liggen. Bovendien verkreeg hij inzicht in de technische werking van de Internet Exchange als kerncomponent van de succesvolle en waardevolle Nederlandse Internetinfrastructuur.

Uit recent onderzoek van AMS-IX, Deloitte, de Dutch Hosting Provider Association (DHPA), ECP en Rabobank blijkt dat de digitale infrastructuur – na Schiphol en de Rotterdamse haven – de derde mainport van Nederland vormt. Dankzij een innovatieve houding en de juiste condities behoort de Nederlandse digitale infrastructuursector tot de top van de wereld en concurreert deze met Londen, Parijs en Frankfurt. De Nederlandse markt voor internetdiensten is open en neutraal. Hierdoor is Nederland een aantrekkelijke (vestigings)locatie voor bedrijven in de digitale infrastructuursector. De aantrekkingskracht van AMS-IX en het omringende ecosysteem van datacenters, netwerken en hosting providers blijkt onder meer uit het gegeven dat de regio Amsterdam in de eerste helft van 2013 veruit de sterkste groei in datacentercapaciteit kende in de Europese markt.

Naast het economische belang van AMS-IX op nationaal niveau is met Minister Kamp gesproken over de rol van AMS-IX in het internationale Internetverkeer: het succesvolle, neutrale en not-for-profit Internet Exchange model wordt zelfs naar andere werelddelen geëxporteerd en creëert als zodanig schaalvoordelen en toegevoegde waarde voor zowel bestaande als nieuwe leden. Na het Caribisch gebied, Hong Kong en Oost-Afrika heeft AMS-IX met AMS-IX New York onlangs zijn eerste neutrale exchange geopend in de Verenigde Staten.

“Een goede internetinfrastructuur is belangrijk voor de Nederlandse economie. AMS-IX levert daaraan een belangrijke bijdrage", zegt Henk Kamp, Minister van Economische Zaken.

"Wij zijn verheugd om te zien dat de Nederlandse overheid veel belang hecht aan investering in innovatie en connectiviteit en dit onderstreept met het bezoek van Minister Kamp aan AMS-IX", zegt Job Witteman, CEO van AMS-IX. “Met heldere regelgeving en ruimte voor innovatie kan Nederland wereldwijd een voortrekkersrol blijven vervullen op het gebied van digitale infrastructuur en e-business. Het is daarbij van belang dat beleidsmakers de randvoorwaarden creëren zodat marktpartijen blijven investeren in deze sector.”


eco Statement to Allocation of Responsibility for Digital Infrastructure

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Upgraded: Kabel Deutschland to 60GEC (AS31334) [DUS]


eco Statement to Confirmation of German Federal Coalition

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New Peer: Hetzner Online AG – 10GE (AS24940) [FRA]


eco: No Progress in EU Data Protection Reform

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Blanket Data Retention: EU in Reverse– Germany in the Wrong Lane

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Rezopole ouvre une 4ème baie sur LyonIX 1

Afin de répondre aux demandes d'interconnexions, Rezopole met en place une baie supplémentaire sur LyonIX 1. Les équipements sont identiques aux autres baies déjà occupées sur le Point de Présence (PoP) de Villeurbanne qui continue sa croissance.

LyonIX 1D démontre ainsi l'importance de maintenir un
point de présence dans un DataCenter neutre, celui de l'IN2P3 (le laboratoire de physique nucléaire du CRNS). Ce DataCenter permet en effet à tout acteur Télécom de venir s'interconnecter sans être situé dans un bâtiment privé.

LyonIX 1 reçoit déjà les équipements de plus de 28 structures différentes (opérateurs, grandes entreprises ou comptes publics). Les trois premières baies (LyonIX 1 A B C) étant pleines, une extension était nécessaire, ce qui est fait depuis début Décembre 2013.

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eco Theme Days and Idea Competition: Working. Simply. Differently.

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NSA Affair: Special Rapporteur On Counter-Terrorism 'Outraged'

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Album photo - RezoGirls 02

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NL-ix ANNOUNCES 100GE PORTS IN SIX COUNTRIES

100GE PORTS NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE ON NL-ix --

The Neutral Internet Exchange (NL-ix) today announces the launch of its 100GE Wide Area Distributed Internet Exchange. NL-ix is the first Internet Exchange offering 100GE ports in a Wide Area Network setting (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Duesseldorf, London, Paris, Brussels, Antwerp and Luxembourg). 100GE ports are ready to order immediately.

*This upgrade is an important result of the continuous fast growing data traffic, mainly caused by growth of video traffic over the Internet and cloud services, more and more IP networks are reaching their boundaries with 10GE ports,* says Jan Hoogenboom, CEO of NL-ix. *Due to the technical readiness of the current market, it is now the right moment to introduce 100GE port capacity on our platform.*

In 2013, already two NL-ix 100GE ports are in use and NL-ix CEO Jan Hoogenboom expects more to follow: *A 100GE port connection offers significant advantages; it is easier to manage and it reduces the cost per Mbps making peering even more cost efficient than IP transit.*

NL-ix has more than 380 members and covers 6 countries, making NL-ix the largest Distributed Internet Exchange in Europe. With over 10 years of operating experience, NL-ix brings next generation technologies to IP networks that require neutral peering across Europe.


NL-ix announces 100GE ports in xix countries

100GE PORTS NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE ON NL-ix --

The Neutral Internet Exchange (NL-ix) today announces the launch of its 100GE Wide Area Distributed Internet Exchange. NL-ix is the first Internet Exchange offering 100GE ports in a Wide Area Network setting (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Duesseldorf, London, Paris, Brussels, Antwerp and Luxembourg). 100GE ports are ready to order immediately.

*This upgrade is an important result of the continuous fast growing data traffic, mainly caused by growth of video traffic over the Internet and cloud services, more and more IP networks are reaching their boundaries with 10GE ports,* says Jan Hoogenboom, CEO of NL-ix. *Due to the technical readiness of the current market, it is now the right moment to introduce 100GE port capacity on our platform.*

In 2013, already two NL-ix 100GE ports are in use and NL-ix CEO Jan Hoogenboom expects more to follow: *A 100GE port connection offers significant advantages; it is easier to manage and it reduces the cost per Mbps making peering even more cost efficient than IP transit.*

NL-ix has more than 380 members and covers 6 countries, making NL-ix the largest Distributed Internet Exchange in Europe. With over 10 years of operating experience, NL-ix brings next generation technologies to IP networks that require neutral peering across Europe.


Open Day LyonIX/CIXP, le 19 décembre à Genève.

Dans le cadre de l'interconnexion LyonIX/CIXP (Lyon/Genève), Equinix organise un Open Day en partenariat avec Rezopole. Inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’hui pour assister à la présentation de cette paserelle franco-suisse et pour une visite gratuite du site Equinix GV2 à Genève.


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Jeudi 19 décembre

09.30 – 11.00 : Rezopole

Accueil et présentation de l'association

11.00 – 13.30 : Equinix

Accueil et introduction
Visite, cocktail et collation

A propos d'Equinix

Platform Equinix propose des data centres “International Business Exchange” (IBX®) sur 2 marchés en Suisse: Genève et Zurich. Ces data centres en Suisse mettent à disposition plus de 10.500 m2 d’espace de colocation sécurisés, permettant de connecter clients, partenaires et utilisateurs.

Equinix héberge de nombreux IXP (Internet eXchange Point) dans le monde et comme tous les data centres Equinix, Geneva GV2 donne accès aux plus importants marchés mondiaux des TICs, à des facilités certifiées et conformes notamment aux normes ISO standards (ISO 9001: 2008) et à des solutions de continuité.



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UAE-IX's 1st Customer Meeting

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eco Association: Sidonie Günther Takes Over Political Public Relations for the Capital Office

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03.12.2013 CEE Peering Day 2014 registrations now open

The registration for the second CEE Peering Day event (3 & 4 March 2014) is now open. Registration for attendees is available at the www.peeringday.eu website. The event, which was first organized in the spring of this year, is ready to welcome 250 guests. The programme of the conference will be published in due course.  “The first day of the conference will host a RIPE workshop focusing on a number of theoretical and practical matters such as best current practices in Routing Policy Specification Language, Resource Transfers, Resource Public Key Infrastructure and building one’s own measurements. On the second day of the conference representatives of a number of Central- and Eastern-European IXs will present their exchanges and will comment on the issues of security in terms of interconnections.”, said one of the co-organizers, Martin Semrád, the director of NIX.CZ.


Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Making Headway with New Communication Solutions

According to eco – Association of the German Internet Industry (http://en.eco.de), medium-sized...


Netflix Signs On To New York Open Internet Exchange

Netflix is first AMS-IX New York customer, one of eight that have applied for a connection

AMS-IX today announced that Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, is the first customer for AMS-IX New York. This location is the first Internet Exchange for Netflix to connect to that has been established as a reaction to the Open-IX initiative in the United States. This agreement follows Netflix’s connection to AMS-IX in Amsterdam earlier this year.

Open-IX is an initiative started by a group of Internet network operators, content owners and distributors, and other market parties, including Netflix, that encourages the development of the neutral and distributed Internet Exchange model in the US. The ultimate objective of Open-IX is to reduce interconnection complexity and associated costs in this country, which have been more complex and higher than in Europe, where the preferred Internet Exchange model is more common.

AMS-IX’s counterpart AMS-IX USA Inc. reached agreements with Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT), Sabey Data Centers and 325 Hudson in the first week of November to operate and build an Open-IX Internet Exchange in the New York/New Jersey area. Depending on the market demand and the willingness of other data center providers to partner with AMS-IX USA Inc., additional locations may be added. AMS-IX will also deploy distributed Internet Exchanges in the Chicago and Silicon Valley markets, which are currently planned to go live in respectively the first and second quarter of 2014.

“We are very pleased to have Netflix as the first customer of AMS-IX New York. One of the main reasons to broaden our scope to the US is to offer our US-based customers the value of a neutral and distributed Internet Exchange. Netflix is the first customer to take advantage of this,” says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX.

“Netflix has been one of the key drivers of the Open-IX initiative. With our connection to AMS-IX New York we can finally get benefit from the European Internet Exchange model in the US,” said David Temkin, Director of Network Architecture and Strategy and Chair Board of Directors of the Open-IX Association. “Moreover, our experience with AMS-IX in Amsterdam made it an easy choice to connect to AMS-IX New York as well.”


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Gaming Asks for Connectivity

The online gaming industry is booming. How do we know? By the impressive data traffic growth figures we see at our platforms. As the world's largest Internet Exchange, we welcome more and more gaming (related) companies every year. These companies exchange large volumes of data. Connectivity is obviously key for the future of gaming!

Gaming on smartphones, tablets and social channels has exploded and game development companies respond to the increased importance of Internet connection by taking control of the complete gaming supply chain. They not only develop, produce and publish their games, but they also start to play a role in the maintenance of the Internet infrastructure on which these games depend. Online games need to be fast and available every second of the day. Game developers, managed hosting providers and online gaming platforms are all investing in Internet interconnectivity so that they can take a share in the ever-growing online gaming market.

Gaming companies want to make sure that they can offer a more predictable quality of service. Managing the infrastructure inhouse not only helps in optimizing availability, but also leads to a shorter decision-making process and faster implementation of games. What we see is that gaming companies are starting to embrace Internet Exchanges to make IP peering easier and to broaden their market. Companies like Wargaming, i3D.net, Gameforge.com, Trion Worlds and Nforce are already connected to AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) and more parties will follow in the upcoming months.

Why are all these parties connecting to an Internet Exchange? Connecting to a global Internet hub first of all is the most cost-efficient way to reach other Internet companies. Gamers connect to different ISPs or telecom companies to play online. For online game providers, an Internet Exchange is the easiest way to connect with all these companies. At AMS-IX Amsterdam, over 600 networks share IP traffic, with a peak of more than 2.5 Terabit per second, reaching the most international mix of connected networks. Another advantage is that AMS-IX is introducing new services and technological improvements continuously, making sure that sufficient bandwidth and speed is available at all time and all platforms (including mobile) are supported. Located at the ports of Europe (Amsterdam), Asia (Hong Kong) and the US (New York), AMS-IX is an important landing platform for Internet related companies who are serving your gamers.

AMS-IX will be present at GameConnection in Paris on December 3. If you want to discuss what we can do for your game, drop us a note!

Mark Cooper
CCO AMS-IX


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Artprice, premier membre interconnecté sur LyonIX 3

Artprice, le Leader mondial de l'information sur le marché de l'Art, est le premier membre interconnecté sur le point de présence LyonIX 3. Christophe Vigny, Directeur Informatique chez Artprice déclare : "Soucieux d’améliorer notre qualité de service, nous avons décidé de nous interconnecter sur LyonIX afin d’améliorer notre disponibilité et notre latence au niveau mondial. En effet ce GIX nous permet d’échanger nos données au plus proche avec nos clients et nos partenaires. De plus l'ajout d'un nouvel acteur de transport dans notre infrastructure réseau nous apporte de meilleures garanties de disponibilité en cas de défaillance, d'un de ceux-ci."

Thierry Ehrmann, fondateur d'Artprice et de Groupe Serveur: "Cette interconnexion intercontinentale, notamment pour l'Asie et les USA nous prépare à l'Internet des objets connectés, à travers IPv6, LyonIX est incontestablement l'Internet de demain sur lequel notre groupe, présent sur l'Internet depuis 1987, se devait d'être. Pour information, en 2011, seules quelques sociétés ont entrepris de déployer la technologie IPv6 sur leur réseau interne, Google notamment.


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A propos d'Artprice

Artprice est le leader mondial des banques de données sur la cotation et les indices de l'Art avec plus de 27 millions d'indices et résultats de ventes couvrant plus de 500 000 Artistes. Artprice Images(R) permet un accès illimité au plus grand fonds du Marché de l'Art au monde, bibliothèque constituée de 108 millions d'images ou gravures d'oeuvres d'Art de 1700 à nos jours commentées par ses historiens. Artprice enrichit en permanence ses banques de données en provenance de 4 500 Maisons de ventes et publie en continu les tendances du Marché de l'Art pour les principales agences et 6 300 titres de presse dans le monde. Artprice met à la disposition de ses 2 300 000 Membres (members log in), les annonces déposées par ses Membres, qui constituent, désormais, la première Place de Marché Normalisée® mondiale pour acheter et vendre des œuvres d'Art à prix fixe ou aux enchères (enchères réglementées par les alinéas 2 et 3 de l'article L 321.3 du code du commerce).

Pour les nouveaux actionnaires, Artprice vous invite à lire : "Entretien exclusif de thierry Ehrmann avec Trading and Ipo" du 30/09/2013 qui permet de décrypter en profondeur l'historique d'Artprice et ses développements futurs : http://www.actusnews.com/communique.php?ID=ACTUS-0-33600

Artprice, avec plus de 13 ans de communication réglementée sur l'Eurolist, se fait un point d'honneur à produire toute l'information nécessaire aux professionnels des Marchés financiers, mais aussi aux néophytes du Marché de l'Art. Toutes les questions des 18 000 actionnaires d'Artprice trouvent systématiquement leurs réponses dans l'information réglementée d'Artprice qu'elle diffuse en ligne sur Internet sur son propre site, http://www.artprice.com, et sur celui de son diffuseur homologué par l'AMF, ActusNews (http://www.actusnews.com).

Artprice est cotée sur Eurolist by Euronext Paris au compartiment B, SRD long only et: Euroclear : 7478 - Bloomberg : PRC - Reuters : ARTF

http://www.artprice.com (c)1987-2013 thierry Ehrmann

Suivre en temps réel toute l'actualité du Marché de l'art avec Artprice sur Twitter et Facebook :

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Contact : Josette Mey : e-mail : ir@artprice.com


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AMS-IX appoints Mark Cooper as Chief Commercial Officer

Mark Cooper replaces Cara Mascini, who is now Chief Strategy Officer

Mark Cooper (44) has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange). He took over the position from Cara Mascini (43), who fulfilled this role as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the past 10 years. Cara Mascini has started a new challenge as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at AMS-IX.

As CSO, Cara Mascini is responsible for the long-term strategy development, creating the strategic context, stakeholder management, strategic relations, organisational development and company culture. With the recent international expansions, the need for more strategic context was growing to make sure the organization develops according to the objectives that are set for a longer term and the strategy is executed accordingly.

Before joining AMS-IX, Mark Cooper was Director Strategy & Marketing at Interxion within the Network Service Provider and Content Delivery Network division. Prior to Interxion, Mark Cooper was employed by KPN International in the role of Product Manager and before that by KPNQwest in the role of Product Marketing Manager. As the new CCO of AMS-IX, Mark Cooper is responsible for the management and further development of marketing, sales, business development and customer relations within AMS-IX.

“I feel AMS-IX is the absolute leader in the field of Internet Exchanges”, said Mark Cooper. “This role offers me the opportunity to join an organization with a focus on expansion into new international markets. This function allows me to further develop my experience of team management and leadership, particularly in the area of marketing.”

“After 10 years of building the commercial operation, it was time for a new role and challenge. With Mark Cooper, AMS-IX has found an excellent successor, because he has an excellent track record in the areas of marketing and business development”, said Cara Mascini. “Typically in a fast growing and technical high performance oriented environment, there is less attention for long term and organisational development. So I decided that will be my challenge from hereon.”


Vodafone connects to CATNIX

Vodafone accesses to CATNIX with a speed of 100 Mbps.


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Breed sectoronderzoek wijst uit: digitale infrastructuur is derde mainport van Nederland

Digitale infrastructuur ruggengraat van verdere economische groei

Na Schiphol en de Rotterdamse haven is de digitale infrastructuur de derde mainport van Nederland en daarmee essentieel voor de verdere uitbreiding en toekomstige groei van de Nederlandse economie. Dat blijkt uit een gezamenlijk onderzoek van AMS-IX, Deloitte, de Dutch Hosting Provider Association (DHPA), ECP en Rabobank. Onder digitale infrastructuur wordt verstaan: housing, hosting en connectiviteit. De partijen presenteren het onderzoek vandaag tijdens het Jaarcongres van ECP in Den Haag.

Digitale diensten worden een steeds groter onderdeel van onze economie. De verwachting is dat het wereldwijde IP-verkeer tussen 2013 en 2017 verdubbelt, met een jaarlijkse groei van 23 procent. Voor wat betreft de workload van datacenters in West-Europa gaat het onderzoek uit van een groei van zestig procent tussen 2013 en 2016, met een jaarlijkse toename van twintig procent. De digitale infrastructuur is hiervoor de voedingsbodem: (nieuwe) technologiebedrijven zijn in korte tijd snel uitgebreid en bedienen klanten over de gehele wereld. Naast de grote organisaties zijn naar schatting in Nederland ook zo’n duizend mkb’ers actief in de digitale-infrastructuursector.

Dankzij een innovatieve houding en de juiste condities behoort de Nederlandse digitale-infrastructuursector tot de top van de wereld en concurreert met Londen, Parijs en Frankfurt. Nederland loopt voorop op het gebied van internetinnovatie en participeert actief in internetcommunity’s. De markt voor internetdiensten is bovendien open en neutraal. Hierdoor is Nederland een aantrekkelijke (vestigings)locatie voor bedrijven in de digitale-infrastructuursector.

Dat Nederland een leidende positie in de wereld heeft, blijkt ook uit de omvang van de Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). Dit is de grootste Internet Exchange in de wereld als het gaat om verbonden IP-netwerken, en de op een na grootste in termen van dataverkeer (gigabits per seconde). AMS-IX is dé mainport voor het internet – meer dan Rotterdam is voor containers en Schiphol voor passagiers. Gekeken naar breedbandpenetratie en gemiddelde verbindingssnelheid, staat Nederland op de tweede plek de EMEA-regio (Europa, het Midden-Oosten en Afrika), en op de zesde plaats wereldwijd.

Daarnaast lijkt industrialisatie van het datacenter nog maar in de kinderschoenen te staan. Het merendeel van de IT-apparatuur is nog altijd gehuisvest in in-house serverruimten en datacenters, maar het vooruitzicht is een consolidatie van grote geïndustrialiseerde datacenters die vaak energie-efficiënter zijn. Deze consolidatie draagt bij aan het verkleinen van onze ecologische voetafdruk.

Volgens het onderzoek is de leidende positie in deze wereldwijde sector ook snel weer te verliezen. De grenzen tussen landen in de digitale economie zijn vaag – bedrijven kunnen eenvoudig hun apparaat en organisatie verplaatsen naar een andere plek in de wereld. Daarnaast trekken veel landen actief nieuwe internetbedrijven en -activiteiten aan. Bovendien is de digitale economie sterk afhankelijk van fysieke factoren als ruimte en elektriciteit – twee aspecten waarvoor langetermijnplanning nodig is om beschikbaarheid te garanderen.

Aanbevelingen voor het behoud van de leidende positieDe onderzoekers formuleerden zes aanbevelingen om de leiderspositie van Nederland te versterken. 
  • Focussen op innovatie en de ondernemersgeest stimuleren. Zo hebben we immers ook onze huidige positie bereikt. 
  • Gebruik maken van geschikte industriemodellen die passen bij de belangrijkste producten en diensten in deze snel veranderende markt. Op dit moment is de digitale-infrastructuursector bijvoorbeeld onzichtbaar in de economische statistieken vanwege SBI-codes die niet passen bij de producten en diensten in deze nieuwe sector. 
  • Opleidingen verbeteren, zodat we straks personeel hebben dat gekwalificeerd is voor de eisen van de digitale economie. 
  • Een evenwichtige regelgeving opstellen op basis van een gedetailleerd inzicht in de sector in internationaal perspectief. Die kan een gezonde basis zijn voor de digitale economie, maar de overheid moet ervoor zorgen dat dit bedrijfsactiviteiten of klantervaring niet meer dan nodig in de weg staat. 
  • Beschikbaarheid van ruimte en elektriciteit op de lange termijn zeker stellen. Verschillende stakeholders (zoals de sector, overheid, energieproductie en -distributie) moeten hiervoor samenwerken. 
  • Investeringsmethoden, met specifieke kennis van de digitale sector, stimuleren. In het huidige economische klimaat hebben vooral kleinere bedrijven namelijk moeite om voldoende investeerders aan te trekken.

“Dit onderzoek toont ondubbelzinnig het enorme belang van de Nederlandse digitale infrastructuur”, zegt Michiel Steltman, directeur van de DHPA. “Deze derde mainport is de motor voor groei en biedt bovendien Nederlandse mkb’ers grote kansen in de internationale online wereld. De bal ligt nu bij de overheid en het bedrijfsleven. Zij moeten deze infrastructuur nog meer gaan gebruiken als basis voor economische groei. Daar is uitgebalanceerd beleid voor nodig – niet alleen als reactie op excessen, maar dat ook rekening houdt met het economisch belang.”


Ian Cleary of Level3 Communications and Ryan Donnelly of Verisign are elected to the AMS-IX Board

Members of the AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) Association have appointed two new members to the Executive Board at the 39th General Meeting today. Ian Cleary, EMEA Director of Core Product Marketing at Level3 Communications, and Ryan Donnelly, Director of Systems & Network Architecture at Verisign, are now part of the team. 

They succeed Christian Kaufmann, Director Network Services at Akamai Technologies and Remco Frijling, owner of Lean Networks. The latter was a board member at AMS-IX for three years, while Christian Kaufmann held this role for six years of which three years as chairman. Arif Polat, Marketing Director at Turk Telekom International, and Alex Bik, Technical Director at BIT, were reelected to the AMS-IX Board.

Besides the appointment of two new board members, Alex de Joode, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Leaseweb, will act as an Expert Advisor to the AMS-IX Board for legal and regulatory matters. His experience in this field will be very helpful, in particular regarding to AMS-IX USA Inc. matters.

Both new board members are very experienced. Ian Cleary is familiar with the Internet and interconnection playfield since 1998. He held business development and product management positions at, among other organizations, Teliasonera and Global Crossing. Today, Cleary leads the product marketing team at Level3 Communications.

Ryan Donnelly has more than fifteen years of industry experience in highly technical design and operations roles, as well as in management roles that focus on the complex relationship between the technical and political/financial realities of organizations. In serving the NANOG Board of Directors, as well as having helped the NANOG Program Committee, Ryan has related experience and is familiar with industry issues that affect the AMS-IX membership.

“AMS-IX is a trusted partner and global example. Preserving the integrity of these qualities during growth and technology change is a very important aspect of delivering value to member AS networks”, says Ian Cleary. “I am pleased to offer my time, experience and skills to the AMS-IX community and I believe that the contribution of my own Product Management, Product Marketing and general commercial skills can complement the established team and will help to realise the shared goals of all AMS-IX members.”

“I’m delighted that the AMS-IX Association welcomes me as a member of the board”, says Ryan Donnelly. “Together with the other board members and the management team this position allows me to help AMS-IX continue to be an interconnect leader both in the Netherlands and beyond. Moreover, my relationship with the AMS-IX management team is excellent, as I cooperated with them for many years and realised deployments at both AMS-IX and AMS-IX Caribbean. I’m looking forward to this great opportunity.”

Christian Kaufmann is leaving the board after six years of commitment: “I’ve always found it a honor to be part of the AMS-IX Board, and I did my role with much dedication and passion. The members have chosen two valuable successors since both gentlemen have a great interest in technology and are well experienced in the field of Internet and interconnection. I wish them both the best and a lot of fun.”


Nov 12th 2013: NIX.CZ has launched a Partnership Program for smaller or local companies

Prague, 12 November 2013 – The Czech Internet eXchange Point NIX.CZ has launched a Partnership Program which aims to make it possible for smaller or local companies to connect to NIX.CZ. This offer can be used by businesses whose traffic is less than 1GE and who find it interesting to connect to a peering node. Currently, the contractual partners of the program include Atrato IP Networks, ČD T...


12.11.2013 NIX.CZ has launched a Partnership Program for smaller or local companies

Prague, 12 November 2013 – The Czech Internet eXchange Point NIX.CZ has launched a Partnership Program which aims to make it possible for smaller or local companies to connect to NIX.CZ. This offer can be used by businesses whose traffic is less than 1GE and who find it interesting to connect to a peering node. Currently, the contractual partners of the program include Atrato IP Networks, ČD Telematika, Kaia Global Networks Ltd., Slovak SITEL and Telefónica O2.   "In order to become a member or a customer of NIX.CZ and thus benefit from all the opportunities that this membership brings, every company must meet a number of requirements. This partnership program has been introduced for smaller entities that fulfill these requirements but did not find this connection financially attractive. This program will enable them to connect to our node through our contractual partners. Also, this method makes our cooperation much easier," explains Martin Semrád, Director of NIX.CZ.   More information is available on the website of NIX.CZ ( www.nix.cz/cz/carriers ), which also contains contact details of contractual partners that are ready to provide further details. The program was launched at the beginning of the year and is expected to continue in the years to come.   


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AMS-IX USA Inc. gaat van start met Open-IX Internet Exchange in New York

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), ’s werelds grootste Internetknooppunt, heeft met zijn dochteronderneming AMS-IX USA Inc. een definitief akkoord bereikt met Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT), Sabey Data Centers en 325 Hudson. In samenwerking met deze partijen wordt in de regio New York/New Jersey een gedistribueerd Internetknooppunt opgezet en beheerd onder de naam AMS-IX New York.

AMS-IX zal ook gedistribueerde en op zichzelf staande Internet Exchanges in Chicago en Silicon Valley uitrollen. Deze knooppunten zullen opeenvolgend geïmplementeerd worden in het eerste en het tweede kwartaal van 2014. Dit nieuwe business initiatief volgt op het certificeringsproces van de Open-IX Association voor het opzetten van neutrale en gedistribueerde Internetknooppunten in de Verenigde Staten.

In alle drie de markten zal AMS-IX Internetknooppunten uitrollen die verschillende gebieden dekken, beginnende met AMS-IX New York. De Internet Exchanges zullen niet onderling gekoppeld worden en ook niet in verbinding staan met AMS-IX in Amsterdam. De uitrol in New York vindt plaats in de datacenters van Digital Realty en DuPont Fabros Technology in New York (111 8th) en New Jersey (101 Possumtown Road, Piscataway). Afhankelijk van de vraag uit de markt en de bereidheid van andere datacenterleveranciers om samen te werken met AMS-IX, zullen andere locaties worden toegevoegd. De andere twee locaties die zijn geselecteerd voor de AMS-IX New York Internet Exchange zijn Sabey Data Centers’ Intergate.Manhattan en de nieuwe 325 Hudson Street interconnectie colocatie. Meer datacenter locaties volgen in een later stadium. AMS-IX is er van overtuigd dat een gedistribueerd exchange-model de meeste waarde toevoegt voor klanten door een grote keuze aan connectiviteitsopties in zo veel mogelijk datacenters. Het AMS-IX exchange-platform in Amsterdam is momenteel verdeeld over 12 verschillende datacenters en bedient ruim 600 IP-netwerken wereldwijd. Dit maakt AMS-IX Amsterdam tot het grootste Internetknooppunt ter wereld.

Open-IX is een initiatief dat is gestart door een groep van Internet netwerk operators, contenteigenaren, distributeurs en andere Internetgerelateerde partijen, zoals datacenters. Open-IX stimuleert de ontwikkeling van het neutrale en gedistribueerde exchange-model in Noord-Amerika. Deze groep vormde ook de Open-IX Association en installeerde een interim bestuursraad naar aanleiding van de aftrap van het initiatief in augustus van dit jaar.

Internetknooppunten en datacenterbedrijven zoals AMS-IX, Digital Realty en DuPont Fabros Technology, zullen worden beoordeeld volgens de technologiestandaarden die zijn vastgesteld door de Open-IX community. Het Open-IX framework verzekert toekomstige continuïteit van het neutrale governance-model en de technische compliance van alle deelnemende Internetknooppunten. Het ultieme doel van Open-IX is om complexiteit op het gebied van interconnectie en de gerelateerde kosten te verminderen in Noord-Amerika, waar dit veel complexer en duurder is dan in Europa. In Europa is het neutrale en gedistribueerde exchange-model veel meer gemeengoed. Het initiatief van AMS-IX, Digital Realty en DuPont Fabros Technology past binnen de visie van het Open-IX framework. Alle partijen rekenen dan ook op de ondersteuning door Open-IX wanneer zij het proces in gang zetten.

Job Witteman, CEO van AMS-IX, zegt: “De kans om met de versterking van de Open-IX community neutraal gedistribueerde Internetknooppunten in de VS te starten, past bij onze strategie om Internetknooppunten te bouwen op wereldwijde hublocaties. Dit model zal zowel de complexiteit als de gerelateerde kosten verminderen, waardoor wij overtuigd zijn van de toegevoegde waarde van het model voor de Noord-Amerikaanse markt voor IP interconnectie. AMS-IX streeft ernaar om deze markt te transformeren. We zijn dan ook erg verheugd dat we gaan partneren met twee grote partijen op deze markt: Digital Realty en DuPont Fabros Technology.”

We zijn verheugd dat we gaan samenwerken met AMS-IX voor dit belangrijke initiatief”, zegt Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer van Digital Realty. “Door mee te werken aan het opzetten van een werkelijk open omgeving voor een Internetknooppunt, ondersteunen we de vraag van de Open-IX community naar neutrale knooppunten die efficiënter en kosteneffectiever zijn dan wat op dit moment op de markt beschikbaar is. Hierdoor zullen onze klanten toegang krijgen tot een verbeterde interconnectiviteit en Internetpeering-mogelijkheden.

Hossein Fateh, President en Chief Executive Officer van DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. voegt toe: “Hiermee borduren wij voort op ons carrier-neutrale basisprincipe. We zijn dan ook erg verheugd om de Open-IX Association, maar ook de ontwikkeling van de AMS-IX New York Internet Exchange te ondersteunen in ons Piscataway NJ1 datacenter. De AMS-IX Internet Exchange zal via NJ1 de netwerkproviders en de New York Stock Exchange ondersteunen. Zij bieden momenteel connectiviteitsdiensten aan onze klanten. We verwachten dat onze klanten hierdoor kunnen profiteren van deze open peering en interconnectiviteit omgeving.”

John Sabey, President van Sabey Data Centers, stelt: "We zijn erg blij om samen met AMS-IX dit belangrijke marktveranderende initiatief te starten. Het aanbieden van meer keuze aan de carriers en de klanten in New York City is goed voor iedereen."

AMS-IX New York neemt met ingang van vandaag opdrachten aan. De 111 8ste Digital Realty faciliteit is de eerste omgeving waarbinnen klantpoorten nu al beschikbaar zijn. De andere twee Internet Exchanges (AMS-IX Chicago en AMS-IX Silicon Valley) zullen respectievelijk volgen in het eerste en tweede kwartaal van 2014. Henk Steenman, CTO van AMS-IX, zegt : "Door onze ervaring met het bouwen en beheren van Internet Exchanges in Europa, Azië, het Caribisch gebied en Oost-Afrika hebben we een blauwdruk voor het uitrollen van nieuwe Internet Exchanges. Alle configuratie-, beheer- en monitoringsystemen zijn vooraf gedefinieerd en klaar voor gebruik. De belangrijkste prioriteit is om de organisatie en het team uit te breiden en om de apparatuur en de lokale Dark Fiber tussen de verschillende datacenters te implementeren. Vervolgens kunnen we aan de slag met andere commercieel interessante partijen die met AMS-IX willen samenwerken en Open-IX gecertificeerd zijn."


AMS-IX USA Inc. to Deploy an Open-IX Internet Exchange in New York

Presence in Digital Realty, DuPont Fabros Technology, Sabey and 325 Hudson Data Centers with AMS-IX New York accepting orders as of today

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, announces that its newly-formed subsidiary AMS-IX USA Inc. has reached definitive agreements with Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT), Sabey Data Centers and 325 Hudson in the New York/New Jersey area to build and operate a distributed Internet Exchange, named AMS-IX New York.

AMS-IX will also deploy distributed Internet Exchanges in the Chicago and Silicon Valley markets, which are currently planned to go live in respectively the first and second quarter of 2014. This new business initiative is a response to the certification process by the Open-IX Association for the setup of neutral and distributed Internet Exchanges in the United States.

In all three markets, AMS-IX will deploy an Internet Exchange spanning several locations with an initial deployment of AMS-IX New York in Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros Technology data centers in New York (111 8th) and New Jersey (101 Possumtown Road, Piscataway) respectively. Depending on the market demand and the willingness of other data center providers to partner with AMS-IX, additional locations may be added. For the AMS-IX New York Internet Exchange the other two locations that have been selected are Sabey Data Centers’ new Intergate.Manhattan at 375 Pearl Street and the newly opened 325 Hudson interconnection facility. More locations will follow at a later stage. AMS-IX strongly believes that a distributed exchange model offers the best value by enabling a choice of connectivity options in as many data center locations as makes business sense. In Amsterdam, the AMS-IX exchange platform is currently distributed over 12 different data centers serving well over 600 IP networks from around the globe, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world.

Open-IX is an initiative started by a group of Internet network operators, content owners and distributors and other market parties, such as data centers, that encourages the development of the neutral and distributed Internet Exchange model in North America. This group formed the Open-IX Association and instated an interim board following the launch of the initiative in August of this year.

Internet Exchange operators and data center companies such as AMS-IX, Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros Technology, will be reviewed against the technology standards set by the Open-IX community. The Open-IX framework ensures future continuity of the neutral governance model and the technical compliance of any participating Internet Exchange. The ultimate objective of Open-IX is to reduce interconnection complexity and the associated costs in North America, which have been more complex and higher than in Europe, where the neutral and distributed Internet Exchange model is very common. As the business initiative of AMS-IX, Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros Technology fits the Open-IX framework, all parties expect to be certified by the association when the process commences.

AMS-IX’s Chief Executive Officer Job Witteman says: "The opportunity to start neutral, distributed Internet Exchanges in the US with the endorsement of the Open-IX community fits our strategy of building Internet Exchanges in connectivity hub locations around the world. We believe the model will bring the North American IP interconnection market tremendous value by decreasing complexity as well as the associated costs. AMS-IX is committed to bringing about this market transformation, and is pleased to have found initial partners in two major market participants Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros Technology. "

"We are pleased to be collaborating with AMS-IX on this important initiative," said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Realty. "By helping establish a truly open Internet Exchange environment, we are supporting the Open-IX community's desire for neutral exchanges that are more efficient and cost-effective than those available today. The end result for our customers will be access to enhanced interconnectivity and Internet peering capabilities."

Hossein Fateh, President and Chief Executive officer of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. commented: “Building upon our carrier-neutrality principle, we are glad to support the Open-IX Association and encourage the deployment of the AMS-IX New York Internet Exchange in our Piscataway NJ1 data center. The AMS-IX Internet Exchange at NJ1 will complement the network providers and the New York Stock Exchange currently providing connectivity services to our customers. We expect our customers to benefit from this open Peering and Interconnectivity environment”.

John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Centers, stated: “We are very happy to partner with AMS-IX New York on this important market-changing initiative. Offering more choice in the New York City market to carriers and customers is good for everyone.”

AMS-IX New York is accepting orders as of today, with the first presence in the 111 8th Digital Realty facility ready to provision customer ports. The other two Internet Exchanges (AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX Silicon Valley) will follow respectively in the first and second quarter of 2014. Henk Steenman, Chief Technical Officer of AMS-IX, says: "With our experience of building and managing Internet Exchanges in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and East Africa we have a blueprint for rolling out new exchange platforms. All of the configurations, management and monitoring systems are pre-defined and ready for deployment. The main priority is to extend the organization, the team and to deploy the equipment and local Dark Fiber between the several data centers, as well as with other companies that are willing to partner with AMS-IX, and are Open-IX certified and commercially feasible."


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Plus d'info sur les miroirs VLC ici.

A propos de VLC

VLC est un lecteur multimédia libre, qui permet de lire la majorité des formats audio/vidéo, disponible sur plusieurs plateforme (il tourne sous Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, Android, IOS, QNX, Syllable, OS/2). L'avantage de VLC est le fait qu'il intègre les codecs nécessaires à la lecture de la plupart des formats audio, vidéo, et des sous-titre. Parmi les formats vidéo on compte  : MPEG, DIVX, MPEG-4 ASP, DivX, Xvid, 3ivX, Theora, MJPEG A/B, WMV, Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime), Digital Video, Indeo Video v3 (en), RealVideo et d'autres.

logo vlc

VLC est disponible en 69 langues et peut être utilisé pour la télévision, pour lire des flux vidéo depuis l'ordinateur ou depuis les différentes box des abonnées (Freebox, livebox, neufbox etc). VLC peut également lire la TNT.

Source : wikipedia.

Le logiciel est constamment optimisé et mis à jour. Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici.




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30.10.2013 NIX.CZ is organizing the second annual Peering Day conference

Prague, October 30th 2013 – The representatives of the Czech national peering node, NIX.CZ  are happy to announce that the second annual Peering Day conference will be held in Vienna in cooperation with VIX.at on March 3rd and 4th 2014.The first edition of the Peering Day conference was organized in May this year. Similarly to this year's conference, the main topics of next year's event will deal with subjects related to Telco companies, data centres and peering nodes throughout the CEE Region. The aim of the conference is to provide neutral grounds for the representatives of these organizations to meet and share their professional experience. One of the partners of the upcoming conference is RIPE NCC, the Regional Internet Registry for Europe and the Middle East. Speaking about the event, Martin Semrád, the managing director of the Czech national peering node, NIX.CZ said: "This year's Peering Day conference proved to be a very successful event. More than 150 attendees interested in the field of telecommunication, peering nodes and data centres were welcomed to Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague, the venue for this year's conference. Since the conference was organized in cooperation with our colleagues from VIX.at from Vienna - and we plan to maintain this partnership - we have decided to organize next year's conference in the Austrian capital". He continued, pointing out that: "Currently we are preparing the programme of the conference and we are approaching potential speakers for the event. We are gradually publishing information on the conference's well-known website, http://www.peeringday.eu, which is already up and running." The programme of the second annual Peering Day conference is of relevance to industry specialists, namely the representatives of peering nodes, Internet Service Providers, cloud solutions and data centre specialists active in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Naturally, the conference will not only provide an opportunity to share one's professional experience but will also serve as an excellent hub for networking with fellow professionals in the field.


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Structuur nieuwe AMS-IX entiteit in de VS gekozen

Geselecteerde structuur dient AMS-IX B.V. en de AMS-IX vereniging tegen Amerikaanse wetgeving te beschermen

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) kondigde eerder deze maand aan plannen te hebben om een aparte juridische entiteit in de Verenigde Staten (VS) op te zetten. We kunnen nu bevestigen dat een structuur voor deze entiteit is gekozen door de AMS-IX B.V. in samenwerking met Jones Day (internationaal advocatenkantoor), de Raad van Bestuur van de AMS-IX vereniging en een aantal vertegenwoordigers van de leden van de AMS-IX vereniging.

Door de nieuwe entiteit is het mogelijk om Internet exchanges (IX) in de VS op te zetten. Deze IX’s zullen niet fysiek zijn aangesloten op het AMS-IX exchange platform in Amsterdam, maar zullen zelfstandig opereren, zoals gebruikelijk is bij de AMS-IX exchanges buiten Nederland. De Amerikaanse entiteit wordt een Delaware besloten vennootschap, vergelijkbaar met een Nederlandse besloten vennootschap. De entiteit wordt een volledige dochteronderneming van AMS-IX B.V., waarbij de twee bedrijven onafhankelijk van elkaar opereren. AMS-IX B.V. zal alleen fungeren als aandeelhouder. Geen van de medewerkers of executives die in Nederland werken, worden geplaatst in de Amerikaanse entiteit of andersom. Daarnaast zal de AMS-IX B.V. verschillende operationele overeenkomsten met de Amerikaanse entiteit afsluiten, waaronder het operationele kader waarbinnen de entiteit zal opereren, alsmede de vergunningen afgeven voor de benodigde intellectuele eigendommen.

Een dergelijke structuur dient ervoor te zorgen dat het Amerikaanse bedrijf geen bezit, zeggenschap of beheer heeft over de data of apparatuur van de AMS-IX B.V. Daarnaast geldt de Amerikaanse wetgeving, zoals de USA Patriot Act, niet voor buitenlandse entiteiten waarover de VS geen jurisdictie heeft. De USA Patriot Act is daarom niet van toepassing op de AMS-IX B.V. of de AMS-IX vereniging.

Rekening houdend met mogelijke toekomstige veranderingen in de Amerikaanse wetgeving (bijv. de extraterritoriale effecten van de USA Patriot Act) is er altijd de mogelijkheid om een onafhankelijke Nederlandse stichting te vormen. Dit betekent dat de Amerikaanse entiteit buiten de Nederlandse AMS-IX-structuur kan worden geplaatst en dat de zakelijke relatie tussen het Amerikaanse bedrijf en de AMS-IX B.V. zal worden verbroken. De reden voor AMS-IX om niet direct te kiezen voor deze structuur is dat deze structuur het niet mogelijk maakt om de beoogde schaalvoordelen van de organisatie te behalen. Mocht het echter nodig zijn, dan zal AMS-IX zich hierop beroepen en zal binnen één week een stichting gecreëerd worden om de Nederlandse infrastructuur en activa te beschermen.

Gedurende een interactieve infosessie vanmiddag hebben de AMS-IX B.V., de Raad van Bestuur van de AMS-IX vereniging en een aantal vertegenwoordigers van de leden de andere leden van de AMS-IX vereniging geïnformeerd over de voor- en nadelen van de mogelijke structuren van de Amerikaanse entiteit en de redenen voor de gekozen structuur. Tijdens de sessie werden de leden in de gelegenheid gesteld om vragen te stellen en feedback te geven.


Structure New AMS-IX US Entity Chosen

Selected structure to protect AMS-IX BV and AMS-IX Association from US legislation

Following our statement earlier this month on the plan to set up a separate entity in the United States (US), we can now announce that a structure for this entity has been chosen by the AMS-IX BV in cooperation with Jones Day (global law firm), the AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) Board and several representatives of the members of the AMS-IX Association.

The new entity is meant to enable deployment of Internet exchanges in the US, which will not be physically connected to the AMS-IX exchange platform in Amsterdam, but are stand alone IXs, as is customary with the AMS-IX exchanges outside of the Netherlands. The entity (from here 'US Inc') will be a Delaware incorporated company, very similar to a Dutch BV. The US Inc. will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMS-IX BV, whereby the two companies act independently from each other. AMS-IX BV will act solely as a shareholder. No employees or executives working in the Netherlands will be placed in the US Inc. or vice versa. Furthermore, the AMS-IX BV will have several operating agreements with the US Inc. that define the operational framework within which the entity can act, as well as license the applicable intellectual property.

Such a structure seeks to ensure that the US Inc. will not have possession, custody or control over AMS-IX BV’s data or equipment. Moreover, as US legislation, such as the USA Patriot Act, does not apply to foreign companies where there is no US jurisdiction, the USA Patriot Act should not apply to the AMS-IX BV or AMS-IX Association.

To guard, however, against potential future changes in US law (leading, for instance, to extraterritorial effect of the USA Patriot Act) an independent Dutch orphan foundation can be formed at any time. This means that the US Inc. can be moved outside the Dutch AMS-IX structure, and the corporate link between the US Inc. and AMS-IX BV would be severed. AMS-IX’s reason for not selecting this structure in the first place is that an independent orphan foundation does not allow for the intended economy of scale of the organisation, but if needed this Dutch orphan foundation will be invoked and created in one week to protect the Dutch infrastructure and assets.

In an interactive information session this afternoon, the AMS-IX Company, Board and the member representatives group informed the other members of the AMS-IX Association on the pros and cons of the possible structures of the US entity, and the reasons for having selected this particular one. During the session, the members were given the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback.


New Peak Traffic Number at AMS-IX: 2,5 Tb/s

AMS-IX exceeded the 2,5 Tb/s of peak Internet traffic on Tuesday evening the 22nd of October. Earlier that day it already crossed the 10 Tb/s of connected capacity.  

The strong growth in Internet video traffic is one of the factors that contributed to this increase in Internet traffic on the platform of the exchange. Other factors are the growth in connected networks at AMS-IX and a higher number of smartphone users in the Netherlands and abroad.


AMS-IX Exceeds 10 Tb/s of Connected Capacity

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) has exceeded the 10 Terabit per second (Tb/s) of connected capacity. AMS-IX is the world’s first Internet exchange offering this amount of connected capacity.

One of the reasons that AMS-IX has crossed the 10 Tb/s of connected capacity is the increase in number of connected IP networks. This year, 85 new networks have already been added to the exchange. This is more than the total number of new connected parties in 2012.

What also contributed to reaching this level of capacity is the take up of 100GE ports. So far, fifteen 100GE ports are enabled at AMS-IX. As a result of the 50% price drop for the 100GE ports in July of this year, we expect that more parties will follow soon.


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NL-ix ROUTE-SERVER ACTION MAY GET YOU AN IPAD-5 --

As an option to seriously increase your peering traffic at the NL-ix peering-LAN, members could consider to join the NL-ix Route-servers. By doing this, you dont have to approach all other members for bilateral peerings, since you benefit immediately from the fact that a large amount of current NL-ix members already announces their routes via these route-servers.

Therefor by joining the route servers you automatically will exchange peering traffic with the other route-server users.

NL-ix would like to stimulate the use of our route-servers and therefor kicked off a one-time campaign:

NL-ix starts a raffle in which members that are not using the route-servers yet, but start using the route-servers before 20 December 2013, may win one iPad 5*.

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NetIX Now Partner of Amsterdam Internet Exchange

NetIX has joined the reselling program of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange). The partnership enables NetIX to remotely connect parties to peer at the exchange and enhance their IP service offering.

With over 600 connected networks and a growing community of members extending worldwide, AMS-IX is the world’s largest neutral exchange. AMS-IX enables its customers to benefit from the financial and infrastructure benefits of the 2.5 Tbps (Terabit per second) Internet traffic being exchanged at AMS-IX. Nowadays, close to 80% of the connected networks at AMS-IX are networks from outside the Netherlands, making it the most international IX in the world.

AMS-IX has introduced the AMS-IX Partner Program to allow third parties to resell AMS-IX ports anywhere they have infrastructure connecting to the AMS-IX locations in Amsterdam. Under this program these parties and their services are certified to offer the AMS-IX service remotely. The program is aimed to provide easier access to AMS-IX for new (remote) customers through the AMS-IX partners and to consequently increase the value of the exchange through increased peering benefits.

Key benefits of the AMS-IX Partner Program are that partners are able to deliver full service to their customers – including IP transport, AMS-IX peering ports and customer support -, no investments in equipment have to be made and lower port capacity is available when needed.

The connection with AMS-IX will improve the network performance of NetIX’s customers and will help improve the quality of their IP and peering services. They are also able to add other routes to their existing peers from other IXPs, which will improve the resiliency of their network.

“The partnership with AMS-IX opens new opportunities for our clients and operators in the region who now could benefit from the easier and cost effective connection to AMS-IX and could expand their networks”, says Mr. Neven Dilkov, Managing Director at NetIX.

“We are very pleased that NetIX has joined us as partner”, says Cara Mascini, CMO at AMS-IX. “NetIX has a broad network of customers in Eastern and Western Europe. These customers benefit from NetIX’s interconnection and Ethernet services and will now have direct access to our platform.”


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In the past years, AMS-IX’s partner network has made a valuable contribution to the growth of the exchange. To further increase partner involvement and to reward successful partners, AMS-IX is introducing an optimized partner program.

In the first half of 2013, AMS-IX received already 71 new connection requests, resulting in 600 connected networks by the end of June 2013 and a total of 1,200+ customer ports. AMS-IX’s reselling partners have generated a large part of these new connection requests.

To help partners to become even more successful, AMS-IX introduces a revised partner program, with new partner levels: Gold Partner, Silver Partner and Partner.

To qualify as Gold Partner, partners have to sell more than 14 applications or 60GE (Gigabit Ethernet) of port capacity per year. Gold Partners will be profiled on the AMS-IX homepage and mentioned in AMS-IX’s annual report. Gold Partners are also allowed to use the AMS-IX Gold Partner logo and will receive support on newsletters, flyers and joint events. And last but not least, AMS-IX will sponsor one promotion activity on which both parties agree beforehand. 

To become Silver Partner, partners have to sell more than 5 applications or 30GE of port capacity. Silver Partners will be displayed noticeably on the AMS-IX website and can use the AMS-IX Silver Partner logo. Silver Partners receive support on newsletters, flyers and joint events.
The regular AMS-IX Partners are mentioned on the website and are allowed to use the AMS-IX logo. New parties who become AMS-IX Partner will be displayed on the website as well and receive additional marketing support in the first 2 months of the partnership.

In January 2014, AMS-IX will announce the first partners to receive the Gold Partner or Silver Partner status. This status will be valid for one year. Other partners reaching the gold or silver level during the year will be upgraded.


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Introduction

Over the last week, AMS-IX has received a lot of media attention related to its plans to expand the organization into the United States (US) to the establishment of Internet Exchanges there. The AMS-IX BV company’s only shareholder is the AMS-IX Association and therefore the members of this Association had to vote on the plan proposed by the Association’s board, a matter between the members and the board of the Association. As such AMS-IX BV, the AMS-IX operating company, was not in the position to react to the statements made in the media by members or respond to all media requests. Now the voting has taken place(1) AMS-IX BV is the party executing the decision, which is why we can share this statement.

Looking at the media messages and questions that were posed to us, it is clear that there is still a lot of ambiguity about the role and the purpose of Internet Exchanges (IXs) in the Internet infrastructure, and about the AMS-IX organization itself. The question ‘Why’ came up often, as well as a lively online and media discussion on the ‘How’. The latter was especially true in relation to the relevance of the Patriot Act and the influence of US government organisations on the Dutch and European Internet infrastructure. In this statement we endeavor to answer many of these questions asked and welcome any new requests.

AMS-IX organisation

AMS-IX interconnects over 600 IP networks(2), which makes it the world’s largest IX, and as such it has an international role in the Internet infrastructure. This is not a recent development; at the foundation of AMS-IX in 1997 only 5 of the 19 founding members were of Dutch origin. Nowadays, 22% of the networks connected to AMS-IX originate from the Netherlands, including access providers KPN, Ziggo and UPC (though nowadays all of these have US shareholders), but also parties such as the Dutch broadcaster NPO, SURFnet, TMG and hosting provider LeaseWeb. The other 78% of the connected parties come from outside the Netherlands, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix and Amazon from the United States, European companies like Deutsche Telekom, Orange, BT, Telefónica and Vodafone, but also Korea Telecom from Korea, Etisalat from the United Arab Emirates, Yandex from Russia and the Australian Internode.

Many connected networks at AMS-IX are members of the AMS-IX Association, which is the sole shareholder of the AMS-IX BV(3). It is a non-profit organization and independent from third parties or the government. Neutrality, independence and trust are the founding principles of the organization. Our organization structure compels us to be as open and transparent as possible about our activities, however the company cannot speak for the Association in case of proposals that the board has put forward to the members. As described in the articles of association, AMS-IX’s only goal is to facilitate the exchange of Internet traffic.

The role and meaning of Internet Exchanges in the Internet infrastructure

The Internet is a network of networks, based on the Internet Protocol (IP). Currently, around 45,000 different unique IP networks exist worldwide, providing functions such as access to end-users, content, application, website hosting and transport. To directly connect all of these networks with each other is technically impossible and cost inefficient. Internet Exchanges have an efficiency role as part of the Internet infrastructure. These platforms are physical locations where networks come together to interconnect and exchange IP traffic with one another. This exchanging of regional, national and/or international IP traffic at an IX is generally known as "public peering". Besides that, networks can directly interconnect with one another (“private/direct peering”) and parties buy connectivity from each other on a commercial basis to particular destinations (‘transit’).

Almost every country has one or more IXs. Most IP networks use all three ways of interconnection, including a connection to several exchanges. This means only a part of the Internet traffic passes through an IX. This traffic always moves from one IP network to the other via control of network equipment of the connected networks. There is no control over the destination and source by the IX and the data is not stored at the Internet Exchange. An IX can be described as a large roundabout where traffic moves through the intersection and exits (so-called ports) from one network to the other (the networks are the roads), but only if the parties involved have agreed beforehand to receive traffic from one another. The IX does not have custody and control over the content of the data or the source related and destination networks. It also cannot look into the data.

End-users do not connect at IXs. They use the services of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or telecom companies. These types of companies store personal information and user data. The same applies to the use of content services, websites or applications at the corresponding companies. The collection of personal information and user data does not take place at AMS-IX.

Large volumes of Internet traffic that the connected parties have decided to exchange with each other pass through public peering at AMS-IX. At this moment, traffic at AMS-IX has a peak of 2,5 Terabit per second (Tb/s) and a daily volume of around 16 PetaByte (PB). It contains fragmented data of millions of individual end-users, companies and online services. When using the roundabout analogy again, the road facilitator (AMS-IX) does not need any knowledge of the traffic’s content or vehicle owners to build and manage the road. Nor does the road facilitator has control over the vehicles or is responsible for the content.

AMS-IX BV strategy and why the US

Each year the members of the AMS-IX Association need to approve the long-term strategy of the company in a plan for the coming four years in a General Assembly Meeting. The current strategic objectives are:
1 - Continued high quality day-to-day operation of AMS-IX Amsterdam
2 - Build AMS-IX Hong Kong into a successful regional hub, a principal market place
3 - Expand AMS-IX Caribbean to become the regional hub for the Caribbean
4 - Through collaborative partnerships and exchange management extend the AMS-IX footprint globally
- in growing/emerging markets
- in (potential) hub locations

During 2013, the Open-IX initiative created the opportunity to expand into the US. Representatives from content providers, telecom operators and other Internet industry experts, such as datacenters, founded this initiative. It aims to encourage the development of neutral and distributed Internet Exchanges and reduce IP interconnect complexity and cost in the US. In the US this is more complicated and higher priced than in Europe, where the neutral and distributed over more than one datacenter Internet Exchange model, that AMS-IX also uses, is more common. Open-IX research among market parties has identified a number of cities in which this model would be very welcome.

In light of the above strategy, AMS-IX BV and the board of the AMS-IX Association were of the opinion that AMS-IX BV should actively pursue this opportunity. A proposal for endorsement therefore needs to be put forward to the Open-IX board before the end of October. However, the management of the BV (and the board of the Association) do not think it’s sound business practice to undertake these activities in the current Dutch BV due to the potential risks this entails. In the press the risks from interception by US authorities and agencies were mostly discussed but also other risks such as liability, financial and commercial risk need to be mitigated as much as possible. Hence the proposal by the board to the members of the Association for the founding of a separate legal entity in the US.

The USA Patriot Act and the risk of interception for Dutch connected parties by US intelligence and surveillance agencies

The Patriot Act(4)  is a series of amendments to existing US regulation on the interception of communication, such as the Foreign Intelligence and Surveillance Act (FISA) and the Stored Communications Act. Under the Patriot Act, US intelligence and surveillance agencies gather intelligence information about non-US persons located outside the US. US-based companies have an obligation to cooperate with the US government in case of valid requests for information or data in their custody or control.

In light of a possible interception risk for the Dutch connected networks by US intelligence and surveillance agencies two aspects are important.

First there is the question whether data exchanged between the connected parties over the Internet exchange is susceptible to lawful interception under the relevant US regulation. Second is whether as a result of the founding of a separate legal entity in the US this particular risk increases for the parties connected to the IX in the Netherlands.

The Amsterdam based SOLV law firm(5), specialized in telecom, Internet and new media law, has advised AMS-IX as follows:

SOLV: Only the US entity to be established by AMS-IX shall have to comply with requests from agencies as prescribed by the Patriot Act with regards to data it retains under its custody or control. The US entity will not have access, not by organization nor by infrastructure, to the traffic peered on the exchange platform in Amsterdam. Moreover, AMS-IX does not, as Internet Exchange platform, in the Netherlands and in the US once formed, have access to the content of such traffic. Nor does the organization have direct control or custody of the data, and the data is not stored on the organization’s equipment. 
In the Netherlands, government requests for information are directed to service providers. Therefore, if US intelligence and surveillance agencies were to argue that AMS-IX B.V. is subject to the Patriot Act on account of its presence in the US, AMS-IX B.V. shall in our opinion not be obliged to comply with requests regarding traffic that is peered on the AMS-IX platform in Amsterdam, as the information is not in its custody or control.

In addition, members/clients that have a presence in the US or that are connected at US based Internet Exchanges, already fall under the scope of the Patriot Act. The incorporation of a US affiliate shall not have an additional impact.

Prof. dr. N.A.N.M. van Eijk and the Institute of Information Law concluded in some research papers that entities that perform activities in the US will have to cooperate with information requests from the US government. Van Eijk acknowledged that an entity cannot produce information to which it has no access, since information requests can only cover information a company has access to, whether stored in the US or outside of the US. Van Eijk also recognized that the effect of organizational safeguards, such as certain organizational structures, was not part of the research.

SOLV adds that a US entity may benefit from additional organizational safeguards, to further limit exposure to the Patriot Act, if it is applicable.

In the period leading up to the voting of last week the management of the company and board of the Association have already been advised by Jones Day(6). Jones Day states the following to the question if the US Patriot Act will have any jurisdiction in relation to the AMS-IX Association and AMS-IX BV when an operational subsidiary in the United States is created.

Jones Day: No.

In the US, courts have held that a company with a presence in the US is obligated to respond to a valid demand for information by the US government (made under the (laws that have been amended by the) US Patriot Act) if the company retains custody or control over the data. These obligations of the company in the US may be extended to data and information held by the US company's affiliates, provided the US company retains custody and control of such data and information (this is for example the case if the foreign affiliate holds information belonging to the US company in connection with the provision of inter-company services). A foreign affiliate of the US company cannot be forced to cooperate with such a request.

Moreover Jones Day confirms that:

Several federal laws define specific rules that may apply to companies providing interconnection services. However, such laws do not extend to foreign entities over which the US government does not have jurisdiction. A similar regime exists under state law. Generally, a US interconnection company can be required under US law to produce documents that are held by a foreign affiliate for criminal proceedings in the US. However, the foreign affiliate will not have liability for such failure.

AMS-IX has no custody or control over the data that is exchanged over its platform, does not store data or has access to any of the personal identity information of the many individual Internet users of the networks that are connected to the exchange platform. AMS-IX is by no means inviting or supporting the US government to come and intercept Dutch, European or traffic of any destination or source. Perhaps clear but worthwhile to repeat, the AMS-IX exchanges are not interconnected to each other. They are separate infrastructures in the particular geographic region. In other words, even if US intelligence and surveillance agencies were to access the US-based IX, there would be no means of reaching the Amsterdam based-IX as there is no direct interconnection between the platforms.

Next steps

AMS-IX company is pleased that the members vote confirmed that the opportunity in the US aligns with the previously communicated strategic direction and will execute accordingly. Jones Day already has prepared initial potential structures for the board and management with the financial, commercial, legal and general business risks. These will now be further detailed. Before a final choice is made, the board will inform the members about the pros and cons of the possible structures in an interactive information session in the second half of October. When the board has reached a decision AMS-IX BV will implement the chosen structure. From that moment on we can share information externally about the particular structure.

Notes:

(1) For an overview of the voters company country of origin and result please see the picture following at the end of the statement
(2) For a complete list of the connected networks see http://www.ams-ix.net/connected_parties
(3) Also see http://www.ams-ix.net/about/organisation
(4) USA PATRIOT Act is an acronym of “Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act”.
(5) SOLV (http://www.solv.nl), is the premier law firm in The Netherlands that is fully dedicated to technology, media and communications.
(6) Jones Day (http://www.jonesday.com) is the largest legal institution in the US and has more than 2,400 lawyers on five continents.

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Introductie

In de afgelopen week is er in de media veel verschenen over plannen van AMS-IX om in de Verenigde Staten (VS) een onderneming op te richten om ook daar Internet Exchanges te kunnen opzetten. Aangezien de enige aandeelhouder van het bedrijf AMS-IX BV de vereniging AMS-IX is, hebben de leden van deze vereniging moeten stemmen over een voorstel van het bestuur voor de opzet van dit nieuwe bedrijf. Een dergelijk voorstel dat ter tafel komt, alsmede de stemming zelf, is een zaak tussen de leden en het bestuur van de vereniging, en AMS-IX BV heeft daarom niet in de media kunnen reageren op uitlatingen van enkele leden en een deel van de persvragen. Nu de stemming heeft plaatsgevonden(1), is AMS-IX BV als uitvoerende partij betrokken. Vandaar nu wel een reactie.

Uit de berichtgeving en vragen die ons bereiken, blijkt dat er nog veel onduidelijkheid is over de rol en het belang van een Internet Exchange (IX) in de internet-infrastructuur, alsook over de organisatie AMS-IX. Ook de ‘waarom’ vraag is veel gesteld, naast veel discussie over het ‘hoe’. De toepasselijkheid van de Patriot Act en de invloed van de VS op de Nederlandse/Europese internet-infrastructuur was ook een punt van discussie. We pogen in deze verklaring veel van deze gestelde vragen te beantwoorden en staan daarbij open voor nieuwe verzoeken.

AMS-IX organisatie

AMS-IX is met meer dan 600 aangesloten netwerken(2) de grootste IX wereldwijd en heeft een internationale rol in de internet-infrastructuur. Deze internationale rol was er al vanaf de start: van de 19 organisaties die AMS-IX oprichtten in 1997, waren er slechts 5 van puur Nederlandse oorsprong. Tegenwoordig heeft 22% van de AMS-IX aangesloten partijen een Nederlandse achtergrond, waaronder toegangsnetwerken als KPN, Ziggo en UPC (alhoewel deze tegenwoordig alle drie aandeelhouders uit de VS hebben), maar ook NPO, SURFnet, TMG, LeaseWeb en vele anderen. De overige 78% komt van over de hele wereld naar Amsterdam, en heeft uiteenlopende profielen: denk aan Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix en Amazon uit de VS en Europese bedrijven zoals Deutsche Telekom, Orange, BT, Telefonica, Vodafone, maar ook Etisalat uit de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten, Korea Telecom uit Korea, Yandex uit Rusland en Internode uit Australië.

Een groot deel van deze partijen is lid van de vereniging Amsterdam Internet Exchange, die op haar beurt 100% aandeelhouder is van de AMS-IX BV(3). De organisatie heeft geen winstoogmerk en is onafhankelijk van derden, de overheid incluis. Neutraliteit, onafhankelijkheid en vertrouwen vormen de basis van het bestaan van AMS-IX. AMS-IX is zo open en transparant mogelijk over haar activiteiten. De BV kan echter niet spreken voor de vereniging als het gaat over voorstellen die ter stemming liggen bij de leden. Het enige doel van de organisatie, zoals vastgelegd in de statuten, is het faciliteren van de uitwisseling van (internet-)verkeer.

Rol en belang Internet Exchanges in de internet-infrastructuur

Het internet is een netwerk van netwerken, gebaseerd op het gebruik van het Internet Protocol (IP). Wereldwijd zijn er circa 45.000 verschillende autonome IP-netwerken. Hier horen transportnetwerken bij, de Internet Service Providers (ISPs) die eindgebruikers toegang verlenen, en natuurlijk ook de vele content-, hosting- en applicatieproviders. Het is fysiek en kostentechnisch niet haalbaar deze netwerken allemaal direct aan elkaar te koppelen. Een Internet Exchange (IX) vervult hier een efficiëntie rol als onderdeel van de internet-infrastructuur. IX’s beheren apparatuur op fysieke locaties waar vele van deze netwerken met hun eigen apparatuur op kunnen aansluiten om met elkaar een interconnectie aan te gaan en bilateraal verkeer uit te wisselen (ook wel genoemd 'public peering'). Daarnaast kunnen netwerken ook direct met elkaar koppelen ('private/direct peering') en kopen partijen connectiviteit in bij andere netwerken voor bepaalde bestemmingen op commerciële basis ('transit').

Vrijwel elk land in de wereld kent één of meerdere IX’s. De meeste IP-netwerken maken gebruik van alle drie de manieren van interconnectie, waaronder aansluiting op meerdere exchanges. Bij een Internet Exchange passeert dus slechts een deel van het internetverkeer. Dit verkeer gaat altijd van het ene IP-netwerk naar het andere via aansturing van de netwerkapparatuur van de klant. De IX heeft daar geen controle over en de data wordt niet opgeslagen bij de Internet Exchange. Een IX is als het ware een grote rotonde waar verkeer via de op- en afritten (ook wel genoemd ‘poorten’) van het ene naar het andere netwerk gaat (de netwerken zijn hier de wegen), maar alleen als er vooraf is aangegeven dat de betrokken partijen verkeer van elkaar accepteren. De IX heeft dus geen controle en verantwoordelijkheid over de inhoud van de data en het verkeer tussen de partijen. Daar heeft deze ook geen inzage in.

Bij Internet Exchanges sluiten geen eindgebruikers aan, deze nemen diensten af van ISP’s of telecombedrijven. De ISP's of telecombedrijven hebben de beschikking over hun persoonsgegevens en desgewenst inzage in de communicatie. Dat geldt ook voor het gebruik van content, applicaties of het bezoeken van websites door die eindgebruikers. Daar blijven geen data of gegevens over hangen bij AMS-IX, zelfs niet tijdelijk, en AMS-IX heeft er daarom geen enkele inzage in.

Bij AMS-IX komt op hoog aggregatieniveau het internetverkeer langs dat de aangesloten netwerken bilateraal besluiten met elkaar uit te wisselen via public peering in Amsterdam. Dit gebeurt met enorme snelheden die momenteel pieken op 2,5 Terabit per seconde en een dagelijks volume van circa 16 PetaByte. Dit internetverkeer bevat gefragmenteerde data van vele miljoenen verschillende eindgebruikers, bedrijven en online-diensten van over de hele wereld. De rotonde analogie nogmaals aanhalend: de wegbeheerder heeft geen kennis nodig van de inhoud van het transport of de eigenaar van de voertuigen om de weg aan te leggen en naar behoren te beheren. Noch heeft de wegbeheerder het beheer over de voertuigen of de verantwoordelijkheid daarvoor.

De strategie van AMS-IX BV en waarom de VS

Elk jaar keurt de vereniging de lange-termijn-strategie die de BV dient te volgen in de komende vier jaar goed in een algemene ledenvergadering. De huidige strategische doelstellingen zijn als volgt:
1. Het zo veel mogelijk garanderen van een ononderbroken hoge kwaliteit dienstverlening van AMS-IX Amsterdam (de “main hub”)
2. Het uitbouwen van AMS-IX Hong Kong naar een succesvolle regionale hub, een belangrijk internet-interconnectie-knooppunt
3. Het uitbreiden van AMS-IX Caribbean naar een regio-brede IX
4. Door middel van samenwerkingen en IX-management AMS-IX wereldwijd uitbreiden
a. In groeiende en opkomende markten
b. In (potentiele) hub locaties.

In de loop van 2013 ontstond in de VS het zogenaamde Open-IX-initiatief, opgezet door internettoegang- en contentbedrijven, waarvan vele huidige AMS-IX leden en klanten zijn. Open-IX richt zich op het stimuleren van de ontwikkeling van neutrale en gedistribueerde Internet Exchanges in de VS naar Europees model. Het doel is de verbetering van de IP-interconnectie-infrastructuur en met name het reduceren van de kosten hiervan. Dit is namelijk in de VS complexer en duurder dan in Europa, waar het neutrale en over meerdere datacenters verspreidde IX-model, zoals AMS-IX ook hanteert, meer gebruikelijk is. Open-IX heeft na onderzoek bij marktpartijen een 10-tal steden geïdentificeerd waar een neutrale IX naar Europees model zeer welkom zou zijn.

Gezien de bovenstaande strategie hebben AMS-IX BV en het bestuur van de vereniging gevonden dat AMS-IX BV hier een waardevolle bijdrage zou kunnen leveren en dat we er actief mee aan de slag moesten gaan. Vanwege een endorsement-procedure zou een eventueel voorstel van AMS-IX voor eind oktober dit jaar bij de Open-IX board moeten liggen. Het management van de BV (en het bestuur van de vereniging) vond en vindt het echter niet raadzaam om de activiteiten in de VS in de Nederlandse BV te ontplooien, vanwege risico’s die dat met zich mee kan brengen. In de pers is gerefereerd aan de risico’s rond mogelijke interceptie van IP-verkeer door de diverse Amerikaanse overheids- en veiligheidsdiensten, maar ook aansprakelijkheid en andere bedrijfstechnische risico’s moeten zoveel mogelijk worden uitgesloten. Vandaar het voorstel van het bestuur aan de AMS-IX vereniging voor de oprichting van een aparte juridische entiteit in de VS.

De USA Patriot Act en het interceptierisico voor Nederlandse aangesloten partijen door Amerikaanse inlichtingen- en opsporingsdiensten

De USA Patriot Act(4) betreft een serie aanpassingen van bestaande Amerikaanse regelgeving op het gebied van het onderscheppen van communicatie, zoals de ‘Foreign Intelligence and Surveillance Act’ (FISA) en de ‘Stored Communications Act’. Onder de Patriot Act kunnen Amerikaanse inlichtingen- en opsporingsdiensten informatie verzamelen over buitenlandse personen en bedrijven. Bedrijven die in de VS zijn gevestigd zijn verplicht hieraan mee te werken in geval van rechtmatige verzoeken daartoe, voor zover het informatie betreft die onder hun beheer en verantwoordelijkheid valt.

In het kader van een mogelijk interceptierisico voor Nederlandse aangesloten partijen door Amerikaanse inlichtingen- en opsporingsdiensten zijn twee aspecten van belang.

Ten eerste is het de vraag in hoeverre het verkeer tussen de aangesloten partijen over een Internet Exchange überhaupt vatbaar voor interceptie is onder de betreffende Amerikaanse regelgeving. Ten tweede is het relevant of het opzetten door AMS-IX van een aparte entiteit in de VS een mogelijk aanwezige risico voor de in Nederland aangesloten partijen vergroot.

Het Amsterdamse SOLV advocaten, gespecialiseerd in telecom, internet en nieuwe mediarecht, heeft AMS-IX als volgt geadviseerd:

SOLV: Alleen de Amerikaanse entiteit zal moeten voldoen aan verzoeken van de Amerikaanse overheid. De Amerikaanse entiteit zal in de beoogde opzet geen toegang krijgen, zowel niet feitelijk als organisatorisch, tot het verkeer dat wordt uitgewisseld op het platform in Amsterdam. Bovendien heeft AMS-IX, als Internet Exchange platform, in Nederland en straks ook in de VS, geen toegang tot de inhoud van het verkeer dat over haar platform gaat. Noch heeft zij hierover direct het beheer of de verantwoordelijkheid, en ook wordt de data niet opgeslagen. In Nederland richt daarom de overheid verzoeken om informatie betreffende data tot aanbieders van communicatiediensten. Noch de Nederlandse BV nu of de Amerikaanse entiteit straks zal door de huidige technische opzet in de positie zijn om de Amerikaanse overheidsdiensten toegang te geven tot de data die over haar platform wordt uitgewisseld. Daarom beargumenteren wij dat indien de Amerikaanse overheidsdiensten zouden aangeven dat AMS-IX BV, omdat zij een operatie in de VS heeft onder de Patriot Act valt, AMS-IX BV niet hoeft te voldoen aan het verzoek om data die wordt uitgewisseld over haar platform te laten inzien, aangezien zij geen controle of beheer hierover heeft, noch deze data opslaat.

Bovendien, bestaande klanten en leden van AMS-IX die met hun netwerk al een aanwezigheid in de VS hebben, dan wel continu of systematisch zaken doen met partijen in de VS, zoals verkeer uitwisselen over een exchange platform of andere vormen van interconnectie, vallen momenteel al onder de reikwijdte van de Patriot Act.

Prof. dr. N.A.N.M. van Eijk en het Instituut voor Informatiestudies concluderen in een aantal onderzoeksrapporten dat partijen met activiteiten in de VS zullen moeten meewerken aan informatieverzoeken van de Amerikaanse overheidsdiensten. Van Eijk bevestigt dat een bedrijf niet verantwoordelijk gesteld kan worden tot het leveren van data tot welke het geen toegang heeft, aangezien dit enkel toepasbaar is wanneer het bedrijf ook daadwerkelijk beschikt over de informatie, of het zich nu op Amerikaanse bodem of elders bevindt.
Van Eijk geeft mede aan dat de opzet van organisatiestructuren om te zorgen voor organisatorische afscheiding geen onderdeel was van de betreffende onderzoeken.
SOLV geeft aan dat een aparte entiteit in de VS kan helpen om de Nederlandse organisatie te beschermen en de impact van de Patriot Act te beperken, voor zover deze van toepassing is.

Al in het voortraject voor de stemming van afgelopen week hebben het bestuur en het managementteam van AMS-IX zich laten adviseren door Jones Day(5). Jones Day geeft het volgende aan op de vraag of de US Patriot Act van toepassing is op de AMS-IX Vereniging en AMS-IX BV als een operationele dochtermaatschappij wordt opgezet in de VS.

Jones Day: Nee.

Op grond van Amerikaanse jurisprudentie is een vennootschap met een aanwezigheid in de Verenigde Staten verplicht te reageren op een rechtmatig verzoek om informatie door de Amerikaanse overheid (op basis van (de wet- en regelgeving die zijn gewijzigd door) de US Patriot Act) indien die vennootschap “custody or control” over die gegevens heeft. Deze verplichting voor de vennootschap in de Verenigde Staten kan zich uitbreiden naar informatie en data die worden gehouden door verbonden partijen van de Amerikaanse vennootschap, onder de voorwaarde dat de Amerikaanse vennootschap “custody or control” over deze informatie of data heeft behouden (wat bijvoorbeeld het geval is als een buitenlandse groepsmaatschappij informatie die toebehoort aan de Amerikaanse vennootschap onder zich heeft in verband met het verrichten van diensten binnen de groep). Een buitenlandse groepsmaatschappij kan niet gedwongen worden om aan een dergelijk verzoek mee te werken.

Tevens bevestigt Jones Day dat:

Federale wetgeving bevat specifieke regels die van toepassing kunnen zijn op bedrijven die interconnectiediensten verlenen. Deze regelgeving is echter niet van toepassing op buitenlandse vennootschappen waarover de Verenigde Staten geen jurisdictie uitoefenen.

In het algemeen kan een Amerikaanse interconnectieonderneming naar Amerikaans recht verplicht worden om documenten die worden gehouden door een buitenlandse groepsmaatschappij te produceren in het kader van strafrechtelijke procedures in de VS. De buitenlandse groepsmaatschappij zal voor enig verzuim niet aansprakelijk zijn.

AMS-IX heeft geen toegang tot of controle over de data die over haar platform gaat, slaat geen data op, noch beschikt zij over persoonsgegevens van de vele individuele internetgebruikers van haar aangesloten partijen. AMS-IX is geenszins van plan de Amerikaanse overheid uit te nodigen om haar platform, in Nederland of in het buitenland, te laten aftappen. Misschien ten overvloede, de verschillende AMS-IX Internet Exchanges zijn niet onderling gekoppeld. Het zijn op zichzelf staande infrastructuren in de betreffende geografische lokaties. Met andere woorden, mocht het zo zijn dat de Amerikaanse inlichtingen- en opsporingsdiensten de Amerikaanse IX zouden aftappen dan is er geen verbinding met de Amsterdamse IX.

Volgende stappen

AMS-IX is verheugd dat de leden inderdaad onderschrijven dat de kansen in de VS passen in het uitgezette beleid en zal hiermee aan de slag gaan. Jones Day heeft in het voortraject al een aantal initiële structuren uitgewerkt voor de board en het management waarbij de financiële, commerciële, juridische en bedrijfstechnische risico’s in kaart zijn gebracht. Deze opties worden nu verder uitgewerkt. De leden zullen hierover van informatie worden voorzien. Voordat een definitief besluit valt, zal de board de structuren met de voor- en nadelen delen met de leden in een interactieve informatiesessie, waarschijnlijk rond half oktober. Dit zullen wederom besloten verenigingssessies zijn. Als de board een besluit heeft genomen, zal de AMS-IX BV de uitvoering daarvan op zich nemen. Op dat moment kan ook extern nadere informatie over de gekozen structuur worden verstrekt.

(1) Voor een overzicht van de stemresultaten per land zie figuur onderaan verklaring
(2) Voor een volledige lijst van aangesloten netwerken zie http://www.ams-ix.net/connected_parties 
(3) Zie ook: http://www.ams-ix.net/about/organisation
(4) USA PATRIOT Act staat voor “Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act”.
(5) Jones Day (http://www.jonesday.com) is het grootste advocatenkantoor van de Verenigde Staten, en heeft meer dan 2,400 advocaten wereldwijd.

Graphic Voting Results Sept13 Per Country
Figuur 1: Resultaat stemresultaten per land (stemming vond op 27 september 2013 plaats)


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Meerderheid AMS-IX-leden steunt opzet juridische entiteit in de VS

Zoals afgelopen week aangekondigd, heeft de Raad van Bestuur van de AMS-IX vereniging voorgesteld om een juridische entiteit in de Verenigde Staten op te zetten, voor mogelijke uitbreiding naar de VS. In een buitengewone Algemene Ledenvergadering op 27 september hebben de AMS-IX-leden met een meerderheid van stemmen de opzet van een juridische entiteit in de VS goedgekeurd.

Met het Open-IX initiatief werd AMS-IX recent de mogelijkheid geboden om uit te breiden en Internetknooppunten te ontwikkelen in de VS. Vertegenwoordigers van in de VS gevestigde content providers, telecomoperators – onder wie veel AMS-IX-leden of -klanten – en andere partijen in de Internetindustrie, zoals datacenters, hebben dit initiatief in de VS opgezet. Doelstelling van het initiatief is het stimuleren van de ontwikkeling van neutrale en gedistribueerde Internet exchanges en het reduceren van de complexiteit van IP interconnectie en kosten in de VS. In de VS is dit gecompliceerder en duurder dan in Europa, waar het neutrale en gedistribueerde Internet exchange-model meer gemeengoed is.

Onze doelstelling om de operationele activiteiten van het bedrijf in het buitenland uit te breiden is in lijn met onze Lange Termijn Commerciële Strategie (LTCS), die in eerdere Algemene Ledenvergaderingen door onze leden is goedgekeurd. Desondanks heeft het bestuur aan de leden voorgesteld om een juridische entiteit in de VS op te zetten om de mogelijke risico’s voor de AMS-IX B.V. en klanten en leden van de vereniging AMS-IX te minimaliseren.

Met de goedkeuring van onze leden, zal de Raad van Bestuur van de AMS-IX vereniging de formatie van een juridische entiteit in de VS verder onderzoeken. De beste mogelijke structuren voor het opzetten van deze juridische entiteit zullen worden bekeken en met onze leden worden gedeeld. De structuur dient de huidige operationele activiteiten van de AMS-IX B.V. en de klanten en leden van de AMS-IX vereniging te beschermen tegen commerciële, juridische, financiële en technische risico’s en meest specifiek tegen interceptie-activiteiten door de overheidsinstanties in de VS.

Notitie:
De elektronische stemomgeving – waarvoor de vertegenwoordigende AMS-IX-leden individueel worden uitgenodigd – opende op 27 september, 24:00 uur en sloot op 28 september, 24:00 uur. De elektronische stemming werd uitgevoerd door BigPulse, een notarieel goedgekeurde omgeving voor elektronisch stemmen.


Majority of AMS-IX members support set up of US-based legal entity

As announced earlier, the Board of the AMS-IX Association proposed the set up of a US-based legal entity for possible expansion to the United States. In an extraordinary General Meeting (GM) held on 27 September 2013, AMS-IX members approved the set up of a US-based legal entity by a majority of votes.

Recently, an opportunity arose with the Open-IX initiative for AMS-IX to expand and build exchanges in the US. Representatives from US-based content providers and telecom operators - many of them current AMS-IX members or customers – as well as other Internet industry parties, such as datacenters, founded this initiative. It aims to encourage the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges and reduce IP interconnection complexity and cost in the US. In the US this is more complicated and prices are higher than in Europe, where the neutral and distributed Internet exchange model is more common.

Our aim to grow AMS-IX’s operational base abroad is in line with our Long Term Commercial Strategy (LTCS), which was approved in previous General Meetings by our members. However, to minimize the possible risk for our members and customers and to become Open-IX endorsed, the Board proposed the set up of a legal entity in the US. Risk mitigation is extremely important to us and we would never jeopardize the Dutch Association, the Dutch B.V and thus the members of AMS-IX.

With the approval of our members, the Board of the AMS-IX Association will now further investigate the formation of a US-based legal entity. The best possible structures for setting up this legal entity will be reviewed and shared with the members. The chosen structure will need to protect AMS-IX’s current operation and the AMS-IX Association’s customers and members from commercial, legal, financial and technical risks and, more specifically, from interception activities by US government agencies.

Note:
Electronic voting opened on 27 September, 2013 at 12:00AM and closed on 28 September, 2013 at 12:00AM. AMS-IX member representatives were invited to vote individually. The electronic voting was handled by BigPulse, a notary approved environment for e-voting.


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RHOVAL et Axess Online, premiers opérateurs interconnectés sur l'infrastructure ADN-IX

RHOVAL – CPRO TELECOM, opérateur IP sur la Région Rhône-Alpes, et Axess OnLine, opérateur de services innovants se sont raccordés sur l'infrastructure Internet ADN-IX, afin d’optimiser les flux d’échanges numériques locaux et d’améliorer encore la qualité de leurs services Télécoms, Internet et Hébergement informatique à destination des entreprises et établissements publics régionaux.

Les avantages de l'interconnexion

logo Rhoval« Nous sommes heureux de nous connecter à l’ADN-IX et par extension à l’ensemble des GIX régionaux Rhône-Alpes opérés par Rezopole. Cette interconnexion locale s’inscrit dans une démarche globale d’amélioration de la performance de nos services et de développement durable par le routage local des flux régionaux favorisant ainsi les circuits courts d’échanges numériques. Ce raccordement nous permet également de pouvoir proposer un accès direct régional à nos services hébergés dans nos centres d’hébergement informatique et de pouvoir proposer à nos clients un accès direct aux services d’acteurs numériques internationaux clefs tels Microsoft ou Google ou encore d’acteurs numériques régionaux comme Cegid pour la filière expertise-comptable » témoigne Davy Lange, le Président de RHOVAL.

logo Axess« L’interconnexion à ADN-IX représente pour nous un atout majeur en ce qui concerne nos offres d’accès Internet (xDSL, Fibre Optique) et d’hébergement. Tout d’abord, ADN-IX nous permet d’échanger de plus en plus de flux avec les différents opérateurs et les grands acteurs nationaux favorisant ainsi notre visibilité sur Internet. Ensuite nous avons pu grâce à ADN-IX créer des chemins plus courts vers Internet, avoir plus de bande passante et obtenir de la bande passante à moindre coût. L’interconnexion contribue donc à l’amélioration de la qualité de nos services et nous permet de rester compétitifs sur nos offres clients. Pour nous ADN-IX c’est la chance de pouvoir se connecter au cœur de l’Internet » témoigne Cédric Lambert, le Directeur d’Axess OnLine.

L'infrastructure ADN-IX

logo ADN-IX

ADN-IX est le nœud d'échange de trafic Internet (GIX- Global Internet eXchange) du réseau d’initiative publique Ardèche Drôme Numérique, géré par Rezopole et exploité par la société ADTIM. Il permet aux acteurs présents d’accélérer et d’optimiser leur trafic Internet.
« Nous sommes très satisfaits du partenariat mis en place avec le syndicat mixte ADN (Ardèche - Drôme Numérique) et son délégataire ADTIM, avec qui nous accueillons aujourd'hui RHOVAL et Axess OnLine, les premiers membres sur l'infrastructure installée à Valence. ADN-IX va permettre aux entreprises de la Drôme et de l'Ardèche d'utiliser pleinement la fibre optique qui a été mise en place par les deux départements. Quelque soit le fournisseur d'accès sélectionné, tous les flux locaux resteront en local alors qu'ils passaient auparavant par Lyon ou Paris » se réjouit Laurent Alliod, Directeur du Développement en charge notamment de l'Ardèche et de la Drôme.

Rezopole gère déjà plusieurs infrastructures Internet nommées GIX : à Lyon (LyonIX), à Saint-Étienne (SaintetIX), à Grenoble (GrenoblIX) et à Valence (ADN-IX).

Aujourd'hui, 76 acteurs sont interconnectés (opérateurs Télécom, FAI, Data Centers, acteurs publics et entreprises) sur ses infrastructures.

A propos de RHOVAL

RHOVAL s’appuie sur les infrastructures publiques optiques telles Ardèche Drôme Numérique pour proposer une offre de services Télécoms, Internet et Hébergement informatique. RHOVAL s’est associé au Groupe CPRO, basé à Valence qui compte 300 collaborateurs répartis sur 10 agences régionales Rhône-Alpes au service de plus de 10 000 clients régionaux.

Pour en savoir plus sur Rhoval : www.rhoval.com

A propos de Axess OnLine

Axess OnLine, filiale d’Axess Groupe à Valence, est un opérateur Télécom spécialisé dans l’hébergement à valeur ajoutée et l’accès Internet professionnel. Sa clientèle est essentiellement composée de sociétés régionales et nationales, de la PME/PMI aux grands industriels. En plus des filiales d’Axess Groupe, Axess OnLine dispose aujourd'hui de nombreux partenariats ce qui lui permet d'offrir des services complets à ses clients professionnels.

Son objectif premier est de trouver pour chaque client une satisfaction qui passe par des solutions adaptées, performantes, évolutives et à forte valeur ajoutée.

Pour en savoir plus sur Axess OnLine et ses offres www.axess-online.com



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Statement regarding proposal US based legal entity

Earlier this month the Board of the AMS-IX Association has done a proposal to our members to setup a US based legal entity for possible expansion to the United States. The past few days a discussion has been taking place on an internal AMS-IX mailing list about the possible consequences of having a separate entity there. As the strategy of AMS-IX represents the interests of its members, we are welcoming this discussion and also taking notice of their feedback. Following the concerns of some of our members on the mailing list and in the Dutch press on the proposal we would like to provide more detail.

Earlier this year the opportunity arose by the Open-IX initiative to expand to the US. Representatives from content providers, telecom operators and other Internet industry experts, such as datacenters, founded this initiative. It aims to encourage the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges and reduce IP interconnect complexity and cost in the US. In the US this is more complicated and higher priced than in Europe, where the neutral and distributed Internet exchange model is common.

The Open-IX initiative is in line with our Long Term Commercial Strategy (LTCS), which has been approved in previous General Meetings by our members. Our aim is to soundly grow the company's operational base and increase economies of scale in a controlled manner. It is up to the AMS-IX BV to manage the operations and reputation plus making sure that the organization is able to absorb the new activities.

To comply with the Open-IX initiative and minimize risk for our members and customers, the board has proposed to setup a separate legal entity in the US. This risk mitigation is of high importance to us, because we will of course never jeopardize the Dutch Association, the Dutch B.V. and thus the members of AMS-IX.

What the best possible structure should be of this US based legal entity is still under investigation by our lawyers. To be able to proceed we hope to get approval from our members, for setting up a legal entity that will meet everybody’s concerns, this coming Friday, the 27th of September, in an extraordinary General Meeting.


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SEACOM to be the First Pan-African Reseller of the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point

AMS-IX expands services into Africa with a new regional Internet Exchange hub

SEACOM, a pan-African ICT enabler, will be the first reseller of the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point in Mombasa, Kenya, which is planned to go live mid-November. This new exchange is an initiative of AMS-IX in conjunction with the Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK) and will further enhance connectivity within the East African region.

Earlier, SEACOM already had expanded its European connectivity to Amsterdam and joined the AMS-IX reselling program. Being part of the program gives SEACOM the opportunity to make connectivity to the AMS-IX platform more easily available to African Internet networks and thus greatly enhancing peering and IP interconnection between African and European networks.

“To have a good interconnection and Internet performance in the region, the setup of an Internet exchange hub is essential. With our experience and knowledge we can make a valuable contribution.” explains Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “At the same time, we want to keep AMS-IX relevant for our members and customers. SEACOM has the services and connectivity to bring new unique networks from the African continent to Amsterdam, making it an important partner for AMS-IX.

Mark Simpson, CEO of SEACOM says: “SEACOM is proud to support this initiative because we see peering between African networks and service providers as one of the most vital issues for the telecommunications industry. This new peering platform has the potential to deliver a better Internet experience for all users in the regions that SEACOM touches, Southern and East Africa, Europe, India and Asia, at lower costs all while boosting the country’s Internet economy.”


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Ports to the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point ready for order

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is building a new peering platform in Mombasa, Kenya, to help develop East Africa’s regional Internet interconnection. This initiative is in collaboration with the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) and builds on the successful and proven design of AMS-IX in Europe. The new exchange hub, the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point, will enable networks in the African continent to access other networks via a single platform.

SEACOM, as a pan-African ICT enabler, will be the first reseller of the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange platform as well as providing connectivity from the exchange to Amsterdam. As a result, Internet companies in Africa will have the ability to peer with over 600 IP networks at AMS-IX in Amsterdam.

As of today, parties can already order a connection to the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point, which is planned to go live mid-November 2013. Available port connections are Ethernet (E), Fast Ethernet (FE), 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 10GE. When connecting through reseller SEACOM, port capacities from 10 to 1000 Mbps are also offered.

With the development of a professional Internet hub in Kenya, AMS-IX and KIXP are further extending their partnership. In 2011, AMS-IX began collaborating with KIXP, which is operated by the Telecommunication Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK), which included the donation of AMS-IX Gigabit Ethernet equipment.

Job Witteman, CEO at AMS-IX, says: “East Africa is an important emerging market, led by Kenya, especially from an ICT point of view. Interconnection is becoming more and more essential to enable the region’s developing business activity. Together with KIXP we aim to contribute by helping to improve the African Internet ecosystem.”

Fiona Asonga, CEO at KIXP, says: “Cooperating with a more established global IXP such as AMS-IX has been worthwhile. This partnership is yet another opportunity for KIXP to add value to the local Internet scene both for the operators and consumers who stand to benefit from an enhanced online experience. It is TESPOK’s hope that this arrangement will significantly contribute to Kenya being the ICT hub for the region.”


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LyonIX, principal diffuseur d'OpenStreetMap en Afrique

Depuis Mai 2013, LyonIX, le nœud d'échange Internet de Lyon, héberge un serveur OpenStreetMap (OSM), un projet cartographique gratuit et participatif. Dès le départ, le serveur hébergé par l'IXP lyonnais diffusait le contenu du projet majoritairement vers le continent africain et sur une partie du Moyen-Orient. Aujourd'hui 100 % du contenu d'OpenStreetMap diffusé en Afrique provient du serveur hébergé par LyonIX. Source : site officiel de OSM : http://dns.openstreetmap.org/tile.openstreetmap.org.html

A propos d'OpenStreetMap

Lancé en 2004, OpenStreetMap est un projet collaboratif international. Il a pour but de produire une cartographie du monde, libre de droit et participative. Ainsi chacun peut apporter ses modifications, allant de la correction du nom de sa rue jusqu'à la création de cartes thématiques. On trouve aujourd'hui un grand nombre de cartes variées, tel que les réseaux de distribution électrique, le cadastre pour certains pays, ou encore la cartographie des zones inondées au Soudan afin d'assister les actions d'aides humanitaires.

Ce projet propose des applications et des intérêts divers qui sont maintenant disponibles sur le continent Africain dans de bonnes conditions de débit et de rapidité d'utilisation. Ce serveur OpenStreetMap est hébergé sur LyonIX, le premier point d'échange Internet régional en France, en activité depuis 2001 et regroupant plus de 70 membres interconnectés. LyonIX est une infrastructure Internet qui permet l'échange de données en Très Haut Débit pour les participants : opérateurs Télécom, fournisseurs d'accès Internet, SSII, grands comptes, collectivités locales et acteurs publics.

Grâce à cette association, les Africains accèdent désormais à des cartes complètes, de bonne qualité, modifiables et surtout disponibles en Très Haut Débit. Une opportunité pour les populations africaines de les optimiser, en local comme à l’international en y rajoutant leurs observations, ou de créer des cartes spécifiques à leurs besoins et de les utiliser librement.


 Pour en savoir plus

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Henk Steenman to help define technical standards for Internet exchange setup in the US

The Open-IX Board has appointed Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), as the chairman of its IXP standards committee. Steenman will be responsible for helping to define the technical standards for the creation of new Internet exchanges across the US.

As one of the founders of AMS-IX, Steenman has a wealth of experience in the setup of Internet exchanges. The Open-IX community would like to replicate the technical standards used in Amsterdam for the new Internet exchanges being built across markets in the US.

Open-IX is an initiative founded by representatives from content providers, telecom operators and other Internet industry experts, such as datacenters. It aims to encourage the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges and reduce IP interconnect complexity and cost in the US. In the US this is more complicated and higher priced than in Europe, where the neutral and distributed Internet exchange model is common. Now Open-IX has formed the Open-IX IXP standards committee with the sole purpose of defining the technical standards for Internet exchanges and datacenters. These will form a benchmark against which the Open-IX community can endorse Internet exchange operators.

"We are proud that Henk Steenman has been appointed chair of the Open-IX IXP standards committee,” explained Job Witteman, CEO at AMS-IX. “By sharing our knowledge of the engineering side he can effectively contribute to the transformation of the US Internet exchange industry."

David Temkin, Founder of Open-IX and Director of Network Architecture at Netflix added: "We are extremely pleased with the choice of Henk Steenman as chairman of the Open-IX IXP standards committee. We feel that his experience is well suited to our strategy and mission.”

AMS-IX is in the process of being endorsed by the Open-IX community for deployment of several exchanges in the US.

Witteman added: "The opportunity to be part of the Open-IX community fits with our strategy to build Internet exchanges in hub locations around the world. AMS-IX has already built IXs in the Caribbean on Curaçao (Dutch Kingdom) and in Hong Kong."

AMS-IX is fully committed to the US Open-IX community and will adhere to the standards set by Open-IX.

Henk Steenman commented: “I'm honoured to be asked to spearhead the development of the technical standards for the Open-IX exchanges. It is the ultimate compliment to be elected by your customers and peers."

He continued: "AMS-IX will make no announcements prior to the endorsement process commencing, because this defies the proposed community model. We will be encouraging the Open-IX community and our members to share their feedback on our endorsement proposal. This will enable us to further perfect our deployment. We believe that this is an effective way to increase the level of success and it will help reduce the investment risk for AMS-IX as a not-for-profit organization."


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Cooperation is the future for IXPs

Internet exchanges have come a long way since the early nineties, when most of these platforms were formed. In the previous twenty years the niche industry of IP interconnection through public peering has seen a number of (r)evolutions. I purposefully use (r) here as in some cases these changes were felt as revolutions and in others these were quickly embraced. Especially those being forward-looking and with a business approach as well as open attitude. But how can Internet exchanges remain successful in the many years yet to come? Especially those with an international focus? Let me first start with the factors that are key for keeping Internet exchanges healthy.

There are a number of key factors in the industry that are important for an Internet exchange in terms of viability and sustainability of the business:
• Fiber/submarine cable density - The geographic location of the exchange should be on/near major land fiber/submarine cable routes
• Availability of carrier neutral data centres and colocations in offering both space and power
• No limitations due to regulation and licensing, and an open economy
• A neutral and independent governance model that enables to build trust
• Sustainable growth model - A model that is built for future growth, that builds reserves for platform investments i.e. I do not believe in 'free' models.
• Distributed infrastructure model that is spread over several data centres, leading to more neutrality and choice for customers
• Professional business focus on service quality & customers
• Cooperative partnering capability and thus enabling the marketplace
• Low-cost offering, but again, future-proof
• Economies of scale to decrease costs and maintain margin for future growth
• International orientation – For those that aim to be regional hubs act accordingly

These factors immediately reflect the different existing exchange models. There are the ones that aim to be a national Internet exchange in their country, serving the local market. This group is important in the Internet economy in keeping local traffic local and costs low. Commercially owned exchanges often deal with non-neutrality and tend to see slower growth because of this. Many IXs in Europe are however (owned by) non-profit organisations. Some are therefore limited in budget and governance rules, which can restrain growth, because fewer parties can join or limited hardware investments can be made. Others are run as businesses and re-invest any profits that are made and/or decrease prices when possible to stimulate growth.

The world’s largest and in that way most successful Internet exchanges are in Europe and all incorporate at least 80% of the points above, if not more. There are over 50 IXs in Europe alone but only a small group can be seen as international hub locations, and they are within a few hundred kilometres of one another. From a business economics measure only a few operate above the average revenue level in the niche industry, which clearly gives an indication of the difference between the national exchanges and the international hubs. The same applies to other industry KPIs, such as the amount of connected networks (ASNs) and traffic exchanged. Again there are only a few that operate above the 400 connected networks and 1,5 Terabit per second levels of traffic. These exchanges are:

• AMS-IX - Amsterdam
• DE-CIX - Frankfurt
• LINX - London

At AMS-IX we focus on developing the e-economy and e-infrastructure that enables the growth of the economy, which in turn will grow interconnection needs and exchange activity. Apart from an Internet exchange in the e-infrastructure, the e-economy needs other services to be successful, such as ISPs and IP transit, transport services, CDN, hosting and content players but also data centre operators and other complementary services. Examples are cloud platforms & services, social and financial platforms, security solutions, gaming and online creative communities. See the below picture.

E Economy Figure

The e-economy is particularly well developed in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. The previous key success factors of the industry are all part of this e-economy. In fact AMS-IX Amsterdam plays a global role, interconnecting many different e-economies with one another and in effect playing an important role in enabling the global digital economy. We believe in the role of both international hubs and national Internet exchanges.

We also believe in the cooperation with other market parties, such as transport providers and carriers. By supporting those to build their business we together built the marketplace. The cooperative reseller model for remote peering that we use shows the success of this view. AMS-IX grew with over 100 new connected networks in 2012 and 59 new networks in the first half of 2013. Never before in the history of AMS-IX this many networks connected within one year or six months, which is a nice achievement within these rough economic times. Of course the data centres are complementary as well, by making AMS-IX easily available through partnerships, and thus adding value to their product portfolio we grow the market together.

Below the AMS-IX cooperative model for partnerships that shows our various market interactions.

Ams Ix Collaborative Model

Under this partnership model AMS-IX started both AMS-IX Caribbean, previously known as CAR-IX, and AMS-IX Hong Kong. CAR-IX started as a ‘For the Good of the Internet’ project, helping set up a local exchange on Curacao in the Dutch Antilles to develop the infrastructure in that part of the Dutch kingdom. Now this platform is evolved into AMS-IX Caribbean and developed into a true regional hub. AMS-IX Hong Kong was the result of the reseller program and is a joint project with Hutchison Global Communications (HGC). We have developed this Internet exchange to keep local traffic in the region rather than transporting it back and forth to Amsterdam. The exchange offers the best of both worlds, local peering in Hong Kong and the opportunity to peer in Amsterdam as an added feature. AMS-IX Hong Kong ultimately has the same potential as AMS-IX Amsterdam, because all of the key success factors of the industry factors are apparent.

To summarise, to be successful on an international scale exchanges need to focus on building their capabilities in the key industry factors. With special note to remain independent and neutral but building a sustainable business. Cooperation will be key to enhancing these capabilities.

Blogpost by Cara Mascini, CMO at AMS-IX


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TEDxAmsterdam: How did the Internet make your idea a reality?

Share your story now and win a ticket to TEDxAmsterdam

What would the world have looked like if important innovators like Martin Luther King or Albert Einstein had access to the Internet and could have spread their words and findings? What if Vincent van Gogh could have told his story via his own blog and sold his paintings through his own webshop? Hard to imagine.

It is even harder to imagine what present life would look like without the Internet. Are there certain things you could have never achieved without it? How would you share your ideas with the rest of the world? That’s a tough question isn’t it?

For us at AMS-IX, Internet is everything. It's what we eat, drink and respire. Well let’s be reasonable, it’s our business. The Internet is what makes the world go round nowadays. Businesses rely on it and consumers can’t live without it. According to a survey we conducted with 1,100 Dutch consumers, tablets, smartphones and Internet connected TV’s are common in most households. In the upcoming years more and more devices and other amenities such as thermostats, lighting and media players will be connected to the Internet. As a result, the Internet will become an even bigger part of daily life in the next few years.

Internet has not only changed personal lives, but complete industries: retail, media, entertainment, healthcare: unbelievable how fast the world is changing. And we aint seen nothing yet. In the next few years not only devices, but complete cities will become smart and connected: the Internet of everything.

What is most interesting about the Internet though, is that it connects people and with people it connects ideas, leading to innovative initiatives. Connecting people and ideas is also what TEDxAmsterdam aims to do. By inviting leading speakers to share their unique thoughts on stage, this local TEDx event brings people together and stimulates creativity and discussions in the public. As AMS-IX believes in the connecting competence of TEDxAmsterdam, just as with the Internet, we have been a partner of this event from the beginning. This year, we give away one entrance ticket to TEDxAmsterdam. The only thing you need to do is tell us how the Internet helped you to start your business or project.

Platforms like Quora and Reddit show how the Internet can help in sharing knowledge and inspiration. On Quora, registered users globally share their knowledge in an evolving Q&A base, using a question-and-answer website, blog and mobile apps. On Reddit – a social news and entertainment website – registered users submit interesting content. The position of the submission on Reddit is being determined by other users who like or dislike the item.

In IT, numerous open source projects and Beta review programs have shown the power of collaborating over the Internet. One initiative that we would like to highlight though is Dell's IdeaStorm. The computer technology corporation introduced the IdeaStorm platform six years ago to offer customers the opportunity to share their ideas on hardware and software. Meanwhile, almost 20,000 ideas have been submitted, resulting in more than 500 idea implementations by Dell. In total, almost 750,000 people voted on the ideas and almost 100,000 comments were given.

But what did Internet do for you? How did it help you bring your idea into practice? How did Internet bring you together with others and made innovations happen? Or how did the Internet stimulate your creativity and helped you share your ideas with the rest of the world?

Share your story with us before the 18th of October 2013 and we offer you the chance to win a ticket for the TEDxAmsterdam conference in the Concertgebouw on the 6th of November 2013! The best stories will be shared on our website and through Twitter.

We are really looking forward to your creative input…


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Il faut dire que le retard était grand : jusqu'à 2010, on ne comptait que 5 DataCenter susceptibles d'héberger des baies. Désormais c'est près d'une vingtaine d'acteurs qui sont en mesure d'offrir de l'hébergement de serveurs. Rezopole a réalisé une carte de ces centres. Et plusieurs projets sont encore en construction a proximité de la capitale des gaules. La métropole lyonnaise aura ainsi rattrapé son retard en moins de 10 ans dans ce domaine. Un détail intéressant : tous les DataCenters créés dernièrement (Maxnod, DCforDATA, FMI, CFI, One-System, SynAAps) se sont raccordés à Lyonix dès le démarrage de leur activité !


Carte DataCenter Rhône-Alpes Rezopole


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Insights in AMS-IX’s new connections

In the first six months of 2013 AMS-IX welcomed a high number of new connections. A total of 59 new customers got connected to the world’s leading Internet exchange. This number is a new record compared to the first six months of previous years. In 2012, AMS-IX added 50 new parties. In 2011, 49 new customers got connected to the platform, while in 2010 there were only 23 newcomers.

In this article we will have a look at the customers of 2013. Did these customers connected directly or through a partner/reseller and from which country do they originate, are just some of the questions we will give an answer to.

Among the new connected parties are Iceland Telecom Ltd, the telecommunications operator in Iceland, Wargaming Interactive, an online game developer and publisher, and Zain Group, a pioneer of mobile telecommunications in the Middle East.

Most new parties (19%) originate from the Netherlands. Although our home market is small, an important part of our yearly new connections still has Dutch origins. This number from 2013’s first half a year is followed by the United Kingdom (12%) and the USA (8%). Besides Europe and North America are the Middle East, Asia and Australia represented in the list of new connections.

Graph Origin New Networks 2013 1

Most new parties arrived at AMS-IX via a reseller (68%), while 24% is a direct connection. The three best performing resellers are Atrato, IX Reach and NL-ix. The first two organisations are at this position for the third consecutive year. New in the list is FiberRing. This organisation connected Adamo Telecom Ibera to the AMS-IX platform.

Graph Direct Partner 2013 1

Graphic Partner 2013 1

In the beginning of 2014 we will follow with a complete overview of 2013. So keep an eye on our website and newsletter. 


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AMS-IX’s brief for the purpose of the roundtable discussion of the Committee on Interior of The Dutch House of Representatives (26-06-2013) regarding the practices, consequences and legal frameworks related to wire-tapping (of Internet traffic)

Role and meaning of Internet Exchanges (IXs) within the Internet infrastructure

The Internet is a network of networks, based on the Internet Protocol (IP). Currently, around 45,000 different unique IP networks exist worldwide, providing functions such as access to end-users, content, application, website hosting and transport provision. To directly connect all of these networks together is impossible. Internet Exchanges (IXs) have an efficiency role in the infrastructure. These platforms are physical locations where networks come together to interconnect and directly exchange IP traffic with one another. This exchanging of regional, national and/or international IP traffic at an IX is generally known as "public peering". Besides that, networks can directly interconnect with one another (“private/direct peering”) and parties buy connectivity from each other on a commercial basis to particular destinations (‘transit’).

Almost every country has one or more IXs. Most IP networks use all three ways of interconnection, including a connection to several exchanges. This means only a part of the Internet traffic passes an IX. This traffic always moves from one IP network to the other via network equipment (named routers) and is not getting stored on servers at IXs. An IX can be described as a large roundabout where traffic moves through the intersection and exits (so-called ports) from one network to the other (the networks are the roads), but only if the parties involved agreed beforehand to receive traffic from one another.

AMS-IX organisation

AMS-IX interconnects close to 600 IP networks, which makes it the world’s largest IX. Approximately 25% of the networks connected at AMS-IX originate from the Netherlands, including access providers KPN, Ziggo and UPC, but also parties such as the Dutch broadcasters NPO, SURFnet, TMG and LeaseWeb. The other 75% of the connected parties comes from abroad, which are amongst others Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix and Amazon from the United States, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, BT, Telefónica, Vodafone, Korea Telecom, Etisalat from the United Arab Emirates, Yandex from Russia and the Australian Internode.

Most connected networks at AMS-IX are members of the AMS-IX Association, which is the 100% shareholder of the AMS-IX BV. It is a non-profit organisation and independent from third parties or the government. Neutrality, independence and trust are the foundation of the organisation. Our organisation structure compels us to be as open and transparent as possible about our activities. The AMS-IX BV does not perform activities that are against the interests of our members. However, AMS-IX is not a lobbyist or does not represent the interests of its members. As described in the articles of association, AMS-IX only goal is to facilitate the exchange of Internet traffic.

AMS-IX and personal data

End-users do not connect at IXs. They use the services of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or telecom companies. These types of companies store personal information and user data. The same applies to the use of content services, websites or applications at the corresponding companies. The collection of personal information and user data does not happen at AMS-IX.

Large amounts of Internet traffic that the connected parties have decided to exchange with each other through public peering pass at AMS-IX. At this moment, this traffic has a peak of 2,25 Terabit per second (Tb/s) and a daily volume of around 15 PetaByte (PB). It contains fragmented data of millions of different end-users, companies and online services. When using the roundabout analogy again, the road facilitator (AMS-IX) does not need any knowledge of the traffic’s content or vehicle owners to build and manage the road.

AMS-IX and wire-tapping of Internet traffic

No wire-tapping of personal information or user data is in place directly in place at AMS-IX. Government institutes and organisations that demand access to this information go to ISPs and telecom companies, which are providers of public telecommunication networks and public telecommunication services. Article 28 of the Intelligence and Security Law 2002 and Chapter 13 of the Telecommunication Law are directed at these providers. We do not have information related to the end-users of the connected networks. Moreover, we have no interest in looking into the content of the Internet traffic that passes through the exchange.

The Dutch police do have a port of a small capacity connected to AMS-IX that they use to receive traffic from Dutch ISPs related to individuals or companies that are under justice orders according to the abovementioned laws. AMS-IX is no party in this. The ISP and the police make bilateral agreements with each other.

Wire-tapping of Internet traffic directly at AMS-IX cannot occur without our knowledge, as no party is able to connect to our IP interconnection platform without AMS-IX being aware. When parties request to connect to AMS-IX they are screened according to our technical en organisational connection conditions, including their network identification number (the so-called AS number that identifies an unique IP network and the corresponding IP addresses). Every active port on the platform is known to AMS-IX and relates to a company that passed the screening.

Only a part of the Internet traffic passes AMS-IX

Having a port on AMS-IX does not mean the provider can see or wire-tap all of the traffic that passes the platform. Not even if this port has a capacity of several Tb/s*. The ‘looking window” as described in the media does not exist.

The way peering works is that only traffic actually destined for one of the IP address blocks announced by that particular network gets sent to that network’s connected router. So even if a network peers bilaterally with all of the other networks connected at an Internet Exchange this network only sees the traffic that is being exchanged between its own network and the other involved networks. Traffic that is exchanged between other networks cannot be detected.

Moreover, only 20 to 25% of the Dutch Internet traffic passes AMS-IX**  and the traffic on the Internet between users can take different paths from A to B, and thus not necessarily via AMS-IX. Therefore, we can conclude that wire-tapping of Internet traffic at an IX is not particularly useful.

Conclusion

AMS-IX supports an open and accessible Internet for everyone, and believes in privacy and freedom of speech for citizens. We also understand the government’s role in the protection of society and its citizens. Wire-tapping according to the currently used principle of minimalism of focused interception, meaning a direct relationship between the suspect situation and the wire-tapping, meets this role. Referring to the above, we at least hope to make the committee understand that:

• AMS-IX is not involved in the wire-tapping of personal information and/or collecting user data
• Wire-tapping of cablebound traffic is very impractical and provides limited results. It is also expensive and inefficient
• Therefore, expanding wire-tapping abilities of the Dutch secret services to cablebound traffic at AMS-IX is nonsensical
• A possible consequence of the expansion of these abilities is that parties may ignore the Netherlands as location for IP interconnection and the Netherlands will lose its international position within the Internet infrastructure.

*This technology is not available yet. At this moment, 100 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) is the maximum capacity per port. 
** Annual AMS-IX member surveys confirm that the average party peers at 2 to 3 exchanges and has around 5 direct interconnections in Amsterdam.


Gespreksnotitie AMS-IX ten behoeve van het rondetafelgesprek d.d. 26/6/13 van de vaste commissie voor Binnenlandse Zaken van de Tweede Kamer over de praktijken, gevolgen en wettelijke kaders inzake het aftappen van persoonsgegevens

Rol en belang Internet Exchanges in de internet-infrastructuur

Het internet is een netwerk van netwerken, gebaseerd op het gebruik van het Internet Protocol (IP). Wereldwijd zijn er circa 45.000 verschillende autonome IP-netwerken die afwisselend de functie van eindgebruikerstoegang, content, website hosting, applicaties en transport hebben. Het is niet haalbaar om deze netwerken allemaal direct met elkaar te koppelen. Een Internet Exchange (IX) is een efficiëntie factor in de infrastructuur. IX’s zijn fysieke locaties waar vele van deze netwerken op aansluiten om met elkaar een interconnectie aan te gaan en bilateraal verkeer uit te wisselen (ook wel 'public peering' genoemd). Daarnaast kunnen netwerken ook direct met elkaar koppelen ('private/direct peering') en kopen partijen connectiviteit bij elkaar in voor bepaalde bestemmingen op commerciële basis ('transit').

Vrijwel elk land in de wereld kent één of meerdere IX’s. De meeste IP-netwerken maken gebruik van alle drie de manieren van interconnectie, waaronder aansluiting op meerdere exchanges. Bij een Internet Exchange passeert dus slechts een deel van het internetverkeer. Dit verkeer gaat altijd van het ene IP-netwerk naar het andere via netwerkapparatuur (de zogenaamde routers) en wordt niet opgeslagen bij de Internet Exchange (op zogenaamde servers). Een IX is als het ware een grote rotonde waar verkeer via de op- en afritten (ook wel genoemd ‘poort’) van het ene naar het andere netwerk gaat (de netwerken zijn de wegen), maar alleen als er vooraf is aangegeven dat de betrokken partijen verkeer van elkaar accepteren.

AMS-IX organisatie

AMS-IX is met bijna 600 aangesloten netwerken de grootste IX wereldwijd en heeft een internationale rol in de infrastructuur. Ongeveer 25% van de AMS-IX aangesloten partijen heeft een Nederlandse oorsprong, dit zijn toegangsnetwerken als KPN, Ziggo en UPC, maar ook NPO, Surfnet, TMG, LeaseWeb en vele anderen. De overige 75% komt van over de hele wereld naar Amsterdam en heeft uiteenlopende profielen zoals Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix en Amazon uit de VS en Deutsche Telekom, Orange, BT, Telefonica, Vodafone, Etisalat uit de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten, Korea Telecom, Yandex uit Rusland en Internode uit Australië.

Deze partijen zijn vrijwel allemaal lid van de vereniging Amsterdam Internet Exchange, welke 100% aandeelhouder is van de AMS-IX BV. De organisatie heeft geen winstoogmerk en is onafhankelijk van derden of de overheid. Neutraliteit, onafhankelijkheid en vertrouwen vormen de basis van het bestaan van AMS-IX. AMS-IX is zo open en transparant mogelijk over onze activiteiten, dat ligt belegt in de organisatiestructuur. De BV ontplooit geen activiteiten die tegen het belang van de leden van de vereniging ingaan. AMS-IX is echter geen lobbyist of branchevereniging die het belang van haar leden vertegenwoordigt. Het enige doel, zoals belegd in de statuten, is het faciliteren van de uitwisseling van (internet-)verkeer.

AMS-IX en persoonsgegevens

Bij Internet Exchanges sluiten geen eindgebruikers aan, deze nemen diensten af van Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) of telecombedrijven. De ISP's of telecombedrijven slaan persoonsgegevens en gebruikerscommunicatie op. Datzelfde geldt voor het eventuele gebruik van content diensten, websites of applicaties door eindgebruikers. De betreffende bedrijven slaan dit op, alsmede de persoonsgegevens en data. Dit alles gebeurt niet bij AMS-IX. 

Bij AMS-IX komt op hoog aggregatieniveau het internetverkeer langs dat de aangesloten netwerken bilateraal besluiten met elkaar uit te wisselen via public peering in Amsterdam. Dit gebeurt met enorme snelheden die momenteel pieken op 2,25 Terabit per seconde (Tb/s) en een dagelijks volume van circa 15 PetaByte. Dit internetverkeer bevat gefragmenteerde data van vele miljoenen verschillende eindgebruikers, bedrijven en online diensten. De rotonde analogie nogmaals aanhalend; de wegbeheerder heeft geen kennis nodig van de inhoud van het transport of de eigenaar van de voertuigen om de weg te aan te leggen en naar behoren te beheren.

AMS-IX en aftappen

Bij AMS-IX worden geen persoonsgegevens of communicatiedata afgetapt. Opsporingsinstanties die inzage vorderen in dergelijke informatie richten zich tot de ISP’s en telecombedrijven, de aanbieders van openbare telecommunicatienetwerken en openbare telcommunicatiediensten. Artikel 28 in de Wet op de inlichtingen- en veiligheidsdiensten 2002 (“Wiv”) en hoofdstuk 13 van de Telecommunicatiewet richten zich tot deze aanbieders. Wij beschikken niet over de informatie die verband houdt met de eindgebruikers van onze klanten. Wij hebben ook geen enkel belang bij inzage in de inhoud van het internetverkeer dat over ons knooppunt gaat.

De Nederlandse politie heeft wel een poort op AMS-IX van een kleine capaciteit. Deze poort gebruikt de politie om de informatie te ontvangen, als binnen de geldende wettelijke waarborgen, op basis van een vordering door ISP's of telecombedrijven op last van justitie wordt afgetapt AMS-IX is hierin geen partij. De ISP en politie maken bilateraal afspraken met elkaar.

Aftappen van internetverkeer direct op het AMS-IX platform gebeurt niet buiten ons om, omdat op ons IP-interconnectie-platform geen partij kan aansluiten zonder ons medeweten. Partijen worden bij aansluiting gecheckt op de organisatorische en technische aansluitvoorwaarden, waaronder het netwerk identificatie nummer (het zogenaamde AS-nummer dat een autonoom IP-netwerk en de bijbehorende IP-adressen identificeert). Elke actieve poort op het platform is bekend en hoort bij een bedrijf dat door deze check is gegaan.

Slechts beperkt deel internetverkeer

Als een aanbieder een poort op AMS-IX heeft, betekent het niet dat men dan al het verkeer op het exchange platform kan zien of aftappen. Zelfs niet als die poort een capaciteit van verschillende Tb/s zou hebben. Het in de media zogenaamde “kijkraam” bestaat niet.

Peering werkt zo dat alleen verkeer naar een aangesloten router wordt gestuurd als dat bestemd is voor een van de IP-adressen van het betreffende netwerk. Dus zelfs als een netwerk met echt alle andere netwerken op de exchange bilateraal zou peeren, dan kan deze aanbieder alleen het verkeer zien dat tussen het eigen netwerk en het netwerk van de betrokken andere aanbieders bilateraal wordt uitgewisseld. Verkeer dat tussen de netwerken van andere aanbieders wordt verstuurd is niet bekend.

Neem daar nog bij in acht dat slechts 20 tot 25% van het Nederlandse internetverkeer over AMS-IX loopt en het internetverkeer tussen gebruikers ook vele routes kan nemen van A naar B, en dus niet per definitie over AMS-IX, en je moet dan concluderen dat aftappen niet erg zinvol zou zijn.

Conclusie

AMS-IX gelooft in de openheid en toegankelijkheid van het internet voor iedereen. Tevens geloven wij in privacy alsmede vrijheid van meningsuiting voor burgers. Wij begrijpen ook dat de overheid een rol te spelen heeft in de bescherming van burgers en de maatschappij. Aftappen volgens het huidig toegepaste minimalisatie principe, waarbij er direct verband ligt tussen een verdachte situatie en het tappen, voldoet aan de invulling van deze rol. Verwijzend naar het bovenstaande hopen wij de commissie daarnaast in elk geval duidelijk te hebben gemaakt dat: 

• AMS-IX geen partij is in het aftappen van persoonsgegevens en/of opslaan van communicatiedata;
• Aftappen van kabelgebonden verkeer bij AMS-IX praktisch vrijwel onuitvoerbaar is en beperkt resultaat oplevert, alsook kostbaar is en zeer inefficiënt;
• De uitbreiding van de aftapbevoegdheden van de Nederlandse geheime diensten naar kabelgebonden verkeer bij AMS-IX daarom niet zinnig is.
• Indien er ook maar een vermoeden is dat deze bevoegdheden verder worden uitgebreid een bijkomend mogelijk gevolg kan zijn dat partijen Nederland als locatie voor IP-interconnectie zullen gaan mijden en de BV Nederland de wereldwijde koppositie in de internet-infrastructuur zal kwijtraken.


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400GE will most likely succeed 100GE. How this new standard will be implemented in the future is, however, still a topic for discussion. At the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking event in June 2013 this became clear during the panel debate ‘Addressing the needs for higher speeds – 400GE versus Terabit’ in which Martin Pels, senior network engineer at AMS-IX, participated. Other participants were Ghani Abbas from the Board of Directors of the Optical Interworking Forum, Peter Stassar, Technical Director at Huawei, and Marco Bertolini, Product Manager WDM Terrestrial Products at Alcatel-Lucent.

One of the topics that the panel discussed was the type of optical fiber to be used for 400GE. Would one fiber with one connector producing 16 light waves or one ribbon fiber containing several fibers (for example: 16 fibers of each 25GE or 10 fibers of each 40GE) be a good solution? The latter would not be an option for AMS-IX, explained Martin. “All twelve data centres where AMS-IX is located use fiber systems with one input fiber and one output fiber. To replace these systems with ribbon fibers would be unrealistic.” Vendors both in the panel and public indicated this information as valuable.

Another topic of discussion was the distance for which the 400GE must be applied. Do users of this Ethernet speed only need it for distances within data centres or for the metropolitan area as well? “For AMS-IX this depends on prices of equipment and available alternatives”, said Martin. “When looking at 100GE, one of our engineers was able to design our own 100Gbit/s module for metro reaches, because commercial modules were not available at that time.”

Close to the end of the debate moderator David Law, representative of the Ethernet Alliance & Working Group Chair (IEEE 802.3), asked every participant “Can we keep up with the demand?” Marco answered immediately with “We have to.” Martin cannot agree more. AMS-IX is constantly looking for solutions for the near future. For this the exchange mostly depends on its vendors. If they cannot keep up, it will certainly cause problems for AMS-IX.


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MORE-IP 2013 well attended & evaluated

MORE-IP 2013 was a big success! We welcomed 33% more attendees than at last year’s event and the event scored 8 points out of 10 in the MORE-IP evaluation survey that AMS-IX held amongst the attendees. Organised for the third year in a row, the two-day event was held in the old warehouse Pakhuis de Zwijger from 1933. Appropriately, this location was one of the key physical locations in Amsterdam’s well-developed logistic networks in the past. Just as AMS-IX is one today.

AMS-IX aims to balance the event’s content, making it interesting for both a technical and a more general audience. For 67% of the attendees we managed to do so, while 20% would have preferred more technical information and 13% would have liked more general presentations. A good balance between networking time and the plenary program at the MORE-IP event was confirmed by 80% of the attendees. Marcel Legtenberg, team manager sales at FiberRing, is one of them: “MORE-IP was an excellent event to learn about industry trends and it provided ample opportunities to do business.” Frans ter Borg, owner of Quanza Engineering, has a similar opinion: “The schedule allows for a good balance between quality content and dedicated networking time. The MORE-IP event has enabled us to meet with national and international prospects, in addition to touching base with our current customers and partners.”

This year, the event’s content focused on the theme Crossover, from Virtual to Reality. Of all presentations the keynote presentation of tech journalist David Lemereis was rated highest. He took us into the world of the latest Internet en technological developments. Second, is the AMS-IX technical track that is presented by CTO Henk Steenman and his team, followed by James Cowie’s presentation about the impact of social developments on Internet infrastructure. The panel discussion ‘Peering around the Globe’ also got a lot of positive feedback. The attendees valued this panel more (66%) than the panel that focused on the event’s theme (34%).

The appreciation we received from the attendees has given us the trust to continue with the MORE-IP event. It will be the same type of event, combining networking time with a plenary program, but with a different theme. So for now, see you next year.


Looking back at MORE-IP 2013: The Internet as an integral part of our everyday life

‘The Internet of Things is an out-dated term, it is actually the Internet of Everything’, said tech journalist David Lemereis, one of the speakers at the MORE-IP event, held in Amsterdam last month. His words kicked off the theme of the event: Crossover, From Virtual to Reality. According to David everything in our daily lives will communicate virtually with each other. Communicating diapers, self-driving cars and forks that analyse your eating habits.

The trend towards more and more objects connected to the Internet is already happening, as our research into the future of the Internet of Things showed on the first day of the event. Answers indicate that consumers nowadays have devices, such as thermostats, lighting and TVs, with an Internet connection, and this will be more so in the years to come. Quantified Self-applications, or in other words, applications to measure ones own health and athletic conditions, are however, not very popular.

David was surprised when he heard this result during the event’s theme panel discussion. Quantified Self-devices and applications are booming business in the United States. He stated that the market of ‘appcessories’, such as Nike+, Adidas coach fitbits etc., in this region is a big success. The research result, however, was again confirmed when Cara Mascini, moderator of the panel, asked the public about their use of Quantified Self-software. About 10% of the attendees admitted its use. This may indicate that a large group is not ready yet to ‘connect’ their bodies to the Internet.

Monitoring people’s health through Internet technologies also appeared in Ger Baron’s presentation at the MORE-IP event about the Amsterdam Smart City, which is a unique collaboration between the inhabitants of Amsterdam, businesses and governments in order to illustrate how smart technologies can be employed to improve the quality of life. Ger named a health-care solution that uses sensors to warn the neighbours or a health professional in case of an emergency as just one of the many examples to demonstrate the importance of collaboration in smart cities. In this case only a joined effort between citizens, health professionals, insurance company, government and technology providers could lead to a successful solution.

To have the ‘Internet of Everything’ working properly a robust physical Internet infrastructure is the key. James Cowie, CTO at Renesys Corporation, told the audience that the Internet is good at identifying damage and routing around it. When a gas pipeline explosion hit communication lines to Iran and Iraq in 2012, for example, international Internet providers immediately provided alternative routes to the impacted networks.

Nationwide outages, however, still occur. This is due to human vulnerabilities, such as government control and a lack of provider diversity at the international frontier, said James. Countries with 40+ companies at the border did not have a single countrywide outage last year. Therefore, it is important to seek out single points of failure and help the Internet diversify around it.

Internet technologies are fundamental to many innovations in our daily lives. Proof of this development was clearly visible in Ger and David’s presentations. A robust Internet infrastructure, however, is not commonplace (yet) in a great number of countries, as James demonstrated at the event. Therefore, time will tell if the ‘Internet of Everything’ is something for every country.


Les Hospices Civils de Lyon sont passés au Très Haut Débit via l'infrastructure LyonIX de Rezopole

Les Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL) ont interconnecté leur réseau sur le nœud d'échange Internet LyonIX, afin de bénéficier d'un Internet Très Haut Débit. Cela améliore directement la connexion Internet et permet de développer les activités basées sur l'utilisation de l'Internet des HCL.

Les avantages de l'interconnexion à l'infrastructure LyonIX

photo-Scheidegger« L’arrivée des Hospices Civils de Lyon (CHU de Lyon) sur LyonIX représente pour nous un atout important car elle va permettre de rendre encore plus visibles les offres de services HCL de soins, de recherche et d’informatique (Hébergeur de données de santé, notre offre logicielle EASILY). Elle va nous permettre d’accéder à une plus large offre de services Télécom et Data ainsi que la mise en relation directe avec différents réseaux d’entités partenaires (Pompiers SDIS 69, Université, …) présents sur le GIX. Nous travaillons sur ce projet depuis plusieurs mois. L’équipe LyonIX/Rezopole, dont nous apprécions le professionnalisme, la disponibilité et l’enthousiasme nous a aidé à franchir toutes les étapes (Autonomous System, adresses internet IPV4 et IPV6) avec sérénité. » affirme François Scheidegger, Responsable Réseaux et Télécom des HCL.

portrait Samuel TrioletSamuel Triolet, Directeur de Rezopole, ajoute : « Nous sommes heureux d'accueillir sur notre infrastructure GIX les Hospices Civils de Lyon, ainsi que d'autres structures publiques, qui prennent de plus en plus conscience de l'importance de l'Internet pour le développement de leurs activités. Rezopole accompagne toute structure publique et collectivité locale dans ses projets Internet afin de contribuer à l’aménagement numérique du territoire. »

A propos de Rezopole

Créée en 2001, Rezopole est devenu un des acteurs majeurs de la filière Internet et Réseau sur le territoire. Rezopole a mis en place et gère déjà plusieurs nœuds d'échange Internet (ou GIX) : à Lyon (LyonIX), à Saint-Étienne (SaintetIX), à Grenoble (GrenoblIX) et à Valence (ADN-IX).

Aujourd'hui, Rezopole compte plus de 70 acteurs interconnectés (opérateurs Télécom, FAI, Data Centers, acteurs publics et entreprises), 160 membres, 4 nœuds d'échange et 8 points de présence. LyonIX, le nœud d'échange de trafic Internet de Lyon, est répartit sur 2 sites géographiquement éloignés de plus de 10 kilomètres afin d'assurer une meilleure sécurité : LyonIX 1 au nord de Lyon à Villeurbanne et LyonIX 2 au sud de l'agglomération à Vénissieux.

A propos des HCL

Les Hospices Civils de Lyon sont un établissement public de santé et le deuxième Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de France (CHU). Véritable centre de compétences intégrant toutes les disciplines, ils disposent d’une large palette de moyens humains, techniques et logistiques pour assurer leurs missions de soins, d’enseignement, de recherche et d’innovation médicale, de prévention et d’éducation pour la santé.

Plus de 22 000 professionnels, dotés des équipements les plus avancés, se consacrent quotidiennement à leur mission : contribuer à l’amélioration constante de la santé.

Les Hospices Civils de Lyon regroupent aujourd’hui 14 établissements pluridisciplinaires ou spécialisés.

Contact presse

Irina Trentea, Responsable Communication

itrentea@rezopole.net

Tel : +33 4 27 46 00 53


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Official reaction of AMS-IX to statements in the media and questions by Dutch Parliament regarding wire-tapping of Internet traffic

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) was mentioned in news and social media related to wire-tapping by Dutch government and Dutch security institutes in the last few days. Moreover questions related to AMS-IX have been posted to minister Plasterk of the Interior and Kingdom Relations by member of Dutch Paliament Van Raak (SP). One of the questions asked is why the company NICE Systems, together with the American company Accenture, received a secret contract assignment to wire-tap AMS-IX via their Dutch subsidiaries. The suggestion could arise with these media statements and the questions in Parliament that at AMS-IX wire-taps are in place or that they are being planned.

No wire-tapping by these government institutes or companies is in place at AMS-IX nor have we been approached by them for such initiatives. Wire-tapping of Internet traffic directly at AMS-IX does not occur without our knowledge as no party is able to connect to our IP interconnection platform without AMS-IX being aware.

The Dutch police does have a port of a small capacity connected to AMS-IX, that is used by them to receive traffic from Dutch ISPs related to individuals or companies that are under justice orders. This traffic relates only to those specific individual cases and the police does not receive all traffic from the ISP.

End-users get their services from the ISPs, not AMS-IX. Therefore we always refer government institutes who want to wire-tap internet traffic to the ISPs themselves. The objective of AMS-IX is to offer parties an IP interconnection platform by which they can connect to many other parties in an efficient manner. AMS-IX takes no interest nor has anything to gain with insight in the content of the internet traffic passing the exchange. Initiatives related to gaining insight in the content of Internet traffic are not supported by AMS-IX. Moreover, AMS-IX does not accommodate ‘deep packet inspection’ requests.

We strive to be as open and transparant as possible about our activities. Please contact our PR and communications department if you have any questions about our organisation and activities. 

E-mail: pr@ams-ix.net
Tel: +31 20 305 89 99


Officiële reactie AMS-IX op mediaberichten en kamervragen over aftappen internetverkeer

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is de afgelopen dagen meerdere keren in de media en sociale mediakanalen genoemd als mogelijke locatie voor overheidsinstanties om internetverkeer af te tappen. Er zijn zelfs kamervragen over AMS-IX gesteld door SP-kamerlid Van Raak aan de minister van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninklijke Relaties. Eén van de vragen is waarom het bedrijf NICE Systems, samen met het Amerikaanse Accenture, de opdracht heeft gekregen om via Nederlandse dochterondernemingen AMS-IX af te tappen. Met deze kamervragen en berichten in de media zou de suggestie kunnen zijn gewekt dat bij AMS-IX internetverkeer wordt afgetapt of dat daar plannen voor zijn.

Bij AMS-IX is echter geen sprake van aftappen door de in de media genoemde overheidsinstanties en bedrijven en wij zijn ook niet door deze instanties benaderd voor dergelijke initiatieven. Aftappen van internetverkeer op AMS-IX gebeurt niet buiten ons om, omdat op ons IP interconnectieplatform geen partij kan aansluiten zonder ons medeweten.

De Nederlandse politie heeft wel een poort op AMS-IX van een kleine capaciteit die zij alleen inzet om internetverkeer van individuen en/of organisaties te ontvangen dat door Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) op last van justitie wordt afgetapt. Via AMS-IX kan de politie op een eenvoudige wijze het verkeer van die ene individuele gebruiker onder rechterlijk bevel ontvangen. De politie krijgt dus niet het totale verkeer van de ISP’s toegestuurd.

ISP’s leveren direct toegang tot eindgebruikers. Daarom verwijzen we overheidsinstanties die inzage willen in het internetverkeer op AMS-IX dan ook altijd door naar deze partijen. AMS-IX heeft tot doel partijen een platform aan te bieden waarop zij door middel van één aansluiting direct internetverkeer met andere aangesloten partijen kunnen uitwisselen. AMS-IX haalt geen enkel belang uit het krijgen van inzage in de inhoud van het internetverkeer dat over het knooppunt gaat. Initiatieven die wel inzage willen in de inhoud van het internetverkeer over AMS-IX ondersteunen wij dan ook niet. ‘Deep packet inspection’ is iets waar AMS-IX op geen enkele wijze medewerking aan verleent.

Wij streven ernaar om zo open en transparant mogelijk te zijn over onze activiteiten. Voor vragen over AMS-IX kan daarom iedereen altijd contact opnemen met onze PR- en communicatieafdeling.

E-mail: pr@ams-ix.net
Tel: +31 20 305 89 99


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Onno Bos has been appointed Sales Director at AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange). He focuses on leading the sales team and guiding the Partner Program.

Mr. Bos has many years of experience in the field of international sales in the telecom industry. He held sales positions for both large and small telecom operators, such as BT, GTS and TeliaSonera. Prior to joining AMS-IX, he was Senior Sales Manager for Liaison Technologies with responsibility for generating new business in Europe. Moreover, he founded and is the owner of Badge2Match, an IT-company that offers an intelligent networking tool. For this he won the prestigious ICT innovation award, the ‘Broos van Erp’ award, which was handed out by the Secretary of Economic Affairs in 2009.

“AMS-IX is a highly valued organisation in the telecom and IP industry. I’m honoured to join a market leader that operates in such a dynamic and international world. I’m looking forward to further extend and strengthen AMS-IX’s position”, says Mr. Bos.

“Onno Bos is a valuable addition to our team”, says Cara Mascini, CMO at AMS-IX. “His experience will be instrumental in helping us to further grow on a national and international level, and to expand and optimise our successful Partner Program.”


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Les Workshops BGP de Rezopole présentent le routage BGP, protocole fondateur d'Internet, nécessaire pour utiliser Internet sur un GIX, es concepts de peering et de Route Server. L’atelier explique également les techniques de mise en place pour annoncer et filtrer les réseaux, tant en IPv4 qu'en IPv6. Programme Rappels IP/Routage Prise en main des VM et de Quagga Rappels Cisco Début configuration premières sessions Filtrage simple Session BGP en FULL TableMise en place de configuration avec des adresses IP publiques 1 filtre out sur les IP annoncées 1 route-map in deny 1 route-map weight Documentation community 1 route-map community Contexte et enjeux IPv6 Sessions BGP IPv6En option Ce qui change entre V4 et V6 ! Pour mettre en place V6 et continuer à assurer V4. Les intervenants Arnaud Fenioux, Ingénieur Réseaux RezopoleVincent Pages, Responsable Technique Rezopole AgendaRezopole organise quatre Workshops BGP par an. Les Workshops BGP sont annoncés dans l'Agenda Rezopole (fr/agenda). Télécharger la plaquette BGP (images/stories/pdf/BGP/fiche-workshop-bgp-rezopole-fr-130605.pdfezolink-01-2013.pdf)


Welcome Avelacom from Russia at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Avelacom Ltd. from Moscow, Russia, at DE-CIX. For...


Join us for the DE-CIX Night Talk on June 12th

This year, the annual DE-CIX Customer Summit will start with something new: The DE-CIX Night Talk...


DE-CIX May newsletter is online

Welcome to the May edition of the DE-CIX newsletter!We will inform you about ITW 2013 as well as...


eco Internet Awards: The Nominations are Official

The Association of the German Internet Industry honors the most innovative Internet solutions on...


May 28th 2013: The first Peering Day presented the key players and major issues associated with connecting nodes

Prague, 28 May – Last Thursday, the Vaclav Havel Airport Prague was not just an air node, but also a peering node – leading experts on the issue of interconnecting and data centres had a meeting there. On that day, the Czech Internet eXchange Point NIX.CZ and its Austrian counterpart VIX.at held a technical conference dedicated to the topics associated with peering - CEE Peering ...


DE-CIX Engineering Team takes first DE-CIX Apollon supernode LIVE

In the morning hours of Wednesday, May 22nd, the DE-CIX Engineering Team took its first DE-CIX...


Privacy in the EU: German Plan For ‘Regulated Self-Regulation’ Rejected

The Council of the European Union turned down a draft plan the German Government submitted...


New peer: Open Peering B.V. (AS20562) [DUS]


DE-CIX welcomes four new customers

A lot of new customers joined DE-CIX lately. We are warmly welcoming:Backbone ehf, Switzerland,...


AMS-IX Announces Significant Port Price Reductions

100GE and 10GE Port Prices at AMS-IX drop by up to 50 Percent

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) will decrease the prices of its 100GE (Gigabit Ethernet) and 10GE customer ports substantially as from July 2013. Due to economies of scale, AMS-IX is able to reduce these port prices by 30 to 50 percent. The 100GE port prices go to 5,000 euros per month, while prices of 10GE ports will reach an all-time low of 1,000 euros per month. Besides connecting the most networks and having a renowned technical reputation, the change in pricing will make AMS-IX also the world’s ‘best value for money’ Internet exchange.

Members of AMS-IX agreed upon this price reduction by approving the Long Term Commercial Strategy (LTCS) 2013-2016, a four-year outlook plan that includes AMS-IX pricing strategy for Amsterdam, at the 37th General Meeting on the 23rd of May.

“To stay valuable for existing and future customers it is important that AMS-IX grows,” says Job Witteman, CEO at AMS-IX. “As transit prices are decreasing as well, offering lower port prices is a good way to keep peering attractive, and ensure the continuity of the Internet exchange.”

Ziggo, the ISP using the highest capacity at AMS-IX, sees the port price reductions as a positive development. “AMS-IX's infrastructure provides an important contribution to the digital economy in the Netherlands," says Paul Hendriks, CTO at Ziggo. “We are seeing an internet traffic growth of around 50% on our backbone each year. To stay prepared for future growth we make use of multiple 10GE and 100GE ports. AMS-IX’s decision to lower the prices of 10GE and 100GE ports brings us and other connected networks therefore a considerable cost saving. Moreover, it will attract new Internet related companies from around the globe to this fast growing international hub and makes it easier for networks to increase their capacity and be prepared for future Internet growth."


DE-CIX Expands Relationship with Equinix in Frankfurt

DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, has expanded its relationship with Equinix,...


[NaMeX]: NaMeX Regional Meeting 2013

The first NaMeX Regional Meeting will take place in Paestum on Friday, May 21st 2013 at the L'Hotel Meridiana via Laura 13 84047 Laura Salerno

For further information please visit our meeting page


Welcome Datatech UK from Birmingham at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Datatech UK Ltd from Birmingham, UK, at DE-CIX.For...


AMS-IX Research Reveals: Internet has Changed Lives in Many Ways

Research into Internet of Things shows that the Internet is increasingly becoming a part of everyday life

News consumption, maintaining social contacts and shopping behaviour has changed drastically due to the arrival of the Internet. Consumers will have more and more devices and other amenities in their homes, such as thermostats, TVs and lighting, which will be connected to the Internet. As a result, the Internet will become an even bigger part of daily life in the next few years. Consumers are, however, reluctant to use so called Quantified Self applications, which can be used to measures ones own health and athletic achievements. These are only some of the findings from AMS-IX’s (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) research into the future of the Internet of Things amongst almost 1,100 consumers.

AMS-IX has almost 600 Interconnected IP networks, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world and giving it a dominating position in global Internet traffic. AMS-IX questioned 1,100 consumers, creating a complete picture of future daily Internet usage of consumers worldwide.

When questioned about the amount of devices people have in their homes it became clear that particularly the use of smartphones, tablets and TVs with an Internet connection is on the rise. Two years ago 20% used a smartphone and 8% used a tablet. Nowadays, 43% of the respondents have a smartphone and 44% has a tablet. Additionally, 18% of the respondents had a TV with an Internet connection, which has changed into 38%.
The answers indicate an expected growth of Internet connected televisions, thermostats, lighting and media players in the next two years. The percentage of Internet connected televisions will increase up to 44%, thermostats will increase from 24% to 59%, lighting will increase from 24% to 56% and media players will increase in two years from 32% to 49%.

Devices that are being used less are desktop computers (from 37% to 25%) and laptops (from 40% to 30%). Looking at the different age groups, it quickly becomes evident that the group of 55+ year olds are leading the pack with their usage of TVs with an Internet connection. Meanwhile, this is also the age group that uses the desktop computer the most.

The Internet continues to have a great impact on peoples’ daily lives. It has radically changed so many day-to-day activities. Respondents indicated that the Internet has altered the way they do their banking/administration (59%), maintain their social contacts (38%), shop (25%) and digest news (22%). Noticeably, the Internet has a greater impact on maintaining social contacts for women (23%) than for men (16%), whilst men listen to music and digest news differently than women.

Even though more and more devices are connected to the Internet, consumers are relatively slow to ‘connect’ their bodies to these devices. Only 17% of the respondents are currently using apps to measure their athletic achievements and/or their own health and this percentage will only moderately increase to 29%. Also, it is noticeable that the age group 35-44 is using apps for measuring athletic achievements the most: 16%. Young adults (18-24 year olds) use apps for measuring athletic achievements and health more often than elderly people (55+): 21% in comparison to 8%. It is also evident that young adults use apps mostly to measure their athletic achievements, whilst elderly people use them to measure their health.

Most respondents admit they are reluctant to let doctors monitor their physical health via an Internet connection in the future. 27% is definitely not willing and 59% is only willing if their privacy can be guaranteed. However, in comparison to women, men find this less of a problem.

“The Internet of Things, connecting a huge amount of devices to the Internet that communicate with each other and us, is taking shape. There is still some scepticism, but the fact is that the Internet is taking centre stage in the lives of people and this development will never stop. Internet simplifies and improves a great number of daily activities,” says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “For us as an Internet exchange, but also for the networks connected to us, this means that we need to facilitate this process in the best way possible. The Internet has become a basic amenity, which means that everybody wants to be able to be online anywhere at anytime, either via a fixed connection or via a mobile device. This calls for some investing in infrastructures.”

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Eleventh ESNOG/GORE meeting at CESCA

The eleventh Grupo de Operadores de Red Españoles (ESNOG) has attended with the presence of the APNIC researcher George Michaelson.


Eleventh ESNOG/GORE meeting at CESCA

The eleventh Grupo de Operadores de Red Españoles (ESNOG) has attended with the presence of the APNIC researcher George Michaelson.


TREX Hosts RIPE Atlas Anchor

TREX hosts one of the first ten RIPE Atlas Anchors. The Atlas Anchors are more powerful versions of RIPE Atlas Probes.


SysEleven 20Gbps upgrade

The Berlin based full service hosting provider SysEleven will upgrade its peering capacity at the new BCIX Pop Kitzingstrasse 15 (K15) to 20Gbps.


Inter-IPX service now available at AMS-IX Hong Kong and AMS-IX Caribbean

Following the successful introduction of the Inter-IPX service at AMS-IX in Amsterdam in June 2011, AMS-IX has decided to also launch this service at AMS-IX Hong Kong and AMS-IX Caribbean. The Inter-IPX service allows IPX providers and other mobile operators to securely peer high-quality IP traffic at a local level, and offer their customers added value at a more cost-effective price.

AMS-IX Hong Kong and AMS-IX Caribbean offer Inter-IPX peering platforms tailored to local market conditions. At AMS-IX Hong Kong the service is available through our Asian partner Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), while customers of the peering platform in Curacao can order this service directly on the AMS-IX Caribbean website.

AMS-IX was the first exchange to introduce a service focused on IPX providers faced with the challenge of a future in which the distinction between mobile and fixed networking will gradually disappear. The service offers a place where regional and neighboring IPX networks can efficiently link to each other and cover more territory, content and volume. The Inter-IPX service complies with the high quality standards required by GSMA and includes an Inter-IPX SLA.

“As mobile traffic is growing fast around the globe and the number of 4G deployments grows, an Inter-IPX service at AMS-IX Hong Kong and AMS-IX Caribbean is valuable to its customers,” says Job Witteman, CEO at AMS-IX. “It responds to the business needs of local mobile operators for exchanging more content and volume with critical business partners.”

Andrew Kwok, HGC President of International and Carrier Business, says: “Launching the Inter-IPX service by AMS-IX Hong Kong is crucial to coping with a growing demand for mobile peering, as global operators develop 4G LTE roaming. The move also facilitates the rollout of high-definition voice services for communications service providers.”


New BCIX Member: KPN international

KPN International delivers a wide range of data and IP services to large, internationally operating organizations. KPN provides over 700 customers with intelligent solutions and guaranteed international broadband connections by means of an extensive glass-fiber network and strategic partnerships.


Welcome previder from The Netherlands at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer previder from Hengelo, The Netherlands, at...


Welcome PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International from...


DE-CIX April newsletter is out!

Welcome to the April edition of the DE-CIX newsletter!We will inform you about our new, most...


May 6th 2013: The first Peering Day is approaching, register at the conference web pages

On Thursday, May 23, the conference rooms of Vaclav Havel Airport will host the first Czech conference dedicated to peering – CEE Peering Day Prague 2013 (www.peeringday.eu). The event is organized by NIX.CZ Association (www.nix.cz) together with its Austrian counterpart VIX.at (www.vix.at). The programme of the conference, registry form and other important information are available at the web...


Meet DE-CIX at the ITW in Chicago

The upcoming International Telecoms Week, ITW, will take place in Chicago from May 13th-15th. ITW...


Einladung zum Beering in Hamburg am 07.05.2013

Liebe Kunden, Partner und Freunde des ECIX, der dritte Stammtisch (Beering) des Jahres 2013 findet in Hamburg statt. Die EURO-IX Konferenz ist vorbei und beim ECIX ist viel passiert. Wir haben in Frankfurt den ersten 100 Gbps Internet Exchange in … Continue reading


New peer: Akamai Technologies (AS20940) [BER]


New peer: Babiel GmbH (AS198913) [DUS]


DE-CIX is growing: We are welcoming two new customers

We would like to welcome two new customers at DE-CIX: Host SG from Singapore and LG U+...


Tele Columbus 20Gbps upgrade

Tele Columbus, a German cable service provider with approximately 2.1 million connected households will upgrade it’s peering capacity at BCIX to 20Gbps.


Apr 22nd 2013: NIX.CZ holds the first international conference dedicated to peering

Prague, 22 April 2012 - On May 23, the conference rooms of Vaclav Havel Airport will host representatives of Internet eXchange Points from around the world. For this day, the Czech peering point NIX.CZ and its Austrian counterpart VIX.at have prepared a technical conference dedicated to topics related to peering - CEE Peering Day Prague 2013. The aim of this exceptional event, which is to be held fo...


Welcome Ecritel from France at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer at DE-CIX: Ecritel from Clichy, France.For more...


euNetworks' Amsterdam Data Centre is Now AMS-IX Certified

euNetworks Group Limited (SGX: H23.SI) announced its key Amsterdam data centre is AMS-IX certified. This status signifies that euNetworks’ data centre in Amsterdam delivers a high standard of security and a reliable environment. Subsequently, it is one of the 4 locations that house AMS-IX’s core infrastructure and one of 12 housing their edge infrastructure in the city. In addition, euNetworks is one of two Dark Fibre providers used by AMS-IX to connect all of their core and edge infrastructure. euNetworks has supported AMS-IX with its facilities based infrastructure services for over six years, with renewal of existing Colocation and Dark Fibre service contracts secured as part of this certification.

Today AMS-IX is the world’s largest Internet exchange point in number of connected parties. This Internet exchange is where the networks of Internet Service Providers, telecom carriers, content providers, and web hosters meet to exchange Internet Protocol (IP) traffic with one another, with this commonly referred to as ‘peering’. Every member of AMS-IX can peer with any of the other connected parties.

“A reliable infrastructure is vital to AMS-IX, as we strive to serve our member’s and customer’s growing exchange needs,” said Henk Steenman, Chief Technology Officer of AMS-IX. “We have been working with euNetworks for over six years and continue to benefit from their responsiveness, flexibility and most importantly, their infrastructure capabilities. They understand the needs of the exchange and the importance of high quality infrastructure to its efficient running.”

“We are delighted to have been certified by AMS-IX and continue to support the exchange with our infrastructure,” said Uwe Nickl, Chief Marketing Officer of euNetworks. “Today AMS-IX uses our Dark Fibre services to connect all data centres where their core and edge infrastructures are located, helping AMS-IX to offer the world’s most advanced peering platform to its members and customers. AMS-IX uses our data centre as one of the locations to securely house their core network infrastructure and edge infrastructure. This also enables other euNetworks Colocation customers to connect to AMS-IX within the same building. We thank AMS-IX for their continued support of euNetworks and look forward to working with them, their members and our customers, enabling a connected world.”


New customer and reseller at DE-CIX: Phibee Telecom Sarl

We would like to welcome our latest customer Phibee Telecom Sarl from La Grand Croix, France, at...


Kabel Deutschland 40Gbps upgrade

Kabel Deutschland upgrade it’s BCIX connection to 40Gbps. Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s largest cable operator, offers its customers digital, high definition (HD) and analogue TV, Pay TV and DVR offerings, Video-on-Demand, broadband Internet (up to 100,000 Kbit/s) and fixed line Phone services via cable as well as mobile services.


DE-CIX Launches World’s Largest and Most Advanced Ethernet Interconnection Platform

New DE-CIX Apollon Platform Offers High-Availability Peering With Full 100G Ethernet Capabilities


Peering platform AMS-IX Caribbean is official

The Caribbean Internet Exchange (CAR-IX) is now an integral part of the AMS-IX environment and renamed to AMS-IX Caribbean. By being fully responsible for the management and operations of the peering platform, AMS-IX can coordinate all activities more closely, as a result work more efficiently and further contribute to the Internet ecosystem in the Caribbean area.

The change in management set-up follows after the technical operations contract expired between AMS-IX and CAR-IX. As AMS-IX already had experience with the deployment of another exchange in Hong Kong and as its name is a global brand that benefits smaller businesses, the CAR-IX Association decided to continue the relationship.

In 2008, AMS-IX used its successful business model formula to help found CAR-IX in cooperation with the running minister as well as Bureau Telecommunications and Post at the Dutch Antilles. While AMS-IX was responsible for operating the technical platform, the members of the CAR-IX Association were responsible for the strategic direction.

“CAR-IX proved its effectiveness in the region in the previous years with increased download speeds for Internet users and significant cost savings for its members”, says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “Our aim is to continue this success and develop AMS-IX Caribbean into a major Internet exchange hub in the Caribbean and northern Latin-America.”

Go to the AMS-IX Caribbean website


ECIX Launches First German 100GE Internet Exchange in Frankfurt

The European Commercial Internet Exchange (ECIX) today announces the launch of its 100GE Internet Exchange in Frankfurt. This new Internet Exchange is the first 100GE deployment available in Frankfurt. The Exchange will provide alternative peering options for the existing exchanges … Continue reading


Einladung zum Public Beering in Berlin am 24.04.2013

Liebe Kunden, Partner und Freunde des ECIX, der zweite Stammtisch (Beering) des Jahres 2013 findet in Berlin statt - mit aktuellen Eindrücken vom EURO-IX aus Hamburg und vielen interessanten Neuigkeiten am ECIX. Als Termin haben wir den 24.04.2013 ab 19:00 … Continue reading


New peer: Hotel Reservation Service Robert Ragge GmbH (AS28801) [DUS]


Connection to Internet Exchange UAE-IX in Dubai provides alternative routes in the event of submarine cable outages

In the past week a number of submarine cables suffered major outages, severely disrupting internet...


Traffic through the CIX in March exceeded 2 PB

The total amount of traffic transferred via CIX in March was 2.22 PB and that represents a 100% increase compared to the same month last year.  This is the first month in which the Croatian national center for the exchange of Internet traffic transferred more than 2 PB of data.


Apr 3rd 2013: NIX.CZ doubled the capacity of their backbone node

Last week, the administrators of the NIX.CZ Internet Exchange Point finished the upgrade of the backbone interconnection between two access switches. During this change, which was carried out without shutting down the system, the capacity of the two nodes was doubled. Now, the two routes work simultaneously and together they provide the speed of 160 gigabits per second (2...


Welcome netsign networks at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer netsign networks GmbH from Berlin at DE-CIX.For more...


BCIX opens new location at I/P/B/ CarrierColo Kitzingstrasse

With its new location at I/P/B/ Carrier Colo at Kitzingstraße BCIX has now opened its fifth location in Berlin. In so doing, BCIX has once more increased its presence as a peering points operator in Berlin. At the new location the 47 BCIX peering partners are now able to make public- and private peering arrangements [...]


First BCIX Round Table 2013

Dear BCIX members and friends, As already announced, we are happy to invite you also on behalf of our sponsors, Immobilien Scout 24 und F5 Networks, to the next ‘BCIX round table’. This will take place on Thursday, 18 April 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the remarkable venue of Immobilen Scout 24: Immobilien Scout 24 [...]


Welcome Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator S.A. from...


[NaMeX]: NaMeX sponsor the See2 Regional Meeting

NaMeX sponsor the second South East Europe (SEE 2)/RIPE NCC Regional Meeting. The event will be held in Skopje, Macedonia from 22-23 April 2013.

For further information please visit the meeting website


New, news, news: the DE-CIX March newsletter is online

A lot is going on in the Middle East, so the DE-CIX March newsletter will inform you about the 1st...


DE-CIX is ISO-27001 re-certified

After getting the ISO-27001 certification in 2010 and being inspected yearly, DE-CIX has been...


AMS-IX hosts BGP-Mux research project

AMS-IX' hosting of the BGP-Mux research project from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California fosters Internet research and innovation. Traditionally, the barriers to conduct Internet routing experiments hindered progress. To experiment with novel routing ideas or to understand aspects of the current routing ecosystem, researchers need the ability to actively participate in this ecosystem by emulating an autonomous system (AS). The BGP-Mux testbed is the first system to solve this problem once for all qualified researchers, and peering at AMS-IX is a huge step forward for the project. The testbed can multiplex multiple simultaneous research experiments, each of which independently makes routing decisions and sends and receives traffic. Even in its nascent stage, the BGP-Mux has already enabled research that appeared at top academic and industrial conferences. Without this testbed, none of this research would have been evaluated on the actual Internet, blunting its impact.

Now, the generous hosting of the project by AMS-IX allows the testbed to peer with hundreds of ASs, greatly expanding the BGP-Mux' connectivity and enabling new classes of research that could not be done previously. This peering also serves as a model for future expansion of the testbed. By giving researchers around the world an easy but safe way to conduct BGP-based experiments, the BGP-Mux testbed, in cooperation with AMS-IX, will inspire transformational research on Internet routing.


Job Opportunity at ACOnet/VIX

ACOnet/Vienna Internet eXchange is looking for a network adminstrator with special focus on...


Welcome two more new customers at DE-CIX: Signet and Luxembourg Online

We would like to welcome two new customers at DE-CIX: Signet B.V. from Son, the Netherlands, and...


ZKH Prins Willem-Alexander bezoekt AMS-IX bij Equinix

Amsterdamse internetinfrastructuur wereldwijd van groot economisch en maatschappelijk belang

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) ontving op woensdag 20 maart Zijne Koninklijke Hoogheid de Prins van Oranje voor een werklunch en rondleiding in Equinix' datacenter AM3 Science Park Amsterdam. In het hart van de digitale economie liet hij zich – een maand voor zijn inhuldiging als koning – informeren over de positie die Amsterdam wereldwijd inneemt, en het grote belang van die digitale economie voor Nederland.

Tijdens de bijeenkomst werd door AMS-IX met ZKH Prins Willem-Alexander gesproken over de omvang en relevantie van de internetinfrastructuur in de regio Amsterdam in nationaal en internationaal perspectief. De gemeente Amsterdam en de andere betrokken partijen spraken daarnaast onder meer over het economische en maatschappelijke belang van AMS-IX en de ruim 550 netwerken die op 's werelds grootste internetknooppunt zijn aangesloten. Mede door de aanwezigheid van AMS-IX in deze regio hebben bijvoorbeeld Cisco en Softlayer er hun Europese hoofdkwartier gevestigd. De lunchbijeenkomst werd afgesloten met een inhoudelijk debat over de groeifactoren en eventuele obstakels voor de Nederlandse internetinfrastructuur en mogelijke toekomstscenario's voor de digitale economie.

Voorafgaand aan de lunchbijeenkomst vond er een rondleiding plaats door het innovatieve en duurzame AM3 Science Park Amsterdam datacenter, een van de twaalf datacenters waarin AMS-IX actief is. Daarbij werd ZKH Prins Willem-Alexander inzicht geboden in de aanwezige netwerken, internet exchanges en voorzieningen voor bedrijven actief in de digitale economie.

"Als AMS-IX zijn we erg verheugd over de getoonde belangstelling van ons toekomstige staatshoofd. Nederland neemt wereldwijd een toppositie in op het gebied van internetinfrastructuur. Deze infrastructuur levert een belangrijke bijdrage aan de digitale economie", zegt Job Witteman, CEO van AMS-IX. "Mede dankzij deze goede internetvoorzieningen groeit de datacenter- en cloud computing-industrie in Nederland erg hard en neemt Nederland ook hier internationaal een belangrijke positie in. Handelsnatie Nederland staat inmiddels synoniem voor vervoer via lucht, weg, water én internet – en daar mogen we met recht trots op zijn."

Michiel Eielts, Algemeen Directeur van Equinix Benelux: “Het bezoek van ZKH Prins Willem-Alexander onderstreept het belang van de digitale sector voor de Nederlandse economie. Equinix bijvoorbeeld stelt klanten in staat om vanaf deze ene netwerkrijke locatie klanten in heel Europa en zelfs de rest van de wereld te bedienen. Dat trekt enerzijds veel buitenlandse bedrijven aan die zich in Europa willen vestigen en daardoor kiezen voor Amsterdam, en biedt anderzijds grote kansen voor innovatieve Nederlandse bedrijven.”

De bijeenkomst bij Equinix werd bijgewoond door de heer J. Klarenbeek (particulier secretaris van ZKH de Prins van Oranje), Job Witteman (CEO AMS-IX), Cara Mascini (CMO AMS-IX), Michiel Eielts (Algemeen Directeur Equinix), Axel Pawlik (Algemeen Directeur RIPE NCC), Hans Tijl (Directeur Ruimtelijke Ordening Gemeente Amsterdam), Michiel Steltman (Directeur DHPA) en Erwin Bleumink (Algemeen Directeur SURFnet). Het lunchdebat bij AM3 Science Park Amsterdam stond onder leiding van Arie van Bellen (Directeur ECP, Platform voor de Informatiesamenleving). ZKH Prins Willem-Alexander bracht dit bezoek in zijn functie als lid van de Raad van Advies van ECP. Binnen dit platform werken overheid, bedrijfsleven en maatschappelijke organisaties samen aan de ontwikkeling van de Nederlandse economie en samenleving.


Welcome Wavenet from the UK at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Wavenet from Solihull, UK, at DE-CIX.For more...


Einladung zum Public Beering in Duessseldorf am 03.04.2013

Liebe Kunden, Partner und Freunde des ECIX, der erste Stammtisch (Beering) des Jahres 2013 findet dieses mal in Düsseldorf statt. Als Termin haben wir den 03.04.2013 ab 19:00 Uhr ausgesucht. Wir werden uns in Scottis Bar & Restaurant, Christophstraße 2 … Continue reading


Versatel 10 Gbps upgrade

Versatel will upgrade it’s peering capacity at BCIX to 10Gbps. Versatel is one of Germany’s leading providers of voice, Internet, and data services for consumers and businesses. Regarding its revenue, Versatel is Germany’s third largest non-legacy, infrastructure based telecommunication provider.


Versatel 10 Gbps upgrade

Versatel will upgrade it’s peering capacity at BCIX to 10Gbps. Versatel is one of Germany’s leading providers of voice, Internet, and data services for consumers and businesses. Regarding its revenue, Versatel is Germany’s third largest non-legacy infrastructure based telecommunication provider.


Member connected - Podatkovni centar Kriz d.o.o.

15th March 2013. -member connected to CIX switch - Podatkovni centar Kriz d.o.o.


High take-up of 100 Gigabit Ethernet customer ports at AMS-IX in the first quarter of 2013

AMS-IX is the world’s first Internet exchange to have over ten 100GE customers ports activated

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has announced that the first eleven 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) customer ports are activated at its exchange, making AMS-IX the world’s first interconnection point to reach this number. Of these activated ports Akamai is now using twice two aggregated 100GE links, and therefore it is the first customer to use a total capacity of 400GE by means of 2x200GE at an Internet exchange.

Because of the increased popularity of streaming video and video on demand as well as smartphones and other wireless devices, Internet traffic is growing fast. These and other developments put a large pressure on the capacity of IP networks. AMS-IX was the world's first Internet Exchange to respond to these developments with the introduction of 100GE connections.

"Akamai delivers daily Web traffic reaching more than 10 Terabits per second", says Christian Kaufmann, Director Network Architecture at Akamai Technologies. "Breaking news, live sports, video promotions, or historic events can drive large traffic peaks. Bundling 100GE interfaces to reach a capacity of 400GE can help us to address these challenges, manage traffic peaks and as such optimize end-user Internet experience".

In the beginning of last year, Atrato was the first AMS-IX member to establish a 100GE connection at the exchange, and in the first quarter of 2013 the organisation already upgraded to four 100GE ports. This upgrade makes Atrato the next in line with 400GE of capacity and was a result of Atrato’s top performing AMS-IX partnership.

In the first quarter of 2013 also Google has established 100GE connections at AMS-IX to improve bandwidth utilization, simplify network management and optimize client services. Leaseweb upgraded to a 100GE port in 2012.

"It is great to see that more and more parties are transferring to 100GE ports, and thus believe in its benefits and its value for money,” says AMS-IX' CEO Job Witteman. "Due to the declining costs of the equipment needed for 100GE ports and with Akamai, Google, Atrato and Leaseweb setting the example, we expect more organizations to transfer to one or more 100GE ports in the near future."


4th DE-CIX Customer Summit in Hamburg, June 12-13

As last year, we chose a spectacular location for our annual customer summit. This year, the...


Teraco Broadens African Horizons Through Link to Major European-Based Internet Exchange AMS-IX

Teraco Data Environments, South Africa’s first provider of vendor neutral data centres, has announced that it has now connected with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), which interconnects over 550 IP networks, making it the world’s leading Internet hub. The direct link to Teraco’s peering service NAPAfrica, which is effective from March 2013, brings Africa substantially closer to Europe in terms of connectivity, and ultimately offers endless opportunities for European carriers to connect across Africa.

Lex van Wyk, chief executive officer of Teraco Data Environments, says that the perfect storm now exists for African Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to tap further into global carrier networks through vendor-neutral peering at NAPAfrica, thereby offering African consumers access to high speed connections at a dramatically reduced cost as well as rich global content from international carriers.

Job Witteman, chief executive officer of AMS-IX, says that the connection between Teraco and AMS-IX provides exciting opportunities through reduced rate connections to Africa and likewise from Teraco’s peering point for African carriers to its own exchange. “By peering at NAPAfrica in Teraco, we are able to broaden our own horizons into the African continent and allow African parties to access more than 550 IP networks at our exchange. We’re excited to be able to play our part in bringing global content to citizens across Africa in this way.”

Van Wyk says that with the initial introduction of route servers by NAPAfrica early in 2012 there has been a subsequent overall reduction in ISP operating costs in the South African market through the simplification of the peering process. He says that route servers lower the barrier to entry for African ISPs that do not necessarily have the resources or hardware to manage multiple connections to numerous peers. There are over 50 peers live at NAPAfrica with access to over 21 local and international carriers.

Teraco offers the choice of both multi-lateral and bi-lateral peering which then helps all members to connect to the exchange based on what is preferable to their business. Teraco is the most connected data centre facility in Africa already offering connectivity to major international carriers including SAT3/SAFE, Seacom, WACS and EASSy; mobile carriers including Vodacom, MTN and Cell C; local carriers including Telkom, Neotel and Broadband Infraco, fibre infrastructure provider Dark Fibre Africa, and many more.

“Colocation in a facility such as Teraco creates a virtual marketplace for ISPs and the providers of various products and technologies to white label, buy and sell services within the data centre without incurring transit costs to reach one another’s infrastructure. Through NAPAfrica and Africa Cloud eXchange (ACX) these ecosystems are a reality, providing smaller ISPs and many start-ups with world class infrastructure and enabling them to compete on an equal footing,” says van Wyk.

Van Wyk says that joining the Teraco environment should be equally attractive to international carriers looking to tap into mobile data potential on the African continent. “Peering through a vendor-neutral facility like NAPAfrica provides a simple and secure portal for international carriers to connect with African carriers and ISPs.”


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Etisalat Smarthub Teams Up with AMS-IX

Etisalat today announced its partnership with Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) providing Etisalat Smarthub customers access to the exchange while users of AMS-IX can extend their capacity across Middle East and Africa.

Etisalat will now be able to remotely connect regional clients of the new Smarthub IX, Etisalat’s regional Internet hub, to AMS-IX giving them the opportunity to peer with over 550 connected IP networks. This partnership consequently increases the value of both AMS-IX and the Etisalat Smarthub IX through peering benefits, including more networks, traffic and routes.

Ali Amiri, Executive Vice President, Etisalat Carrier and Wholesale Services said: “The world of telecommunications is about partnerships that increase value to customers. We are delighted to work with AMS-IX to increase the reach and capabilities of the Smarthub. This partnership with AMS-IX along with the launch of Smarthub IX will extend the reach of our customers to the world and the world to the region”.

Job Witterman, CEO, Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) said: “We believe Etisalat’s Smarthub can help us expand and enhance our international and diverse Internet community. The regional Internet hub has an extensive international network across different countries within the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Etisalat’s technical excellence, good service and customer care reputation is also in line with our great values.”


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Biographie Élodie Louis-Marie

Élodie Louis-Marie - Administratif / ComptabilitéÉlodie Louis-Marie a fait ses études universitaires en langue étrangère LLCE Anglais (Université Paris 12 - Créteil (http://www.u-pec.fr/pratiques/universite/) et Université Jean-Moulin Lyon 3 (http://www.univ-lyon3.fr/)), puis s'est vue diplômée d'un BTS - assistante de Gestion (Lycée Colbert, Lyon), formations qui lui ont permis, après un stage chez Rezopole, d'être embauchée en Juin 2011. Études universitaires en langue LLCE Anglais puis une BTS, assistante de gestion, après un stage chez Rezopole, elle a été embauché en Juin 2011.


L'Aperezo n°21 à Lyon - 14 Mars 2013

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A propos de ELB Nétissime

Créé en 2000, Netissime est un hébergeur Internet et registrar accrédité par l'ICANN, l'AFNIC, l’EURID… Marque du Groupe ELB Multimedia, Netissime, pionnier du Cloud en France, accompagne les professionnels et les particuliers dans leur développement sur Internet grâce à une gamme complète de services : enregistrement de noms de domaine, hébergement mutualisé, solution e-commerce, hébergement dédié (serveur dédié, serveur privé, hébergement en Datacenter, infogérance...) et promotion de sites Internet (référencement, affiliation...). Netissime est propriétaire de 3 datacenters dont un de plus de 2000 m2.

Les événements de Rezopole

Rezopole anime régulièrement des Aperezo - cocktails dinatoires - et des Teldej - des déjeuners d'affaires - en partenariat avec un sponsor qui a l'occasion de communiquer sur ses nouveautés à un public ciblé. Ces rencontres donnent également la possibilités aux participants d'échanger, de mieux se connaître et de créer des liens à long terme.



Pour en savoir plus sur les événements de Rezopole, visitez les pages Aperezo et Teldej.

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FiberRing launches remote AMS-IX connectivity

As of today, FiberRing offers remote AMS-IX connectivity to provide customers peering access to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) with a single contract. This allows Internet businesses worldwide to streamline access to peering and reduce latency.

With over 550 connected IP networks, the AMS-IX is the world’s largest Internet exchange. Its members include ISPs, content providers, mobile operators, web hosts, cloud companies, and application providers. The new FiberRing service offers customers the advantage of an IP connection to the AMS-IX in order to peer remotely with any of the connected networks.

FiberRing maintains a highly resilient and redundant network which serves as a transport vehicle to the AMS-IX. Connectivity is available at more than 45 FiberRing Points of Presence (PoPs), from Los Angeles to Warsaw. An all-optical MPLS-enabled backbone empowers FiberRing to offer this connection at high speed and with very low latency. The service allows multiple VLANs to be mapped onto a single port. The supported port capacity ranges from 100 Mbps up to 10 Gbps.

Marcel Legtenberg, Manager of Sales at FiberRing, said: “Thanks to our remote AMS-IX connectivity, businesses no longer have to colocate servers in an AMS-IX-certified PoP and contract directly with the AMS-IX for peering. Instead we provide easy access to the AMS-IX’ peering services with a single contract. Businesses can stay close to their infrastructure while we take care of the connections. Our extensive range of supported port capacity allows customers to tailor the service to their needs.”

Cara Mascini, Chief Marketing Officer at the AMS-IX, added, “FiberRing offers potential AMS-IX customers excellent connectivity possibilities. We aim to support businesses in achieving ultra-fast IP Interconnectivity without blocking, and delivering those benefits to their end customers. This remote service offered by FiberRing will help businesses to do just that.”


Job Witteman’s Keynote Address at Capacity Caribbean

Last week Job Witteman, CEO at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), gave a keynote address at the Capacity Caribbean event on Curacao, which was very well received by his audience. As the Caribbean Internet Exchange (CAR-IX) is currently being incorporated in the AMS-IX environment, Job dedicated a part of his talk to this development, and in addition shared his insights on the benefits of IXPs. The following paragraphs give you an abstract of his story.

Benefits of IXPs

Since the beginning of CAR-IX, AMS-IX has been responsible for its design and for operating its technical platform, whereas the members were responsible for its strategic direction. CAR-IX has been established for the same reasons as AMS-IX back in the late 1990s: to keep local Internet traffic local, to reduce costs that are associated with traffic exchange between ISPs and other Internet parties, to increase redundancy and to have better control over routing of traffic.

Another contribution of an IXP could be the development of a dynamic Internet ecosystem. Thanks to its high-class infrastructure AMS-IX has contributed to the rise of such an environment in the Amsterdam area in previous years. This includes ISPs, mobile operators, web hosts, content providers, cloud parties, applications specialists, and last but not least the carrier neutral data centres. AMS-IX has its Point of Presence in 12 of these technical facilities. In 2011, Amsterdam enjoyed the highest take-up of data centre capacity in seven years, surpassing growth of all other European cities, according to a report published by CB Richard Ellis

The presence of AMS-IX in Amsterdam also has helped to attract multinationals and service providers to the Netherlands. Organisations, such as hosting/cloud provider Softlayer and Cisco, have chosen the Amsterdam region for their data centre and networking operations.

Reasons behind rebranding

CAR-IX can certainly be added to the list of exchanges that have contributed to an Internet ecosystem. Besides Google and Akamai are present at the exchange, data centres have landed in the area. To further strengthen its position in the region, the CAR-IX association has asked AMS-IX to assume responsibility for the management and operations as well. AMS-IX’ recent experience with the deployment of other Internet exchanges in principal marketplaces, such as Hong Kong and Kenya has played a role in this decision. The same goes for AMS-IX’ ability to coordinate all activities more closely, as a result work more efficiently, and further contribute to the Internet ecosystem in this area. Furthermore, because of the change in management set-up, AMS-IX can upgrade the platform to incorporate the ability of remote peering through carriers, which has proven very successful in other locations.

As AMS-IX is a global brand nowadays that benefits smaller businesses, the CAR-IX association has agreed on altering the name to AMS-IX Caribbean. The name stands for a renowned technical reputation, a high level of service, many business opportunities and a trusted business standing.

In the short to medium term, AMS-IX’ achievements are different from those of the future AMS-IX Caribbean, given the economic status and the penetration of broadband in the region. Nonetheless, the knowledge and experience of AMS-IX can certainly be used to take AMS-IX Caribbean to the next stage on the long-term, so helping it play a key role in the development of an advanced Internet ecosystem in the Caribbean region.


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AMS-IX Announces Record Full Year

2012 was a successful year for the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). Among the many achievements were the record of 2 Terabits per second (Tbps) peak traffic number, surpassing 1,000 customer ports and a record of 115 new network applications.

AMS-IX showed a strong growth in 2012. From a new record of 500 connected IP networks in July to 540 networks exchanging traffic at AMS-IX in December. This number makes it the world’s largest Internet exchange.

The total Internet traffic volume at AMS-IX grew 29 percent to 4.1 Exabyte (4.140.000 Terabyte) last year. This is equivalent to 6,900 large Mass Storage Systems. Moreover, the IPv6 traffic rate grew from 2 Gbps till 6 Gbps, making AMS-IX the world’s largest interconnection hub for IPv6 traffic.

“The 29 percent increase of the Internet traffic at AMS-IX equals Cisco’s predicted growth of the worldwide Internet traffic in 2012,” says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “AMS-IX was also responsible for 8 percent of the exchanged business traffic at Internet hubs in the world. Therefore, we deliver a considerable contribution, which will grow even further in the coming years. For this year we aspire to achieve a ten percent share.”

Full infographic about AMS-IX' growth in 2012:

Ams Ix Infographic V2[2]


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100GE: A Logical Next Step for Large Networks

Internet traffic is growing fast. More people are making use of wireless devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Cisco predicts in its Visual Networking Index that Internet traffic from these devices will exceed traffic from wired devices by 2014. Moreover, peak Internet traffic is growing more rapidly than average traffic. Cisco’s index reports that peak traffic will increase nearly fivefold by 2016. These developments put a large pressure on the capacity of IP networks. For organizations already dealing with high amounts of Internet traffic (such as a hosting provider), a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) connection to an Internet exchange is a good solution.

However, networks that (want to) make use of ten or more 10GE connections at an Internet exchange, do not always replace these with one 100GE connection. So let’s take a closer look at the advantages of 100GE.

LeaseWeb was one of the first parties to establish a 100GE connection at the AMS-IX - just like they were one of the first members to use a 10GE line at the exchange back in 2005. An important reason for them to select a 100GE connection instead of adding more 10GE connections is the improved bandwidth utilization. A 100GE line allows ten times more traffic to flow through one line than through one 10GE. As a result, the latency decreases and Internet performance improves considerably.

The 100GE line also allows organizations to more quickly increase their capacity. This is particularly convenient when, for example, a website’s traffic grows with unexpected rapidity. At the same time, the improved scalability makes the connection easier to manage for the network engineers, because they do not need to add an extra 10GE line every time they want to increase capacity. The 100GE connection already supports more capacity from the onset, and (at least for now) offers enough bandwidth.

Last but certainly not least is the decrease in costs. You pay less for a 100GE connection than when you use 10 or more 10GE ports. It could even save you a considerable amount of money at full capacity, which is money that can then be used for other purposes.

Change in our industry doesn’t always happen overnight. We have experienced that the uptake of certain port types can take some time. Besides a lack of knowledge of the benefits of a 100GE port, the high costs of the essential equipment (and the optics in this equipment) could be another reason for the slow uptake of 100GE ports. Due to the fact these costs are declining we predict that more organizations will transfer to one or more 100GE ports in the future.

By Pauline Hartsuiker, AMS-IX


What About the 2012 Applications?

For the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) 2012 was a year filled with records. We connected the 500th IP network to the exchange, we reached 1,000 customer ports and we broke the 2Tbps barrier. Now 2012 has passed, a fourth record can be added to the list. For the first time in history we have received 115 new member and customer applications within one year. In 2011 it was a maximum of 98 new applications.

As connected IP networks are an important tool for measuring the value of an Internet exchange, we have written an article that focuses on the admitted applications of 2012. We’re going into the application’s origin, the type of application - direct or through a partner - and which partner submitted applications.

Most applications (81%) originated from Europe. Second is North America (11%), followed by Asia (5%). The numbers are similar to last year.

Per Continent 2012Applications Per Continent 2011

AMS-IX received most European applications from the Netherlands (20%), United Kingdom (11%) and France (10%). While the Netherlands has always had a significant position in our results, this is not the case with the other two countries. That our British partner IX Reach and French partner Liazo maintain a strong network in their country of origin, and that they were one of our most successful partners in 2012, could be important reasons for the current numbers.

Applications Per Country 2012

For the second time in a row partner Atrato connected the most customers to AMS-IX (30%). IX Reach follows with 21 percent. Our agreement with IX Reach and TelecityGroup to enable direct UK connectivity to the exchange has clearly resulted in many connections for AMS-IX. Liazo has started well. This partner introduced 13 percent of the new customer applications.

Number Of Applications Per Partner 2012

In 2012 close to three quarters of the new applications (72 percent) arrived through a partner. Compared to 2011 this number has increased with 9 percent. Many organisations see it as beneficial to connect to AMS-IX through a partner. By choosing for this option parties get a one-stop shop service (partner provides IP transport, AMS-IX peering port and customer relationship), they can start peering at a lower port capacity (from 100Mbps) and they do not need to have a PoP in one of the AMS-IX’ co-locations.

New Applications Direct Or Partner

For 2013 we plan to grow even further, to a 10 percent worldwide market share of active peering networks. We will continue with adding more value to our exchange by bringing you a robust (business) exchange platform enabling future Internet growth and introducing new services as well improving existing ones.


Atrato first AMS-IX member upgrading to third 100GE port

Atrato’s top performing AMS-IX partnership leads to port upgrade

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) today announces that Atrato IP Networks will be the first member to deploy three 100 Gigabit Ethernet (300GE) ports at the world's leading Internet exchange. This upgrade is an important result of Atrato’s top performing AMS-IX partnership. Atrato – that was also the first partner with a 100GE connection last year - has been one of AMS-IX' most successful partners in the past years, connecting the most customers to the exchange in 2011 and 2012.

New Atrato customers that have been connected to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange are 013Netvision, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cellcom Israel, and Invitel, the second-largest fixed line telecommunications and broadband Internet Services Provider in Hungary.

"It is a privilege to be the first AMS-IX member with three 100GE port connections", says Michiel Muhlenbaumer, CEO and CTO of Atrato IP Networks. "The 100GE ports offer our network, our customers and their respective end users numerous advantages, both from a management and a cost perspective. Our partnership with AMS-IX has helped us to heavily expand our network and services in 2012, and in 2013 we are aiming to continue this successful partnership."

Atrato intends to deploy the fourth 100GE port in the second quarter of 2013. AMS-IX predicts more organisations will succeed this example. Due to fast growing data traffic, mainly caused by growth of cloud services and video traffic over the Internet, more and more IP networks are reaching their boundaries. As several networks started adding multiple 10GE ports at a time to deal with the explosive data growth, AMS-IX was the first Internet exchange to introduce 100GE capacity last year.

In 2012, the first networks have been connected to AMS-IX' 100GE ports and AMS-IX' CEO Job Witteman expects more to follow throughout 2013: "A 100GE port connection not only releases pressure on the IP networks, it is also easier to manage than multiple 10GE ports and reduces costs."


Vancis receives again "AMS-IX certified datacenter" certificate

Vancis renews its "AMS-IX certified data center" certificate for its data center at the Science Park Amsterdam.

Osseyran Anwar, Managing Director for Vancis BV: "From the very beginning of AMS-IX, we are working close together in a very pleasant way. We have high standards for both reliability and quality and it is good to see that this level of quality can now be demonstrated through this certificate."

AMS-IX has developed its own certificate to enable - both domestic and foreign - parties to form an objective opinion about the different data centers where a direct connection is possible in the Netherlands. Due to specific environmental factors that apply only to the Dutch data centers, international standards such as the U.S. Tier-classification are not fully applicable. The AMS-IX certified data center certificate is awarded to datacenters that comply to a comprehensive assessment according to technical specifications and requirements, standards specified by AMS-IX, operational requirements and especially the technical design and management of the data center. Also the location and building, fire and safety, power, cooling, monitoring and surveillance are being assessed.


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Earlier this year we asked our members to complete the member survey and give us their honest opinion about our services, platform and other activities. A growing number of people fill out the survey. This is a good development, because their feedback gives us an idea of what we need to improve and where we can continue in a similar manner.

As in 2011 almost half of the respondents (45%) are thinking about upgrading in the coming year. Most think of a 10GE upgrade or a multiple of this. Currently close to 40 percent already have a 10GE connection or a multiple of 10GEs, 36 percent have 1GE.

All different departments of AMS-IX have scored well. Both sales and marketing have scored close to 4 points out of 5 points. Member relations, including the customer administration, has achieved even the full 4 points out of 5. The Network Operations Team (NOC) has received 8 points out of 10. The quality of the services AMS-IX provides has been also rated positively. The service and platform parameters such as Platform stability and Packet loss on the platform have scored above 4 points out of 5. The MY.AMS-IX customer portal has received close to 4 points.

Ratings Platform Parameters

One of the additional AMS-IX services is the Service Level Agreement (SLA), which covers not only the initial provisioning and daily availability of the port but also the level of performance of key service parameters. Only a small number of the member community declared to be interested in this service (26%). A reason for this low interest could be the high confidence connected parties have in the AMS-IX platform. 

During the survey we also asked the respondents what they have found most important concerning their connection to AMS-IX. Out of eight options the first spot was occupied by the number of parties at AMS-IX (25%), followed by cost savings (16%), quality of service (16%), and neutrality and independence (15%). For half of the respondents their experience of the actual peering at AMS-IX is good to outstanding. Another 46% have stated the experience as adequate. Of these respondents more than half have an open peering policy (59%), and ten percent a restrictive one.

Pie Peering Policy

To the question of whether AMS-IX offers value for money, 90 percent have answered yes. To have an AMS-IX membership is ‘somewhat’ to ‘very much’ important for over half of the respondents (64%). Others don’t want to influence the direction of AMS-IX (28%) or are just interested in being a customer (8%). 

In conclusion, we can say proudly we score well on all aspects. We hope and believe our members and customers will experience the same level of quality or even better in 2013!


Interview: Sylvie LaPerrière of Google

‘To be part of the AMS-IX board is my way of giving back to the Internet community.’

Sylvie LaPerrière, Program Manager Network Content Distribution at Google, is the newest Executive Board Member of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). On the day she was appointed by the AMS-IX members we interviewed Sylvie and asked her about her new role, the future of the Internet and her work at Google.

The Association has approved your spot in the board of AMS-IX. What are your first words?

‘I’m very excited about this appointment. I think AMS-IX is a wonderful organization and I’m really happy to be part of it.’

You are the first woman ever to be part of the AMS-IX board. How do you feel about that?

‘It’s a happy moment. I do believe and I do hope that I can convince other women to have a career in the Internet industry. There are a lot of them in our community, but not necessarily at the forefront. I’m hoping that women will follow in my lead, and will also contribute to the Internet community.’

Why do you specifically want to be part of the AMS-IX board?

‘AMS-IX is a very important instance of the Internet. The fact that this industry is community based, and thus doesn’t belong to anyone, is extremely powerful, appealing and democratic to me. Meanwhile I also have enough skills and expertise to be able to work at an instance like AMS-IX.’

‘I really believe that as a professional in networking you need to give back to the Internet community, because we get a lot from it. That’s why I also work voluntarily for NANOG.’

What do you think are the most important characteristics of AMS-IX?

‘AMS-IX is leading by example. The organization has good procedures, good marketing and is business friendly. Every network feels welcome at AMS-IX. I think that is a really good model. It is a model that a lot of other exchanges look up to. They all aspire “I like to be AMS-IX when I grow-up.’ This leading position comes with a responsibility as well. As it grows it needs to maintain the scale and make sure that it stays stable, and gives value for money to the members and the customers.’

How do you see the future of the Internet, and what will be the place of AMS-IX in here?

‘I see a very bright future for AMS-IX. The Internet is growing and to continue this growth it needs to remain open. Internet exchanges are a key to its openness. These instances make sure that everybody is able to interconnect in a cost-effective manner. Internet exchanges as AMS-IX therefore will keep on growing.’

You work for almost three years at Google now. What is your job position there?

‘At Google I’m part of the team that does what we call “the edge”, or in other words the interconnection strategy of Google. It’s all about the bits that leave our network and can enter our partner’s network. It is either peering or cashing.’

What do you like most about your job?

‘That it changes all the time. It’s not boring. Our ecosystem is changing. There is a lot of pressure on costs and scale. We are producing more and more content that users want, and want fast.’

‘I like knowing that I do make the Internet more prevalent. We now take for granted that the Internet is there and it’s got to be available all the time. I like the fact that I’m helping to build it. Also I like the fact that I’m helping the group of individuals that do operations, helping them to develop best practices and collaborate together. Collaboration is the spirit of the Internet. We all work for different companies, but in the end of the day we interconnect our networks. I think that is a good model for the Internet.’

What do you like to do when you are not working?

‘I like when I take vacations with my husband and three children. All my children play soccer. So I’m a big soccer fan, and I like watching them play. I like to read a lot, and to cook with my husband at our cooking club. Just activities to be social, and really interact on a human basis.’


Looking into the NaMex & AMS-IX partnership

About two years ago the Nautilus Mediterranean eXchange point (NaMeX), the Italian Internet Exchange in Rome, and AMS-IX set up a partnership in order to mutually increase the number of connecting IP networks. The partnership provides new development opportunities to NaMeX members, including access to the largest peering hub in the world, entrance to large content providers and the possibility of getting a full AMS-IX connection. Meanwhile AMS-IX can attract more parties from the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and thus increase the value of the exchange to its members and customers. 

Since the start of the partnership NaMeX has connected nine parties, like Convergence and SED Multitel, to AMS-IX. These members have connected to AMS-IX for multiple reasons: first of all the large number of peers and secondly being part of the community. This helps them with network planning and development, and exchanging both know-how and experiences. Furthermore to have AMS-IX membership gives them routing control, which means they can directly influence the way they send and receive traffic to and from OTTs. And last but not least it gives the members more visibility. In their opinion AMS-IX membership is a benefit in terms of marketing and promotion.

Looking back at the partnership one development stands out: several members upgraded their port capacity due to an increase in the traffic that is exchanged and because of trends such as increasing video traffic and mobile data usage.

In the coming months NaMeX expects to connect more members to AMS-IX. Also they are going to introduce a “try before you buy” program for small ISPs with 100 Mbps ports and expanding the offer with new virtual ports.


DE-CIX welcomes new customers

A lot of customers joined DE-CIX lastly, so we are warmly welcoming: Connect LLC from...


DE-CIX welcomes Xmas Party 2012 - Thank you!

Some of our customers and friends were able to join us last week at the DE-CIX welcomes Xmas...


[NaMeX]: New member: Orakom srl (AS199181)

NaMeX has a new member: Orakom srl (AS199181)


Sensational Start: Already more than ten networks connected to the UAE-IX in Dubai

UAE-IX, the carrier neutral Internet exchange point in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE),...


MSK-IX welcomes a new members: Satellit Internet and Intellin

Welcomes new members ZAO "Satellit Internet" and "Intellin" are became a new member connected to the MSK-IX Common (Peering) Network on November 2012.


TelecityGroup’s AMS 5 awarded AMS-IX accreditation

TelecityGroup, the leading provider of carrier-neutral data centres, has been awarded the ‘AMS-IX certified data centre’ accreditation by the Amsterdam Internet Exchange for its AMS 5 data centre in Amsterdam South East.The accreditation was awarded by the main independent data centre auditing organisation Capitoline and follows the opening of the data centre in May this year.

The AMS-IX audit standard contains all the relevant requirements from existing standards such as TIA 942 (a standard developed by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) to define guidelines for planning and building data centers, particularly with regard to cabling systems and network design.) and ISO 27000 for security management. AMS-IX developed its own standard in order to be able to provide customers an objective evaluation of the various data centres in the Netherlands in which AMS-IX is located. The new proprietary standard was developed because international standards (such as the American Tier classification system) are not always appropriate for application to data centres outside of the US. For example, environmental factors such as building density and location in relation to sea level, are specifically applicable to the Dutch data centre market but not covered appropriately in the Tier classification system.

Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX comments: “In order to be able to guarantee the quality and continuity of our peering services to connected parties, our data centres undergo auditing on a regular basis. After TelecityGroup’s AMS 2 and AMS 4 passed the audit with flying colours, AMS 5 has now also been awarded our ‘AMS-IX certified data centre’ accreditation. We were particularly impressed by TelecityGroup’s success in investing in quality while maintaining the same level of reliability and service.”

Alexandra Schless, Managing Director of TelecityGroup Nederland comments: “We have collaborated closely with AMS-IX over the past few years. Earlier this year, in March 2012, AMS-IX made the decision to place a core-PoP at the TelecityGroup AMS 5 data centre. Being awarded the ‘AMS-IX certified data centre’ accreditation is therefore an important milestone which confirms our continuing successful relationship with AMS-IX. We value this link with AMS-IX greatly and our aim is for us to be able to continue to facilitate the growth of internet traffic together in the future.”


DE-CIX November newsletter is online!

This issue begins with an interview with Oliver Suhai from ADVA Optical Networking about DE-CIX...


5th German IPv6 Summit: Making the Internet faster and saver

Sponsored by DE-CIX, the 5th German IPv6 Summit took place in Potsdam from November 29th-30th,...


UAE-IX sponsors Content Delivery & Digital Services Middle East in Dubai

From December 10th -11th, Andreas Sturm and Ivo Ivanov will be at the Content Delivery &...


MSK-IX Peering Forum 2012 to start on the next week

9 days to stay to MSK-IX Peering Forum 2012. Registration to the MSK-IX Peering Forum 2012 continues to November 30, 2012.


AMS-IX Wins ISOC Award

Dutch chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC) grants AMS-IX as best business initiative

This evening the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has won the “Best Business Initiative” award during the anniversary meeting of the ISOC Netherlands held at the University of Amsterdam. By winning this award AMS-IX is recognized as an example to others in the Internet industry in the way the organisation deploys the Internet effectively. The organisation was nominated along with five other names, including Layar, The Next Web and WeTransfer.

The ISOC Netherlands awards aim to showcase the most interesting and important initiatives taking place on the Internet and to encourage the continued growth of the Internet. Other award categories are the Internet & the arts, best government initiative, best social initiative and security & privacy. The jury responsible for granting the best business initiative award consisted of Hotze Zijlstra, Tonie van Ringelestein, Herbert-Jan Hiep, Johan Krebbers and Paul Slot.

“It is a great honor to win this award,” tells Job Witteman, CEO at AMS-IX. “It means that the Internet community appreciates our business standing and innovations, and that we are still on the right track.”


Sylvie LaPerrière of Google elected to AMS-IX Board

Members of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) Association have appointed Sylvie LaPerrière, Program Manager Network Content Distribution at Google, as the newest Executive Board member during the Community Meeting of the 21st of November held in Amsterdam. She is the first woman ever to be part of the AMS-IX board, and this means the first steps have been taken towards gender balance on executive level, which is especially challenging in this technical oriented industry. Sylvie succeeds Reinart Wellinkvoorde of Vodafone who has served his maximum of two terms. It will be decided later who of the Board members takes over Reinart’s role as vice-chair/secretary.

The peering and interconnection world, in which AMS-IX plays an important role, is very familiar to Sylvie. She is part of Google’s global interconnection team as a strategic negotiator managing the network edge and content delivery programs. In her former jobs at organisations like Tata Communications and Teleglobe she has gained much experience in developing peering partnerships and negotiating commercial agreements with telecom and Internet operators worldwide.

“Sylvie’s long history in the global Internet community makes her a valuable addition to the AMS-IX Executive Board”, says Job Witteman, CEO of the AMS-IX Company. “The Board can make good use of a peering and interconnection professional like Sylvie in making the right decisions for the strategy and mission of AMS-IX and its further development.”

“I’m delighted that the AMS-IX Association trust me worthy to serve as a member on the Board,” comments Sylvie. “It’s great to be an important part of an organisation that build its reputation on strong engineering, operational stability and commercial user friendliness. With my understanding of the Internet ecosystem and my first-hand knowledge of peering and commercial arrangements I can help AMS-IX moving in the right direction and retain its position as the world’s leading Internet exchange.”

“I’m thrilled about the appointment of Sylvie and the opportunity to work with her”, says Christian Kaufmann, chairman of the AMS-IX Board. “As the first female AMS-IX board member she contributes to its diversity. Also she brings along a lot of experience, because of her working history at both Tier 1 networks and CDNs”.


Pacnet Connects to AMS-IX

Pacnet, Asia Pacific's leading provider of integrated network and technology solutions for enterprise, service provider, and carrier customers, announced today that it has expanded its network reach in Europe by connecting to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), the largest Internet exchange in the world.

"As the gateway between Asia Pacific and the rest of the world, we are seeing a growing amount of Europe-Asia traffic traversing over our networks," said Jim Fagan, President of Managed Services, Pacnet. "Establishing this peering relationship with AMS-IX enables us to interconnect directly with more European IP networks and accelerate the Internet performance between Europe and Asia, improving the end-user experience in both regions."

The connection to AMS-IX enables Pacnet to peer with over 500 networks in the AMS-IX community, which includes Internet Service Providers (ISPs), cloud and hosting companies, mobile and content providers, telecommunications carriers, Voice over IP (VoIP) providers, gaming and social media networks.

"Pacnet's connection to AMS-IX is a win-win for the digital communities in both Europe and Asia Pacific," said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. "Telecommunications carriers, service providers, as well as business and consumer customers in both regions will now benefit from the improved network performance and redundancy."

The connection to AMS-IX is Pacnet's second peering point in Europe, In 2011, Pacnet established its peering presence at LINX (London Internet Exchange) in London. Pacnet operates a leading IP network with a backbone capacity of over [400 Gbps] and extensive peering arrangements with some of the world's largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Its suite of IP solutions include Pacnet IP Transit, which enables ISPs, Internet Content Providers (ICPs), Content Delivery Network (CDN) operators and mobile operators with high-availability and low-latency IP transit services to reach their target audience.


DE-CIX takes its successful IX model to the global stage

The Capacity magazine reports about DE-CIX expanding carrier neutral exchanges worldwide, beginning...


Peering Issues was spoke by MSK-IX Spoke on ENOG4

On October 23-24, ENOG 4 Conference (Eurasia Network Operators' Group) was held in Moscow, Russia. This year, the major discussions revolved around Internet connectivity, network security and IPv6 deployment. The event is hosted by RIPE NCC and the Technical Center of Internet, and supported by the Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ. The conference was broadcast by MSK-IX.


iBasis Selects AMS-IX for Inter-IPX service

iBasis, a KPN company, will use the AMS-IX Inter-IPX service as part of its strategy to extend the reach of its IPX product portfolio. AMS-IX offers iBasis a secure and efficient one-stop shop to interconnect to other IPX providers and exchange voice and data services.

The open interconnect solution provided by AMS-IX allows iBasis’ customers to peer IP traffic with other mobile networks and achieve significant operational cost savings by bundling multiple services over a single, managed interconnect in one facility. The mobile services initially supported by iBasis over the AMS-IX Inter-IPX service include Premium Voice IPX, LTE signaling, GRX, and Sigtran.

AMS-IX was the first to introduce a service focused on IPX providers faced with the challenge of a future in which the distinction between mobile and fixed networking will gradually disappear. The service offers a place where regional and neighboring IPX networks can efficiently link to each other and cover more territory, content and volume. The Inter-IPX service complies with the high quality standards required by GSMA and includes an Inter-IPX SLA.

The combination of the critical mass of business partners, the stable all-IP environment, the historical success of the AMS-IX GRX service, and this new carrier grade Inter-IPX SLA option led iBasis to select the AMS-IX Inter-IPX solution. “AMS-IX not only offers us a single point where we can exchange multiple services quickly with many different mobile operators, it also gives us guaranteed end-to-end quality of service through the Inter-IPX SLA,” said Chris Lengyel, iBasis Director of Strategic Marketing and New Products.

“We are pleased that iBasis has chosen to connect to our Inter-IPX service and in this way recognizes the value of this service for its organization and end-users,” says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “With its innovative and high level of service iBasis is a valuable addition to our Inter-IPX community.”


Open Letter from Members of the Euro-IX Association

In an open letter, addressed to CEPT the members ask for support to ensure the open, competitive...


Open Letter from Members of the Euro-IX Association

In an open letter, addressed to CEPT the members ask for support to ensure the open, competitive...


AMS-IX, member of Euro-IX, signs open letter to CEPT

The International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) will be reviewed at the ITU's (International Telecommunication Union) World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12). Certain proposals for amendments to the 1988 ITRs hint at an intention to
consider the Internet as a logical extension to the ITU jurisdiction and, if adopted, may have a negative impact on the success of the Internet.

This has raised concern among the members of the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX), including AMS-IX. In an open letter, addressed to CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations), with copy to the Secretariat of the European Commissioner Mrs. Neelie Kroes, the members ask for support to ensure the open, competitive and innovative nature of the Internet in the future. The open letter has been signed by 49 members, from 37 Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), present in 24 countries.

Download the open letter


Enjoy: DE-CIX October newsletter is now online

Among other topics, we will inform you about the successful cnX6 in Frankfurt, EPF7 in Malta,...


Claranet upgrades its connection to CATNIX up to 1 Gbps

Claranet has increased its connection speed to the CATNIX and to the CATNIX's switch from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps.


Registration to the MSK-IX Peering Forum 2012 continues

We wish to draw your attention to online-registration on annual MSK-IX Peering Forum 2012 continues. Event will be held on December 6, 2012 in "Amphitheater" conference hall of the International Trade Center, Moscow, Krasnopresnenskaya nab., 12.


IXcellerate, MSK-IX, and Cirex Jointly Announce Direct Peering Connectivity From IXcellerate on the Moscow Internet Exchange

6 November 2012, Moscow, Russia & London, UK: IXcellerate, a datacentre provider in Moscow and IDC-G's Russian Alliance Member, and Cirex, a communications service provider in Russia, together with the Moscow Internet Exchange (MSK-IX), have jointly announced direct access to peering on MSK-IX, the neutral and independent Internet Exchange Point in Moscow.


AMS-IX breaks the 2Tbps barrier

For the third time this year AMS-IX has set a new record. After the Internet exchange added its 500th unique IP network last July, and reached the 1,000 customer ports halfway through October, it today breaks the peak traffic number of 2 Terabits per second (Tbps), at around 07:00 pm.

Different developments have contributed to the increase in peak data traffic at AMS-IX. The number of connected IP networks at the exchange has grown. More people make use of mobile devices with an Internet connection. Also video traffic is a huge growth factor. The number of legal video content providers in Europe has increased considerably in the last two years and more are to be expected in the future.

“Again reaching a milestone in the history of the exchange is great news”, says Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX. “At the same time the number can be seen as further proof of the rapidly growing Internet. Our continuous investments in technology and infrastructure make sure AMS-IX is constantly prepared for this growth.”


Nov 2nd 2012: First 100 gigabit port connected to NIX.CZ

Prague 2.11.2012 – The largest peering node in the Czech Republic, NIX.CZ Association, connected yesterday historically first 100 gigabit port in the POP NIX4, CE Colo. Teléphonica company have 2,5 times increased the capacity connected to one of NIX.CZ nodes by connecting this port. The connection was executed smoothly, with no complications. The need of historical first 1...


MSK-IX welcomes a new members: Lanta, Mix Telecom, Railtech

Welcomes new members Lanta ltd, Mix Telecom ltd, Railtech ltd are became a new member connected to the MSK-IX Common (Peering) Network on October 2012.


Capacity Russia & CIS: Where Does Ethernet Evolve and What Are the Industry Trends

Rapid growth of the telecom industry, changes in data communication formats (Ethernet), and whether communication services could be a separate business - these issues are now actively discussed by interested parties. Changes and growth were key topics of the Capacity Russia & CIS conference which was held in October 2012 in Moscow. At this leading world telecom conference, representatives of MSK-IX spoke of the last trends in connectivity.


Technical Workshop and Round Table

Dear BCIX members and friends, on September 6, 2012, we were celebrating BCIX 10th anniversary during a wonderful late summer evening on the roof terrace of EWerk, an event location in the heart of Berlin – an evening that hopefully has created long lasting memories for you. Photos of the party are available on Flickr. Please [...]


Welcome “Wer liefert was?” from Hamburg at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer “Wer liefert was?” from Hamburg at DE-CIX. “Wer...


MSK-IX Equipment Upgrade Completion At М9 Service Area

The MSK-IX specialists have completed the equipment upgrade at the М9 site - Moscow long distance exchange No. 9 situated in ul. Butlerov,7, Moscow.


OECD Article

"Internet traffic exchange: 2 billion users and it’s done on a handshake"


CoreSite first DE-CIX connected data center operator in North America

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a national provider of powerful, network-rich data...


Welcome Research In Motion from Canada at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Research In Motion (RIM) from...


IXP Traffic Levels During the Stratos Skydive

RIPE NCC and Euro-IX took a look at Internet Exchange Point (IXP) traffic levels during Felix...


IXP Traffic Levels During the Stratos Skydive

RIPE NCC and Euro-IX took a look at Internet Exchange Point (IXP) traffic levels during Felix...


Euro-IX Executive Committee Position Statement on the Review of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs)

In December 2012, the World Conference on International Telecommunications will consider a review of the International Telecommunication Regulations. As some proposed amendments may have a negative impact on the future of the Internet, the Euro-IX Board (Executive Committee), of which Job Witteman (CEO AMS-IX) is a member, has prepared a Position Statement. The statement lists the points which are considered important to ensure the open, competitive and innovative nature of the Internet in the future.

The Euro-IX Board has encouraged the members of Euro-IX to talk to their Government representatives and share the position statement with them and also with the members (customers, participants) of the exchange point.

The position statement can be found through this link.


MSK-IX gives technical support to the ENOG 4/RIPE NCC Regional Meeting

ENOG 4/RIPE NCC Regional Meeting will take place at the Marriott Grand Hotel from 23-24 October 2012 in Moscow, 26/1 Tverskaya Street. MSK-IX is a Partner and Technical Sponsor of the event.


7th EPF Very Well Received

The results from the attendee survey of the 7th European Peering Forum (EPF) still continue to trickle in, but we can already say that the event was very well received. Over 80% of the respondents (over 50 persons) have graded the overall event with an 8 or above on a scale of 1 – 10 (1 low, 10 high).

The presentation that attendees most appreciated until now is Michuki Mwangi’s talk regarding the growing African peering scene. Mwangi is Senior Education Manager at ISOC since 2008. Attendees were also very positive about the panel discussion on Internet Governance & potential regulation of peering community.

The 7th edition of EPF took place on the island of Malta in the heart of the Mediterranean sea. The event, hosted by LINX, Netnod, DE-CIX and AMS-IX, brought together over 190 peering managers and coordinators from organisations connected to the four host exchanges to learn, share their knowledge and to engage in one-to-one pre-scheduled meetings.

“The primary goal for peering forums is to attract members and potential members of the exchange points to an event where there are both educational sessions and opportunities to interact with other members” – Jay Adelson, Equinix, 2005. Other than a full topical program and one to one meeting time at EPF7 there was plenty of opportunity to meet in a more informal setting during the evening socials.

Next to updates and topical presentations by the four forum hosts there were, among others, presentations on Software – Defined Networking and Openflow and the development of peering strategies. To see the full three-day agenda or to download the presentations please visit: http://www.peering-forum.eu/agenda/

At the third day of the event, Cara Mascini, Chief Marketing Officer at AMS-IX gave her presentation on “Peering around the Globe” during which she explained the development and evolution of the successful and widely copied collaborative partnership programs at AMS-IX. During her presentation she also announced the rebranding of CAR-IX into AMS-IX Caribbean and the birth of the newest AMS-IX offspring: AMS-IX East Africa in cooperation with KIXP and reseller Seacom.

As an organization we are already looking forward to next year’s European Peering Forum that will again take place during September and of which preparations are already in full speed. With all the experience we have built up over the years and the useful feedback from people who have attended the previous forums we will certainly look forward to yet another great event in 2013 and we hope to meet you there!


Amsterdam: An Attractive City to Set Up Office

Many of you know that the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our presence in this city is one of the reasons why IT organisations, like Cisco, LinkedIn (source: The Boston Consulting Group, ‘Interned’, 2011) and SoftLayer, have opened up their European headquarters in Amsterdam. Thanks to AMS-IX the city has a high-performance network infrastructure that the above organisations need for their customers.

Besides the presence of the largest Internet exchange in the world in Amsterdam, companies also have other reasons to choose the Dutch Capital as a business location. Earlier this month the Amsterdam Innovation Monitor (AIM), an initiative that focuses on the development of sectors that strengthen the position of the Amsterdam region, presented a research in which five reasons stand out. For this research 1,900 business relations of the AIM that are active in the digital media market have been questioned.

First of all the proximity of (future) customers attracts organisations to Amsterdam (44%). The need to speak face to face to clients is given as justification by some companies. Also the proximity of potential partners and subcontractors are given as reasons. The presence of sufficient talent, in particular technical employees, and relevant study programs are other attractive features of Amsterdam. Both the amount of talent and the diversity of this group played a role in their choice for this city. Why organisations set up their office in Amsterdam is finally decided by the presence of a critical consumer market. Amsterdam is seen as a market where products and applications can be tested, because its inhabitants are trend sensitive and learn fast.

Once more research confirms that Amsterdam is an attractive location to set up office. Is your business also located in the Dutch capital and do you have another explanation for this choice that is not mentioned within this article please let us know through Twitter by sending your reason to @AMS_IX.


AfPIF3: For the Good of the African Internet

Internet usage in Africa is growing fast. More and more people on the continent have online access, making it one of the fastest growing regions in the online world. While this growth is certainly positive, good interconnection is still scarce and costs are high. To be able to address interconnection challenges on the African continent the Internet Society started to organize the Annual African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in 2010, a meeting for important players in the industry to share their knowledge and experiences.

In August the 3rd edition of AfPIF took place. The city Johannesburg in South Africa was this year’s meeting spot and AMS-IX was present. For the third year in a row we sponsored the forum to support the initiative and to take the opportunity to meet new parties and have a visibility on this continent.

The interest in AMS-IX and the way we have set up our Internet exchange point (IXP) was striking. Particularly small African IXPs showed their interest. What kind of infrastructure we use and how we differ from other IXPs were just two of the many questions they asked us. Being open and accessible is embedded in our culture so we were happy to share our knowhow.

As a specialist in the area of peering infrastructure, Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX, shared his experience during a panel session addressing the transition of national IXPs to regional IXPs. As well as other information Steenman gave a few key pointers for having a successful exchange: finding a carrier neutral datacenter and being transparent about your organisation.

During AfPIF the IXPs were presented as a catalyst for interconnection and business development. Besides this the large European Internet exchanges were asked to share their experience at the forum. The African Union (AU), an organization to promote cooperation among the independent nations, announced it selected the Internet Society to help establish IXPs through training in 30 countries on the African continent. Still less than 1 percent of African traffic is exchanged locally. With the help of the project both AU and the Internet Society hope that in three years this number will increase by almost 70 percent.

Next year AMS-IX will definitively be present again at AfPIF. Let’s hope interconnection in Africa has grown a lot more by then, and more African Internet exchanges will be able to share their success stories.


AMS-IX Sets New Record: 1,000 Customer Ports in Total

Within a few months after AMS-IX added the 500th unique IP network the Internet exchange sets a new record. For the first time in history a 1.000 customer ports are active at AMS-IX, with a total capacity of 7 Tb/s.

This new record in ports is the result of two developments. Both the increase in connected unique AS numbers at AMS-IX and the growth of Internet traffic generated by the connected networks led to this record.


Launched an European University e-Participation portal managed by CESCA

This European portal aims to facilitate the interaction among all members of European universities to extend local forums to a European framework, thus adding more value to the decision making processes.


The Stratos Skydive on the net

The European Internet Exchange Association -Euro-IX- and the RIPE Network Coodination Centre (RIPE NCC) have analyzed the Internet Exchange Points (IXP) traffic, during Baumgartner jump.


DE-CIX sponsors ENOG4 in Moscow, October 23-24

We are pleased to be Gold Sponsor of ENOG4 in Moscow! The ENOG4/RIPE NCC Regional Meeting will...


LINX_Network: Find out more about the LINX regional peering initiative in issue 31 of HotLINX magazine: https://t.co/6ZRMIed5


LINX_Network: LINX will be co-hosting an East Midlands peering event with Derby and Nottingham City Councils tomorrow. Read more: https://t.co/6ZRMIed5


Welcome KGT new media from Berlin at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer KGT new media from Berlin at DE-CIX. KGT new...


DE-CIX sponsors ITW 2013 in Chicago, May 13th-15th 2013

We are pleased to announce that DE-CIX will sponsor ITW, the International Telecoms Week, May...


LINX_Network: #UKNOF23 in London and the #ArabIGF in Kuwait both start today - articles on each event can be found in #HotLINX31 https://t.co/X3qK4a07


New BCIX Peer: Planetary Networks

Planetary Networks ist an established online company from Berlin with focus on provisioning of qualified hosting infrastructures for business customers. The company was founded in the year 2000.


Welcome 23media from Muenster at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer 23media GmbH from Muenster at DE-CIX. 23media offers...


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: IPO creates small claims track for copyright disputes https://t.co/3OAlg6VU


LINX_Network: Registration closes tomorrow for the LINX regional #peering event in Nottingham. Register here: https://t.co/6ZRMIed5


LINX_Network: New HotLINX mag features stories on @ExtremeNetworks @RIPE_NCC @renesys @internetsociety @TheCalixNetwork @IXReach https://t.co/X3qK4a07


LINX_Network: The latest issue of the LINX magazine #HotLINX31 is now available to download from the LINX website: https://t.co/X3qK4a07


Join our peering and IXP panel at MENOG11, Sunday October 7th

Do you want to know more about peering and the situation for IXP in the Middle East? Discuss with...


Join our peering and IXP panel at MENOG11, Sunday October 7th

Do you want to know more about peering and the situation for IXP in the Middle East? Discuss with...


AMS-IX in the News - Capacity Magazine

Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX, explains to Capacity Magazine the role of Internet exchange points in driving down high capacity prices. 

Read the full article here


LINX_Network: Only a week to go to the LINX regional #peering event in Nottingham. Have you registered? https://t.co/6ZRMIed5


LINX_Network: Registration for the #LINX79 member meeting is now open. Please visit https://t.co/E3ZBplP6 to sign up


Eighth MSK-IX Peering Forum will be held on December 6, 2012

Eighth MSK-IX Peering Forum - 2012 which will be held on December 6, 2012 in «Amphitheater» conference hall of the International Trade Center (Moscow, Krasnopresnenskaya nab., 12) and will be met about 400 members.


DE-CIX September newsletter is online

Among other topics, the newsletter will give you some background information about UAE-IX, the...


01.10.2012 – Forthnet upgraded at 10GE port

Speed: 10Gbps | AS: 1241 | IP: 193.169.198.94 | www.forthnet.gr


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Nominet proposes to open – and monitor – 2nd level domains #Nominet https://t.co/Enadr4io


DE-CIX chooses ADVA Optical Networking's 100G Metro Solution

DE-CIX has chosen the ADVA FSP 3000 to connect its core Frankfurt data centers with...


LINX_Network: LINX regional peering event in association with Derby and Nottingham City Councils scheduled for 11 October: https://t.co/6ZRMIed5


DE-CIX NGN service launched

Death of the PSTN by July 1st 2017? Read more about the fascinating topics at the DE-CIX NGN launch...


AMS-IX to Assume CAR-IX Management and Operations

CAR-IX is rebranded to AMS-IX Caribbean

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) takes responsibility for the management and operations of the Caribbean Internet Exchange (CAR-IX) and rebrands it to AMS-IX Caribbean. Members of AMS-IX approved of this initiative after a 24-hour voting procedure. Previously the members of CAR-IX had already agreed to the change in a members meeting. With this initiative AMS-IX aims to further develop the Internet ecosystem in the Caribbean.

In 2008 AMS-IX used its successful business model formula to help found CAR-IX. The neutral model proved to be the catalyst that was needed and the support of the running minister and Bureau Telecommunications and Post at the Dutch Antilles secured funding. Although AMS-IX has been responsible for the design of CAR-IX and for operating the technical platform since the start of the Internet exchange, CAR-IX BV took care of the administrative, financial- and commercial operations.

The AMS-IX/CAR-IX technical operations contract expired after three years and CAR-IX preferred to continue the relationship. With AMS-IX’ new formula of deploying exchanges in principal marketplaces it was decided to integrate CAR-IX fully into the AMS-IX environment.

Additional to the business integration AMS-IX will also invest in new equipment for the exchange platform based on the latest standards and AMS-IX design.

“CAR-IX already has been successful since its launch in 2009, says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “Download speeds for users in the region increased over 300% and cost savings for the participants were considerable. By having control over all operations of the Caribbean Internet hub, AMS-IX can coordinate all activities more closely, which helps making it even more effective.”

Nico Scheper, the managing director of the CAR-IX BV, who remains involved with AMS-IX Caribbean, says: “The deployment of the Internet exchange has proven its effectiveness, as it has contributed significantly to a better experience for the Internet users. With AMS-IX Caribbean we will work towards further improvement of that user experience and also further strengthening of the Internet Exchange position in the region.”


VIX IPv6 Traffic decupled

A big kick for the IPv6 traffic handled at VIX was the join of Hurricane Electrics (AS6939) on...


LINX_Network: The final session of #EPF7 will commence at 11.00 with an #IPv6 Discussion Panel. The event will close after peering meetings after lunch


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Pirate Bay blocking failed, says music industry analyst https://t.co/9XB4tRQA


LINX_Network: RT @bijalsanghani: CTO of @LINX_Network talks about network preparation for the #Olympics2012 #epf7 #ixp http://t.co/VwN2V4bU


UAE-IX – New Internet Exchange in Dubai

UAE-IX powered by DE-CIX forms new bridge between Europe and Asia. October 1, 2012 marks the...


EPF7: New meeting record

The European Peering Forum in Malta still running, one things’s for certain: EPF7, hosted by...


LINX_Network: Only 15 days until the #IXManchester regional meeting (3 October) - have you registered yet? https://t.co/MILFkHDi


LINX_Network: Day 2 of #EPF7 in Malta. Delegates are taking part in pre-arranged peering meetings right now with the conference session starting at 14.30


New Member: IBM

gehört mit einem Umsatz von 106,9 Milliarden US-Dollar im Jahr 2011 zu den weltweit größten Anbietern im Bereich Informationstechnologie (Hardware, Software und Services) und B2B-Lösungen. Das Unternehmen beschäftigt derzeit über 400.000 Mitarbeiter und ist in über 170 Ländern aktiv. Das Lösungsportfolio der IBM reicht vom Supercomputer über Software und Dienstleistungen, inklusive Beratungsleistungen, bis zur Finanzierung. [...]


Welcome InterZet from St.Petersburg at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer InterZet, large ISP from St.Petersburg, at DE-CIX. For...


SEACOM to be the First Pan-African Reseller of AMS-IX Amsterdam

SEACOM, a pan-African ICT enabler, expands its European connectivity to Amsterdam and is the latest partner to join the AMS-IX reselling program. Joining the program gives SEACOM the opportunity to make connectivity to the AMS-IX platform more easily available for African Internet companies. Peering and IP interconnection between African and European networks will be greatly enhanced moving forward.

SEACOM is an important player on the African continent. The company was the first to build a broadband submarine cable system along the Eastern and Southern African coastlines, connecting to Europe, India and Asia and has since then expanded its network of terrestrial and submarine infrastructure with connectivity to and from Europe.

Besides the partnership with SEACOM, AMS-IX also has the intention to establish an Internet exchange presence in East Africa to keep regional Internet traffic in the area local. Therefore AMS-IX is currently in discussions with the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP), which is operated by the Telecommunication Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK), for close cooperation. With the intention to build a professional Internet hub in East Africa, AMS-IX wants to contribute to the African Internet ecosystem.

“To have a good interconnection and Internet performance in the region, the setup of an Internet exchange hub is essential. With our experience and knowledge we can make a valuable contribution.” explains Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “At the same time, we want to keep AMS-IX relevant for our members and customers. SEACOM has the services and connectivity to bring new unique networks from the African continent to Amsterdam, making it an important partner for AMS-IX.

Mark Simpson, CEO of SEACOM, says: “We are very pleased about our partnership with AMS-IX. By collaborating we can further enhance SEACOM’s value proposition and our goal to achieve a seamless African Internet experience. AMS-IX will improve efficiencies through our infrastructure and will open up a large international Internet community to directly interconnect with our customers.”


LINX_Network: #EPF7 in Malta is now well underway. Take a look at the agenda to see what's planned for today and beyond... http://t.co/3m4DqhtB


SEACOM to be the first pan-African reseller of AMS-IX Amsterdam

SEACOM, a pan-African ICT enabler, will expand its European connectivity to Amsterdam and will be the latest partner to join the AMS-IX reselling program. Joining the program gives SEACOM the opportunity to make connectivity to the AMS-IX platform more easily available for African Internet companies. Peering and IP interconnection between African and European networks will be greatly enhanced moving forward.

SEACOM is an important player on the African continent. The company was the first to build a broadband submarine cable system along the Eastern and Southern African coastlines, connecting to Europe, India and Asia and has since then expanded its network of terrestrial and submarine infrastructure with connectivity to and from Europe.

Besides the partnership with SEACOM, AMS-IX also has the intention to establish an Internet exchange presence in East Africa to keep regional Internet traffic in the area local. Therefore AMS-IX is currently in discussions with the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP), which is operated by the Telecommunication Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK), for close cooperation. With the intention to build a professional Internet hub in East Africa, AMS-IX wants to contribute to the African Internet ecosystem.

“To have a good interconnection and Internet performance in the region, the setup of an Internet exchange hub is essential. With our experience and knowledge we can make a valuable contribution.” explains Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “At the same time, we want to keep AMS-IX relevant for our members and customers. SEACOM has the services and connectivity to bring new unique networks from the African continent to Amsterdam, making it an important partner for AMS-IX.

Mark Simpson, CEO of SEACOM, says: “We are very pleased about our partnership with AMS-IX. By collaborating we can further enhance SEACOM’s value proposition and our goal to achieve a seamless African Internet experience. AMS-IX will improve efficiencies through our infrastructure and will open up a large international Internet community to directly interconnect with our customers.”


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Communications Data: Evidence Published https://t.co/F4T2mg8Y


Welcome KielNET at DE-CIX Frankfurt

We would like to welcome the DE-CIX most northern German customer KielNET at DE-CIX Frankfurt....


Read it and enjoy: New DE-CIX newsletter is online

Among other topics, Christian Kaufmann from Akamai answers exciting questions in our interview with...


Welcome Serverel Corporation from sunny California at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer from sunny California, hosting company Serverel...


LINX_Network: LINX Regional Meeting - Manchester, will take place on Wednesday 3rd October from 11am-1pm (lunch will follow). https://t.co/MILFkHDi


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Mail.Ru Group joins the AMS-IX platform

Rascom provides leading Internet company in Russia with access to AMS-IX

Mail.Ru Group, the largest Internet company in the Russian-speaking world, is the latest customer to connect to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). By peering at AMS-IX, Mail.Ru Group can exchange traffic with any of the other networks connected to the platform, and at the same time improve its network performance to customers.

Rascom, a leading telecommunications service provider for telecom operators and corporate customers, facilitates the connection for Mail.Ru Group to AMS-IX. Backed by its fiber-optic network, and as a dedicated partner of AMS-IX, Rascom is able to provide these connections via dedicated ports.

Mr. Pavel Zavyalov, Deputy Technical Director of Mail.Ru Group, explains: “Rascom perfectly meets our criteria to enhance our peering strategy. The company owns a high-tech network located both in Russia and Europe, and has years of experience with providing telecom circuits and arranging connections. In addition, Rascom was able to connect us to the exchange point in Amsterdam more easily. One single contract was needed with this provider to connect to AMS-IX from Moscow, where we are located.”

“Thanks to the effort of our partner Rascom, Mail.Ru Group is now part of the AMS-IX community,” says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “With this latest edition of an unique Russian network, Rascom added more diversity and redundancy to our platform and brought Mail.Ru Group closer to other international networks of interest.”


Mail.Ru Group joins the AMS-IX platform

Rascom provides leading Internet company in Russia with access to AMS-IX

Mail.Ru Group, the largest Internet company in the Russian-speaking world, is the latest customer to connect to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). By peering at AMS-IX, Mail.Ru Group can exchange traffic with any of the other networks connected to the platform, and at the same time improve its network performance to customers.

Rascom, a leading telecommunications service provider for telecom operators and corporate customers, facilitates the connection for Mail.Ru Group to AMS-IX. Backed by its fiber-optic network, and as a dedicated partner of AMS-IX, Rascom is able to provide these connections via dedicated ports.

Mr. Pavel Zavyalov, Deputy Technical Director of Mail.Ru Group, explains: “Rascom perfectly meets our criteria to enhance our peering strategy. The company owns a high-tech network located both in Russia and Europe, and has years of experience with providing telecom circuits and arranging connections. In addition, Rascom was able to connect us to the exchange point in Amsterdam more easily. One single contract was needed with this provider to connect to AMS-IX from Moscow, where we are located.”

“Thanks to the effort of our partner Rascom, Mail.Ru Group is now part of the AMS-IX community,” says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “With this latest edition of an unique Russian network, Rascom added more diversity and redundancy to our platform and brought Mail.Ru Group closer to other international networks of interest.”


Meet DE-CIX at the FRA Medien Treff on October 9th, Hilton Hotel at Frankfurt Airport

Invitation only – 10 invitations for interested customers


Two new jobs available

AMS-IX is growing. Therefore we are currently looking for an Account Manager on our Sales department. Also Euro-IX, the association of Internet exchanges, published a new vacancy: Administration and Event Assistant. Are you interested and do you want to find out if you are suitable for one of these jobs? Go to Working at AMS-IX for more information.


10 Years BCIX e.V.: Internet Exchange for Berlin – Digital Bridge for Europe

Pressemitteilung 10 Jahre BCIX e. V.: Internetknotenpunkt für Berlin – Digitale Brücke für Europa Berlin, 07.09.2012 – Der Berlin Commercial Internet Exchange (BCIX) e. V., der zentrale Internet-Ansprechpartner in Berlin-Brandenburg für Wirtschaft, Carrier, ISP und Investoren, feierte am 6. September 2012 sein zehnjähriges Bestehen. Seit 2002 betreibt der BCIX als nicht gewinnorientierte Organisation den Berliner [...]


LINX_Network: We just broke through a new milestone ! 6.003 Tbps of connected capacity on the exchange. This is from 1,038 member ports.


LINX_Network: LINX Head of Public Affairs Malcolm Hutty testifies in Parliament on draft Communications Data Bill. Video at https://t.co/A5HzS8v7


Member connected - Styria IT Solutions

5th September 2012. - member connected to CIX switch - Styria IT Solutions d.o.o.


SK Broadband’s Connection to AMS-IX Hong Kong

Earlier this year AMS-IX Hong Kong was launched, a professional Internet exchange in Hong Kong that builds on the formula of AMS-IX in Amsterdam. One of the first connections to our exchange in the East is SK Broadband, one of South Korea’s largest providers of high-speed broadband Internet and (mobile) telephone services. Shin Ki Chul, manager of global business and global facility acquisitions at SK Broadband, spoke with AMS-IX about this connection.

According to Shin, SK Broadband’s Point of Presence (PoP) in Hong Kong has determined the connection to AMS-IX HK. By connecting to this exchange through Hutchinson Global Communications (HGC) the organisation is able to access Internet networks of interest easier via a single platform. Not every network can exchange traffic with SK Broadband at the exchange as the organisation will use a selective peering policy.

For now SK Broadband has one PoP in Europe, in London to be precise. This will change soon, says Shin. “To expand reachability in Europe we will connect to Internet exchanges in other parts of this continent.”


AMS-IX Expands Relationship with Equinix in Amsterdam

Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, announces that it will significantly expand its operational relationship with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the world’s largest single metro area Internet exchanges.

AMS-IX will establish a customer PoP in Equinix’s new 17,800 square meter AM3 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in the Amsterdam Science Park, scheduled to open in Q3 2012. The Amsterdam Science Park, where AMS-IX was established almost twenty years ago, is one of the most densely networked points in Europe and home to more than 200 leading Internet companies. The new Point of Presence (PoP) in AM3 will enable customers to interconnect and peer with AMS-IX’s community of diverse Internet Service Providers, telecommunications carriers, mobile operators, content platforms, social media organizations and other high-quality traffic exchange participants, thereby increasing reliability, improving performance and reducing costs.

In addition, AMS-IX will deploy a new AMS-IX core node at the existing Equinix AM1/AM2 data center campus in Amsterdam. The new core node will alleviate existing core sites in the busy Amsterdam area by keeping AMS-IX traffic local while providing ample space for expansion in the fast-growing Cloud and Content industries. This will also improve the scalability of the AMS-IX platform and enhance traffic performance for both AMS-IX and Equinix customers.

“These moves broaden and deepen our long-running relationship with Equinix, which focuses on network aggregation and [url=http://www.equinix.com/en_US/solutions/by-services/interconnection/overview/]interconnection[/url] to drive efficiency for our customers,” said Job Witteman, AMS-IX CEO. “Equinix’s new data center is located in the infrastructure-dense Amsterdam Science Park, which houses an exceptional concentration of IP and transport networks and fiber solutions, making it one of Europe’s key interconnection hotspots. Investing in new infrastructure both here and in the existing Equinix data center campus will enable the Amsterdam area to further develop and attract businesses that want to exchange data and optimise connectivity.”

“We believe these new agreements will be regarded as extremely good news by connectivity providers and their customers, in particular cloud and content businesses,” said Michiel Eielts, managing director for Equinix Netherlands. “The AMS-IX deployments will improve traffic efficiency and performance while also providing additional space for customer growth in one of the most dynamic, fast-growing and network-rich locations in continental Europe.”


LeaseWeb Establishes 100GE Connection to AMS-IX

LeaseWeb, a leading global hosting provider, has established a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) connection to AMS-IX. The new Ethernet standard allows ten times the amount of traffic to be sent over one line compared to the previous standard of 10GE; significantly improving bandwidth utilization.

The new 100GE connection increases capacity and reduces the inherent complications and potential issues associated with multiple lines.

Grzegorz Janoszka, LeaseWeb Network Design Engineer, said “100GE is a big technological leap forward and is beneficial in enabling easier scalability and supporting growth. LeaseWeb is one of the first companies in Europe to utilize this technology and we’re delighted with the successful deployment.

“The connection will offer greater flexibility and we’ll be able to increase our capacity even faster when needed. This technology is very new and we haven’t wasted any time in implementing it. Longer term, we are already looking at using 100GE in our other network PoPs, in places such as Frankfurt and London.”

LeaseWeb has two connections to AMS-IX and the 100GE connection replaced 8x10GE lines which made up the first. The second connection of 6x10GE lines means LeaseWeb currently has 160 Gbps AMS-IX capacity. However, the organization is already planning on replacing the second connection with a 100GE line in 2013, which will give LeaseWeb 2x100GE AMS-IX capacity.

The network upgrade comes ahead of the typically busy autumn months, when LeaseWeb typically experiences half of its traffic growth for the year (September - December). Janoszka continued, “The summer months result in relatively low traffic growth as many people are away from work on vacation. We use this period to make sure our network is in the best possible shape for the ‘boom period’ of traffic growth in September.”

LeaseWeb was one of the very first members of AMS-IX connected with 10GE in 2004. Now in 2012 the organisation is once again one of the first connected with the newest technology.


LINX_Network: RT @bijalsanghani: @euroix and @RIPE_NCC once again team up to look at internet traffic at IXPs during the olympics, #ixp #olympics - ht ...


First 80Gbit/s VIX-Connection

Akamai International B.V. is the first VIX participant with an overall connection capacity of 80...


LINX_Network: Registration for the LINX Regional Meeting in Manchester on 3 October opens at midday today https://t.co/MILFkHDi


Malta, Malta, Malta - EPF7 meetingtool is online!

First 13 meetings already lined up! Hurry up ;-)


Welcome Sify Technologies Limited at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Sify Technologies Limited from India. For more please...


Summer is gone - traffic at the world largest IXP increases over 1,8 Tbps

From 1,6 Tbps on 1st August to 1,8 Tbps today - WOW


LeaseWeb establishes 100GE connection to AMS-IX

LeaseWeb, a leading global hosting provider, has established a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) connection to AMS-IX. The new Ethernet standard allows ten times the amount of traffic to be sent over one line compared to the previous standard of 10GE; significantly improving bandwidth utilization.

The new 100GE connection increases capacity and reduces the inherent complications and potential issues associated with multiple lines.

Grzegorz Janoszka, LeaseWeb Network Design Engineer, said, “100GE is a big technological leap forward and is beneficial in enabling easier scalability and supporting growth. LeaseWeb is one of the first companies in Europe to utilize this technology and we’re delighted with the successful deployment.

“The connection will offer greater flexibility and we’ll be able to increase our capacity even faster when needed. This technology is very new and we haven’t wasted any time in implementing it. Longer term, we are already looking at using 100GE in our other network PoPs, in places such as Frankfurt and London.”

LeaseWeb has two connections to AMS-IX and the 100GE connection replaced 8x10GE lines which made up the first. The second connection of 6x10GE lines means LeaseWeb currently has 160 Gbps AMS-IX capacity. However, the organization is already planning on replacing the second connection with a 100GE line in 2013, which will give LeaseWeb 2x100GE AMS-IX capacity.

The network upgrade comes ahead of the typically busy autumn months, when LeaseWeb typically experiences half of its traffic growth for the year (September - December). Janoszka continued, “The summer months result in relatively low traffic growth as many people are away from work on vacation. We use this period to make sure our network is in the best possible shape for the ‘boom period’ of traffic growth in September.”

LeaseWeb was one of the very first members of AMS-IX connected with 10GE in 2004. Now in 2012 the organisation is once again one of the first connected with the newest technology.


AMS-IX expands relationship with Equinix in Amsterdam

Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, announces that it will significantly expand its operational relationship with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the world’s largest single metro area Internet exchanges.

AMS-IX will establish a customer PoP in Equinix’s new 17,800 square meter AM3 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in the Amsterdam Science Park, scheduled to open in Q3 2012. The Amsterdam Science Park, where AMS-IX was established almost twenty years ago, is one of the most densely networked points in Europe and home to more than 200 leading Internet companies. The new Point of Presence (PoP) in AM3 will enable customers to interconnect and peer with AMS-IX’s community of diverse Internet Service Providers, telecommunications carriers, mobile operators, content platforms, social media organizations and other high-quality traffic exchange participants, thereby increasing reliability, improving performance and reducing costs.

In addition, AMS-IX will deploy a new AMS-IX core node at the existing Equinix AM1/AM2 data center campus in Amsterdam. The new core node will alleviate existing core sites in the busy Amsterdam area by keeping AMS-IX traffic local while providing ample space for expansion in the fast-growing Cloud and Content industries. This will also improve the scalability of the AMS-IX platform and enhance traffic performance for both AMS-IX and Equinix customers.

“These moves broaden and deepen our long-running relationship with Equinix, which focuses on network aggregation and interconnection to drive efficiency for our customers,” said Job Witteman, AMS-IX CEO. “Equinix’s new data center is located in the infrastructure-dense Amsterdam Science Park, which houses an exceptional concentration of IP and transport networks and fiber solutions, making it one of Europe’s key interconnection hotspots. Investing in new infrastructure both here and in the existing Equinix data center campus will enable the Amsterdam area to further develop and attract businesses that want to exchange data and optimise connectivity.”

“We believe these new agreements will be regarded as extremely good news by connectivity providers and their customers, in particular cloud and content businesses,” said Michiel Eielts, managing director for Equinix Netherlands. “The AMS-IX deployments will improve traffic efficiency and performance while also providing additional space for customer growth in one of the most dynamic, fast-growing and network-rich locations in continental Europe.”


Welcome Sri Lanka Telecom PLC at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. For more please go to...


10 Years BCIX Party

Dear BCIX Members and Friends, As announced earlier, BCIX is celebrating its 10 years anniversary on September 6, 2012 at the Skylounge of the Berlin eWerk. From 6 p.m. we would like to celebrate with you high on the rooftops of the city together with various guests from the fields of business, science and politics. [...]


LINX_Network: Over 200 attendees registered for EPF7. If you still have not registered please do so now: http://t.co/IkhJaHjk


LINX_Network: @chaz_6 meeting presentations have always been only available in the member area of the website. LINX78 presentations are available now


LINX_Network: #LINX78 : LINX consulting members on what should be in its submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on draft Communications Data Bill


LINX_Network: #LINX78 : Home Office civil servant spoke about the draft Communications Data Bill and answered questions


LINX_Network: Rob Shakir of BT now presenting on the topic of Superfast Broadband at #LINX78


LINX_Network: Howard Fisher, Chief Operating Officer at LINX, now speaking at #LINX74 about a consultation on changes to the MoU


LINX_Network: Up next on stage at #LINX78 is Colin Silcock to discuss Flow Monitoring and Metrics at LINX


LINX_Network: #LINX78 John Souter gives the first presentation of the day on the topic of Regional Peering http://t.co/Nub7Odtr


LINX_Network: #LINX78 Ben Hedges introduces the second day of the LINX member meeting in Birmingham http://t.co/sEq80wWk


LINX_Network: LINX78 : Neil McRae speaking on BT's Olympic traffic http://t.co/nNLkGDjZ


LINX_Network: #LINX78 day 2 now underway. CEO John Souter will begin the programme on regional peering and developments at IXManchester


LINX_Network: #LINX78 : Paul Bruce speaking for BT on their Olympic network experience http://t.co/2O0XCuud


LINX_Network: LINX78 : Dariush Marsh-Mossadeghi of the BBC spoke on the Olympic experience for the corporation's network http://t.co/vu8diUG3


LINX_Network: #LINX78 : Julian King speaks on behalf of Volta Data Centres http://t.co/x4CqbUlF


LINX_Network: #LINX78 : Bartek Raszczyk presenting an update on the LINX secondary LAN http://t.co/HnvQxN1p


LINX_Network: #LINX78 Derek Cobb is reviewing what happened on the LINX network during the recent Olympics with updates also from BT, BBC and Virgin Media


LINX_Network: Now on stage at #LINX78 is Julian King of event sponsor Volta Data Centres


LINX_Network: @tomm3h See you at #LINX78 Tom!


LINX_Network: RT @tref: New blog posting, If you see a network engineer pat him on the back and buy him a beer - Olympics good job #LINX78 - http://t. ...


LINX_Network: #LINX78 : John Cooke speaking on behalf of event sponsor Extreme Networks http://t.co/znsbc9Bq


LINX_Network: #LINX78 : Richard Averley introduces the Extreme Networks sponsor presentation http://t.co/IpJT5YTG


LINX_Network: #LINX78 : Mike Hellers gives an update on the Juniper LAN http://t.co/Zvj7YCjR


LINX_Network: #LINX78 : LINX CTO Derek Cobb gives an Engineering overview http://t.co/QvnFm0VS


LINX_Network: #LINX78 : John Souter introducing day one of the meeting http://t.co/VfXFUE8A


LINX_Network: Richard Averley and John Cooke are now speaking on behalf of Extreme Networks who are primary sponsors at #LINX78


LINX_Network: Mike Hellers now on stage at #LINX78 in Birmingham explaining developments on the LINX @JuniperNetworks LAN incuding PTX switch deployment


LINX_Network: #LINX78 is now underway. Following a LINX stats update comes Derek Cobb with an Engineering summary


SK Broadband’s connection to AMS-IX Hong Kong

Earlier this year AMS-IX Hong Kong was launched, a professional Internet exchange in Hong Kong that builds on the formula of AMS-IX in Amsterdam. One of the first connections to our exchange in the East is SK Broadband, one of South Korea’s largest providers of high-speed broadband Internet and (mobile) telephone services. Shin Ki Chul, manager of global business and global facility acquisitions at SK Broadband, spoke with AMS-IX about this connection.

According to Shin, SK Broadband’s Point of Presence (PoP) in Hong Kong has determined the connection to AMS-IX HK. By connecting to this exchange through Hutchinson Global Communications (HGC) the organisation is able to access Internet networks of interest easier via a single platform. Not every network can exchange traffic with SK Broadband at the exchange as the organisation will use a selective peering policy.

For now SK Broadband has one PoP in Europe, in London to be precise. This will change soon, says Shin. “To expand reachability in Europe we will connect to Internet exchanges in other parts of this continent.”


EPF: then and now

The 7th edition of the European Peering Forum (EPF) is already in a month from now. From the 17th till the 19th of September the island Malta will be welcoming up to 250 peering managers and coordinators from networks connected to the host Internet Exchanges: AMS-IX, DE-CIX, LINX and Netnod. There are still some places left, so register quickly if you want to join! To get you in the mood for the event we have collected some insights about the history and developments of the forum.

Both the EPF and its international edition, the Global Peering Forum (GPF), have been introduced in response to requests from the Internet peering community. In the early millennium years some datacenter and IX organizations, including Equinix, Terremark and Switch and Data (acquired by Equinix in 2009) and the EPF hosts, organised similar events. As a result more peering events took place than people could attend within a year. The above organisations therefore decided to combine their strengths and organise just one global peering event, together with AMS-IX and DE-CIX and later joined by LINX and JPNAP. The decision for a European version was made shortly after at one of the EURO-IX forums in London.

At first AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX set up the yearly event. When looking at size, budget, the degree of unique connected AS numbers, and professionalism of the Internet Exchange, they were the ideal parties to pick up that task. In 2009 Netnod, an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Sweden joined the organisation as this IXP also met the criteria. Organisation includes finding sponsors, speakers, topics, location, hotels, venues etc., and the hosts IXPs alternate this organisation annually.

Not just every person from the Internet community receives an invitation to the Forum. The organisation uses several criteria for the attendees. The AS-number the attendee represents must be connected to one of the four organising exchanges, each AS-number can send a maximum of two attendees, and attendees should be in a peering or networking related profession.

Since the start of EPF a number of changes have been made to the forums formula. Besides the addition of Netnod, the event went from a 2-day to a 3-day event in 2010. Another development worthwhile mentioning is the increase in peering traffic just after a peering forum in the first few years of the forum’s existence. The forum proved to be a valuable event for Internet exchanges to attract new networks and for organizations to close new peering agreements. Such an increase in traffic is no longer visible at the Internet exchanges. The event has become more an opportunity for attendees to meet other people from the peering community, to learn, to share knowledge and to develop personally.

The final agenda with speakers and topics is not available yet. When available we will share this with you on the EPF website and through the AMS-IX social media channels.


Small research: AMS-IX in online news

Online media play an important role in people’s image of AMS-IX. These communication channels not only inform them about important developments on a daily basis. Online media are often the only news sources they use. So let’s have a better look at the presence of AMS-IX in online news in the first half of 2012. What did the press find interesting about AMS-IX, which countries published the most news and what are the comparisons with the same period last year?

As the first graphic shows most articles appeared in January and June. When looking at the first month AMS-IX was referred in 81 items, mainly from the United States, Canada, China and Germany, about Brocade’s delivery of the 100GE blade to CERN. They mention AMS-IX as one of the large Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) where Brocade has deployed 100 GbE routing solutions. That most articles originate from above countries is easily explained, Brocade has offices in each of those countries.

Articles in which AMS-IX plays a larger role focus on the first 100GE customer port of Atrato and the 100 GE connected backbone switch location of AMS-IX at EvoSwitch. In total 81 articles appeared, of which most originate from the US, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Graphic 1: Number of online articles (Jan-Jun 2012 & Jan-Jun 2011)

Of the 256 online news hits in June, 189 are about the AMS-IX selection for ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro Solution. Particularly media in Germany (94 articles) and in the United States (69 articles) published this news. ADVA is head quartered in Germany and has active operations in the US, which explains this result. Also US media are very willing to publish news of technical suppliers.

The presence of AMS-IX in a large amount of German and North American articles is also reflected in the second graphic. Other countries in which a significant number of publications mentioned AMS-IX are of course the Netherlands, but also the UK, China and Russia. In the latter AMS-IX appeared in articles regarding Megafon and TTK.

Graphic 2: Number of online articles per country (Jan-Jun 2012)

Compared to the same period last year 28 percent more articles were published online in the first half of 2012. On the other hand more articles originated from Asia in the first six months of 2011, 16% compared to 11,5% in 2012. Brocade and its IPv6 solutions appeared to be a hot topic in Asia back then. Nevertheless, more than half of the 2012 items from Asia (53 percent) focus completely on the launch of AMS-IX Hong Kong, while in the Asian items of 2011 AMS-IX was not the main topic.

Following this small study it seems again that online media are very willing to publish news about technical suppliers. The US, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia and China continue to write about our Internet Exchange the most. Time will tell how these findings will develop in the future, and if countries in upcoming markets like Eastern Europe and Africa have a larger part in the graphics.


Meet DE-CIX at AfPIF

DE-CIX booth @ Hilton Sandton, Ballroom 3


DE-CIX´s Andreas Sturm joins Panel on AfPIF

http://www.internetsociety.org/afpif-2012/programme


Attendee list for DE-CIX Customer Summit online

www.customersummit.net


Welcome rockstein AG at DE-CIX

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Welcome Zylon Internet Services at DE-CIX

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Welcome PBX-network GmbH at DE-CIX

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Vega Telecom Group connects to AMS-IX

Today Vega Telecom Group joined AMS-IX, one of the largest Internet exchange points, which is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Participation in the project will enable the Group to exchange traffic with more than 500 AMS-IX participants on the basis of peering agreements.

“Our connection to AMS-IX is an opportunity of direct traffic exchange with key European service providers, says the Director of Vega Telecom Group Carrier relations Department Nataliya Agarkova. After we connected to the Moscow traffic exchange point in May, joining AMS-IX is the next important step to the improvement of quality and quantity growth of data exchange and Internet access services for customers, providers and operators of telecom services in Ukraine.

“We are pleased to welcome Vega, an important player in the Ukrainian Internet service provider market, to our Internet exchange”, says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “The companies’ connection to AMS-IX not only contributes to the diversity and redundancy of the network community at our platform, with its presence at the exchange the organization also improves the performance of its Internet services to its end-users.”

AMS-IX offers Internet service providers and other Internet related parties professional IP exchange services through direct bilateral agreements. The AMS-IX platform has 11 direct access points in Amsterdam datacenters and its MPLS/VPLS infrastructure is highly resilient and redundant with carrier grade service levels. Among the AMS-IX participants are Internet service providers, content providers, hosting companies and carriers, scientific and social networks.

Vega Telecom Group is one of the largest fixed telephone service providers in Ukraine. It is the part of telecommunications segment of SCM Group. Vega is a leader in the Ukrainian market of local telephone, broadband Internet and data transmission services. Operational management of Vega Telecom Group is carried out by PJSC «Farlep-Invest».


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Internet traffic during the 2012 Olympics

The Internet traffic during the Olympic Games held in London this year has been analyzed by the European Internet Exchange Association —Euro-IX— with the RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) collaboration.


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CoreSite announces relationship with AMS-IX, making CoreSite the first AMS-IX enabled data center operator in North America

Access to Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) Ports Directly Available Through CoreSite Data Centers

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a national provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, today announced a newly established relationship with Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), which will result in direct access to the AMS-IX peering exchange from multiple CoreSite locations across the U.S. The AMS-IX relationship forms part of CoreSite’s Open Internet Exchange Hub, the purpose of which is to aggregate the interconnection capabilities of the world’s leading internet exchanges. This aggregation provides CoreSite customers with expanded peering opportunities through a simple connection to leading internet exchanges throughout the world.

Internet exchanges allow organizations to directly connect their internet infrastructure through a stable, fast, and cost-effective fabric for ecosystems such as network, digital content, and cloud. AMS-IX, one of the world’s largest internet exchanges, currently connects over 500 networks, 375 route-server peers with open-peering policies, and nearly 1,000 customer ports.

Through the addition of AMS-IX to CoreSite’s Open Internet Exchange Hub, a CoreSite customer now can extend its network connectivity with a single contract from multiple facilities throughout the U.S., including Los Angeles; Chicago; New York; Denver; Washington, DC; Northern Virginia; and the San Francisco Bay Area.

“We are focused on bringing solutions to our customers that increase interconnection options through an open-exchange platform,” stated Eric Bell, General Manager, Network and Interconnection, at CoreSite. “The AMS-IX enabled program provides CoreSite’s Open Internet Exchange customers simplified access to one of Europe’s leading internet exchanges. It brings best-of-breed providers together to deliver dense interconnection ecosystems and diversity in the U.S. market.”

Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer at AMS-IX, added, “AMS-IX is looking forward to expanding interconnection options to locations outside of Europe. We see CoreSite as an important resource, helping us to realize our vision to reach networks within the U.S. The network density seen at CoreSite’s One Wilshire campus and other facilities provides the optimal platform to achieve that goal.”


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Jazztel upgrades its connection to CATNIX up to 2 Gbps

Jazztel has increased its connection to the CATNIX's switch from 1 Gbps to 2 Gbps.


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The 500th connected IP network is a fact

Today the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) added the 500th unique IP network to the exchange. Never before has AMS-IX or any other Internet exchange interconnected this many networks.

The number of connected networks is an important factor in defining the value of an Internet exchange. The more interconnected networks, also called peers, the more existing parties and newcomers benefit from the exchange of IP traffic. Not only because of the large diversity and origin of the vast amount of traffic, but also increasing network performance and redundancy. Organizations that are part of the AMS-IX peering community are ISPs, cloud & hosting companies, mobile and content providers, telecom carriers, VoIP, gaming and social media networks.

Among the ISPs is also the 500th connected IP network. As from today cable television and broadband Internet service provider Serbia Broadband (SBB) is able to peer with any of the other networks that is connected to AMS-IX.

Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX, says: “To have 500 networks connected to AMS-IX is a true milestone in the history of the exchange. Next to the continuous state of the art performance of the exchange platform, the large growth over the last 18 months is mostly due to the efforts of our sales team and the recent Reseller partner program. Thanks to this program, our partners already connected 98 customers to AMS-IX.”

To know which 500 networks are part of the AMS-IX community go to: http://www.ams-ix.net/connected


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Insights in new AMS-IX applications

The first six months of 2012 have passed, which means it is a good moment to look back at some important results. As connected IP networks are an important measurement tool in defining the value of an Internet exchange point (IXP), the focus in this article will be on the latest AMS-IX applications. What type of IP networks applied for a connection in the last six months, and how many of those networks have chosen to connect through a partner are just two examples of questions that will be discussed in the coming paragraphs.

In the first half of 2012 AMS-IX received 55 new applications, somewhat more than in the same period last year. Of these 55 applications, 82 percent originated in Europe, of which most parties in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Russia. Another 12 percent are situated in other parts of Eastern Europe. Furthermore, 13 percent of the networks come from North America, and a few percent from the Middle East and Asia. In 2011 more parties from North America and the Middle East joined.

Following the launch of the Partner program in 2004 of which Equinix is a part, AMS-IX introduced a renewed program in 2010, which allows third parties to remotely connect new customers to AMS-IX. The program is very successful, has been replicated by numerous IXPs, and in the first half of 2012 75 percent of the new applications came through our resellers. Compared to the same period in 2011 this amount has increased considerably. For now the top scoring resellers of 2012 are IX Reach and Atrato. EuroTransit joined the program last month, and has already brought us new customers. Epsilon recently signed up for the program and we have high expectations for this relationship. Last but not least is Hutchison Global Communications (HGC), who will soon be connecting the first party from AMS-IX Hong Kong to Amsterdam.

What also influenced the number of new applications is the introduction of the first ‘AMS-IX Enabled’ site in a joint project with TelecityGroup UK and IX Reach. This agreement enables TelecityGroup customers in the UK to directly connect to AMS-IX in the only official AMS-IX enabled sites in the UK. This year, many connections have come through this channel.

Because of the Reseller program a large part of the sold connections are virtual (Mbps). Of the physical connections the most sold type was the 10 GE. New members like Turn Inc, SBB and DSTORAGE requested this size.

Even though the above information already gives a good picture of the business development in 2012, the year is not over yet. We will get back to you with a full year overview in the beginning of 2013.


Reasons to connect

New members and customers explain why they applied for a connection to AMS-IX

AMS-IX is growing. Not only in the amount of traffic that passes the exchange every second. Also new members and customers connect to the platform on a daily basis. Let’s discuss a few of the networks that applied for a connection to AMS-IX recently, and the reasons why these parties choose to connect to the exchange.

Networks can get access to AMS-IX either directly or through one of our partners. An important reason for networks to choose the second option is the easier access they have to AMS-IX. The partner handles the customer relationship, no equipment has to be placed in an AMS-IX co-location and lower port capacities are available. New customers Trunk Networks and Greenhost confirm this easier access through a third party. “We already were a customer of the partner,” says Mart van Santen of Greenhost, a pioneer in sustainable hosting. “Therefore we could easily connect to AMS-IX without difficult technical procedures.” Another customer mentions: “Because of our partner Atrato we have chosen for AMS-IX instead of DE-CIX.”

One of the main reasons for the above customers to join the platform is the possibility to exchange Internet traffic with more (international) parties directly. Trunk Networks tells: “We have been a member at LINX for some time now, but our general desire to open up to an even larger peering audience made us decide to connect to AMS-IX as well.” Xifos Limited, an UK based provider of hosting solutions, is another party that connects to AMS-IX because of that advantage. Xifos Limited just merged with Perceptive Online, an expert in cloud hosting. Because of this merge, Xifos has increased the number of peering possibilities and a connection to AMS-IX is thus of more interest to this organization.

Next to expanding possible peering relations, improving the network performance is a decisive and common factor for parties to connect to AMS-IX. This applies to Greenhost, Serbia Broadband (SBB), Prime Telecom as well as Cablenet Communications. Marius Ionescu, VP of Sales at Prime Telecom, explains: “Prime Telecom has recently connected to AMS-IX to expand the peering options with a single connection and to assure a better network performance for its customers.” Andreas Louca, IT manager at Cablenet, states: “The main reasons why we joined AMS-IX are to expand our national and international network, and improve Internet connectivity for our clients.” Cablenet offers telecommunication services in Cyprus for the retail market, and it is the only organization on the island offering cable connections. Prime Telecom is an important player on the Romanian telecommunications market, providing the full range of services, including IP transit with Tier 1 providers. Finally, SBB is the biggest Serbian broadband and cable operator.

Other reasons to join the AMS-IX community are customer requests and its business structure. Servint, a US based hosting company, mentions the second factor. Because of the opening of its first European datacenter, Servint used very stringent requirements in its search for an Internet exchange to directly connect to: “We needed the Internet exchange to really excel at a wide range of deliverables like peering options, QoS, cost, and more. AMS-IX more than satisfied our requirements in all these areas - but they also appealed to us because of their cooperative business structure.”

Servint is not the first member to mention cost as one of the decisive factors. Others mention the same factor: “The main reason to peer with other content parties is to lower our costs” and “We choose AMS-IX over LINX because of its good price and the number of interesting peering parties.”

It is not surprising that networks connect to AMS-IX for different reasons. Besides that connecting directly or through the partner has influence on the motives, also the different backgrounds of the parties themselves have an effect. The companies that connected recently include ISPs, carriers, content providers and hosting companies. They originate mostly from Eastern Europe, the UK, the US and the Netherlands. For the diversity of the platform this development is positive, as a diverse and unique mix of Internet organizations in the AMS-IX community increases the chance for connected networks of finding appropriate parties to peer with.


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Epsilon Telecommunications joins AMS-IX Partner Program

Epsilon Telecommunications is the latest partner to join the reselling program of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). Epsilon is now enabled to remotely connect parties to peer at the exchange, and at the same time enhance their IP service offering.

In response to Internet traffic growth worldwide, more and more parties need to improve their network performance and decrease their costs. By peering at an Internet exchange these parties can do just so.

As one of the largest neutral exchanges with a growing community of members extending worldwide, AMS-IX enables connected networks to benefit from the financial and infrastructure benefits of the over 1.6 Tbps (Terabit per second) Internet traffic being exchanged at AMS-IX today.

AMS-IX has introduced the AMS-IX Partner Program to allow third parties to resell AMS-IX ports anywhere they have infrastructure connecting to the AMS-IX locations in Amsterdam. The program is aimed to provide easier access to AMS-IX for new (remote) customers through the AMS-IX partners and consequently increase the value of the exchange through peering benefits such as more networks, more traffic and more routes.

As a global network exchange, Epsilon provides a managed presence globally for carriers and service providers. Epsilon’s network extends to over 60 carrier neutral data centres across Europe, Asia and America. The company currently serves over 400 carriers and service providers worldwide and has access to well over 1000 operators.

"Having over 400 pre-connected customers, with an array of international gateway and connectivity requirements, it is important that we stay well positioned to accommodate their needs. As such, Epsilon is glad to be partnered with AMS-IX to enhance our IP offerings. The increased availability of peering is crucial in our layer 2 service, and we are glad to now be able to facilitate the benefits of AMS-IX to those on the Epsilon exchange", says Andreas Hipp, CEO of Epsilon.

“We are very pleased to have Epsilon as our new partner”, says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “The reach and services of Epsilon will be a very valuable addition to our partner ecosystem. Epsilon has its own international infrastructure and offers services to customers all over the world, including a number of unique and growing markets.”

For more information about Epsilon Telecommunications: www.epsilontel.com


Eerste grote klant aangesloten op AMS-IX platform bij EvoSwitch

Tilaa, Nederlandse hostingprovider en leverancier van virtual private servers en private clouds, is launching customer op de AMS-IX platform bij CO2-neutraal datacenter EvoSwitch in Haarlem. AMS-IX is een van de grootste internetknooppunten ter wereld met bijna 500 aangesloten onafhankelijke netwerken. Nu de Point of Presence (PoP) van AMS-IX live is bij EvoSwitch, verwacht het datacenter snel meer bestaande en nieuwe klanten te kunnen aansluiten op dit internetknooppunt. Eric Boonstra, managing director van EvoSwitch: “Met de PoP van AMS-IX kunnen wij professionele hostingproviders als Tilaa nu nog beter bedienen en voor die partijen met internationale ambitie een poort naar Europa vormen.”

EvoSwitch is gecertificeerd als AMS-IX co-locatie na grondige audit van zowel de technische infrastructuur als de operationele procedures. Deze audit is onderdeel van een doorlopend programma van AMS-IX, bedoeld om de kwaliteit van de technische infrastructuur en de operationele documentatie en processen te testen, en daarmee de continuïteit van de dienstverlening te waarborgen. De standaard bevat alle relevante voorschriften en normen, waaronder TIA 942 en ISO 27000.

Henk Steenman, CTO van AMS-IX: “Voor de PoP in EvoSwitch installeerden wij een Brocade MLX-8-switch voor 1GE verbindingen en twee Brocade MLXe-32 switches voor 10GE en 100GE aansluitingen. Ook worden redundante 100GE backbone-verbindingen gebruikt voor EvoSwitch. De hoge capaciteit van ons knooppunt en de grote hoeveelheid aangesloten partijen zorgen ervoor dat er minder latency of vertraging wordt ondervonden door klanten en eindgebruikers.”

Eric Boonstra, managing director van EvoSwitch: “De PoP van AMS-IX vormt voor ons een erkenning dat wij op de juiste weg zitten en dat wij niet alleen op het gebied van groen ondernemerschap voorop lopen, maar ook een succesvol startpunt zijn voor hostingproviders die te maken hebben met veel traffic of internationaal willen doorgroeien.”

Tilaa is een self service cloud provider die haar klanten veilige, schaalbare en platform-onafhankelijke diensten biedt. Het bedrijf ontwerpt, realiseert en onderhoudt private clouds voor onder meer virtuele desktop infrastructuren, multi-datacenteroplossingen en bedrijfskritische of high capacity websites. Haar klanten kunnen zelf alles regelen op de website en servers zijn direct beschikbaar.

Gerben van de Ven, een van de eigenaars van Tilaa: “Tilaa maakt op dit moment een groeistuip door, hierdoor neemt het netwerkverkeer neemt steeds verder toe. Dankzij de aansluiting op AMS-IX kunnen wij lagere responstijden naar andere AMS-IX leden bieden aan onze klanten. Omwille van schaalvoordelen en kortere verbindingen naar andere netwerken zijn wij erg verheugd met deze nieuwe aansluiting.”

Tilaa was al klant van EvoSwitch voordat de komst van de AMS-IX PoP bekend was. Van de Ven: “Wij besloten destijds zaken te gaan doen met EvoSwitch vanwege zijn groene, CO2-neutrale karakter. Wij zijn zelf ook een groene onderneming als leverancier van virtual private servers en private clouds, omdat virtualisatie een energiebesparende techniek is. Met VPS bundelen wij namelijk meerdere virtuele servers op een fysieke server, waardoor aanzienlijke energiebesparing plaatsvindt.”


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DE-CIX is Silver Sponsor for the African Peering and Interconnection Forum

22-24 August 2012 Johannesburg, South Africa Hilton Sandton


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2nd MORE-IP event big success, Internet community evaluates annual event positively

In May the 2nd MORE-IP event took place in AMS-IX’ hometown: Amsterdam. After the well-received first edition of the event in 2011, AMS-IX decided for a sequel. Again feedback was positive. The evaluation survey of the MORE-IP 2012 event shows that 90 percent of the respondents believes the event met or even exceeded their expectations, 75 percent was able to speak to 5 or more people of interest and 95 percent enjoyed the venue ‘De Rode Hoed’.

‘The future of the Internet’

More than 70 networks and 130 participants visited this year’s event, which was themed ‘the future of the Internet’. Award-winning futurist and trend watcher Tony Bosma opened with a keynote presentation. He shared his vision on how possible developments of today can affect the Internet industry in the future. He sees the future of the Internet as hyper intelligent interconnected contextual networks, in other words technology and networks will be adaptive towards humans. The physical world will merge with the digital world, which results in a totally new playground. We have to think exponential and unlearn what we have learned. It is about connecting the seamlessly unconnected events in the world to get a view on what is happening. For today this means a shift has started from the power of corporations and institutions towards the power of consumers and individuals.

Besides giving a presentation Bosma also led a panel discussion regarding the Internet in 2025, which was formed by strategists of KPN, Vodafone, UPC and Eurofiber. Results of a survey commissioned by AMS-IX in the month prior to the event were used as input for the discussion. For this survey over 1.100 Dutch respondents were questioned. One of the most striking outcomes is that 9 out of 10 respondents feel safe on the Internet. Together with privacy and relevant content safety is an important subject for Dutch Internet users, as 62 percent of the respondents claimed to prefer an Internet that provides safety to an unsecure, free Internet connection that is commercially polluted.

Internet security hot news topic

How the Dutch feel about the Internet was also picked up by a number of national media including the largest Dutch news site Nu.nl, the popular weblog DutchCowboys and the monthly journal Customer Contact Magazine. The one and only Dutch news radio for business, BNR, visited the MORE-IP event. Both Ad Bresser of KPN and Tony Bosma were interviewed about possible reasons why so many people feel safe on the Internet.

More on the agenda

Other interesting agenda topics during the event were presentations by Joerg Ammon of Brocade and Jesse Sowel, a MIT ESD PhD candidate. Ammon’s presentation focused on 100GE technology and what to expect beyond that. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and 400GE technology are a few examples Ammon shared with the audience. Sowell on the other hand shared his insights regarding the way top-down institutions think about current proposals for Internet policy, how to regulate it and how bottom up organizations such as Internet Exchanges and their members can join the discussion. Both talks were well received. Respondents of the survey graded the presentations far above average. The same goes for the talk by AMS-IX engineer Stefan Plug. His presentation focused on the use of IPv6 hops to reach IPv4 networks defined in RFC. It is a solution to deal with the integration of IPv6 and IPv4 and helps with the growth of the AMS-IX peering platform. Last but not least, the performance of Boom Chicago’s Pep Rosenfeld, was graded a 9 out of 10 in the survey. His improvisations on connectivity gave the audience plenty to laugh about.

After two successful MORE-IP editions, the event has definitely proven itself to be a keeper. So next year more to see, experience, share and enjoy at the 3rd edition of MORE-IP. Until then, you can visit our Facebook photo page for bringing back memories of the last two editions. See you next year!


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Welcome DigitalOne AG at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer DigitalOne AG. For more please go to...


Welcome DigitalOne AG at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer DigitalOne AG. For more please go to...


LINX_Network: Registration for the #LINX78 member meeting in Birmingham (20/21 August) is now open https://t.co/ZR7dz9tG


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Google reports “alarming” rise in search result censorship https://t.co/NkaO5agu


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: ISPA reveals Internet Heroes and Villains https://t.co/rl7baXG7


EXAPROBE - nouveau participant Lyonix

La société Exaprobe est désormais interconnectée sur le POP LyonIX 2A et pourra ainsi améliorer la qualité de son débit internet et peerer avec les autres participants du noeud d'échange lyonnais.


AMS-IX selects ADVA Optical Networking's 100G metro solution for future growth

ADVA Optical Networking announced today that the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world, has selected its 100G Metro solution as a key part of a new core network infrastructure. Connecting data center locations throughout Amsterdam, the 100G Metro solution will double AMS-IX's current network capacity ensuring that it can meet fierce bandwidth growth and its customers' expectations.

"We are experiencing exponential growth in data transported over the exchange platform," said Henk Steenman, CTO at AMS-IX. "We expect that this growth will continue in the next three years. To accommodate this development we are expanding and upgrading the core of our network. Upgrades will be based on new 100G technology and ADVA Optical Networking provides us with a 100G optical network solution to be used in the Amsterdam metro area."

What's critical about the 100G Metro solution to AMS-IX is its ease of use. In addition to thoroughly testing it in ADVA Optical Networking's Meiningen, Germany, facility, AMS-IX also successfully evaluated the solution in its live testbed environment without any issues. To do this, AMS-IX worked closely with ADVA Optical Networking's services team who were continuously available to discuss and resolve any problems.

"Today's networks are undergoing a radical transformation," commented Christoph Glingener, CTO at ADVA Optical Networking. "The demand for 100G technology is growing rapidly, especially as 10G density reaches capacity. Service providers need to ensure they can respond to customers' data demands and do so effectively. This is particularly true in the metro. Our direct detection 100G Metro solution is the first of its kind to do exactly this."

Fully incorporated into the ADVA FSP 3000, the 100G Metro solution is based on direct detection 4x28G technology and is a direct response to service providers and enterprises demands for efficient 100Gbit/s data transport across distances of up to 500km. The 100G Metro solution has been designed to deliver four key efficiencies: cost, space, power and spectral.

Watch ADVA Optical Networking’s latest 100G Metro video for further information: adva.li/100metro.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: ICANN reveals new gTLD applications https://t.co/dipCYQE5


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Draft Communications Data Bill published https://t.co/jvI6nSZX


Newsletter septembre 2011

News ►Laurent Alliod a rejoint l'équipe de Rezopole en qualité de Directeur du Développement. ► L'Arrivée d'Elodie Louis-Marie également en tant qu'Assistante administrative. Nouveaux participants sur nos GIX Knet sur L2B AIC sur L2B NéoTélécoms sur L1 La Visioconférence Témoignage de Bruno Besançon (ici (http://visio-proxy.rezopole.net:8080/openmeetings/). Après plusieurs éditions en Europe (Oslo, Amsterdam, Pragues, Bruxelles, Londres...), la 19e édition de l'Euro-IX aura lieu à Lyon, en partenariat avec Rezopole qui gère le noeud d'échange Internet LyonIX. Pour l'occasion, l'événement aura lieu le 17 et 18 Octobre à la Cité Internationale. Cela comprend donc deux jours de conférences et un repas de gala. 120 participants de 40 pays sont attendus. L'Euro-IX est une association créée en 2001 ayant pour objectif de développer et de soutenir les noeuds d'échange Internet (GIX) dans un premier temps, au niveau européen, puis à l'échelle mondiale. La structure compte déjà 61 membres en Europe, Asie, Afrique et Etats-Unis. Samuel Triolet, Directeur de Rezopole Les 10...


LINX_Network: LINX CTO, Derek Cobb, picking up the award with Sean Dolan of Juniper http://t.co/1BflTTI0


LINX_Network: The GTB Award was for our work on our Juniper LAN in preparation for the Olympics


LINX_Network: LINX wins award for Internet Services Innovation at Global Telecoms Business Awards. Leading through innovation again. http://t.co/yFtg2DnA


LINX_Network: RT @ICANN: #ICANN's Draft FY13 Operating Plan & Budget reply period CLOSES in 4 days. Click here to comment -> http://t.co/JSyvevRM


LINX_Network: Registration for EPF7 is now open. Go to the LINX membership email list for more details


Akamai 40Gbps upgrade

Akamai will upgrade it’s peering capacity at BCIX to 40Gbps and will be the first member with a 4*10Gbps link aggregated 40Gbps connection at the Berlin Commercial Internet Exchange. Akamai has an open peering policy and is also connected to the BCIX route server with IPv4 and IPv6.


LINX_Network: Our first Extreme BDX8 was brought into service over night on Friday at same time upgrade story is picked up in media http://t.co/8YLjfbDF


LINX_Network: LINX is taking part in Euro 2012 traffic analysis along with other Euro-IX members and RIPE. More here http://t.co/LRgsa8Ji #Euro2012 #RIPE


LINX_Network: Reminder: LINX will be renumbering Juniper LAN on Monday 11th June. Please read ops list or contact renumbering@linx.net for further details


Album photo - Aperezo 17

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Welcome Base IP B.V. at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Base IP B.V. For more please go to www.baseip.com...


Welcome Base IP B.V. at DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer Base IP B.V. For more please go to www.baseip.com...


World IPv6 Launch

Here some facts from our member Akamai about  the World IPv6 Launch.


LINX_Network: The Internet celebrates Jubilee at a special LINX lunch at NANOG http://t.co/qSErlH8B


Planeetta and SuomiCom Connect to TREX

Planeetta Internet Oy and Suomi Communications Oy connect to TREX. These are the first connections delivered using the Reseller Access Method which was unveiled at last year's TREX Workshop with FNE Finland Oy.


Jun 4th 2012: Telefónica and NIX.CZ used Cisco technology to test the so far fastest Internet connection

Czech Republic is one of the first countries in the world where the National Internet eXchange allows a connection speed of 100 gigabits per second Prague, 4 June 2012 – Telefónica Company and NIX.CZ Association with the support of Cisco Company have successfully tested a technology that has enabled the telecom operator to connect to the National Internet eXchange at the rate of 100 ...


EuroTransit joins AMS-IX partner program

Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) added a new organization to its Partner Program. As from last month EuroTransit, a network service provider with locations in Europe and the United States, is AMS-IX partner. This partnership enables EuroTransit to remotely connect new organizations to the exchange, and therefore expand its product and service portfolio. Since being partner EuroTransit already have connected Idear4Business, an UK-based hosting company, as a new customer.

Customers exchange traffic with the AMS-IX peering VLAN through the partner, but they have their own bi-lateral peering arrangements as if they are connected directly. Besides that the partner arranges the connection it also manages the application and colocation.

Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX, says: “With EuroTransit as a new partner we added more differentiation in type of parties that offer AMS-IX services. Besides that EuroTransit has a strong network in Scandinavia and other parts of Western Europe, it also could be an important connector between AMS-IX and organizations located in Eastern Europe. Until now a lot of organizations from this part of Europe have encounter problems with making this connection.”

Florian Hibler, CTO of EuroTransit says: “The Amsterdam Internet Exchange is one of the world’s major traffic hubs in Europe, so being an AMS-IX partner adds more value to EuroTransit’s services. When connecting to AMS-IX, customers have the possibility to off-load more traffic on cost-efficient peering and increase their network quality and reliability. Therefore our existing and new customers are going to profit from this partnership.”


LINX_Network: Both LINX LANs are now stable


LINX_Network: LINX is aware of issues on its network at the moment and our Engineers are currently working to rectify this.


LINX_Network: A first view of the Juniper PTX to go live at LINX http://t.co/sTQvlqMm


LINX_Network: The @JuniperNetworks PTX has gone live at LINX, the first globally


LINX_Network: Guest Blog: Experiences of deploying the first Juniper Networks Internet Exchange Point by @LINX_Network http://t.co/HBgGttgH


New World IPv6 Launch takes centre-stage at Amsterdam’s Science Park

Launch unites industry leaders to mark key milestone in the development of the Internet

To celebrate a landmark event in the evolution of the Internet, the RIPE NCC and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) will be among other parties joining the technical community and industry leaders in co-organising the World IPv6 Launch on 6th June with a local event at Science Park Amsterdam. Internet enthusiasts and future Internet leaders will be able to view the World IPv6 Launch as it happens using live statistics available from the RIPE NCC at v6launch.ripe.net. Measurements will begin before the event and continue afterwards.

Taking place all over the globe, World IPv6 Launch will bring together thousands of leading Internet companies and businesses, ranging from Google to Deutsche Telekom, in permanently enabling IPv6 from 6th June. The event will also celebrate the successful collaboration and contributions of the multi-stakeholder community in safeguarding the future growth of the Internet.

Daniel Karrenberg, Chief Scientist at the RIPE NCC and the event’s keynote speaker says: “World IPv6 Launch really is a pivotal point in the growth of the Internet. It is no secret that we are getting closer to full allocation of IPv4 address space, and IPv6 is the only way forward to guarantee the Internet can continue to grow and perform how we have all come to expect. It’s fantastic to see so many key organisations permanently switching on IPv6.”

Henk Steenman, CTO at AMS-IX, says: "World IPv6 Launch is the long awaited start of large scale IPv6 deployment by major players in the Internet Industry. This could be the moment from where the Internet definitely will move to IPv6 and be freed of the limitations imposed on it by the now scarce IPv4 resources."

The Science Park event, which the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will host, will be one of a series of simultaneous global events happening around the world on the same day. All Internet stakeholders are encouraged to attend the event and there will be an IPv6 challenge taking place during the day. The organising committee of the IPv6 Launch event has set a challenge for people to come up with novel demonstrations of the use of IPv6, with prizes for the winners. Part of the organising committee are UvA, Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA), SURFnet, Internet Society (ISOC), RIPE NCC, AMS-IX, IPv6 Task Force, NLnet Labs, NLnet foundation, Stichting IPv6 Nederland and Routz. Please visit http://ipv6launch.nl/ for more information.


Album photo - Teldej 09

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Album photo - Teldej 09

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LINX_Network: #LINX77 presentation and video archive now available (LINX members only) https://t.co/FYwh7bzo


DE-CIX Munich - ports free of charge special promotion

DE-CIX, the world´s leading Internet Exchange is operating Germany´s most...


DE-CIX Munich - ports free of charge special promotion

DE-CIX, the world´s leading Internet Exchange is operating Germany´s most...


23.05.2012 – Akamai joined BIX.BG

Speed: 10Gbps | AS: 20940 | IP: 193.169.198.88 | www.akamai.com


Research Amsterdam Internet Exchange: people feel safe on the Internet

Internet security and privacy should be responsibility of provider and internet users instead of government, according to 1100 respondents

Amsterdam, May 23 2012 – Nine out of 10 Dutch say they feel safe on the Internet. Furthermore more than half of the 1100 Internet users questioned say they can’t do without Internet anymore and are even willing to pay up to five times more for a subscription. These are the results from a survey by Multiscope commissioned by Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). The results have been unveiled during the MORE-IP event by AMS-IX.

With almost 500 connected networks, AMS-IX fulfills a central role in the worldwide Internet infrastructure. In order to gain insight into the current and future state of the Internet, over 1100 Internet users have been questioned.

89% of the respondents answered positively to the question regarding if they feel safe when using the Internet. On the question where the responsibility for security and privacy on the Internet should lie, the opinions varied strongly. Both in the age group 18-24 (46%) and 55+ (37%) a large percentage hold themselves responsible. However, it is striking that young adults also deem this as a task of the government (31%), whereas the 55+ group points at the provider as the responsible party to guarantee security and privacy (51%).

In order to keep the Internet secure and relevant in the future the prices of subscriptions will possibly rise as a result of necessary security measures and regulations. More than half (54%) of the respondents indicate that they can’t do without the Internet anymore and they would be willing to pay up to five times more for their current subscription. It is shown that security, privacy and relevance are important to the Dutch Internet users as 62% preferred expensive Internet facilities that provide these features over an insecure, free Internet connection that is commercially polluted.

“This research shows once more how important the Internet is in our current society. Not only business-wise, but for personal use as well”, says Job Witteman, CEO at AMS-IX. “All parties in the Internet industry should not only take care of sufficient capacity and speed, but also guarantee security and relevance. The Internet is a massive driver of economic growth. Together we have to assure that we continue to make optimal use of the opportunities that the Internet has to offer.”


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: ORG releases report on overblocking by adult content filters https://t.co/6Hx9UNz6


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Timetable for EU Data Protection Regulation https://t.co/Qg76zRK4


Skyrocketing IPv6 traffic at DE-CIX

Between 2012-05-17 bis 2012-05-21 IPv6 traffic at DE-CIX nearly reached 10 Gbps....


Skyrocketing IPv6 traffic at DE-CIX

Between 2012-05-17 bis 2012-05-21 IPv6 traffic at DE-CIX nearly reached 10 Gbps....


LINX_Network: #LINX77 Election: Patrick Gilmore and Steve Wright duely elected to the LINX Board for the next three years


LINX_Network: RT @tje: We have @julianhuppert at #LINX77 - refreshing amount of sense being spoken. Hopefully to be followed through...


LINX_Network: Julian Huppert MP speaking on the Communications Data Bill at the #LINX77 member meeting today @julianhuppert http://t.co/bJa5ynmV


LINX_Network: Thibaud Furette of ARCEP speaking at #LINX77 http://t.co/dXoAY4Cz


LINX_Network: #LINX77 AGM: LINX Chairman Grahame Davies oversees proceedings http://t.co/RxZHjKZ3


LINX_Network: The #LINX77 AGM is about to get underway...


LINX_Network: It's been a very well attended #LINX77 meeting - lots of networking during the break periods http://t.co/hYarvkAI


LINX_Network: Online voting now closed in the LINX Council Elections - results will be announced this afternoon once any votes at the AGM are included


LINX_Network: Don't panic - we've got the Internet on a disc..;) http://t.co/QY4cNKM8


LINX_Network: There are now four lightning talks at #LINX77 from the BBC, Amazon, Six Degrees Group and M247


LINX_Network: In the last session before the break on day 2 of #LINX77, CEO John Souter gives his quarterly and a regional peering update


LINX_Network: LINX Head of Marketing & Business Development, Ben Hedges, gives his departmental update at #LINX77 http://t.co/QLLFOfki


LINX_Network: Andy Davidson gives a RIPE policy update at #LINX77 http://t.co/fDfC7axb


LINX_Network: Malcolm Hutty opens the proceedings at #LINX77 with International Public Affairs update http://t.co/Y94ppP7A


LINX_Network: Day two of #LINX77 is now underway. Ben Hedges of LINX is hosting the morning session


LINX_Network: James Clark of Convergence Group concludes proceedings on day one at #LINX77 http://t.co/PfoWEsKs


LINX_Network: #LINX77: Mike Hellers now provides an update on the Juniper LAN http://t.co/UD8nwXU0


LINX_Network: #LINX77: Derek Cobb talks about the Olympic Change Freeze and Exchange metrics http://t.co/O9I6TMRw


LINX_Network: Steve Wilcox speaking on behalf of #LINX77 Silver sponsor @IXReach http://t.co/3kOwn60x


LINX_Network: Andy Furnell gives an update on #IPv6 at Sky on day one of #LINX77 http://t.co/EHvq4AX7


LINX_Network: Neil McRae (BT) asks a question during the #LINX77 #IPv6 CPE session http://t.co/ohmORIUY


LINX_Network: Adrian Kennard (Andrews & Arnold) speaking during the #LINX77 #IPv6 CPE session http://t.co/Xug1L6Qr


LINX_Network: World #IPv6 Day is coming... http://t.co/eNRaEm2m


LINX_Network: Adrian Kennard of Andrews & Arnold now on stage speaking on #IPv6 CPE at #LINX77


LINX_Network: Christian de Larrinaga speaking on behalf of @internetsociety on the subject of World #IPv6 Day http://t.co/VrfedqR6


LINX_Network: #LINX77 is take a 30 minute break - the programme will resume at 16.15


LINX_Network: #LINX77 Board Elections - hustings sessions: Patrick Gilmore (Akamai) http://t.co/DL05MnnS


LINX_Network: #LINX77 Board Elections - hustings sessions: Simon Lockhart (Cablecom / Bogons) http://t.co/rXnOUEPe


LINX_Network: #LINX77 Board Elections - hustings sessions: Simon Woodhead (Simwood eSMS) http://t.co/FmcMdvGs


LINX_Network: #LINX77 Board Elections - hustings sessions: Alex Cruz Farmer (Netsumo) http://t.co/yNchz2Zf


LINX_Network: #LINX77 Board Elections - hustings sessions: Steve Wright (Pulsant) http://t.co/rKYc9JHd


LINX_Network: #LINX77 Board Elections - hustings sessions: http://t.co/gaZCGUea


LINX_Network: Andy Moore and Craig Thomas speaking for #LINX77 sponsors Calix @TheCalixNetwork http://t.co/nLesI5Kj


LINX_Network: Kash Valji is now speaking on behalf of http://t.co/gUK4Kslj for Juniper Networks at #LINX77 http://t.co/nUVi6Zus


LINX_Network: LINX CEO John Souter on stage at #LINX77 giving a stats update http://t.co/dfKGXNh1


LINX_Network: #LINX77 is about to begin - a great attendence!


LINX_Network: RT @tref: New blog posting, The joys of travel - #LINX77 - http://t.co/B1l2PGw0


LINX_Network: RT @AIMESDataCentre: Looking forward to attending #LINX77 today, courtesy of @LINX_Network http://t.co/IjcyZWy5


LINX_Network: RT @PaulGainham: @JohnBSouter good luck with LINX77 looks like an excellent turnout and agenda


LINX_Network: Look out for a regular updates and pictures from the #LINX77 meeting, AGM and board elections


LINX_Network: Two hours to go before the start of #LINX77 - we are expecting one of our highest turnouts ever with well over 170 people registered


LINX_Network: RT @aqldotcom: @LINX_Network We hope everyone has a great time at #LINX77 today in London http://t.co/dBLZcOMq


Welcome LinkedIn to DE-CIX

We would like to welcome our latest customer LinkedIn ! as197612 in case you don´t know...


The importance of voting

Members of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) Association can influence the direction, strategy and operations of the AMS-IX Company. A business network connecting to AMS-IX is not only a customer of the AMS-IX Company it also has the possibility of becoming a member of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange Association*. Twice a year, during the General Meeting (GM), these members have the opportunity to help steer the Company.

Unfortunately, only a small percentage of the members have taken part in the voting process of the AMS-IX Association since its foundation in 1997. Even the introduction of an online voting facility in 2005 has not changed that.

AMS-IX aims to be open and neutral, and its direction should represent the requirements of the members. Therefore it is important that more members take part in the voting process. By doing so AMS-IX will become even more a reflection of its members’ wishes. By proposing an amendment to the voting process, AMS-IX hopes 2012 will be the year we can make this happen. We value the trust members put in the Company and the Board, however their input counts and should be heard.

Background of the organization

The AMS-IX Association and the limited corporation AMS-IX B.V. are the only official legal entities of AMS-IX. Both entities are required to have two formal meetings per year with their stakeholders, namely the General Assembly Meeting of the Association and the Shareholders Meeting of the Corporation. To keep things straightforward AMS-IX combines those meetings into one GM.

Just as the two stakeholder meetings are combined, so are the Executive Board of the Association and the Supervisory Board of the Corporation; they consist of the same elected people and are simply called “the Board”. The management of the Corporation reports to the Board on a quarterly basis. The board reports to the assembly/shareholders twice a year in the GM.

The Board holds 5 seats, and officials are elected from representatives of the member association. Therefore it is important that the Board is a well-balanced representation of this association.

How to participate

Members are not required to be physically present at the formal meetings in order to follow presentations and discussions, or to vote. For those members who want to participate from a distance, AMS-IX provides different facilities during the meetings: live broadcasting over the Internet by video (webcast), a chat channel for asking real-time questions and an online voting facility.

Board elections are one of the recurring topics on which members can vote during the formal meetings. Another topic is the Long Term Commercial Strategy (LTCS), which describes the company’s plans for the direction of business. By open discussions, feedback and ultimately agreeing to this document, the members exercise control regarding the business course of AMS-IX.

Besides having a say on recurring agenda topics, members also get the opportunity to vote for the development and offering of new services. This happened in 2010, for example, regarding the offering of Inter-IPX and SLA services.

What will change?

The organizational model of AMS-IX, which includes the opportunity for members to influence the Company, is copied throughout the world by new and existing Internet Exchanges, and even by similar not-for-profit organizations in other industries. In order to make the model more effective during the formal meetings, AMS-IX will extend the voting window. Currently members only have the opportunity to vote (in person or electronically) during the formal meetings, which only last a few hours. AMS-IX wants to extend this period and gives its members the chance to vote electronically for a longer period. We will first test this at the GM in May 2012 by keeping e-voting open for 24 hours. Thus, time will be less of an issue for connected parties from other time zones. Evaluation of the impact of the change will follow afterwards.

In addition to extending the voting window, AMS-IX will also propose an amendment to give more than one individual in a member organization the ability to vote. Currently only the Contractual Contact Person (CCP), a signatory of the member company, can vote. When he does not have this opportunity he can assign his voting rights to a colleague by filling in a proxy form that has to be signed in person. However, in the course of the AMS-IX history we learned that this is often not done. The process seems too complex. The result is that the person who actually attends the meetings, whether physical or online, often does not have the right to vote. With the proposed amendment AMS-IX aims to increase the number of voters at the meetings. It says that anyone registered as a contact person in the AMS-IX portal can vote for his or her organization. If two or more employees of one organization are present at the meetings, only the employee that is registered highest in ranking can vote. Since each member only has one vote.

The formal meetings are the only way for members to influence the direction and strategy of AMS-IX, and confirm the trust, openness, neutrality and values of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange. By voting you help ensure that the organizational model of AMS-IX stays relevant and efficient.

*This does not apply for parties connected via the indirect sales channel


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Defamation Bill enters Parliament https://t.co/78OOKFFt


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Queen announces draft Communications Data Bill and Defamation Bill https://t.co/G4bOwSMQ


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: ICANN: 2000+ bids for new top-level domains https://t.co/UJg5EPbH


LINX_Network: Places are filling up fast the the #LINX77 member meeting and AGM on 21/22 May. Have you registered yet? https://t.co/ihqDZy5B


DE-CIX Newsletter 2012 April is online

Dear valued friends and customers, the April release of DE-CIX´s well...


Rezolink en ligne version texte

Pour télécharger le Rezolink en version PDF, cliquez ici (images/stories/pdf/RezoLink/rezolink-120507.pdf) ! Les informations qui figurent dans cet annuaire sont soumises à une clause de non responsabilité. La parution dans le catalogue a valeur d'acceptation des conditions ci-dessous. Le présent annuaire, RezoLink est un outil d'accès à des informations générales et administratives. L'objectif est de diffuser des informations exactes. Si des erreurs nous sont signalées, nous nous efforcerons de les corriger. Toutefois, la responsabilité de l'Association Rezopole n'est en aucune manière engagée quant au contenu des informations présentes dans cet annuaire. Lesquelles : ont un caractère général uniquement et ne sont pas nécessairement complètes, exhaustives, précises ou à jour ; et ne doivent pas être considérées comme ayant valeur de recommandation professionnelle. Rezopole décline toute responsabilité quant aux conséquences pouvant résulter de l'utilisation de ces données. L’Association ne peut en aucun cas être passible de dommages et intérêts ou autres...


LINX_Network: Over 100 have registered for the #LINX77 meeting an AGM. Registration closes on 16 May at 12.00 BST https://t.co/ihqDZy5B


LINX_Network: You can learn more about @uknof and today's meeting in the latest issue of the LINX magazine, HotLINX https://t.co/tIukU4Gm


LINX_Network: Jennifer Atherton, Sheryl Francis & Katrina Readshaw from #LINX are attending #uknof22 today.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay https://t.co/b8VkIaao


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: TalkTalk: 1 in 3 activate parental controls https://t.co/8ez5wBjR


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: DMCS: Digital Economy Act won’t be implemeted until 2014 https://t.co/OvUY5TvR


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: ALDE to vote against ACTA https://t.co/mEdndUJe


Major infrastructure expansion AMS-IX in 2012

For AMS-IX this year is all about infrastructure expansion. It adds no less than four new Points of Presence (PoP) to its technical platform in Amsterdam, bringing the total number of colocations onto 12. Never before in history AMS-IX installed this many new access locations in one year. AMS-IX responds with this expansion to the continuous growth of Internet traffic. In 2011 the total traffic that passed the exchange increased with 32 percent.

The growth of Internet traffic is among other factors driven by the position of Amsterdam as a global connectivity hub, just like Rotterdam is an important hub for the transport industry and London for the financial market. Because of this central position the Dutch capital attracts more and more technology, telecoms and media companies, which at the same time means an increase in use of data processing capacity. Moreover, this so-called ‘hub-effect’ also results in a record capacity take-up of datacenter space in Amsterdam (source: the European Data Centres report of CBRE, 2011).

Another factor is the growth of mobile data roaming traffic. Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX, explains: “More people use smartphones and tablets in their daily lives. Experts of Cisco say that by the end of 2012, there are more mobile-connected devices than the number of people on earth. Already the exchange of traffic that passed the GRX roaming service at AMS-IX increased with 50 percent in the first quarter of 2012. In the future we expect this growth to accelerate.”(source: Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), 2012)

Finally, the increase in video traffic is an important factor. According to Cisco’s VNI forecast, video will exceed half of Western Europe’s consumer Internet traffic by the end of 2013. Steenman: “New legal video content providers as HBO in the Netherlands and Netflix in the United Kingdom and Ireland play an important part in this growth. It is expected that more of these providers will follow soon.”

The four sites AMS-IX chose for the expansion of its infrastructure are TelecityGroup’s AMS5, EvoSwitch, Equinix AM3 and Terremark. In the new datacenter of TelecityGroup, AMS-IX is in the process of adding a new sub-core PoP to manage the flow of traffic between its sites in the infrastructure dense Amsterdam-Southeast area and ease the pressure on the existing core sites. Another popular location for Internet companies is the Amsterdam Science Park. Because Equinix AM3 will be located here it is a logical choice for AMS-IX to use this datacenter as one of its new expansion points.

EvoSwitch and Terremark are new names in the list of AMS-IX’ colocations. Both companies already have a good reputation as innovative leaders. EvoSwitch is a front-runner with environmental friendly IT solutions and Terremark with cloud and information security. Steenman points out: “Each datacenter has its own particular focus. Therefore AMS-IX will have an even greater diversity of colocations for customers to choose from.” Besides being a colocation EvoSwitch will also be the first location for which AMS-IX uses a single 100GE backbone connection.

Due to the large increase in access locations AMS-IX will have sufficient space to expand the coming years. Therefore a new PoP will not be rolled out any time soon.


LINX_Network: LINX Head of Public Affairs, Malcolm Hutty, is now speaking at the #IXManchester launch on Public Affairs and the Membership Community


LINX_Network: Final views on regional peering start with @bytemark and the session is closed by @Metronet #IXManchester http://t.co/dUrdCPnD


LINX_Network: Correction: Steve Axon is speaking for @metronet_uk at #IXManchester


LINX_Network: Perspectives on Regional Peering - another access provider's view at #IXManchester this time by James McCall @metronet_uk


LINX_Network: Chris Byrd from @m247 talking about the why peering in Manchester makes good business sense #IXManchester http://t.co/4a0ccNQV


LINX_Network: #IXManchester Perspectives on Regional Peering - a content/hosting provider's view by Chris Byrd of event sponsor @m247


LINX_Network: Dave Reader @zeninternet explaining the benefits of regional peering #IXManchester http://t.co/HtfvZ3oz


LINX_Network: LINX CEO, John Souter, opens the meeting and explains why LINX are launching a regional peering programme #IXManchester


LINX_Network: Brandon Butterworth, Chief Scientist at BBC, welcomes everyone to BBC Media City #IXManchester http://t.co/WkWhmXIB


LINX_Network: #IXManchester Perspectives on Regional Peering - an access provider's outlook by David Reader @zeninternet


LINX_Network: #IXManchester Perspectives on Regional Peering - the first presentation will cover the data centre position. David Hall (TelecityGroup)


LINX_Network: LINX CEO, John Souter, is about to start proceedings at the #IXManchester launch event http://t.co/Zuzu17Ln


LINX_Network: RT @wright_s: Good morning! Trip upto the #ixmanchester launch powered by @LINX_Network today, a great step forward in regional peering ...


LINX_Network: The #IXManchester launch event will be getting underway shortly - details about the event can be found here: http://t.co/Zuzu17Ln


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Studios lose High Court appeal in AFACT vs iiNet https://t.co/H88aIAzh


Light Reading interviews CTO Henk Steenman about the 100GE services take up

At Light Reading's Ethernet Europe 2012 editor Ray Le Maistre interviewed Henk Steenman about AMS-IX' 100GE services take up. Ethernet Europe 2012 is the premier event covering the hot topic of Carrier Ethernet network technologies and services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

To watch the interview go to http://www.lightreading.com/video.asp?doc_id=220025


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Perry report calls for consultation on porn ‘opt-in’ https://t.co/ex51Hb6R


LINX_Network: Registration for our IX Manchester launch event closes tomorrow. Register here now https:http://t.co/Zuzu17Ln


LINX_Network: LINX is also in Slovenia is week @ RIPE65. Meet Malcolm Hutty or some of our Member Relations and Business Development teams there


Again positive impact of IXPs in emerging markets is shown

Following results earlier this year of an improved Internet performance in the Caribbean due to the establishment of the Caribbean Internet Exchange (CAR-IX), a new study of the Internet Society (ISOC) shows how Internet Exchange Points (IPXs) improve the Internet ecosystem in emerging markets. In this case, the study focuses on Kenya and Nigeria. The establishment of an IXP in the country enables local ISPs to connect directly together and exchange domestic traffic, typically with settlement-free peering, thereby saving cost on international transit while reducing latency.

To help the development of the Internet ecosystem in the African region AMS-IX and the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) collaborate since August 2011. The collaboration includes the donation of AMS-IX Gigabit Ethernet Equipment to Kenya. Moreover, AMS-IX supports the ISOC IXP development program.

To read more about the benefits IXPs in Kenya and Nigeria go to http://internetsociety.org/ixpimpact


Positive impact of IXPs in emerging markets is shown again

Following results earlier this year of an improved Internet performance in the Caribbean due to the establishment of the Caribbean Internet Exchange (CAR-IX), a new study of the Internet Society (ISOC) shows how Internet Exchange Points (IPXs) improve the Internet ecosystem in emerging markets. In this case, the study focuses on Kenya and Nigeria. The establishment of an IXP in the country enables local ISPs to connect directly together and exchange domestic traffic, typically with settlement-free peering, thereby saving cost on international transit while reducing latency.

To help the development of the Internet ecosystem in the African region AMS-IX and the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) collaborate since August 2011. The collaboration includes the donation of AMS-IX Gigabit Ethernet Equipment to Kenya. Moreover, AMS-IX supports the ISOC IXP development program.

To read more about the benefits IXPs in Kenya and Nigeria go to http://internetsociety.org/ixpimpact


LINX_Network: Watching Lions Den presentations. Best proposition from BEN at Ruru #EastAfricaCom


LINX_Network: We're at http://t.co/42D090CY building our membership base in the area


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: ACTA Rapporteur recommends rejection https://t.co/hQBzpMha


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: EU consults on governance of the “Internet of things” https://t.co/4Id8eFod


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Australian court awards damages for bogus copyright takedown notice https://t.co/RYaQIWH8


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Critics question Hadopi statistics https://t.co/UQezYIIE


LINX_Network: Registration for the #LINX77 member meeting is now open: https://t.co/ihqDZy5B


LINX_Network: #IXManchester Launch event (24 April) added to the LinkedIn Events diary: http://t.co/im9I0BwU


LINX_Network: #LINX77 AGM and member meeting added to LinkedIn Events - are you attending? http://t.co/SF9dKrpv


LINX_Network: Registration is open for the #IXManchester launch - find out more here https://t.co/Q6R8wnXT


LINX_Network: New LINX magazine https://t.co/tIukU4Gm featuring @JuniperNetworks @ixleeds @ExtremeNetworks @RIPE_NCC @VtesseCirrus #peering #colocation


LINX_Network: The new HotLINX magazine is now available for download featuring articles on the secondary LAN and regional #peering: https://t.co/tIukU4Gm


Discours de Thierry Braillard

10 Ans de Rezopole - Thierry Braillard, Conseiller spécial au numérique de la Région Rhône - Alpes "Je suis très heureux pour vous tous car tout d'abord aujourd'hui c'est l'anniversaire de 10 ans, 10 ans c'est une période où des pionniers ont pensé qu'il fallait être avant sur un secteur que beaucoup découvrent encore aujourd'hui et il faut dire que les collectivités, les élus ont mis du temps à vraiment apprécier l'importance. Même encore aujourd'hui ce n'est pas si simple que ça. Donc il a fallu qu'à un moment donné les élus se disent « il y a des projets comme Rezopole, ce fameux GIX en Rhône-Alpes le seul en France parmi les GIX parisiens » donc il fallait l'aider. Pour tout vous dire le président nous a dit on a eu cette idée en 2001, les collectivités sont arrivées à partir de 2005 – 2006. La Région Rhône-Alpes qui...


Discours de Karin Dognin Sauze

10 Ans de Rezopole Karine Dognin Sauze, Vice – Présidente de l'innovation des Nouvelles Téchnologies du Grand Lyon "Monsieur Président de Rezopole, je vous remercie de m'avoir invité ce soir pour cette célébration de 10 Ans de l'association, je souhaite également remercier chaleureusement Samuel Triolet qui est très implique dans l'avancée de cette association. Je souhaite vous remercier tout d'abord car ça me donne l'occasion de m’adresser à vous tous et de vous donner une tribune sur un sujet qui est le cœur de votre combat, la création d'une place de marché Télécom sur notre territoire et c'est en effet important nous l'avons compris. Je crois que vous avez passé beaucoup de temps mais en effet c'est maintenant acquis. En effet comme beaucoup de combat qui se sont engagés tôt, il y a parfois un sentiment de solitude le sentiment d'être sur une question majeure et qui pourtant reste...


Discours de Alain Richard

Inauguration SaintetIX Alain Richard, Directeur Technique de l'Equation "Je vais faire une présentation rapide d'Equation : Equation est une société que a été fondée par Jean-Pierre Saby en 1985, moi, je l'ai rejoint en 1987. On s'est spécialisé assez rapidement dans les services à destination des entreprises de taille moyenne, en gros une cible des entreprises de 20 à 500 personnes. C'est notre métier-historique et ça l'est encore aujourd'hui. Ce qui explique qu'on a été très vite avec une clientèle plutôt national, on a encore aujourd'hui 50% de clientèle national et 50% Rhône Alpes et la plupart de nos clients, pourvu des années 90 ont eu des problématiques de connexion Internet. Donc on s'est spécialisé dans ce qu'on appelle l'ingénérie réseau c'est à dire tout ce qui est connexion inter-site pour effectivement permettre aux entreprises d'avoir des systèmes d'informations centralisés. A partir de l'année 1995, on s'est spécialisé également dans...


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Online Safety Bill https://t.co/nxp7r72s


Le RezoLink

Le RezoLink est l'annuaire des participants sur les infrastructures de Rezopole. Chaque membre a une fiche de présentation qui contient :la présentation de la société et de ses services,le logo de la société,les informations de base (CA, site web, effectif etc.),les coordonnées du dirigeant,les coordonnées du responsable Réseau,les références clients.C'est un support de communication dont l'objectif est de faciliter les échanges entre les participants de Rezopole. Il est remis à jour 4 fois/an et distribué en format papier auprès des DSI de grands comptes, des personnalités politiques et des directeurs des sociétés IT de la Région Rhône-Alpes. L'annuaire est également diffusé lors des événements, par mail, présenté en RDV d'affaires, etc. Publicité dans le RezoLink Les structures présentes ont également la possibilité de diffuser leur publicité dans l'annuaire et bénéficier de visibilité auprès des acteurs clés de la région. Ils sont dans le RezoLinkLes...


AMS-IX is looking for a Network Engineer

We are currently looking for a Network Engineer.

As an AMS-IX Network Engineer you will be part of a team of engineers who work closely together on the day to day operations of the Ethernet switching platform, designing and implementing solutions for new services, platform extensions and upgrades. After the initial trial period you will participate in the 24/7 NOC service. Currently the AMS-IX NOC offers full operational support during Amsterdam and Hong Kong office hours and standby support for emergencies only outside these hours. With the expansion of services to other timezones and the increasing amount of customers from all over the world AMS-IX Amsterdam will soon be expanding the service hours of the NOC to full 24 hours.

See for more information Working at AMS-IX


[NaMeX]: NaMeX Meeting 2012

NaMeX Meeting 2012 will take place in Rome on Monday, May, 28, 2012 at the Radisson SAS Es Hotel in Roma, Via Filippo Turati 171.

For further information please visit our meeting page.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Dutch court closes down proxy https://t.co/DhXwSRnX


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: FCC proposes anti-botnet code of conduct for ISPs https://t.co/cJOJESKi


LINX_Network: #LINX donates switching gear to IXLeeds to kickstart UK regional peering programme: https://t.co/OUtK1cui


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Huawei banned from Australia’s National Broadband Network https://t.co/bbL03NDl


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Nominet’s judgement is final on abusive domain registations, says High Court https://t.co/zNxCRnDm


Audits of AMS-IX’ co-locations leads to new and renewed certifications

Capitoline, the leading independent specialist data centre auditor, and Internet Exchange AMS-IX have renewed the certifications for most of its data centres for the next two years. The audits of the data centres took place according to AMS-IX’ updated Data Centre Standard.

Again certifications are assigned to Telecity, Global Switch, Equinix, EvoSwitch and Interxion. Only Terremark received its certification for the first time. SARA and Nikhef data centres were certified in the end of 2010. They will be re-audited as part of an ongoing program intended to ensure the quality of the technical infrastructure as well the operational documentation and processes, and thus continuity of service.

The Capitoline/AMS‐IX audit standard includes all the relevant requirements of many standards including TIA 942 and ISO 27000. Also the best practice data centre operational management is checked. In this way Capitoline and AMS-IX build up the most useful data centre business continuity standard and audit tool available today.

Job Witterman, CEO at AMS-IX, says: “Because of the continuing dependency on Internet connectivity of businesses and individuals we need to secure continuous availability of service. The regular auditing of our data centre hosts ensures that they have the infrastructure and operational processes to support the continuity of our carrier grade peering services to the connected parties. Since the start of this audit program we have not suffered an outage due to a data centre failure. ”

Matt Flowerday, Partner at Capitoline LLP, says: “Many customers of co-location data centres choose their hosting site purely on cost, cursory review of the site and the specifications provided in marketing materials. From our experience we know that a true understanding of the resilience provided by a co-location data centre is only realised through an in-depth audit of both the technical infrastructure and the operational procedures. The AMS-IX standard and audit process does exactly that.”


LINX_Network: LINX CEO John Souter quoted in http://t.co/uB9r9eAC article on South African peering http://t.co/5iYtX33I


Photos Aperezo 16

L'Album photo de l'Aperezo 16 organisé en partenariat avec Linkbynet est en ligne (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/aperezos/aperezo-16-201203).


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Pakistan shelves plans for “national level URL blocking” https://t.co/UvNkKZa1


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: UK Internet economy bigger than healthcare, education or construction https://t.co/YsJFuCcQ


Article avec les styles

Bouygues Telecom a renouvelé sa gamme Eden et ses forfaits Bbox hier. Mais il a également remanié ses offres internet (http://www.echosdunet.net/glossaire/definition_6_internet.html) 3G+. Ainsi, on retrouve ses trois forfaits Internet 3G+ déjà existants, mais une option supplémentaire vient s'ajouter permettant de bénéficier d'un débit supérieur et d'un quota de données plus important. Forfaits Ces trois forfaits (http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3000203-10857238?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbouyguestelecom.solution.weborama.fr%2Ffcgi-bin%2Fperformance.fcgi%3FID%3D402654%26A%3D1%26L%3D395941%26C%3D9359%26P%3D18117%26T%3DE%26URL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.ishop.bouyguestelecom.fr%2Fforfaits-mobiles-offres-internet%2Fd1%2Fd2%2Fn1%2Ffr%2Fsgp%2Fcgp%2F10506) sont déjà bien connus des utilisateurs. Toutefois, un nouveau forfait Internet 3G+ 24/24 est proposé dans une nouvelle variante avec un débit réduit au delà de... 6Go ! Mais ça n'est pas tout, ce forfait inclut en plus un débit internet mobile à grande vitesse à 42 Mbps. Cette variante du forfait est proposée à 49,90 € / mois pour un engagement de 24 mois, ou 54,90 €/mois pour un engagement de 12 mois. L'usage du très haut débit mobile à 42 Mbps est possible...


LINX_Network: If you are interested in sponsoring a #LINX meeting, please visit the following URL for more details: https://t.co/yCP8vSNG


LINX_Network: Ben Hedges, Mike Hellers & Katrina Readshaw from #LINX are at #GPF. If you haven't already, please introduce yourself to them! :-)


LINX_Network: Busy looking for a social venue for #LINX77. Registration for the meeting will open on 10th April.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Parliamentary group consults on IP policy https://t.co/Q1Nm3cWt


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: BEREC publishes preliminary findings on traffic management in Europe https://t.co/NlGUtegb


Rezopole met en place un Pôle Réseau et Télécom au salon Use IT 2012

La deuxième édition du salon Use IT se déroulera à Lyon les 5 et 6 juin 2012 à la halle Tony Garnier. A cette occasion, Rezopole propose une offre "pack Village" aux entreprises souhaitant exposer sur le salon.


Rezopole met en place un Pôle Réseau et Télécom au salon Use IT 2012

La deuxième édition du salon Use IT se déroulera à Lyon les 5 et 6 juin 2012 à la halle Tony Garnier. A cette occasion, Rezopole propose une offre "pack Village" aux entreprises souhaitant exposer sur le salon.


AMS-IX chooses TelecityGroup’s AMS5 as core Point of Presence site

TelecityGroup, Europe's industry-leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, and Internet Exchange AMS-IX today announced that AMS-IX has chosen AMS5 in Amsterdam-Southeast, the new TelecityGroup data centre, as the site for a new core Point-of-Presence. AMS-IX is adding a core Point-of-Presence (PoP) to its Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) as part of its expansion commitment.

The new TelecityGroup data centre was a logical choice for AMS-IX because Amsterdam-Southeast forms a hub in the AMS-IX network. A core-PoP in this area will enable AMS-IX to optimise the flow of local traffic between the busy AMS-IX sites in this part of the city and ease the pressure on the existing core sites.

Alexandra Schless, Managing Director of TelecityGroup Nederland comments: “The implementation of a core-PoP in our new AMS 5 data centre underscores the unrivalled connectivity offered in Amsterdam-Southeast and confirms that TelecityGroup is the premium quality data centre partner for AMS-IX.”

Henk Steenman, CTO of AMS-IX comments: “AMS-IX and TelecityGroup have been collaborating successfully for years. Our decision to place a core-PoP at the new TelecityGroup AMS5 data centre will secure a reliable data centre for us in the connectivity hub of Amsterdam Zuidoost so that we can continue to facilitate the burgeoning growth of internet traffic now and in the future.”


VTLWaveNet bring AMS-IX connectivity to 100 points of presence in Europe

VTLWaveNet announced that it has successfully brought AMS-IX connectivity to its 100th point of presence in Europe. By bringing up to 1.6TB of capacity into its latest site in Paris, VTLWaveNet helps parties to connect to the AMS-IX without needing a physical presence in Amsterdam. VTLWaveNet became an AMS-IX partner in 2011, enabling the company to help ISP's throughout Europe to connect to AMS-IX and boost their peering possibilities.

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) such as AMS-IX form an essential part of the global internet infrastructure, enabling the large-scale switching of internet traffic between networks. Interconnecting over 470 carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other internet-related companies, AMS-IX is one of the world’s largest IXPs, providing unique peering possibilities across Europe.

Since becoming an AMS-IX partner, VTLWaveNet has successfully connected 100 points of presence to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange allowing customers to enjoy the benefits of direct connectivity to one of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges.The company’s DWDM network provides customers with a range of networking services and has enabled it to build a worthy reputation with solid experience in the interconnection market.

Lucy Woods, CEO at VTLWaveNet states “We are always looking for ways to improve upon our network and add value for our customers. With the availability of so many access points to AMS-IX we feel this gives our customers a significant value-add.”

"We have been very pleased with the success of our partner program which is, for a large part, due to the efforts of our partners like VTLWaveNet,” said Job Witteman, CEO at AMS-IX. “VTLWaveNet as an AMS-IX partner brings its own unique profile and the addition of its 100th POP ensures a high density of presence making it easier for parties, from anywhere in Europe, to connect to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange".


VTLWaveNet brings AMS-IX connectivity to 100 points of presence in Europe

VTLWaveNet announced that it has successfully brought AMS-IX connectivity to its 100th point of presence in Europe. By bringing up to 1.6TB of capacity into its latest site in Paris, VTLWaveNet helps parties to connect to the AMS-IX without needing a physical presence in Amsterdam. VTLWaveNet became an AMS-IX partner in 2011, enabling the company to help ISP's throughout Europe to connect to AMS-IX and boost their peering possibilities.

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) such as AMS-IX form an essential part of the global internet infrastructure, enabling the large-scale switching of internet traffic between networks. Interconnecting over 470 carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other internet-related companies, AMS-IX is one of the world’s largest IXPs, providing unique peering possibilities across Europe.

Since becoming an AMS-IX partner, VTLWaveNet has successfully connected 100 points of presence to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange allowing customers to enjoy the benefits of direct connectivity to one of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges.The company’s DWDM network provides customers with a range of networking services and has enabled it to build a worthy reputation with solid experience in the interconnection market.

Lucy Woods, CEO at VTLWaveNet states “We are always looking for ways to improve upon our network and add value for our customers. With the availability of so many access points to AMS-IX we feel this gives our customers a significant value-add.”

"We have been very pleased with the success of our partner program which is, for a large part, due to the efforts of our partners like VTLWaveNet,” said Job Witteman, CEO at AMS-IX. “VTLWaveNet as an AMS-IX partner brings its own unique profile and the addition of its 100th POP ensures a high density of presence making it easier for parties, from anywhere in Europe, to connect to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange".


Rezopole met en place un Pôle Réseau et Télécom au salon Use IT 2012

La deuxième édition du salon Use IT se déroulera à Lyon les 5 et 6 juin 2012 à la halle Tony Garnier. A cette occasion, Rezopole propose une offre "pack Village" aux entreprises souhaitant exposer sur le salon.


LINX_Network: The next LINX Engineering maintenance window is Sunday, 18th March, 00:01 GMT – 04:00 GMT


LINX_Network: New Extreme LAN subnet: 195.66.236.x/22 Have you updated your config?


Biographie Irina Trentea

IRINA TRENTEA - Responsable Communication Titulaire d'un diplôme Master 2 en Communication des Organisations à l'Université Lyon 2, Irina Trentea a intégré l'équipe de Rezopole en tant que stagiaire relations presse en Février 2010. Elle est Responsable Communication depuis Septembre 2010 et gère les actions en communication de l'association et l'animation de la filière IT sur la Région Rhône Alpes.


Biographie Arnaud Fenioux

ARNAUD FENIOUX - Responsable Technique Il a fait ses études universitaires à l’ESEO Angers (École Supérieure d’Électronique de l'Ouest). Après avoir fait deux stages chez Amen et Claranet, il a commencé a travailler chez Artprice.com en tant d'administrateur systèmes/réseaux. Il travaille pour Rezopole depuis Décembre 2011.


Biographie Vincent Pages

VINCENT PAGES - ResponsableTechnique Après avoir fait des études d'informatiques à l'Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, il a commencé à travailler en tant qu'ingénieur de réseau internet chez Accelance MSP. Actuellement, il travaille en tant que responsable technique chez Rezopole, en tant qu’ingénieur-conseil de systéme chez IP Garde et donne des cours chez Insa Lyon.


Biographie Laurent Alliod

LAURENT ALLIOD - Directeur Développement Après des études de mathématiques à l'Université Lyon 1 Claude Bernard, Laurent Alliod intègre successivement les plus grandes Sociétés de Services en Ingénierie Informatique telles que CAP Sesa Exploitation (1986 - 1990), SG2 Ordina (1990 - 1991), CS Communication et Systèmes (1991 - 2006) et Osiatis (2006 – 2007). Il occupera successivement des postes d'analyste d'exploitation, de directeur technique, de chef de projet, de consultant, d'expert puis de directeur de projet et de consultant senior avant-vente. Il a eu l'occasion de diriger des projets de plusieurs millions d'euros et de gérer des équipes de plus de 40 personnes. De 2007 à 2011, Laurent Alliod participe à la création de la société DotRiver, qui propose un bureau virtuel, dans laquelle il avait un rôle de directeur, plus particulièrement en charge de la gestion de l'entreprise.


Biographie Samuel Triolet

SAMUEL TRIOLET - Directeur Après un parcours universitaire en économie de l'innovation et commercial, au cours duquel il effectue de nombreux séjours à l'étranger, Samuel Triolet crée immédiatement après son DESS une entreprise d'un type nouveau en 1995 : un fournisseur d'accès internet (ASI). Déjà en 1993 il avait créé un FAI associatif. Cette entreprise croît rapidement jusqu'à devenir la cible de plusieurs acquéreurs ; Completel achète l'entreprise avant la bulle internet et son éclatement. Samuel Triolet fait du support de vente internet au niveau national (10 villes) pendant 2 ans et participe à la mise en place du premier DataCenter parisien de l'opérateur de fibre optique : plusieurs milliers de m² (Aubervilliers). En 2000, il lance l'idée d'un GIX à Lyon. Le trafic internet français passe alors intégralement par Paris. C'est chose faite dès 2001 et depuis la croissance est au rendez-vous sur cette structure associative qui...


Member connected - Metronet d.o.o

15th March 2012. - member connected to CIX switch - Metronet d.o.o.


Member connected - Metronet d.o.o

15th March 2012. - member connected to CIX switch - Metronet d.o.o.


LINX_Network: A new LINX microsite for its ConneXions reseller programme is now live: https://t.co/xULXF2nl


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: US Gov rejects ICANN IANA bid https://t.co/ndQd1eWL


Looking Glass released on CIX web

Looking Glass was released on CIX web on 8th March 2012.


Looking Glass released on CIX web

Looking Glass was released on CIX web on 8th March 2012.


09.03.2012 – Probook.bg/Mobile.bg/Imot.bg joined BIX.BG

Speed: 1Gbps | AS: 12982 | IP: 193.169.198.119 | www.probook.bg


LINX_Network: Video files from the #LINX76 member meeting are now available to view on the LINX website: https://t.co/jKPD7q3i (member access only)


Les Aperezo

Avec plus de 50 membres portant la majorité du trafic Internet régional, Rezopole est la première structure qui a mis en place un nœud d'échange Internet hors Paris. Les Aperezo ont été conçus pour fédérer les techniciens, commerciaux, les offreurs de services et leurs confrères de la filière TIC autour d'un verre dans un lieu convivial. Il s'agit d'un événement qui a lieu tous les deux mois et qui réunit 70 participants. Ces rencontres regroupent : Les acteurs connectés sur les GIX de Rezopole, ainsi que ceux qui le seront bientôt, Opérateurs Télécoms et/ou Internet, FAI, hébérgeurs, Des grands comptes ou utilisateurs, Des entreprises de logiciels ou des équipements Adhésion nécessaire : Membre actif Silver ou Premium (fr/adhesion-) Retouvez l'agenda des prochains événements Rezopole ici (fr/agenda-rezopole) Forfait Aperezo Rezopole : 1700,00 € HT pour 70 participants. Pour organiser un Aperezo, une adhésion Membre Actif Gold à l'association est obligatoire. Information contact Aperezo Irina...


Les Aperezo

Le concept Les Aperezo sont des cocktail dînatoires qui regroupent les techniciens, commerciaux, les offreurs de services et leurs confrères du secteur TIC local autour d'un verre dans un lieu convivial. L'objectif de ces rencontres est de partager l'expérience des meilleures pratiques et de tisser des liens à long terme. Tous les Aperezo sont sponsorisés par une société de la filière qui souhaite faire connaitre ses actualités auprès des acteurs de l'univers local. Les particpantsLes Aperezo c'est l'envoi de près de 1200 invitations et la participation de plus de 530 visiteurs uniques de 300 sociétés différentes. Une rencontre regroupe en moyenne, 80 participants : Les acteurs connectés sur les GIX de Rezopole, ainsi que ceux qui le seront bientôt,Opérateurs Télécoms et/ou Internet,FAI, Hébérgeurs,Des grands comptes ou utilisateurs, Des entreprises de logiciels ou des équipements La participation aux...


Les Teldej

Les Teldej sont des déjeuners d'affaires qui réunissent une cinquantaine d'acteurs du monde de l'Internet Rhônalpins. Ils offrent la possibilité aux entreprises présentes de communiquer et échanger lors d'un événement singulier tout en sortant de leur contexte habituel. Ces rendez-vous offrent également l'occasion de mettre en lumière l'actualité d'un « sponsor du déjeuner ». Les entreprises qui souhaite sponsoriser un TelDej, auront une occasion unique de visibilité auprès des décideurs du secteur Télécom rhônalpin. Adhésion nécessaire : Membre actif Gold ou Premium (fr/adhesion-) Pourquoi les TelDej ? Les événements de Rezopole ont été créées pour les acteurs de l'univers local des Télécommunications afin de partager l'expérience des meilleures pratiques et de tisser des liens à long terme. Ces déjeuners permettent au monde de l'Internet lyonnais tout comme à celui des Télécoms souvent mal connus en local de se...


Les Teldej

Le concept Les Teldej sont des déjeuners d'affaires qui réunissent une cinquantaine d'acteurs du monde de l'Internet Rhônealpins. Ils offrent la possibilité aux entreprises présentes de communiquer et échanger lors d'un événeemnt singulier tout en sortant de leur contexte habituel.Tous les Teldej sont sponsorisés par une société qui aura ainsi une occasion unique de visibilité auprès des décideurs du secteur Télécom rhônalpin. Pourquoi les TelDej ? Ces rencontres sont l'occasion de discussions et d'échanges permettant aux participants de mieux se connaître et de créer des liens d'affaires. Par le biais des TelDej, Rezopole veut créer une dynamique locale en connectant les différents acteurs de l'univers Internet et Télécom, afin de favoriser les ressources locales, plutôt que de faire appel à des ressources extérieures quand les voisins détiennent les compétence et/ou les infrastructures recherchées. Les participants...


Combien payent les entreprises pour une connexion à Très Haut Débit ?

Une enquête sur le coût de l'Internet Très Haut Débit (100Mbit/s) et de la fibre optique noire pour les entreprises. L'étude a été réalisée dans 11 capitales mondiales ...


Combien payent les entreprises pour une connexion à Ttrès Haut Débit ?

La société suédoise d'infrastructures informatiques STOKAB a fait appel à l'entreprise d'analyses financières et de conseils stratégiques United Minds, pour effectuer une enquête sur le coût de l'Internet Très Haut Débit (100Mbit/s) et de la fibre optique noire pour les entreprises. L'étude a été réalisée dans 11 capitales mondiales qui accueillent une importante concentration d'entreprises à forte intensité de connaissances.


Combien payent les entreprises pour une connexion à Très Haut Débit ?

Une enquête sur le coût de l'Internet Très Haut Débit (100Mbit/s) et de la fibre optique noire pour les entreprises. L'étude a été réalisée dans 11 capitales mondiales ...


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: BT and Talk Talk lose final DEA appeal https://t.co/Rcj7ITMT


Services Visioconference

Services VisioconférenceSi vous souhaitez obtenir un véritable service assuré en 24/24 7/7, si vous souhaitez avoir une solution 100 % sécurisée, si vous souhaitez pouvoir disposer d'une garantie de service, d'assistance, de support, d'installation, etc le service décrit ci-dessus n'est pas celui qu'il vous faut ! Orientez-vous peut être vers une des solutions suivantes : Nous avons testé (et apprécié) : http://www.reuniondebureau.com/ (http://www.reuniondebureau.com/) Nous connaissons bien : www.skype.com ou www.dimdim.com. De gros systèmes de visioconférence comme www.polycom.com ou téléprésence (http://www.cisco.com/web/FR/solutions/tele_index.html) de Cisco sont également disponibles (en faire la liste ici serait particulièrement longs). Ces systèmes proposent des images de très bonne qualité. On peut aussi citer des solutions grand public comme : Windows Live Messenger (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_Messenger), Yahoo! Messenger (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo%21_Messenger), iChat (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/IChat). Selon Wikipedia, il existe de nombreux logiciels de VisioConference disponibles : On peut citer par ordre alphabétique : 6DEF.COM Video Driver AOL Instant Messenger (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOL_Instant_Messenger) (AIM) Capuccino Gizmo5,...


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Ireland signs ‘Irish SOPA’ into law https://t.co/W9B34Vat


Axess - nouveau participant LyonIX

Le Groupe AXESS vient de s'interconnecter sur le POP LyonIX 2A et pourra peerer avec les autres participants du noeud d'échange lyonnais.


Axess - nouveau participant LyonIX

Le Groupe AXESS vient de s'interconnecter sur le POP LyonIX 2A et pourra peerer avec les autres participants du noeud d'échange lyonnais.


Axess - nouvel participant LyonIX

Le Groupe AXESS vient de s'interconnecter sur le POP LyonIX 2A et pourra peerer avec les autres participants du noeud d'échange lyonnais.


Dual vendor pour LyonIX

Nos équipements IBM/Blade Network ont été connectés sur les deux sites historiques de LyonIX (L1 et L2).Ces équipements viennent dupliquer l'infrastructure existante et permettre à nos participants de pouvoir arriver sur chaque site sur des équipements actifs différents. Pour en savoir plus sur LyonIX : www.lyonix.net (http://www.lyonix.net) G8264 Optimized for applications requiring high bandwidth and low latencySupports Virtual Fabric and OpenFlowUp to 64 10 Gb SFP+ ports in a 1U form factorFuture-proofed with four 40 Gb QSFP+ portsDesigned with top performance in mind, the IBM RackSwitch G8264 and IBM RackSwitch G8264T are ideal for today’s big data, cloud and optimized workloads. Both are enterprise-class and full-featured data-center switches that deliver line-rate, high-bandwidth switching, filtering, and traffic queuing without delaying data. Large data-center grade buffers keep traffic moving. Redundant power and fans along with numerous high availability features equip the switches for...


Dual vendor pour LyonIX

Nos équipements IBM/Blade Network ont été connectés sur les deux sites historiques de LyonIX (L1 et L2).


Dual vendor pour LyonIX

Nos équipements IBM/Blade Network ont été connectés sur les deux sites historiques de LyonIX (L1 et L2).Ces équipements viennent dupliquer l'infrastructure existante et permettre à nos participants de pouvoir arriver sur chaque site sur des équipements actifs différents. Pour en savoir plus sur LyonIX : www.lyonix.net (http://www.lyonix.net) G8264 Optimized for applications requiring high bandwidth and low latencySupports Virtual Fabric and OpenFlowUp to 64 10 Gb SFP+ ports in a 1U form factorFuture-proofed with four 40 Gb QSFP+ portsDesigned with top performance in mind, the IBM RackSwitch G8264 and IBM RackSwitch G8264T are ideal for today’s big data, cloud and optimized workloads. Both are enterprise-class and full-featured data-center switches that deliver line-rate, high-bandwidth switching, filtering, and traffic queuing without delaying data. Large data-center grade buffers keep traffic moving. Redundant power and fans along with numerous high availability features equip the switches for...


10G entre L1 et L2

Le lien L1 (IN2P3) - L2 (SFR) entre les POPs de LyonIX a été upgradé de 2 Gigabit/s à 10 Gigabit/s.


10G entre L1 et L2

Le lien L1 (IN2P3) - L2 (SFR) entre les POPs de LyonIX a été upgradé de 2 Gigabit/s à 10 Gigabit/s.


10G entre L1 et L2

Le lien L1 (IN2P3) - L2 (SFR) entre les POPs de LyonIX a été upgradé de 2 Gigabit/s à 10 Gigabit/s.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Parliament also refers ACTA to European Court https://t.co/JKe8ynwR


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Schneier on Security https://t.co/vR7tFa6q


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Pakistan seeks proposals for “national level URL filtering and Blocking System” https://t.co/z2EfD6lX


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: East Africa faces Internet outages after undersea cables severed https://t.co/35zWKLH2


Aperezo 16 avec Linkbynet

L'Aperezo 16 aura lieu Mardi 13 Mars 2012, à partir de 18h00 au Bus Café.


Aperezo 16 avec Linkbynet

L'Aperezo 16 aura lieu Mardi 13 Mars 2012, à partir de 18h00 au Bus Café.


Aperezo 16 avec Linkbynet

L'Aperezo 16 aura lieu Mardi 13 Mars 2012, à partir de 18h00 au Bus Café.


LINX_Network: We just clicked on to 400 members on #LINX Quick Facts on http://t.co/B52dmdcp


Rapport d'activité 2011 - Rezopole

Le rapport d'activité 2011 de Rezopole est en ligne !


Rapport d'activité 2011 - Rezopole

Le rapport d'activité 2011 de Rezopole est en ligne !


Rapport d'activité 2011 - Rezopole

Le rapport d'activité 2011 de Rezopole est en ligne !


AMS-IX to launch point-of-presence at TelecityGroup´s new Amsterdam data centre

World’s largest Internet hub AMS-IX and TelecityGroup cement relationship in new data centre location

TelecityGroup, the leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, and Internet Exchange AMS-IX today announced that an AMS-IX point-of-presence will be built in TelecityGroup’s new Amsterdam data centre, AMS 5. The extension of the partnership between TelecityGroup and AMS-IX into the new facility will enable both parties to continue to provide the highest levels of connectivity and peering options to organisations colocating in the Netherlands.

Growth in demand for high quality, connected data centre services in Amsterdam continues to be driven by the city’s position as a global connectivity hub. This so-called ‘hub effect’ is driving national and global technology, telecoms and media companies to choose Amsterdam as a strategic location for their data centre. In response to this growing demand for connectivity options and capacity, TelecityGroup is constructing AMS 5, a new 9 megawatt, 6000m2 data centre in the Amsterdam Southeast area. AMS-IX will be offering its peering services from AMS 5 from its opening.

Alexandra Schless, Managing Director TelecityGroup Netherlands, says:
“TelecityGroup is very pleased that AMS-IX will have a point-of-presence in AMS 5, offering our customers vital peering opportunities, as well as premium colocation capacity to AMS-IX members. AMS-IX is one of the world's largest Internet exchanges and, together with TelecityGroup’s choice of network providers, provides the ideal environment for companies to ensure they have the best possible international connectivity options both in the Netherlands and Europe.”

Henk Steenman, CTO at AMS-IX:, says
“We have been working with TelecityGroup since 2000 and they are a proven and reliable provider of carrier-neutral data centres. With the continuing growth in Internet traffic and the increasing importance of Internet availability, we know we can rely on TelecityGroup to support our expansion. We are confident that the combination of the newest prime TelecityGroup location AMS 5, and AMS-IX's extensive presence, will contribute to the continued success of our existing partnership.”


27.02.2012 – AdNet Telecom joined BIX.BG

IPv4: 193.169.198.98

ASN: 5541

AS-SET (v4):    AS-ADNET

Prefixes:     ~2500

Recommended max-prefix v4: 3500

Phone: +4021.527.37.37 (24/7 NOC)

E-mail Peering: peering@adnettelecom.ro

E-mail NOC: noc@adnettelecom.ro


01.02.2012 – Forthnet joined BIX.BG

Speed: 1Gbps | AS: 1241 | IP: 193.169.198.94 | www.forthnet.gr


AMS-IX Hong Kong popular news topic in Asia

Following the launch of AMS-IX Hong Kong yesterday by AMS-IX and Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) many news media in Asia wrote about the new Internet Exchange. Among them were the Oriental Daily News and the Hong Kong Economic Journal. To get a more detailed picture about the news check: https://www.ams-ix.net/assets/News-and-presentations/20120224-Overview-Asian-clippings.pdf


Telecom Asia: AMS-IX set up Internet Exchange in Hong Kong

Telecom Asia, the leading online source for telecom companies and professionals across Asia, published an article about AMS-IX Hong Kong. To read the article go to: http://www.telecomasia.net/content/hgc-ams-ix-set-internet-exchange-hk


Launch of World-Class Internet Peering Platform “AMS-IX Hong Kong”

Hong Kong/Amsterdam – Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) and Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) today announced the launch of AMS-IX Hong Kong service, a professional Internet Exchange in Hong Kong, to boost regional Internet traffic and develop Hong Kong into a major Internet Exchange hub in the region. The new Internet Exchange builds on the formula of AMS-IX in Europe, which has grown into the largest group of interconnected IP networks in the world. This new collaboration will allow users in Asia to access extensive Internet networks via a single platform, while users of AMS-IX in Europe can extend their capacity in the Asia Pacific region.

AMS-IX Hong Kong: a carrier-grade internet peering platform in Asia
AMS-IX Hong Kong is the first Internet Exchange platform in Asia between an Asia-based carrier and a Europe-based exchange, with HGC becoming an exclusive worldwide sales and marketing arm for AMS-IX Hong Kong service. Backed by HGC’s extensive fibre-optic network, world-class data centres, and highly meshed international network, customers will be able to connect with the platform via dedicated ports with speeds of 1Gbps to multiple 1Gbps or 10Gbps. AMS-IX Hong Kong will serve as a neutral and independent peering platform with unrivalled quality of both private and public peering services at carrier-grade level to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Internet Content Providers (ICPs) and telecoms operators from all over Asia Pacific, providing better performance by reducing latency and packet loss. This exchange also caters for various future IP interconnection services among operators and customers.

“We are excited about the collaboration with Amsterdam Internet Exchange and delighted that AMS-IX has selected Hong Kong as their expansion base and HGC as their partner in Asia,” said Andrew Kwok, President of International Business, HGC. “HGC is the first Asian carrier to collaborate with AMS-IX by introducing a successful and well-established Internet Exchange model to the market. The AMS-IX Hong Kong service will be riding on Blue City service platform, a neutral interconnection platform invested by HGC. We are confident that this new Internet Exchange platform will help promote efficient bi-lateral and public peering in the Asia Pacific region, and further enhance Hong Kong’s position as a major exchange hub.”

Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX, commented: “Hong Kong is an amazing hub for the financial, logistics and telecoms industries in the ever growing Asian market.” Witteman added: “The AMS-IX collaboration with HGC not only connects these two cities, improving the internet ecosystem, but underlines the historical significance of bringing the trading continents even closer in today’s era of virtual travel and trade. In HGC, we have found a partner that understands the way we think in the international context. Their professionalism, high service orientation and focus on trade match ours perfectly.”

Optimising Internet performance
AMS-IX Hong Kong will enable resourceful and direct Internet traffic exchange with fewer network hops reducing costs on IP transit and increasing routing resilience. It will also optimise Internet performance while securing better and more reliable network quality for end-users. Customers are also able to benefit from the multiple virtual links to numerous adjacent partners for bi-lateral peering.

Connecting to over 470 networks worldwide instantly through new platform
Amsterdam and Hong Kong are cities with similar traits, both relatively small geographically, traditionally very focused on international trade, sea and air logistics and both having open economies. This collaboration shows that both economies also count for the virtual trade and logistics. Through AMS-IX Hong Kong service, users in Asia can connect to more than 470 international networks, including a generous base of multinational members worldwide. In addition, AMS-IX Hong Kong enables Internet, mobile, telecoms and content providers already connected with AMS-IX Amsterdam to have direct access to Asian networks.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Breaking: ACTA referred to European Court https://t.co/gUYAs6Vc


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Pirate Bay found to infringe copyright in UK https://t.co/XXPy8OK6


BCIX Round Table at Mädchen ohne Abitur

Dear BCIX Members and Friends, last December we preannounced that we want to celebrate the 10 years anniversary of BCIX in the beginning of March 2012. Due to organizational reasons we had to postpone this event to the end of August. However we will not go by March without inviting you once again to a completely [...]


LINX_Network: John Souter presents on behalf of associate member http://t.co/ELdAguVo


LINX_Network: In the penultimate #LINX76 session, Mike Hellers of the LINX Enginering team presents on renumbering


LINX_Network: #LINX76 delegates are encouraged to complete the online survey form https://t.co/mSC2shrN


LINX_Network: Bijal Sanghani presents her @euroix update on day 2 at #LINX76 http://t.co/8rP4Yq9C


LINX_Network: A wider view of the Congress Hall at the Congress Centre as used for the #LINX76 member meeting http://t.co/T5nYYsHC


LINX_Network: The final break at #LINX76 taking place now - the final session will resume at 15.40 GMT


LINX_Network: Malcolm Hutty is back on stage at #LINX76 with the second part of his quarterly update http://t.co/Egfjnefm


LINX_Network: John Souter on stage at #LINX76 talking about the prospects for regional peering http://t.co/xTVc0LsT


LINX_Network: #LINX76 delegates are taking a break for lunch - updates will contine from 14.00 GMT with a talk on regional peering


LINX_Network: LINX Engineering's BartekRaszczyk asks for questions during his secondary LAN presentation at #LINX76 http://t.co/SS3wgeyJ


LINX_Network: Steve Jones of #LINX76 Silver Sponsor Cube Optics http://t.co/BtYIe49n


LINX_Network: Graeme Casey of #LINX76 Gold Sponsor Telindus http://t.co/Mbq3YCgW


LINX_Network: Next up at #LINX76 are the Gold and Silver sponsor presentations from @telindusfrance and @CUBO_Iberia


LINX_Network: Alex Band of the @RIPE_NCC provides a RIPE Tools and a #IPv4 and #IPv6 update at #LINX76


LINX_Network: RT @n3c8: Second day of #linx76 ... Thanks to the guys @LINX_Network for a cracking evening last night.


LINX_Network: Malcolm Hutty's #LINX76 Public Affairs update begins on with an interesting representatve map of the online world http://t.co/771acMkS


LINX_Network: First presentation on day 2 at #LINX76 is an update on Limelight Networks from James Blessing @llnw http://t.co/hh3yo9Ld


LINX_Network: Day 2 of #LINX76 will get underway at 10.00am GMT - look out for updates throughout the day


LINX_Network: Three potential HotLINX articles have come out of #LINX76 so far - if you haven't seen it, here's the latest issue https://t.co/pTq8tzs7


LINX_Network: RT @chrisacrawley: Thanks to Linx for a great night of beer and comedy. A good night was had by all. #LINX76


LINX_Network: Day 1 of #LINX76 has ended - please check for meeting updates from 09.30 GMT tomorrow


LINX_Network: LINX Council member Raza Rizvi, who will be standing down at the AGM in May, makes a presentation for new members http://t.co/6A0tth2b


LINX_Network: Grahame Davies, LINX Chairman, announces procedures for standing for LINX Council in elections in May #LINX76 http://t.co/uK5Gfeqp


LINX_Network: Derek Cobb, LINX Chief Technical Officer, also speaking during the LINX Engineering update at #LINX76 http://t.co/TwnwSDhQ


LINX_Network: Mike Hellers speaking at #LINX76 during the Engineering update http://t.co/XyI1WNJx


LINX_Network: Mike Hellers begins the LINX Engineering update at #LINX76 which will cover the reliability metric, PTX update and Olympics arrangements


LINX_Network: Benedicte Titley appeals to members of the ISP industry pre-2000 for assistance with the LINX History Project http://t.co/ibhtaLe4


LINX_Network: John Souter back on stage at #LINX76 to give his CEO quarterly update. He is also announcing the results from the membership survey


LINX_Network: Delgates take a break at #LINX76 by the Sponsor stands from @Interxion and @telindusfrance http://t.co/f3YlfY3I


LINX_Network: #LINX76 is running slightly ahead of schedule so are heading for a break. The programme will continue at 16.00 GMT


LINX_Network: Richard Warner of #LINX76 Platinum Sponsor @Interxion http://t.co/bDT0GXpF


LINX_Network: Jon Morby speaking during the Fractional Ports presentation at #LINX76 http://t.co/vO5e2ikG


LINX_Network: Lively discussion taking place at #LINX76 regarding Fractional ports - questions from Jon Morby, James Blessing, Dave Freedman and others


LINX_Network: Ben Hedges returns to the stage at #LINX76 to talk about the ConneXions programme and Fractional ports http://t.co/givNKvvL


LINX_Network: Nigel Titley speaking on behalf of the @RIPENCC on RIPE policy at #LINX76 http://t.co/8Wrw7cls


LINX_Network: Ben Hedges, LINX Head of Marketing & Business Development, now on stage presenting a LINX Stats update at #LINX76


LINX_Network: John Souter, Bijal Sanghani, Derek Cobb and Neil McRae just before the start of #LINX76 in London http://t.co/CZaesfWH


LINX_Network: 15 minutes until the meeting begins - if you are tweeting about this event please remember to use the #LINX76 hashtag


LINX_Network: Welcome to #LINX76 - some early arrivals coming through registration now. Updates and pics from meeting will be posted throughout the day


Accueil Rezopole

Rezopole est une association à but non lucratif qui améliore le réseau Internet Très Haut Débit en local. Rezopole répond aux besoins de développement des territoires en matière de TIC, en mettant à leur disposition des infrastructures réseaux ainsi que des services connexes destinés à optimiser la rapidité et la fiabilité du trafic Internet local. Coeur de métier - les GIX Rezopole gère plusieurs infrastructures nommées GIX (fr/les-gix-rezopole) (Global Internet eXchange) sur la Région Rhône-Alpes : à Lyon , (http://www.grenoblix.net/) Roanne et à Aperezo (index.php?option=com_content view=article id=92 Itemid=82 lang=fr) TelDej (index.php?option=com_content view=article id=92 Itemid=82 lang=fr) RUG (index.php?option=com_content view=article id=92 Itemid=82 lang=fr) Services Rezopole Rezopole offre des services TIC innovants : IX-Share (http://ixshare.rezopole.net/) Visioconférence (index.php?option=com_content view=article id=85 Itemid=87 lang=fr) Guichet d'Information Télécom (fr/services-rezopole/guichet-dinformation-telecom-rezopole) YTest (index.php?option=com_content view=article id=114 Itemid=88 lang=fr) NTP (fr/technique-rezopole/ntp) FTP (ftp://ftp.rezopole.net/../) DNS Rezopole une association ouverte ! Vous souhaitez nous rencontrer ou participer à...


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: French regulator proposes quarterly reporting of peering agreements https://t.co/t8iBJzeA


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: BPI reports growth in digital music sales https://t.co/UdDyqhBc


Article Agenda

Events Rezopole (https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=events.rezopole@gmail.com ctz=Europe/Paris gsessionid=OK)Agenda TIC Rhône-Alpes (fr/agenda-rezopole/agenda-tic)


Agenda TIC


Internetsnelheid en bandbreedte Curaçao sterk verbeterd dankzij CAR-IX en AMS-IX

De Internet performance op Curaçao is in 2010 en 2011 sterk verbeterd, mede dankzij de introductie van de Caribbean Internet Exchange (CAR-IX). CAR-IX is gemodelleerd naar de Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) en in maart 2009 door het Nederlandse Internetknooppunt uitgerold met financiële steun van het Bureau Telecommunicatie & Post van de Nederlandse Antillen. In 2012 zet CAR-IX in op lokale peering, verdere groei van het aantal netwerken en verdere verhoging van de Internetsnelheid.

De Internetmarkt op Curaçao heeft de laatste jaren grote stappen gezet. Zo is de markt geliberaliseerd, is het aantal concurrerende partijen snel gestegen en zijn de internationale bandbreedtetarieven voor de verbinding met Miami verlaagd. De introductie van CAR-IX heeft eveneens een stevige impuls gegeven aan de Internetmarkt, niet alleen op Curaçao maar in de gehele regio.

AMS-IX is verantwoordelijk voor het ontwerp van het technische exchange-platform van CAR-IX en het technische team van AMS-IX verzorgt het beheer van CAR-IX, in samenwerking met lokale technici. De bestuursopzet van CAR-IX, met een vereniging en een BV, is een exacte kopie van de structuur van AMS-IX.

“We hebben met CAR-IX een behoorlijke stap gezet in 2010 en 2011. De performance van het Internet is sterk verbeterd en het aantal aangesloten netwerken is gegroeid”, zegt Nico Scheper, directeur van CAR-IX. “Voor 2012 blijft er echter nog voldoende te wensen over. Zo willen we graag aan de slag met lokale peering, meer netwerken aantrekken op CAR-IX en op meer glasvezelkabels vanuit Curaçao naar de rest van de regio aansluiten, om de verbindingen en snelheden verder te verbeteren.” Net zoals in 2011 zal de Stichting Ontwikkeling Projecten Logistieke Sector, CAR-IX ook in 2012 financieel ondersteunen in haar internationale promotieactiviteiten.

“Het is goed om te zien dat CAR-IX zo’n grote progressie heeft gemaakt. We hopen dat we deze lijn in de komende jaren kunnen doortrekken, zodat CAR-IX een steeds belangrijker rol voor het hele Caribische gebied kan vervullen”, zegt Job Witteman, CEO van AMS-IX. “Dit succes laat zien wat een Internet exchange voor een regio kan betekenen. Het is erg mooi dat we met ons model bedrijven en organisaties in andere regio’s kunnen ontsluiten.”


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Netlog wins in European Court https://t.co/Qsupfqjc


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: UK website blocking proposals “imminent”, says Minister https://t.co/BAAKyIai


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Select Committee says Government must do more to help users avoid malware https://t.co/fMcLhpWM


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Ofcom proposes new BT Openreach price controls https://t.co/Us2cQIJY


Photos Aperezo 15

L'Album photo de l'Aperezo 15 organisé en partenariat avec Classe-Export est en ligne (http://www.rezopole.net/fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/aperezos/aperezo-15-201202).


Photos Aperezo 15

L'Album photo de l'Aperezo 15 organisé en partenariat avec Classe-Export est en ligne (http://www.rezopole.net/fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/aperezos/aperezo-15-201202).


Photos Aperezo 15

L'Album photo de l'Aperezo 15 organisé en partenariat avec Classe-Export est en ligne (http://www.rezopole.net/fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/aperezos/aperezo-15-201202).


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: UK Internet economy is worth 5.7% of GDP https://t.co/HVv5UGIp


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: MPs call for Terrorism Take-down Code https://t.co/j9u73hya


LINX_Network: Our 1000th Tweet! Thank you for all your support - look out for updates on the upcoming #LINX76 member meeting shortly


New PLIX member: Skomur

PLIX welcomes its new member: Skomur J.K. Pruscy i D.P. Kaczmarek.


New CIX member - Metronet d.o.o.

30th December 2011. Metronet d.o.o. signed an agreement on membership in the CIX. Metronet d.o.o. is 24th member of CIX.


New CIX member - Metronet d.o.o.

30th December 2011. Metronet d.o.o. signed an agreement on membership in the CIX. Metronet d.o.o. is 24th member of CIX.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Nominet seeks to avoid disrepute https://t.co/iTSV1Cod


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Rapporteur quits over EU ACTA signing https://t.co/9eePeCN9


AS112 Anycast DNS Server

Thanks to our member IN-BERLIN you can now reach AS112 DNS server through BCIX via IPv4 and IPv6. AS112 server will response to PTR queries for RFC1918, dynamic DNS updates and other ambiguous addresses like: 10.0.0.0/8 172.16.0.0/12 169.254.0.0/16 192.168.0.0/16 The AS112 anycast service will improve DNS response times for this type of DNS queries for networks [...]


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: EU and UK sign ACTA https://t.co/bu68X3wO


Grenode, nouveau participant LyonIX

Grenode, opérateur Internet non lucratif, est arrivé sur le noeud d'échange Internet LyonIX.


Grenode, nouveau participant LyonIX

Grenode, opérateur Internet non lucratif, est arrivé sur le noeud d'échange Internet LyonIX.


Grenode, nouveau participant LyonIX

Grenode, opérateur Internet non lucratif, est arrivé sur le noeud d'échange Internet LyonIX.


Grenode, nouveau participant LyonIX

Grenode, opérateur Internet non lucratif, est arrivé sur le noeud d'échange Internet LyonIX.


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Témoignages Rezopole

Infrastructures    « L'interconnexion à LyonIX nous permet de communiquer avec l'ensemble des acteurs sur Internet sans que nos paquets IP remontent systématiquement à Paris. L'objectif principal de cette connexion à été de trouver des raccourcis en ce qui concerne l'échange de données avec des acteurs locaux, mais aussi avec Google, Akamai, Renater etc. Par exemple, Google est présent à Turin et grâce à l'interconnexion Lyon-Turin, nous avons un accès direct à Google. Avant LyonIX, on rejoignait Google en partant par de chemins qu'on ne maîtrisait pas, alors que maintenant en deux chemins Saint-Étienne-Lyon, Lyon-Turin, on est chez Google. » Alain RICHARD, Directeur technique Equation     «Nos clients sont situés à Lyon, en Rhône-Alpes, en France et en Europe. Nous nous devons donc d'ouvrir un très bon accès à Internet et pouvoir, comme le font nos concurrents parisiens échanger le maximum de trafic gratuitement grâce...


Témoignages Rezopole

InfrastructuresEQUATION (http://www.equation.fr/) "L'interconnexion à LyonIX nous permet de communiquer avec l'ensemble des acteurs sur Internet sans que nos paquets IP remontent systématiquement à Paris. L'objectif principal de cette connexion à été de trouver des raccourcis en ce qui concerne l'échange de données avec des acteurs locaux, mais aussi avec Google, Akamai, Renater etc. Par exemple, Google est présent à Turin et grâce à l'interconnexion Lyon-Turin, nous avons un accès direct à Google. Avant LyonIX, on rejoignait Google en partant par de chemins qu'on ne maîtrisait pas, alors que maintenant en deux chemins Saint-Étienne-Lyon, Lyon-Turin, on est chez Google." Alain RICHARD, Directeur technique EquationDREAMLEAD (http://www.dreamlead.fr/)"Nos clients sont situés à Lyon, en Rhône-Alpes, en France et en Europe. Nous nous devons donc d'ouvrir un très bon accès à Internet et pouvoir, comme le font nos concurrents parisiens échanger le maximum de trafic gratuitement grâce au...


Témoignages Rezopole

InfrastructuresSANOFI PASTEUR (http://www.sanofipasteur.fr) EQUATION (http://www.equation.fr/) "L'interconnexion à LyonIX nous permet de communiquer avec l'ensemble des acteurs sur Internet sans que nos paquets IP remontent systématiquement à Paris. L'objectif principal de cette connexion à été de trouver des raccourcis en ce qui concerne l'échange de données avec des acteurs locaux, mais aussi avec Google, Akamai, Renater etc. Par exemple, Google est présent à Turin et grâce à l'interconnexion Lyon-Turin, nous avons un accès direct à Google. Avant LyonIX, on rejoignait Google en partant par de chemins qu'on ne maîtrisait pas, alors que maintenant en deux chemins Saint-Étienne-Lyon, Lyon-Turin, on est chez Google." Alain RICHARD, Directeur technique EquationDREAMLEAD (http://www.dreamlead.fr/)"Nos clients sont situés à Lyon, en Rhône-Alpes, en France et en Europe. Nous nous devons donc d'ouvrir un très bon accès à Internet et pouvoir, comme le font nos concurrents parisiens échanger le maximum de trafic gratuitement...


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WWW2012 : Appel à candidature

Dans le cadre de l'événement WWW2012 (http://www2012.org) du 16 au 20 avril 2012, le Grand Lyon a décidé de lancer un appel à candidatures offrant l'opportunité aux entreprises et laboratoires du territoire du Grand Lyon d'être présents sur le stand "Lyon, Capitale Mondiale du web".


WWW2012 : Appel à candidature

Dans le cadre de l'événement WWW2012 (http://www2012.org) du 16 au 20 avril 2012, le Grand Lyon a décidé de lancer un appel à candidatures offrant l'opportunité aux entreprises et laboratoires du territoire du Grand Lyon d'être présents sur le stand "Lyon, Capitale Mondiale du web".


WWW2012 : Appel à candidature

Dans le cadre de l'événement WWW2012 (http://www2012.org) du 16 au 20 avril 2012, le Grand Lyon a décidé de lancer un appel à candidatures offrant l'opportunité aux entreprises et laboratoires du territoire du Grand Lyon d'être présents sur le stand "Lyon, Capitale Mondiale du web".


WWW2012 : Appel à candidature

Dans le cadre de l'événement WWW2012 (http://www2012.org) du 16 au 20 avril 2012, le Grand Lyon a décidé de lancer un appel à candidatures offrant l'opportunité aux entreprises et laboratoires du territoire du Grand Lyon d'être présents sur le stand "Lyon, Capitale Mondiale du web".


Internet giant beneath the streets of Amsterdam

The biggest internet network in Europe can be found beneath the city of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Internet Exchange – AMS-IX for short – can even lay claim to being the most popular internet hub in the world, in terms of the number of companies linked up to it. Microsoft, KPN, Google and Facebook are among its customers. The secrets of its success are independence and innovation.

Around 475 companies, half of them from outside the Netherlands, have already found the hub. The volume of data traffic it handles is exceeded only by its rival in Frankfurt.

For the first time at the end of last year, Amsterdam broke through the barrier of 300,000 terabytes of incoming and outgoing internet traffic, reaching a peak of 1.5 TB per second. Streaming video is primarily responsible for this spectacular growth.

Updates
The main users of the Amsterdam hub are companies that need to send vast amounts of information. For instance, it’s how software giant Microsoft supplies hundreds of millions of customers with monthly updates. Several factors contribute to the success, explains AMS-IX Director Job Witteman. The network was quick to seek out international partners. Meanwhile, the opening up of the European market in 2000 made it possible to operate independently of the government or existing telecom companies.

But most importantly the network is set up as an association, guaranteeing data neutrality. Right from the very foundation in 1997, Witteman points out, that was the guiding principle.

“KPN offered to help set up the exchange and even to provide space for data traffic. Our answer was ‘Thanks, but no thanks’. That was a pitfall we were determined to avoid. We wanted to do things differently and make a genuinely neutral and independent start. We’ve succeeded. And it was the right move to make.”

Whims
The network had no intention of copying the US-based market leaders at the time, whose customers were at the mercy of the owners' whims. As an association, Amsterdam gave the participating companies a say in how the network was run. This formula has turned out to be so successful that other internet hubs – established and new – have followed suit. US companies now visit the Netherlands to see how things are done.

Strictly speaking, the differences between a commercial company and this association are limited. AMS-IX also has to make a profit (albeit a modest one) to guarantee continuity. Yet on paper the AMS-IX method seems to make a big difference in the eyes of potential customers, who value its neutrality and the fact that members determine the future.

Surveillance
Neutrality does not mean that AMS-IX is above the law. Witteman insists he has never been ordered to cut off a customer, but reveals that governments do sometimes come asking for surveillance.

“Yes, that happens regularly and we always show them the door. The Exchange is not the right place for that kind of thing. We have no direct links with end users. If you want to catch a bad guy, you don’t intercept him at a crossroads, you go to his front door. Especially when you know exactly where he lives. The situation on the internet is just as simple. We don’t play cops and robbers.”

It’s a policy AMS-IX plans to stick to, even if national security legislation or anti-piracy laws change. Witteman accepts that illegal content is bound to pass through the network at some point, but makes it clear that AMS-IX never looks at the content of its data traffic. That would immediately damage the network’s reputation.

Fastest connections
Being the one of the biggest in the world is one thing; maintaining that position is another. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was complimented on AMS-IX. But he was also given a warning: make sure you don’t lose the advantage. How does AMS-IX plan to stay ahead of the game?

Unsurprisingly perhaps, the answer is constant innovation and responding to new demand: internet phone services (VoIP) and the growth of mobile internet. But it also means working with others to achieve the fastest connections. The Prime Minister might have given the same answers about the city of Amsterdam.

“We take an active approach to increasing our speed. We’re the first Internet Exchange in the world to offer 100 Gigabit per second, and we already have takers. But we also played an active role in standardising this process. That makes us unique, a fact our customers recognise.”

There’s another key factor that makes AMS-IX stand out from the crowd. It’s the first network hub to offer Service Level Agreements (SLAs): if the data traffic does not flow without problems, AMS-IX agrees to pay a fine. It’s a step the competition hasn’t yet dared to take.


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Nouveau acteur sur LyonIX : Dreamlead Interactive

Le Groupe Dreamlead Interactive, qui a développe le programme mutualisé de ciblage individuel Funymel, s'est interconnecté sur le POP LyonIX 2A..


Nouveau acteur sur LyonIX : Dreamlead Interactive

Le Groupe Dreamlead Interactive, qui a développe le programme mutualisé de ciblage individuel Funymel, s'est interconnecté sur le POP LyonIX 2A..


Nouveau acteur sur LyonIX : Dreamlead Interactive

Le Groupe Dreamlead Interactive, qui a développe le programme mutualisé de ciblage individuel Funymel, s'est interconnecté sur le POP LyonIX 2A.


Devclic arrive sur LyonIX 2A

Devclic vient de se connecter sur le réseau de Rezopole, plus précisément sur le POP LyonIX 2A. L'interconnexion leur permettra de sécuriser et améliorer leurs sources d'accès Internet qui étaient principalement parisiennes.


Devclic arrive sur LyonIX 2A

Devclic vient de se connecter sur le réseau de Rezopole, plus précisément sur le POP LyonIX 2A. L'interconnexion leur permettra de sécuriser et améliorer leurs sources d'accès Internet qui étaient principalement parisiennes.


Devclic arrive sur LyonIX 2A

Devclic vient de se connecter sur le réseau de Rezopole, plus précisément sur le POP LyonIX 2A. L'interconnexion leur permettra de sécuriser et améliorer leurs sources d'accès Internet qui étaient principalement parisiennes.


Devclic arrive sur LyonIX 2A

Devclic vient de se connecter sur le réseau de Rezopole, plus précisément sur le POP LyonIX 2A. L'interconnexion leur permettra de sécuriser et améliorer leurs sources d'accès Internet qui étaient principalement parisiennes.


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Prochain cocktail Aperezo, Jeudi 2 Février !

L'Aperezo 15 aura lieu le Jeudi 02 Février 2012, à partir de 18h00 à la Terrasse du Pond.


TelecityGroup, IX Reach and AMS-IX enable direct UK connectivity to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange

London, 17 January 2012: TelecityGroup, Europe's industry-leading provider of premium
carrier-neutral data centres, has today announced an agreement with IX Reach and AMS-IX
to enable TelecityGroup customers in the UK to directly connect to the Amsterdam Internet
Exchange, AMS-IX, in the only official AMS-IX enabled sites in the UK.

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) such as AMS-IX form an essential part of the global Internet
infrastructure, enabling the large-scale switching of Internet traffic between networks.
Interconnecting over 470 carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other Internet-
related companies, AMS-IX is one of the world’s largest IXPs, providing unique peering
possibilities across Europe and beyond.

All of TelecityGroup’s carrier-neutral data centres in London Docklands and Manchester, in
addition to its London Powergate facility, are now ‘AMS-IX enabled’. They are the only UK
data centres to have this capability, enabling TelecityGroup UK customers to immediately
enjoy the benefits of direct connectivity into AMS-IX.

All of the AMS-IX connections that are originated through this new service will terminate in
the largest AMS-IX node which is located in TelecityGroup’s Amsterdam South-East facility,
which itself is adjacent and directly-connected to TelecityGroup’s new Amsterdam 5 data
centre, due to open in 2012.

By working with IX Reach, which specialises in simplifying connectivity to Internet Exchanges,
TelecityGroup is ensuring that its customers can enjoy direct point-to-point Ethernet
connections into AMS-IX, using IX Reach’s pre-configured international capacity between the
UK and Amsterdam.

Monica O’Meany, CEO of IX Reach comments: “We have been a partner of AMS-IX for many
years and our core network enables us to provide dedicated, highly efficient connections
into AMS-IX. Such wide peering options can vastly reduce upstream costs for Internet-centric companies, and a single connection to an Internet Exchange like AMS-IX may reduce the reliance on multiple transit connections as well as improve end user reliability. We’re very pleased that by working with TelecityGroup and AMS-IX, so many companies in London and Manchester will now be able to enjoy these direct benefits.”

Job Witteman, AMS-IX CEO comments: “TelecityGroup and AMS-IX serve some of the
world’s largest companies in the digital industry including ISPs, international carriers,
mobile operators, content providers, TV broadcasters and many other related businesses in
Amsterdam already. With remote connections into our exchange now available from London
and Manchester through IX Reach, companies in the UK will be able to enjoy the vastly
improved redundancy and network performance benefits that connecting to AMS-IX
brings.”

Adriaan Oosthoek, Managing Director, TelecityGroup UK comments: “Our data centres are
at the heart of the digital economy, and this agreement with IX Reach and AMS-IX means
our customers will have even wider connectivity and peering options from our ‘AMS-IX
enabled’ facilities. Whether they are Internet start-ups, content companies, cloud computing
providers, or other companies looking to expand in Europe, this agreement will provide
our customers with vastly enriched connectivity options across the continent. It is another
reflection of our commitment to develop highly connected customer ecosystems in our sites
and to lead the way in delivering new capacity and connectivity to meet customer growth
requirements.”

Around Europe, TelecityGroup’s data centres host a number of key national IXPs, allowing competing networks to interconnect and exchange Internet traffic at national and international level with speed and efficiency at a significant reduction to transit costs. Alongside AMS-IX, these include three other top European IXPs: LINX in London, DE-CIX in Frankfurt and Netnod in Stockholm. TelecityGroup is also a patron of the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX) which represents over 40 affiliated IXPs.

ABOUT TELECITYGROUP PLC
TelecityGroup is the leading provider of carrier-neutral data centres in Europe, operating
highly connected facilities in key cities.

These data centres are the places in which separate networks that make up the Internet
meet and where bandwidth-intensive applications, content and information is hosted. As
such, they are the key network hubs, or enabling environments, of the European digital
economy. TelecityGroup’s customers take advantage of the highly connected facilities
to run, store, share, distribute and access digital media, IT applications and information
effectively and efficiently.

TelecityGroup has an unrivalled multi-year announced capacity expansion programme in
Europe. Capacity expansion is ongoing in all of the Group’s key markets. This provides its
growing customer base with visibility as to how their needs for capacity can be met into
the future. This is important to many of the Group’s customers as their needs for scalable
capacity are expected to grow due to macro trends, such as the emergence of cloud
computing, whereby an increasing amount of IT infrastructure is being migrated towards
centralised, highly connected data centres.

In addition to organic investments, TelecityGroup aims to make acquisitions within Europe,
either for the purpose of entering new markets, or to provide growth capacity in existing
markets where its data centres are fully occupied.

Telecity Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TCY).

www.telecitygroup.com

Outstanding data centres.
Expertise you can trust.

For further press information, photography, or to request an interview, please contact:
Owen Waters
Nelson Bostock Communications +44 (0)20 7229 4400
telecitygroup@nelsonbostock.com

About IX Reach
IX Reach is a telecoms company that operates its own international network
reaching over 25 major cities across Europe and North America. IX Reach
specializes in creating bespoke solutions based on point-to-point and point-to-
multipoint connectivity with speeds ranging from 50Mbps up to multiple 10Gbps.
The IX Reach network offers a stable, reliable and flexible platform designed to
support customers such as Internet service providers, other carriers and businesses
needing to grow their network efficiently and quickly. Through its partnerships
with key Internet Exchanges, Datacentres and Cloud operators, IX Reach offers all
the benefits of one simple solution.

More information available on our website: http://www.ixreach.com
For more information about IX Reach please contact IX Reach marketing:
Tel: +44 845 013 0845
Email: marketing@ixreach.com

You can also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IXReach
or follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/IXReach.


Fonctionnement évènements Rezopole 2012

A partir de janiver 2012, la participation aux évènements de Rezopole sera conditionnée par une adhésion préalable à l'association (gratuite ou payante selon l'event). Les trois types d'adhesion sont :


Atrato takes the lead with 100GbE ports at AMS-IX

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Atrato IP Networks has become the first AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) member with a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) port connection.

In 2011, AMS-IX was the first Internet Exchange worldwide to roll out 100GbE ports, forecasting for traffic growth and higher demand for capacity. Today, Atrato takes the lead not only by becoming the first network with a 100GbE connection to an Internet Exchange anywhere in the world, but also as the first network to be able offer split capacity of 10Gbps (Gigabit per second) and 1Gbps to greater economies of scale.

100GE Business Case

Job Witteman CEO of AMS-IX explained: “We had networks adding multiple 10GbE ports at a time, and we understood that we needed to offer 100GbE capacity not just for the reduction of cost, but because it is easier to manage.”

AMS-IX chose networking vendor, Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD), to deliver its 100GbE environment. Mr. Witteman added: “Atrato’s lead with 100GbE is not only a sign of their growth and success, but a clear effort to give their customers the best service and capacity available”.

100GE technology

AMS-IX deployed Brocade MLXe Series routers in order to deliver multi-terabit scalability and high port densities. By evolving this environment further and deploying Brocade’s 100 GbE module, AMS-IX benefitted from performance and scalability with 32 wire-speed 100 GbE ports in a single Brocade MLXe-32 router and 16 wire-speed 100 GbE ports in a single Brocade MLXe-32 router. Each two-port 100 GbE module delivers 400 Gbps of data throughput per module without compromising the performance of features. such as IPv4, IPv6 and MPLS. Atrato’s 100GbE Port now fits into AMS-IX’ platform, providing its customers individual 10Gbps, 1Gbps or even fraction capacity. Atrato’s entire network had already been built on the Brocade XMR series routers.

“As the amount of data consumed continues to soar, the pressure being placed on the Internet has never been so great,” stated Ken Cheng, Vice President of Service Provider Productsat Brocade. “Brocade service provider solutions have proven themselves by powering the largest IXPs and Service Providers in the world. With the introduction of 100 GbE density, Brocade continues to provide optimal solutions for customers, along with value-added services such as IPv6 and MPLS VPNs.

Over the last several years, Atrato has enjoyed tremendous growth in number of customers and size of its network. I n 2011, Atrato was recognized as AMS-IX most successful reselling partner. Aydin Yildiz CEO of Atrato IP Networks commented: “We are very excited about 100GbE and what it will mean to our network, to our customers and their respective end users.”

Mr. Yildiz added: “We have always put a lot of effort in the quality and support of our services, and with the network advantages 100GbE provides, our services and customer proposition has become even more competitive.”

About Atrato IP Networks

Atrato IP Networks is a provider of high quality IP traffic and carrier services. Founded in 2005, Atrato has been able to build an extensive network covering 45 POPs in 15 countries. Connected to more than 20 Internet exchanges, the resiliency and low latency of the network is guaranteed.

Atrato is a communications and networking solutions partner for businesses and service providers. With today’s applications that require massive bandwidth, Internet businesses require a partner who can scale quickly and handle fast

About AMS-IX
AMS-IX - Amsterdam Internet Exchange - is a neutral and independent Internet exchange based in Amsterdam-The Netherlands since the early 1990’s. AMS-IX has more than 470 Interconnected global networks and traffic peak of over 1400 Gbps (1.2 Terabit per second), making it one of the most diverse and largest Internet Exchanges in the World. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering services for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as e-mail or web content, to also video/TV and voice. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX).
More information on: http://www.ams-ix.net

For more information about AMS-IX, please contact Cara Mascini:
Tel: +31 20 305 89 99            Fax: +31 20 305 89 90
E-mail: pr@ams-ix.net         http://www.ams-ix.net


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Werelds eerste 100 Gigabit aansluiting van Atrato op de Amsterdam Internet Exchange

Atrato IP Networks wordt eerste service provider met een operationele 100 Gigabit Ethernet aansluiting op een publieke internet exchange en markeert daarmee de volgende fase van de groei van het Internet.

Op 10 januari 2012 is een mijlpaal bereikt doordat service provider Atrato IP Networks als eerste organisatie met een snelheid van 100 Gigabit verbinding maakte met een publieke internet exchange. De aansluiting van Atrato op de Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) in het datacenter van TelecityGroup in Amsterdam Zuidoost is wereldwijd de snelste enkelvoudige aansluiting op een publieke internet exchange die ooit gemaakt is en is daarmee een belangrijke ontwikkeling voor internet als geheel.

Als één van ’s werelds grootste connectivity hubs ziet Amsterdam het internetverkeer voortdurend groeien. Om te voorzien in deze groei heeft AMS-IX, de op één na grootste internet exchange ter wereld, haar aanwezigheid in het datacenter van TelecityGroup in Amsterdam Zuidoost uitgebreid om hier de grootste en snelst groeiende netwerkaansluiting te creëren, met een capaciteit van meer dan 1.200 Gbps. De aanwezigheid van deze node, gecombineerd met een aanzienlijke hoeveelheid mondiale en nationale netwerk operators, maakt de vestiging van TelecityGroup de meest geschikte locatie voor Atrato om de capaciteit van haar netwerk te vergroten.
Aydin Yildiz, CEO van Atrato: “Ons succesvolle partnerschap met AMS-IX heeft geleid tot een steeds verder toenemende vraag naar bandbreedte bij AMS-IX, dus de stap naar 100 GE is een logische. Deze nieuwe verbindingssnelheid bevestigt TelecityGroups positie als belangrijkste connectivity hub voor Amsterdam, wat het de voor de hand liggende keuze maakt voor Atrato en andere organisaties waarvoor netwerkdichtheid een kernbehoefte is.”
Henk Steenman, Chief Technology Officer AMS-IX: “Dit nieuwe tijdperk van ontwikkeling is mogelijk gemaakt door de nauwe samenwerking tussen drie organisaties. Samen met TelecityGroup en Atrato hebben we dit uitgebreid getest met klanten en het is een groots moment om de 100 GE poort operationeel te zien gaan in onze grootste datacenter node.”
Deze wereldwijde primeur in een datacenter van TelecityGroup verstevigt haar positie in het hart van de digitale economie. TelecityGroup opent binnenkort haar vijfde datacenter in Amsterdam, op een locatie naast het datacenter in Amsterdam Zuidoost, om de toenemende vraag te faciliteren met nog eens 6.000 m2 aan klantruimte en 9 MW aan capaciteit.
“De wereldprimeur van Atrato – de eerste 100 GE aansluiting op AMS-IX – bevestigt dat TelecityGroup de beste locatie is voor organisaties die de hoogste eisen stellen aan connectiviteit, continuïteit en customer service.” zegt Martijn Kooiman, Sales Manager bij TelecityGroup Nederland. “We zijn er trots op om weer een nieuwe mijlpaal met AMS-IX te hebben bereikt, waarvan de grootste node is gehost in de Amsterdamse datacenters van TelecityGroup.”


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EvoSwitch Datacenter first 100GE AMS-IX backbone location

EvoSwitch Datacenter has today officially been added to the list of colocation providers with an AMS-IX Point of Presence (PoP). In addition to being an AMS-IX collocation connecting with multiple 10GE, EvoSwitch will be the first datacenter of its kind for which AMS-IX uses a single 100GE backbone connection.

EvoSwitch, who became an AMS-IX reselling partner in 2010, already has connected numerous networks and built a solid reputation and experience in the interconnection market. The state-of-the-art and energy-efficient site has 10,000 m² of space and is located in the Amsterdam region, with close proximity to the main airport of the Netherlands. Today, EvoSwitch serves more than 35 regional carriers and thousands of hosting, telecom, IT and enterprise customers.

AMS-IX launched its 100GE ports last year. The increase in capacity was a step in preparation to the traffic peaks many Internet networks and providers will be facing. This growth is thought to come from an increase of Internet use and demands of rich media (i.e. video streaming) over the Internet. A number of regional networks are preparing for the 100GE roll out at the moment, to ensure quality to their customers and manage traffic and network cost levels during live events, such as the 2012 Olympics and the Euro Cup.

“The greater Amsterdam region is growing fast and attracting more and more IP density. This demand is partially created by companies such as EvoSwitch and its customers”, says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “It is an impressive step forward to both the region and the collocation market that EvoSwitch’s Green and e-efficient datacenter will roll out a 100GE connection on a full basis, including backbone.”

EvoSwitch’s AMS-IX PoP will go live in February 2012. EvoSwitch expects to connect numerous networks in the first half of the year.

“We are continuously looking for ways to improve the service to both our new and existing customers. With access to one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world we offer a lot of added value”, says Eric Boonstra, Managing Director of EvoSwitch.

About EvoSwitch
Established in 2006, EvoSwitch is a next generation carrier neutral datacenter in the Amsterdam region with excellent connectivity due to the presence of many international carriers and the AMS-IX. It provides housing space and IT infrastructure solutions, peering and connectivity and in-house cabling. Customers can make use of full cabinets, custom cages and private suites. EvoSwitch offers datacenter services with 24/7 customer support from engineers and technicians. Customers include Wikimedia, Codemasters and Logica.
EvoSwitch delivers an energy-efficient “green” framework within which clients can design their own green data infrastructures. The data center is 80% more energy-efficient than traditional data centers, enabling substantial savings. It uses 100% green power and is a carbon neutral facility. Customers of EvoSwitch can make use of the Green Fan logo, a partnership of leading IT companies committed to environmentally friendly outcomes.

For more information about EvoSwitch, please contact EvoSwitch PR & Marketing:
Tel: +44 207 025 8215
E-mail: evoswitch@fireflycomms.com
Website: www.evoswitch.com


AMS-IX builds PoP in EvoSwitch Datacenter

EvoSwitch Datacenter has today officially been added to the list of colocation providers with an AMS-IX Point of Presence (PoP), the PoP is currently being build and will be ready end of Februari, beginning of March. In addition to being an AMS-IX collocation EvoSwitch will be the first datacenter of its kind for which AMS-IX uses a single 100GE backbone connection.

EvoSwitch, who became an AMS-IX reselling partner in 2010, already has connected numerous networks and built a solid reputation and experience in the interconnection market. The state-of-the-art and energy-efficient site has 10,000 m² of space and is located in the Amsterdam region, with close proximity to the main airport of the Netherlands. Today, EvoSwitch serves more than 35 regional carriers and thousands of hosting, telecom, IT and enterprise customers.

AMS-IX launched its 100GE ports last year. The increase in capacity was a step in preparation to the traffic peaks many Internet networks and providers will be facing. This growth is thought to come from an increase of Internet use and demands of rich media (i.e. video streaming) over the Internet. A number of regional networks are preparing for the 100GE roll out at the moment, to ensure quality to their customers and manage traffic and network cost levels during live events, such as the 2012 Olympics and the Euro Cup.

“The greater Amsterdam region is growing fast and attracting more and more IP density. This demand is partially created by companies such as EvoSwitch and its customers”, says Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “It is an impressive step forward to both the region and the collocation market that EvoSwitch’s Green and e-efficient datacenter will roll out a 100GE connection on a full basis, including backbone.”

EvoSwitch’s AMS-IX PoP will go live in February 2012. EvoSwitch expects to connect numerous networks in the first half of the year.

“We are continuously looking for ways to improve the service to both our new and existing customers. With access to one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world we offer a lot of added value”, says Eric Boonstra, Managing Director of EvoSwitch.

About EvoSwitch
Established in 2006, EvoSwitch is a next generation carrier neutral datacenter in the Amsterdam region with excellent connectivity due to the presence of many international carriers and the AMS-IX. It provides housing space and IT infrastructure solutions, peering and connectivity and in-house cabling. Customers can make use of full cabinets, custom cages and private suites. EvoSwitch offers datacenter services with 24/7 customer support from engineers and technicians. Customers include Wikimedia, Codemasters and Logica.
EvoSwitch delivers an energy-efficient “green” framework within which clients can design their own green data infrastructures. The data center is 80% more energy-efficient than traditional data centers, enabling substantial savings. It uses 100% green power and is a carbon neutral facility. Customers of EvoSwitch can make use of the Green Fan logo, a partnership of leading IT companies committed to environmentally friendly outcomes.

For more information about EvoSwitch, please contact EvoSwitch PR & Marketing:
Tel: +44 207 025 8215
E-mail: evoswitch@fireflycomms.com
Website: www.evoswitch.com


Jan 11th 2012: Price list in 2012 of NIX.CZ Association

Prague (January 11, 2012) NIX.CZ Association commences the year 2012 with a new price list, approved by the General Assembly in December. There are few changes in the 2012 price list. The first change is the abolition from the so called Basic service, which was paid by the members and customers regardless the number of ports connected to NIX.CZ infrastructure. In order to reach t...


Réunion d'information pour le Fonds National pour la Société Numérique

Le Préfet du Rhône et la Caisse des Dépôts organisent le 02 Février 2012 une réunion d'information et un speed meeting pour éclairer tous les acteurs économiques sur le FSN.


Réunion d'information pour le Fonds National pour la Société Numérique

Le Préfet du Rhône et la Caisse des Dépôts organisent le 02 Février 2012 une réunion d'information et un speed meeting pour éclairer tous les acteurs économiques sur le FSN.


Réunion d'information FSN

Le Préfet du Rhône et la Caisse des Dépôts organisent le 02 Février 2012 une réunion d'information et un speed meeting pour éclairer tous les acteurs économiques sur le FSN.


LINX_Network: RT @tomm3h: One of the most interesting HotLINX in a while, very interesting: https://t.co/F90aheMx #HotLINX28


LINX_Network: The LINX news magazine #HotLINX28 is now available to download: https://t.co/pTq8tzs7


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: http://t.co/cRfRLrOU rejects mandatory filters, rebuffs Claire Perry https://t.co/KNQhgn8D


LINX_Network: Registration for #LINX76 (20/21 Feb) is now open. LINX members are invited to sign up from the meeting page: https://t.co/jKPD7q3i


LINX_Network: Registration for #LINX76 and the launch of #HotLINX28 magazine will both take place today. Further announcements will be made shortly


LINX_Network: Happy New Year from LINX! Thank you for the 1000+ who are now following our updates


New BCIX peer: Hurricane Electric / AS6939

"Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds up to 10 Gbps and greater.  Within its global network, the company has 45 [...]


Telephone Maintenance Work

Due to maintenance work, the VIX-NOC telephone hotline +43 1 4277 14030 will not be available on...


Completel arrive sur LyonIX 2B

En plus du réseau de Numéricable (http://www.numericable.fr/corporate/) qui a des équipements sur les infrastructures LyonIX 1 et 2, c'est désormais les réseaux de collecte de Completel (http://www.completel.fr/le-groupe/presentation) qui se connecte sur LyonIX (baie L2B) afin de ramener des flux vers les clients.


Completel arrive sur LyonIX 2B

En plus du réseau de Numéricable (http://www.numericable.fr/corporate/) qui a des équipements sur les infrastructures LyonIX 1 et 2, c'est désormais les réseaux de collecte de Completel (http://www.completel.fr/le-groupe/presentation) qui se connecte sur LyonIX (baie L2B) afin de ramener des flux vers les clients.


Adhésion Rezopole

L'adhésion à l'association Rezopole donne accès aux évènements organisés par Rezopole : Les AperezoLes Teldej Les RUGsIl existe deux types d'adhésion Membre Silver


Adhésion Rezopole

L'adhésion à l'association Rezopole donne accès aux évènements organisés par Rezopole : Les AperezoLes Teldej Les RUGsTypes d'adhésionMembre actif PrémiumTout acteur interconnecté sur les noeuds d'échange de Rezopole qui paye une cotisation annuelle est membre actif premium et peut participer gratuitement aux évènements de l'association. Membre actif SilverCe type d'adhésion donne accès à deux personnes/société à tous les Aperezo et RUGs de Rezopole et c'est gratuit. Membre actif Gold Les membres Gold ont la possibilité de participer à deux aux Teldej, Aperezo et RUGs et de sponsoriser un event Rezopole. Tarifs membre Gold : Catégorie CA Prix HT / an Prix TTC / an Entreprise de 0 à 500 000 € 100 € 119,60 € Entreprise de 500 000 à 1 000 000 € 150 € 179,40 € Entreprise de 1 000 000 à 5 000 000 € 250 € 299,00 € Entreprise ≥ 5 000 000 € 300 € 358,80 € Associations, écoles, autres institutions 100 € 119,60 € Collectivités locales 100 € 119,60 € Personne physiques 50,00 € Formulaire d'adhésion Le...


Adhésion Rezopole

L'adhésion à l'association Rezopole donne accès aux évènements organisés par Rezopole : Les AperezoLes Teldej Les RUGsTypes d'adhésionMembre actif PrémiumTout acteur interconnecté sur les noeuds d'échange de Rezopole qui paye une cotisation annuelle est membre actif premium et peut participer gratuitement aux évènements de l'association. Membre actif SilverCe type d'adhésion est gratuit et donne accès à deux personnes/société à tous les Aperezo et RUGs de Rezopole. Membre actif Gold Ce type d'adhésion est payant et donne accès à deux personnes/société aux Teldej, Aperezo et RUGs. Les membres Gold peuvent également sponsoriser un event Rezopole. Tarifs membre Gold : Catégorie CA Prix HT / an Prix TTC / an Entreprise de 0 à 500 000 € 100 € 119,60 € Entreprise de 500 000 à 1 000 000 € 150 € 179,40 € Entreprise de 1 000 000 à 5 000 000 € 250 € 299,00 € Entreprise ≥ 5 000 000 € 300 € 358,80 € Associations, écoles, autres institutions 100 € 119,60 € Collectivités locales 100 € 119,60 € Personne...


Évènements passés Rezopole

Évènements passés Inaugurations LyonIX - 20 novembre 2003 LyonIX 2 - 04 mai 2007 Évènements, apéros, séminaires, salons 2011 Aperezo 13, "Le Fair play", Schneider Electric (http://www.schneider-electric.fr/), Lyon - 22 septembre 2011 RUG 07, Locaux de Rezopole, Vénissieux, - 07 juillet 2011 NC2 (http://www.nc2.fr/), Lyon - 23 juin 2011 Aperezo 11 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/aperezos/rezopole-aperezo-11-album-photo), "Le B-52", DCforData (http://www.dcfordata.com/), Dardilly - 26 mai 2011 Teldej 8 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/teldej/rezopole-album-photo-teldej-08), "La Reine Astrid", Neo Telecoms (http://www.neotelecoms.com/), Lyon - 29 avril 2011 Aperezo 10 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/aperezos/rezopole-aperezo-10-album-photo), chez Elb Netissime (http://www.netissime.com/), Villeurbanne - 17 mars 2011 Aperezo 9 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/aperezos/aperezo-09-201101), "Les Feuillants", Classe Export (http://www.classe-export.com/vdoc/easysite/ClasseExportFrance/Classe-Export/Accueil), organisateur du salon Use IT (http://www.salon-useit.com/), Lyon - 27 janvier 2011 RUG 06 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/rugs/rug-06-110127), IN2P3 (http://www.in2p3.fr/), campus de la Douas, Villeurbanne - 27 janvier 2011 2010 Teldej 7 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/teldej/album-photo-teldej-7-201012), La reine Astrid, Zycko (http://www.zycko.fr/) et Blade Network Technologies (http://www.bladenetwork.net/), Lyon - 03...


Évènements passés Rezopole

Évènements passés Inaugurations LyonIX - 20 novembre 2003 LyonIX 2 - 04 mai 2007 Évènements, apéros, séminaires, salons 2011 Aperezo 13, "Le Fair play", Schneider Electric (http://www.schneider-electric.fr/), Lyon - 22 septembre 2011 RUG 07, Locaux de Rezopole, Vénissieux, - 07 juillet 2011 NC2 (http://www.nc2.fr/), Lyon - 23 juin 2011 Aperezo 11 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/aperezos/rezopole-aperezo-11-album-photo), "Le B-52", DCforData (http://www.dcfordata.com/), Dardilly - 26 mai 2011 Teldej 8 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/teldej/rezopole-album-photo-teldej-08), "La Reine Astrid", Neo Telecoms (http://www.neotelecoms.com/), Lyon - 29 avril 2011 Aperezo 10 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/aperezos/rezopole-aperezo-10-album-photo), chez Elb Netissime (http://www.netissime.com/), Villeurbanne - 17 mars 2011 Aperezo 9 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/aperezos/aperezo-09-201101), "Les Feuillants", Classe Export (http://www.classe-export.com/vdoc/easysite/ClasseExportFrance/Classe-Export/Accueil), organisateur du salon Use IT (http://www.salon-useit.com/), Lyon - 27 janvier 2011 RUG 06 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/rugs/rug-06-110127), IN2P3 (http://www.in2p3.fr/), campus de la Douas, Villeurbanne - 27 janvier 2011 2010 Teldej 7 (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/photos/teldej/album-photo-teldej-7-201012), La reine Astrid, Zycko (http://www.zycko.fr/) et Blade Network Technologies (http://www.bladenetwork.net/), Lyon - 03...


LINX_Network: RT @geonetworks: London Internet Exchange Case Study @LINX_Network - Connection 10 buildings to 6 sites to support huge volumes of data: ...


Vidéo noeuds d'échange Internet Rezopole

La vidéo de présentation des noeuds d'échange Internet de Rezopole, réalisée en partenariat avec la Région Rhône-Alpes (http://www.rhonealpes.fr), est disponible en ligne. Celle-ci comprend également le témoignage de M. Eric Meunier, directeur général France de Sanofi Pasteur (http://www.sanofipasteur.com), qui explique les avantages du GIX de Lyon pour son entreprise.


Vidéo noeuds d'échange Internet Rezopole

La vidéo de présentation des noeuds d'échange Internet de Rezopole, réalisée en partenariat avec la Région Rhône-Alpes (http://www.rhonealpes.fr), est disponible en ligne. Celle-ci comprend également le témoignage de M. Eric Meunier, directeur général France de Sanofi Pasteur (http://www.sanofipasteur.com), qui explique les avantages du GIX de Lyon pour son entreprise.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Darwinism blocked by Turkish government sponsored web filter http://t.co/v45FJNCJ


Amsterdam Datacenter Market

The capacity volume take-up of datacenter space in Amsterdam has reached records already before the end of the year 2011. what was already a recordbreaking business in 2010 will be outdone even in 2011.
This si one of the conclusions of the European Data Centres report of CBRE.

In the first three quarters of 2011 almost 10.000 m2 of datacenter space was rented. With this take-up Amsterdam has a marketshare of 33 procent of the total capacity take-up of dtaacenter space in the main cities of Europe. Amsterdam outperforms European cities like London, Paris and Frankfurt. Remarkable is that where Amsterdam shows growth all the other cities show a decline in take-up. This is due to its position as a connectivity hub and in response to the large number of technology and telecoms companies operating in the city which require significant and increasing levels of data processing capacity.

Amsterdam houses a lot of co-location centers and in European context is one of the most important cities in this market. Co-locationcenters are datacenters where users can rent hostingspace and connectivity for their servers. The popularity is amongst other things the result of the availability of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX).

Dutch link: http://www.vastgoedmarkt.nl/nieuws/2011/12/08/Recordopname-datacentermarkt-Amsterdam
English link: http://www.cbre.eu/emea_en/news_events/news_detail?p_id=9185&title=Amsterdam_Data_Centre_Take-up_Soars_As_European_Economic_Crisis_Continues


Record capacity take-up Amsterdam Datacenter Market

The capacity volume take-up of datacenter space in Amsterdam has reached records before the end of the year 2011. What was already a record-breaking business in 2010 will be outdone even in 2011.
This is one of the conclusions of the European Data Centres report of CBRE.

In the first three quarters of 2011 almost 10.000 m2 of datacenter space was rented. With this take-up Amsterdam has a marketshare of 33 procent of the total capacity take-up of dtaacenter space in the main cities of Europe. Amsterdam outperforms European cities like London, Paris and Frankfurt. Remarkable is that where Amsterdam shows growth all the other cities show a decline in take-up. This is due to its position as a connectivity hub and in response to the large number of technology and telecoms companies operating in the city which require significant and increasing levels of data processing capacity.

Amsterdam houses a lot of co-location centers and in European context is one of the most important cities in this market. Co-locationcenters are datacenters where users can rent hostingspace and connectivity for their servers. The popularity is amongst other things the result of the availability of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX).

Dutch link: http://www.vastgoedmarkt.nl/nieuws/2011/12/08/Recordopname-datacentermarkt-Amsterdam
English link: http://www.cbre.eu/emea_en/news_events/news_detail?p_id=9185&title=Amsterdam_Data_Centre_Take-up_Soars_As_European_Economic_Crisis_Continues


Rezopole accueille un deuxième Ingénieur Réseau

Rezopole a recruté, au mois de Décembre 2011, Arnaud FENIOUX, 26 ans, en tant qu'Ingénieur systèmes réseaux, qui sera en charge de faire évoluer l'infrastructure et les services de l'association.


Rezopole accueille un deuxième Ingénieur Réseau

Rezopole a recruté, au mois de Décembre 2011, Arnaud FENIOUX, 26 ans, en tant qu'Ingénieur systèmes réseaux, qui sera en charge de faire évoluer l'infrastructure et les services de l'association.


Event Rezopole : Le RUG n°09

Le RUG n° 09 aura lieu le 14 Décembre 2011 de 9h00 à 12h00 dans les bureaux de Rezopole.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Ofcom releases statement on net neutrality http://t.co/fjmSpPgo


[NaMeX]: New member: Engineering.IT

NaMeX has a new member: Engineering.IT (AS21176)


Nouveau acteur sur LyonIX : Woopa

Woopa s'est interconnecté sur LyonIX 1 afin de bénéficier des meilleurs prix des services Télécom...


Nouveau acteur sur LyonIX : Woopa

Woopa s'est interconnecté sur LyonIX 1 afin de bénéficier des meilleurs prix des services Télécom...


K-Net arrive sur LyonIX

 K-Net s'est interconnecté sur LyonIX 2B et pourra peerer avec les acteurs interconnectés sur les noeuds d'échange gérés par Rezopole (http://www.rezopole.net). 


K-net arrive sur LyonIX

K-Net s'est interconnecté sur LyonIX 2B et pourra peerer avec les acteurs interconnectés sur les noeuds d'échange gérés par Rezopole (http://www.rezopole.net).


Le parlement européen veut un internet neutre

La Commission devra assurer le respect de la neutralité du net...(Tiré de la Newsletter RTFlash du Sénateur Trégouet)


Le parlement européen veut un internet neutre

La Commission devra assurer le respect de la neutralité du net...(Tiré de la Newsletter RTFlash du Sénateur Trégouet)


LINX_Network: Less than a week before the next LINX Local in Brussels! If your interested in attending email member-relations[at]http://t.co/y9kfNDH1!


Dec 1st 2011: Short movie about NIX.CZ

Prague (December 1, 2011) Professional Association of Legal Entities NIX.CZ celebrated 15th Anniversary, this year. International conference and social evening were organized by the Association to celebrate this occasion at the end of November. Short movie about NIX.CZ was published at the conference for the first time. The movie was created in order to bring NIX.CZ closer primarily to non-profe...


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Commission reprimands 16 countries over telecoms law http://t.co/wHJAtaZM


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Leveson Inquiry censors all future leaks http://t.co/lPatbeoL


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Autumn Statement money for city broadband is £100m http://t.co/zejyUCBP


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Scarlet wins in European Court http://t.co/kxsY9wJo


L'Aperezo 14, c'est Mercredi soir !

L'Aperezo 14 aura lieu le 30 Novembre 2011 au Centre de Congrès de Lyon, à partir de 18h00.


LINX_Network: how amazing! arhhh i just <3 her xxxxx http://t.co/ePWPsXfg


LINX_Network: LINX members, please complete our membership survey: http://t.co/NrEFYkvj


25.11.2011 – Globul joined BIX.BG

Speed: 1Gbps | AS: 29244 | IP: 193.169.198.114 | www.globul.bg


LINX_Network: Landmark EU legal ruling says ISPs are not copyright police http://t.co/n38zarDC #sabam


LINX_Network: Landmark EU legal ruling says 'ISPs are not copyright police' http://t.co/5L6kgrqg @LINX_Policy


LINX_Network: #LINX75 has now ended - see you at #LINX76 on 20th and 21st February 2012!


LINX_Network: #LINX75 Bartek Raszczyk is now on stage speaking on the secondary LAN. Mike Hellers is up next to discuss re-numbering


LINX_Network: #LINX75 Mirjam Kuehne of the RIPE NCC provide a RIPE Labs Update on operator tools, measurements and stats http://t.co/V9aviEms


LINX_Network: LINX CEO John Souter presenting is usual quarterly update during #LINX75 http://t.co/CpoEa4cB


LINX_Network: Dave Temkin of Netflix gave a lightning talk on day 2 of #LINX75 http://t.co/GXSPTP2V


LINX_Network: Paul Bruce of Virgin Media on stage at #LINX75 http://t.co/zYfIi35r


LINX_Network: LINX Chairman Grahame Davies with Howard Fisher and Ben Hedges during the #LINX75 EGM http://t.co/Vvn56CnG


LINX_Network: Next on stage at #LINX75 is Mirjam Kuehne to give her talk on RIPE Labs


LINX_Network: Dave Temkin is making a lightning presentation on behalf of Netflix at #LINX75. This will be followed by John Souter's LINX CEO update


LINX_Network: The #LINX75 EGM has concluded - the next presention will be from Paul Bruce from Virgin Media around 14:30 GMT


LINX_Network: @medea61 All #LINX75 presentations are available on the LINX website but they have LINX member only access http://t.co/at3RJZ70


Shared Testbed to Strengthen Internet Research at Universities

CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Aalto University, and Tampere Region Exchange (TREX) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Internet Testbed Finland, a service that will enable more efficient Internet research collaboration and shared use of Internet networks and services.


LINX_Network: LINX's Head of Public Affairs Malcolm Hutty made two presentations at #LINX75 http://t.co/GmSYNZtQ


LINX_Network: David Grant of #LINX75 silver sponsor Vtesse Networks http://t.co/HmWUQsgU


LINX_Network: Martin Levy of Hurricane Electric presented on Jumbo Frame Deployment at Internet Exchange Points during #LINX75 http://t.co/FRi3vNPW


LINX_Network: Nigel Titley of Easynet gave is regular RIPE policy update at #LINX75 http://t.co/GbRqZvXR


LINX_Network: Konstantin Tchoumatchenko of guest IXP MSK-IX spoke on the Russian networking and peering scene http://t.co/H5wVwSM6


LINX_Network: Rob Evans of JANET(UK) asks a question on day 2 of #LINX75 http://t.co/uAdoAAld


LINX_Network: Dan Rees of #LINX75 sponsor MRV Communications http://t.co/qJelWU7P


LINX_Network: David Grant of #LINX75 silver sponsor Vtesse Networks is the next up on stage


LINX_Network: Martin Levy of Hurricane Electric on stage at #LINX75 to present on Jumbo Frame Deployment at Internet Exchange Points


LINX_Network: The #LINX75 agenda has been updated to reflect some minor order changes http://t.co/eDgiIKDR


LINX_Network: #LINX75 is heading for a break and will resume at 12:00 GMT


LINX_Network: #LINX75 Guest IXP presentation: MSK-IX and the Russian networking and peering scene made by Konstantin Tchoumatchenko


LINX_Network: LINX Head of Public Affairs, Malcolm Hutty, presentis the first of two sessions at #LINX75. Data Retention is one of the topics discussed


LINX_Network: Dan Rees of #LINX75 sponsore MRV Communications on stage talking about its LINX case study and the introduction of 100G


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Kroes: copyright isn’t working http://t.co/zpzsU7us


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: IWF block causing problems for Fileserve http://t.co/eS2e9nj4


LINX_Network: Day 2 of #LINX75 will be getting underway from 10:00 GMT. Look out for updates from the meeting plus event photograps throughout the day


LINX_Network: #LINX75 Gary Symes introduced the BT Olympics presentation which covered the network, hosting and traffic demands http://t.co/wFVCpTbX


LINX_Network: Dariush Marsh-Mossadeghi speaking about the BBC and 2012 Olympics at #LINX75 http://t.co/jTlu0D5J


LINX_Network: #LINX75 Mike Hellers provided an interesting presentation on some of the challenges of the Juniper migration http://t.co/2MvYu6Ju


LINX_Network: Vinod Joseph was present at #LINX75 to talk about the design of the LINX Juniper LAN http://t.co/8QFhDoFn


LINX_Network: Derek Cobb, LINX CTO, presenting on the Juniper migration at #LINX75 http://t.co/Em4CsUuF


LINX_Network: Next up at #LINX75 is a BT Olympics presentation and Q&A from Gary Symes and Stuart McMillan


LINX_Network: #LINX75 Dariush Marsh-Mossadeghi now presents a session on the BBC and the 2012 London Olympics


LINX_Network: The new Juniper LAN explained by Vinod Joseph at #LINX75 - this will be followed by LINX's Mike Hellers talking about the overall migration


LINX_Network: @thomas_mangin Well, if summer is over we at least we have the LINX and Juniper branded brollies at #LINX75


LINX_Network: LINX's Ben Hedges, on the platform to talk about the new channel partner programme at #LINX75 http://t.co/ernG0EDO


LINX_Network: The Juniper Networks LINX75 sponsor presentation on programmable networking was made by Nils Swart http://t.co/VRR2H8BA


LINX_Network: #LINX75 is taking a break - the next session on the Juniper Networks migration will commence at 15:50 GMT


LINX_Network: RT @grahamedavies: 1.5 days of LINX75 GM #linx at the TUC congress centre. 150 registrants for the first day!


LINX_Network: RT @boiledfr0g: Off to London again. Excited to be Presenting with Gary Symes at Linx75 EGM! #linx75


LINX_Network: #LINX75: Howard Fisher now on stage presenting proposed changes to the MoU and MandA which will be voted on at the EGM tomorrow.


LINX_Network: @JuniperNetworks sponsor presentation on programmable networking by Nils Swart now taking place at #LINX75


LINX_Network: #LINX75: 42 member applications in 2011 and 22% increase in traffic (200Gb/s) since LINX74 in August


LINX_Network: John Souter will make the first presentation at #LINX75 with a LINX stats update


LINX_Network: #LINX75 member meeting at the Congress Centre in London is now underway


Rezopole a inauguré SaintetIX

Rezopole a inauguré Jeudi 17 Novembre, le GIX NAP de Saint-Etienne, SaintetIX, au Bâtiment des Hautes Technologies, à Saint-Etienne, en présence de Maurice Vincent, Président de Saint-Etienne Metropole / Sénateur-Maire de Saint-Etienne et André Friendenberg, Conseiller régional Rhône-Alpes.


Rezopole a inauguré SaintetIX

Rezopole a inauguré Jeudi 17 Novembre, le GIX NAP de Saint-Etienne, SaintetIX, au Bâtiment des Hautes Technologies, à Saint-Etienne, en présence de Maurice Vincent, Président de Saint-Etienne Metropole / Sénateur-Maire de Saint-Etienne et André Friendenberg, Conseiller régional Rhône-Alpes.


More than one hundred new connections this year at AMS-IX

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) continues to enjoy a record breaking 2011 in terms of connected parties, traffic and company growth.
On November 17th AMS-IX connected a total of one hundred (100) Internet networks for the year of 2011, making it the largest number of connections in one year and the greatest growth AMS-IX has had in new customers since it emerged more than 17 years ago.

The volume of growth symbolizes a boost in overall business for the non-profit organization and an achievement creating value to all of the connected parties that exchange traffic at AMS-IX.

Job Witteman, AMS-IX CEO explains, “What our customers are looking for when joining an Internet Exchange is a large pool of networks they can agree to exchange traffic with. The snowball effect created when a large volume of new networks join, is not only good for our new and existing customers, but to the Internet ecosystem as a whole.”

AMS-IX points out that more than 60% of its new connections originated from the efforts of their partners and resellers. The AMS-IX partner program was launched in 2010 to complement related services offered by different providers and adding a connection to one of the largest exchanges as part of their service portfolio. AMS-IX careful and selective process of partners has played a big role as the technical skills, business approach and industry reputation are important values that both AMS-IX and its customers take into account.

Economic trends also played a big role in the hike of new connected networks. Mr. Witteman continues “European Networks were quick to see the cost benefits of joining AMS-IX a few years ago, what we now are seeing is the middle eastern, African, Eastern European and Asian networks also taking advantage of these benefits as they develop into regional networks.” He quickly added “ This has also enabled us our exchange community to grow, we have fulfilled some new support vacancies to help manage new services and growth, and right now we are even expanding our offices this year into the building next door”


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: SABAM bills ISPs for ‘piracy license’ http://t.co/7qowpclY


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Child Sexual Exploitation Directive passes http://t.co/A6RrjZ6r


Kabel Deutschland 20Gbps upgrade

Kabel Deutschland upgrade it’s BCIX connection to 20Gbps. Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s largest cable operator, offers its customers digital, high definition (HD) and analogue TV, Pay TV and DVR offerings, Video-on-Demand, broadband Internet (up to 100,000 Kbit/s) and fixed line Phone services via cable as well as mobile services in cooperation with an industry partner.


15 Years of Vienna Internet eXchange

On the occasion of its 15th anniversary VIX sponsored the RIPE63 Meeting in Vienna. A RIPE Meeting...


LINX_Network: The #LINX75 EGM is on Tuesday 22 November. LINX members are encouraged to read the GM FAQ http://t.co/Ml4SgdF8 (member only link)


LINX_Network: A new case study about the relationship between LINX and @geonetworks has just been published: http://t.co/5QSwWz9R


[NaMeX]: Peering Workshop 2011

NaMeX Peering Workshop 2011 will be held on Monday, December 12th 2011 in Roma at Radisson SAS Es Hotel, in Via Filippo Turati 171.

For information about registration, attendees and agenda, please drop an email to meeting@namex.it

 


LINX_Network: A reminder for LINX members that registration for #LINX75 closes on Wednesday at 12pm GMT - have you signed up yet? http://t.co/eDgiIKDR


New BCIX Peer: Tele Columbus AS20880

Tele Columbus, a German cable service provider with approximately 2.3 million connected households is now connect at BCIX with a 10GE port.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Usenet provider closes down following copyright ruling http://t.co/uw4gLGAk


LINX_Network: LINX Local - Venue now confirmed! We are hosting a lunch in Brussels on Thurs 8th Dec. If interested please email member-relations@linx.net


LINX_Network: #LINX75 now listed on LinkedIn Events: LINX75 EGM http://t.co/Xr47tItK - please state if you are planning to attend


LINX_Network: Registration for the #LINX75 member meeting closes on 16 November - visit http://t.co/at3RJZ70 to sign up and see preliminary agenda


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: BPI tells BT to block the Pirate Bay http://t.co/DSzlUOKh


Traffic through the CIX in October exceeded 1 PB

The total amount of traffic transferred via CIX in October was 1114 TB and this is the first month in which the Croatian national center for the exchange of Internet traffic transferred more than 1 PB (one petabyte) of data.


Traffic through the CIX in October exceeded 1 PB

The total amount of traffic transferred via CIX in October was 1114 TB and this is the first month in which the Croatian national center for the exchange of Internet traffic transferred more than 1 PB (one petabyte) of data.


RT Training Course

Date: 
28-11-2011 09:00 - 29-11-2011 18:00
Place: 
Training Room, CESCA, Edifici Annexus, Gran Capità, s/n, Barcelona

In collaboration with Best Practical, we organize a two-day workshop on the new features of the new version of free software incident management Request Tracker (RT) 4.

The first day covers RT basics and concepts, concentrating on giving you an RT vocabulary and introducing you to parts of the basic and admin UI. Installing, upgrading and deploying RT. Mail and command line access to RT. Escalations and notifications using the backend tools. Finding and installing extensions for RT and a walkthrough of common and popular extensions.

The second day covers deeper exploration of the Admin UI covering Users, Groups, ACLs, Lifecycles, Scripts, Templates, Approvals and Articles. Database administration and Full Text Searching. Using external authentication with your RT. Learn to build your own RT extension to apply customizations in a way that minimizes conflicts during an upgrade.

Programme

RT Administration

  • RT basics and concepts
  • Installing RT
  • Users and Groups
  • Building flexible rights models
  • Authenticating your users
  • Integrating RT into your email flow


Easy Customizations

  • Preferences and configurations
  • Saved Searches
  • Dashboards
  • Advanced views, reporting and notifications
  • Basic approvals
  • Localization and internationalization
  • Lifecycles
  • Articles
  • Integrating extensions ans a tour of common plugins

Advanced Customizations

  • RT API
  • Commandline Interface
  • REST API
  • Data Model
  • Building an Extension
  • Profiling and Debugging RT
  • Tuning RT and your Database

Q&A session with Best Practical engineers

Language

English

Registration

CESCA users can sign up for the training session at a reduced fee (USD 1,196 per person for two days). Please contact trainingatbestpractical [dot] com and mention that you heard about the class through CESCA.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: RIPE NCC to carry on with RPKI http://t.co/DxMwxsQC


Nov 4th 2011: NIX.CZ opened a fifth PoP in Prague

Prague (November, 3 2011) – NIX.CZ, an association of significant providers of internet and telecommunication services announced today the opening of a new PoP in Prague, already the fifth one in a row. This point is located in TTC Teleport telehouse in Prague 10. Permanent operation was commenced on 31.10.2011 here, offering the possibility of connection by ports with the capacity of ...


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Quick quotes from London Cyberconference: http://t.co/8GPT6s8z


Rapport CESER

Le 20 Septembre 2011, le CESER (Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental Rhône-Alpes) a adopté à l'unanimité son avis sur le "développement du très haut débit numérique en Rhône-Alpes".


Rapport CESER

Le 20 Septembre 2011, le CESER (Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental Rhône-Alpes) a adopté à l'unanimité son avis sur le "développement du très haut débit numérique en Rhône-Alpes".


Rapport CESER : le développement du très haut débit numérique en Rhône-Alpes

Le 20 septembre 2011, le CESER (Conseil Économique, Social et Environnemental Rhône-Alpes) a adopté à l'unanimité son avis sur le "développement du très haut débit numérique en Rhône-Alpes". Volet 1 Le développement du très haut débit numérique en Rhône-Alpes -volet infrastructure disponible ici (Le développement du très haut débit numérique en Rhône-Alpes. ). Volet 2 Le développement du très haut débit numérique en Rhône-Alpes.-volet usages et services disponible ici (Le développement du très haut débit numérique en Rhône-Alpes. ). Le CESER Le CESER, l'assemblée consultative régionale, contribue à l'expression de la société civile en Rhône-Alpes. Elle est placée auprès du Conseil régional, organe délibératif, et de son président. Les deux assemblées constituent l'institution « la Région ».Le CESER donne...


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Kroes calls for parental controls by default on all Internet-connected devices http://t.co/laUUAy7i


LINX_Network: Dates for first three LINX member meetings of 2012 have been set: LINX76 (20-21 February), LINX77 (21-22 May) and LINX78 (20-21 August)


Community + General Meeting registration is open

This year, we do not only have a General Meeting at November the 16th, but also a full Community Meeting agenda from 10am onwards and a drink in social setting afterwards.
The Community Meeting agenda includes updates from the technical and commercial teams and several external speakers with topics relevant to peering, IP interconnection or related subjects such as network equipment, protocols or datacenter developments. Please join us this day by registering with this link. (AMS-IX login required)


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: ISOC highlights the Internet as an “enabler of human rights” http://t.co/bFgZuzja


Rezopole inaugure SaintetIX

L'inauguration du noeud d'échange Internet de Saint-Etienne, SaintetIX, aura lieu le 17 Novembre, à partir de 17h30. 


Rezopole inaugure SaintetIX

L'inauguration officielle du noeud d'échange Internet de Saint-Etienne, SaintetIX, aura lieu le 17 Novembre, à partir de 17h30.


Rezopole inaugure SaintetIX

L'inauguration du noeud d'échange Internet de Saint-Etienne, SaintetIX, aura lieu le 17 Novembre, à partir de 17h30.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: High Court gives BT 14 days to block Newzbin2 http://t.co/qaQZJxNt


Rezopole participe au Datacenter Dynamics de Lyon

La Conférence et Exposition DatacenterDynamics de Lyon aura lieu le 15 Novembre 2011 au Centre de Congrès de Lyon.


Rezopole participe au Datacenter Dynamics de Lyon

La Conférence et Exposition DatacenterDynamics de Lyon aura lieu le 15 Novembre 2011 au Centre de Congrès de Lyon.


24.10.2011 – Spectrum Net upgraded at 10GE port

Speed: 10Gbps | AS: 8717 | www.spnet.net


LINX_Network: Registration for the #LINX75 member meeting now open - visit http://t.co/at3RJZ70 to sign up and see preliminary agenda


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: IPO: Computerisations of mental acts now patentable http://t.co/aBihRkYg


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Joint Parliamentary Committee releases report on Draft Defamation Bill http://t.co/gFDcMYTz


LINX_Network: LINX Local - We will be hosting a lunch in Brussels on Thurs 8th Dec. If interested please email member-relations[at]http://t.co/y9kfNDH1


[NaMeX]: New member: Telecom Italia Sparkle SpA

NaMeX has a new member: Telecom Italia Sparkle Spa (AS6762)


LINX_Network: News: LINX Builds High-Performance Network Architecture with Juniper Networks to Manage Exploding Traffic Levels http://t.co/idfYqNUi


AMS-IX now offering 3 month free SLA trial

As you may know, AMS-IX has had a record-breaking year in terms new connected parties, number of ports and the launch of new services. As a result, we are able to offer you a three-month free trial of our Service Level Agreement (SLA). The free trial offer can be requested now and will be available starting the 1st of November 2011. All of the benefits and conditions are described here and you can also view here real time SLA statistics.

Should your company want to take part in this optional service and offer, please contact sla@ams-ix.net or order an SLA on your port(s) through http://my.ams-ix.net/.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Government will review DEA blocking provisions in Communications Bill review http://t.co/dQf3c7pS


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: ISPs deny porn ‘opt-in’ reports http://t.co/MlxrnpDn


LINX_Network: Downloads going very nicely for the first week of HotLINX27 - topics featured in this issue include data centres, the LINX network architec…


LINX_Network: The 900th tweet to announce that we have 900 followers - how long until we upgrade to 1000?


New vacancy at AMS-IX

We currently looking for a System Engineer. See for more information Working at AMS-IX


Oct 13th 2011: Data flow through NIX.CZ broke the limit of 200 Gbps

The long term increase in data flow in the biggest Czech peering node NIX.CZ carries on. The increase is influenced by few factors. Most of all it comes from the increasing user’s demand for multimedia content, when watching TV, listening to music or playing games over internet is more and more popular. This multimedia content has higher requirements for the connection speed and capacity. In o...


100 Gbps capacity ports starting to happen at AMS-IX - with Ziggo to be first

Ziggo one of the top leading Internet Service Providers in the Netherlands has become the first network at AMS-IX with a 100Gbps connection built from10x10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The trend to higher capacity is evident with many networks increasing the number of connected ports at AMS-IX and a visible growth of overall traffic to nearly 1.4Tbps at peak times. (See AMS-IX Traffic Graph)

Abraham de Keizer, Ziggo’s Interconnect Manager added, "We are pleased to take advantage the higher capacity options at AMS-IX, so much in fact that we are planning a second 10 x 10Gbit Connection at another collocation in a few days"

AMS-IX uses Link Aggregation to make from 10 separate physical 10Gbit interfaces into a single logical 100Gbit interface. The network load is therefore balanced across all links and also provides failover/redundancy as well.

“It is the single biggest capacity link we have at AMS-IX currently and it’s a clear sign of the level of growth at Ziggo ” stated AMS-IX Network Engineer Maksym Tulyuk.

In addition to growth of multiple 10GE (Gigabit Ethernet) ports, AMS-IX is testing 100GE port connections with a series of customers, vendors and organizations. AMS-IX stable platform, new service levels agreement, plus their advances to higher capacity 100GE Ports have helped position AMS-IX for future Internet growth and attract twice as many new connected parties from around the globe.

News of a customer’s first single 100GE connection is expected to follow soon.


[NaMeX]: New member: Frosinone Wireless S.p.A.

NaMeX has a new member: Frosinone Wireless S.p.A. (AS50627)


Maintenance work on 12.10.11, 5:00 - 6:00 UTC

Due to maintencance work on Wednesday, 12.10.2011, between 5:00 and 6:00 UTC some VIX website and...


Get your Capacity Europe pass with discount with AMS-IX

Capacity Europe 2011 is the flagship carrier meeting for the European telecoms market. This year, AMS-IX has become a sponsor of this years Amsterdam event and will have a stand present to show cast all of its services, innovations and impact. With over 700 expected visitors, hundreds of Regional and international operators and a variety of networking events to help do business with one another, AMS-IX would like to offer any of it existing customer and members the opportunity to attend with an additional AMS-IX discount.

Please feel free to contact us at marketing(at)ams-ix.net if you are interested and/or visit the capacity Europe site here: http://www.capacityeurope.com/


LINX_Network: #HotLINX27: http://t.co/dKNjpVKj Data Centre Special inc @TelecityGroup @TelehouseUK @Equinix @interxion @othellotech @aqldotcom @ixleeds


LINX_Network: Latest issue of the LINX magazine, HotLINX, now available for download: http://t.co/dKNjpVKj


LINX_Network: LINX Local is in London today at 12.30pm. To get venue details get in contact with Em at member-relations@linx.net


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: BT, TalkTalk win leave to appeal Digital Economy Act http://t.co/WVUhmlLI


CIX traffic crossed the boundary of 5 Gbps

29th September 2011. - traffic through the CIX switch crossed the boundary of 5 Gbps for the first time.


CIX traffic crossed the boundary of 5 Gbps

29th September 2011. - traffic through the CIX switch crossed the boundary of 5 Gbps for the first time.


MSK-IX Peering Forum 2011 will be held on November 28, 2011

The seventh MSK-IX Peering Forum will be held on November 28, 2011 at the Congress-center of the World Trade Center (12, Krasnopresnenskaya nab., Moscow).


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Italian Wikipedia shuts down in protest at wiretapping law http://t.co/ieS8YWKF


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Nominet suspends 500 .uk domains in fake pharmaceuticals crackdown http://t.co/0cZgVJuL


LINX_Network: Ben Hedges is at the Netnod autumn meeting for next two days. DM any questions about getting connected or peering in Sweden #netnodmeeting


BCIX Round Table at Meilenwerk Berlin

Dear BCIX members and friends, The year of 2011 which was very dynamic and eventful, probably for all of us, is gradually coming to an end. In November, we would like to give you another opportunity for a mutual exchange of thoughts and for nice and interesting conversations with friends and business partners of the sector. We [...]


Interview Lyon Capitale avec l'équipe Rezopole

A l'occasion des 10 ans de Rezopole, Lyon Capitale a réalisé une interview avec Laurent Alliod et Irina Trentea...


Interview Lyon Capitale avec l'équipe Rezopole

A l'occasion des 10 ans de Rezopole, Lyon Capitale a réalisé une interview avec Laurent Alliod et Irina Trentea...


Interview Job Witteman AMS-IX CEO - professionalizing AMS-IX

AMS-IX CEO Job Witteman: "In 2000 it was a cowboy kind of market, companies tried everything. One initiative failed, the other didn’t and which ever succeeded was then adopted. The professional players of that time saw their market share disappear, and then they would buy what they had lost in market share. The companies that managed to survive are the parties who have found a successful niche. Many of them later were incorporated into larger players. "
The market has also become more professional in its service to the customer. "We see that the bills are paid on time; there are real business procedures. These are very serious companies. That makes the market more responsible than a few years ago. Creativity is perhaps less, but now customers know what they want. The Internet is just there, it is as well established as electricity to your home. That was not the case twenty years ago . Now if there is no Internet connection, there is a valid and real reason to protest."

Read full Dutch language article here : http://www.executive-people.nl/executive_people/2/1045/exclusief_interview_job_witteman__ceo_amsterdam_internet_exchange__nieuwe_stap_in_professionalisering_ams_ix.html


LINX_Network: Meet LINX at MENOG9. Ben Hedges, Head of Marketing & Business Development is there until the end of Tuesday. DM us if you want a meeting


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: US places Internet Exchanges at centre of Internet Governance debate #IGF #IGF11 http://t.co/8bHbABnA


LINX_Network: Jen & Kat from LINX will be at Capacity Russia on 3-4th Oct. If you would like a meeting with either of them please e-mail: sales@linx.net


LINX_Network: Mark Stokes & Bartek Raszczyk from LINX are at PLNOG, today and tomorrow. Please feel free to say hi / arrange a meeting with either of them


LINX_Network: If you attended EPF6, please give us your feedback via the following link: http://t.co/MYo7g2Dj


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Kroes backs more government in Internet policy #IGF #IGF11 http://t.co/YtUNEWQ5


LINX_Network: LINX will be hold a drinks event after Capacity Russia in Moscow on Monday evening. Contact Kat at member-relations@linx.net for more info!!


Newsletter de Septembre 2011

La newsletter de Septembre 2011 est désormais en ligne.Vous pouvez la télécharger à partir de l'espace Média...


Internet Summit Austria 2011

The Vienna Internet eXchange sponsored the Internet Summit Austria organized by ISPA (Internet...


Manchester Datacenter enables networks to Amsterdam

Monday, 19th of September 2011, Manchester, UK

AMS-IX, IX Reach and UK Grid have today announced details of a collaboration to enable customers in the North of England to connect directly to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange AMS-IX from UK Grid’s carrier neutral datacenter, Manchester One @ Synergy House.

The three-way partnership has been formed to facilitate immediate peering and connectivity to 457 connected AMS-IX customers from UK Grid’s Manchester One @ Synergy House data centre. This makes Manchester One @ Synergy House - the first datacenter to be ‘AMS-IX Enabled’ under the new program being launched by AMS-IX.

Being ‘AMS-IX enabled’ allows UK Grid to offer their customers direct point to point Ethernet connections into AMS-IX using IX Reach’s pre-configured International capacity between Manchester and Amsterdam.

The partnership with IX Reach allows any network present in Manchester One @ Synergy House - to connect to AMS-IX in a very cost effective way with capacity readily available starting from 100Mbps and up to multiple 10Gbps. IX Reach provides an SLA that guarantees 24/7 monitoring and maintenance of each connection they provide to AMS-IX via their UK based Network Operations Center (NOC).

“Manchester is a fast growing city in Northern Europe with continuous influence in the telecoms market which makes it one the key cities that has captured our attention so we are very pleased to be partnering with AMS-IX and UK Grid to offer our signature cost effective solution to connect AMS-IX to all the existing networks in the North of England” said Monica O’Meany, CEO of IX Reach. “We have been a partner of AMS-IX for many years and have multiple International customers who use our streamlined and straight forward approach to access one of largest Internet Exchanges in the World.”.

Cara Mascini AMS-IX Chief Marketing Officer said, “With over 450 Internet related companies connected, AMS-IX provides unique peering possibilities beyond borders. For customers taking just one connection at UK Grid’s datacenter, the AMS-IX route server ensures that over 300 parties can potentially be reached from day one by only one peering session. When entering new regions it’s vital for AMS-IX to work with partners that can deliver on quality and service and it’s a bonus when we find a collaboration of parties who complement each other - UK Grid and IX Reach fit the bill perfectly.”

Now offering private connections to AMS-IX, UK Grid’s Manchester One datacenter is a carrier neutral facility offering Tier III SLA’s. The datacenter provides collocation solutions within 25,000sq ft of datacenter space and recent expansion has delivered capacity for up to 300 further racks.

Rob Garbutt, UK Grid CEO comments, “This is exciting news for both UK Grid, British interested networks and our customers. UK Grid has always placed high value on strong relationships with reputable and proactive partners such as IX Reach and AMS-IX to deliver business class solutions to our own clients. Again we’ve shown that through these partnerships we can continue to be a pioneer in the collocation market place.”

From today, AMS-IX connections can be delivered directly to UK Grid collocation client equipment via single cross connects via IX Reach equipment.

About AMS-IX

AMS-IX - Amsterdam Internet Exchange - is a neutral and independent Internet exchange based in Amsterdam-The Netherlands since the early 1990’s. AMS-IX has more than 450 Interconnected global networks and traffic peak of over 1300 Gbps (1.3 Terabit per second), making it one of the most diverse and largest Internet Exchanges in the World. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering services for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as e-mail or web content, to also video/TV and voice. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX).
More information on: http://www.ams-ix.net

For more information about AMS-IX, please contact AMS-IX marketing:
Tel: +31 20 305 89 99            Fax: +31 20 305 89 90
E-mail: pr@ams-ix.net         http://www.ams-ix.net

About IX Reach

IX Reach is a Telecoms company that specializes in creating tailored solutions, offering a full range of network connectivity services, data center collocation and enterprise IP products. Our international network extends to cover over 25 major cities in Europe and America. IX Reach’s aim is to help customers to extend their network footprint quickly and cost effectively so that they can connect to International Internet Exchange points in a fast, flexible and reliable way. We deliver traffic from anywhere to anywhere so that all network operators can benefit irrespective of size and location. For more information please email enquiries@ixreach.com or visit our website www.ixreach.com

About UK Grid

UK Grid provides carbon neutral, carrier neutral collocation solutions across four data centre facilities in London and Manchester. With over 300 clients and 75,000sq ft total data center space, this makes UK Grid one of the largest independent collocation suppliers in the United Kingdom. UK Grid offset all CO2 emissions through environmental projects, are members of the Green Grid and are certified to ISO27001, IS09001 and ISO14001. UK Grid were named in the UK’s top 10 fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte (Fast 50). For further information please contact sales@ukgrid.net, call 0845 260 4743 or visit www.ukgrid.net


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Hunt reveals details of new Communications Bill http://t.co/qIhWtCU2


LINX_Network: Please feel free to come and say hello to any of the #LINX staff attending EPF / Capacity Africa next week! :-)


LINX_Network: Jennifer Atherton, Business Development Executive from #LINX will be attending Capacity Africa on Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st (AM only).


LINX_Network: #LINX staff: John Souter, Ben Hedges, Megan Nisbet & Emuobor Dafimu are attending EPF6 next week in Budapest. http://t.co/FbwhuoR2


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Ofcom bans Automatically Renewable Contracts http://t.co/oWFgvlI


Unbelievable Machine 10Gbit/s upgrade

The unbelievable Machine Company (*um) will upgrade it’s BCIX connection to 10Gbit/s. *um has an open peering policy and is also connected to the BCIX route server via IPv4 and IPv6.


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Intellectual property experts join the call for evidence-based policy http://t.co/FEbPfWf


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: German court upholds mere conduit in EMI copyright lawsuit http://t.co/1WM0CK5


Mise en ligne de la RezoReview numéro 7

La RezoReview de septembre 2011 est désormais en ligne. Vous pouvez la télécharger à partir de l'espace Média (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/presentations-rezopole)...


Aperezo 13, Save the date !

Aperezo 12 avec APC (http://www.apc.com/site/apc/index.cfm?ISOCountryCode=fr) by Schneider Electric : n'oubliez pas d'ajouter le 22 Septembre à votre agenda!


LINX_Network: Systems & Network Training are running LINX accredited courses: LINX2 on 31/10/11 - 4/11/11 & 21/11/11 - 25/11/11. http://t.co/btsET53


LINX_Network: Systems & Network Training are running LINX accredited technical courses: LINX1 on 3/10/11 - 7/10/11. Please visit: http://t.co/btsET53


Deployment of 100Gbps Ethernet Interconnection from Amsterdam to Geneva by AMS-IX, CERN and SURFnet

The ongoing testing of Ultra Long-haul 100 Gbps deployment these past weeks, between Amsterdam and Geneva, has included AMS-IX 100GE platform and the use of commercial Ethernet equipment for the Interconnection of IP networks.

The testing, which began with SURFnet (The National Research and Education Network (NREN) organization in the Netherlands) and CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in July 2011, has added the support of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) for this later commercial testing.

Using 100GE Brocade equipment at both ends and the support of AMS-IX and CERN Network Engineers, SURFnet was able to test the longest 100Gbps connection deployed so far to CERN in Switzerland, a distance of 1650 kilometers.
CERN’s Internet Expert Edoardo Martelli explains, “For us the test wanted to prove the interoperability of the 100G technologies among different vendors and the reliability of the transmission over long distance”. He added “The test was very positive and during the trial it was possible to transfer a constant stream of 100Gbps for several hours in several days without any loss. The test ran for several days and gave us good solid results”

AMS-IX Network Engineer Martin Pels "The joint trial gives us the opportunity to test the use of long-distance 100GE links for connecting remote customers to the Exchange. It also gives us valuable input into the use of 100 Gigabit Ethernet together with DWDM transmission equipment” Martin Pels points out “ This input will become of interest to AMS-IX as we plan towards deployment of 100GE in the core of our network."

SURFnet contributed to the test with the support of technology partner Ciena. Gerben van Malenstein, technical product manager of NetherLight from SURFnet commented, “We are pleased that all these parties took part in this testing, as it is a typical example of the international collaboration on research & innovation that we want to facilitate. This test proves that SURFnet is prepared for international 100GE-interconnectivity”. Gerben van Malenstein added, “This demonstrates that bandwidth is not a technological barrier to further expansion of NetherLight, SURFnet’s GLIF Open Lightpath Exchange (GOLE).”    

About AMS-IX

AMS-IX - Amsterdam Internet Exchange - is a neutral and independent Internet exchange providing services since the early 1990’s. AMS-IX is one of the largest Internet Interconnection Points worldwide. More than 450 Internet networks come together in Amsterdam from all over the world to exchange Internet traffic of over 1300 Gbps (1.3Terabit per second). The AMS-IX platform provides professional, high quality, non-blocking peering services for IP traffic with a diverse profile, be it regular IP data such as e-mail, but also video/TV, as well as voice. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and Inter-IPX the first and only one of its kind.
More information on: http://www.ams-ix.net
For more information about AMS-IX, please contact Cara Mascini:
Tel: +31 20 305 89 99            Fax: +31 20 305 89 90
E-mail: marketing@ams-ix.net         http://www.ams-ix.net

About SURFnet

SURFnet is the National Research & Education Network (NREN) organisation in The Netherlands. SURFnet develops and provides innovative services for education and research in the field of a hybrid network infrastructure, trusted identity and a pioneering collaboration environment. SURFnet provides access to these services to over one million users in higher education and research in The Netherlands. SURFnet is part of SURF, the collaborative organization for higher education institutions and research institutes, which are together working on breakthrough innovations in ICT. More information can be found at www.surfnet.nl/en/.

http://www.cern.ch/


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: DG-INFSO policy papers call for government control of ICANN http://t.co/NYLJeOQ


19ème Forum de l'Euro-IX à Lyon

Après plusieurs éditions partout en Europe (Oslo, Bruxelles, Londres, Berlin, Prague etc), le 19ème forum de l'Euro-IX se...


19ème Forum de l'Euro-IX à Lyon

Après plusieurs éditions partout en Europe (Oslo, Bruxelles, Londres, Berlin, Prague etc), le 19ème forum de l'Euro-IX se...


LINX_Network: Over 1000 downloads of HotLINX26 have been made from unique addresses in the seven weeks since publication: http://t.co/K20NPSW


Rezopole : 10 ans de développement d'Internet à Lyon et en Rhône-Alpes.

Rezopole a fété, le 19 Octobre 2011, ses 10 ans d'existence...


Rezopole fête ses 10 ans !

L'Association Rezopole, qui a été créée en 2001 sous le nom de LyonIX (http://www.lyonix.net), fête le 19 Octobre 2011 ses 10 ans d'existence.


Rezopole : 10 ans de développement d'Internet à Lyon et en Rhône-Alpes.

Rezopole a fété, le 19 Octobre 2011, ses 10 ans d'existence...


Rezopole fête ses 10 ans !

Rezopole fête ses 10 ans ! L'association Rezopole, qui a été créée en 2001 sous le nom de LyonIX, fête le...


Rezopole fête ses 10 ans !

Rezopole fête ses 10 ans ! L'association Rezopole, qui a été créée en 2001 sous le nom de LyonIX, fête le...


Rezopole fête ses 10 ans !

Rezopole fête ses 10 ans ! L'association Rezopole, qui a été créée en 2001 sous le nom de LyonIX, fête le 19 Octobre 2011 ses 10 ans d'existence. Avec une vision d'avenir sur l'Internet et les télécommunications, Rezopole s'est imposé comme l'acteur incontournable de la filière sur le territoire de la Région Rhône-Alpes et du Grand Lyon. Rezopole contribue au développement de l'Internet à Très Haut Débit de la région, s'investit dans l'animation de la filière IT et accompagne les acteurs publics dans leurs démarches innovations et projets TIC. The Rezopole Day Rezopole souhaite fêter ses dix ans avec les participants de ses infrastructures, ses partenaires d'affaires, ses principaux soutiens financiers (Région Rhône-Alpes Grand Lyon) ainsi que par les acteurs de l'univers local de l'Internet et Télécommunications. Programme du Rezopole Day: 9h - 12h : Rezopole User Group N° 08 Avec tous les responsables techniques et DSI des sociétés participantes sur les...


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Wikileaked cable provides insight into AFACT vs. iiNet http://t.co/MYBeZYT


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Advertisers attempt to derail new gTLD programme http://t.co/dXuEizB


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: Anti-porn MP heads parliamentary inquiry into online child safety http://t.co/s5ZkHQD


LINX_Network: RT @LINX_Policy: ‘No new powers sought’, says Home Office after social media talks http://t.co/GbFCJAB


Le Rezolink 2011 est en ligne !

L'édition 2011 du Rezolink, l'annuaire des participants sur les infrastructures de Rezopole est en ligne.


Le Rezolink 2011 est en ligne !

L'édition 2011 du Rezolink, l'annuaire des participants sur les infrastructures de Rezopole est en ligne.


19ème Forum de l'Euro-IX à Lyon

Après plusieurs éditions partout en Europe (Oslo, Bruxelles, Londres, Berlin, Prague etc), le 19ème forum de l'Euro-IX se déroulera à Lyon en partenariat avec Rezopole qui gère le noeud d'échange Internet LyonIX, le 17 et 18 Octobre 2011, à la Cité Internationale.


L'avis de Bruno BESANCON (Aradel) sur la visioconférence de Rezopole

« Nous organisons régulièrement des journées d'échange d'expériences sur divers thématiques en lien avec le développement économique local...


L'avis de Bruno BESANCON (Aradel) sur la visioconférence de Rezopole

« Nous organisons régulièrement des journées d'échange d'expériences sur divers thématiques en lien avec le développement économique local...


La Visioconférence : un service gratuit pour tous

Un outil simple, gratuit, sans engagement partout où l'on se trouve : la Visioconférence !


Rezopole - Nouveau Directeur du Développement

Laurent Alliod a rejoint l'équipe de Rezopole en qualité de Directeur du Développement.


Rezopole - Nouveau Directeur du Développement

Laurent Alliod a rejoint l'équipe de Rezopole en qualité de Directeur du Développement.


Mise en ligne de la RezoReview numéro 6

La RezoReview d'août 2011 est désormais en ligne. Vous pouvez la télécharger à partir de l'espace Média (fr/espace-presse-rezopole/presentations-rezopole)...


AMS-IX and Kenya IX agree to collaboration at AfPIF 2011

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) have finalized a collaboration agreement to help the development and growth of African regional Interconnection. The collaboration, which includes the donation of AMS-IX Gigabit Ethernet Equipment to Kenya, focuses on strengthening the capacity, resilience and stability in the Region and helping the growth of the Internet ecosystem as a whole.

Over the past couple of years Internet traffic to the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) has been growing at a phenomenal rate. The local Internet community has come to appreciate the benefits provided by IX’s,to such an extent, that the government has now requires any entity wishing to provide Internet related service to the government, must be peering at an Internet Exchange. With the development of memberships and strategic partnerships, KIXP has seen the increase of not just traffic levels, but also of value-add services, improved technical support and a growing role in the industry. Fiona Asonga, CEO of KIXP says, “As Kenya’s Internet continues to grow, the collaboration between AMS-IX and KIXP will go a long way in boosting our technical capacity “. She then explains, “At KIXP, we believe that we should not be re-inventing the wheel but learn from those who have been successful and make the necessary adjustment to suit our environment. The collaboration with AMS-IX is definitely going to be a learning experience for KIXP”.

This Collaboration was agreed upon at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Ghanna this August 2011.

A multi-stakeholder forum, the event brought together a range of key players such as: infrastructure providers, Service Providers, IXPs and regulators and members and partners of the Internet society (ISOC). Fiona Asonga comments on ISOC ”we also recognize the effort of our long time partner ISOC with whom we initiated the Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum. It is through ISOC’s support in hosting AfPIF that we have gotten the opportunities to network and identify suitable partners like AMS-IX, for collaboration.”

Henk Steenman, Chief Technical Officer, “The benefits of good Interconnection in Africa are becoming more and more apparent, AMS-IX is glad to be in a position to support Kenya (KIXP)” He continues “Internet progress happening in many regions of the African Continent today, does not get the deserved focus. AMS-IX can see the next big Traffic growth booming from the variety of ideas, networks, users and innovation we have witnessed (at AfPIF) this year”


Job openings at AMS-IX

We are looking for a Sales Support Employee, a Senior Service Manager and a Junior Service Manager. A full description is available here


LINX_Network: The final #LINX74 session is the IPv6 Panel featuring Andy Davidson, Dave Freedman, Neil McRae and Richard Yule http://t.co/1E0tPpa


LINX_Network: Bijal Sanghani and Jonny Martin present the breakout session on the 2011 PCH Peering Survey at #LINX74 http://t.co/IPrZVRs


LINX_Network: #LINX74: Continuing the parallel agenda there will be an #IPv6 panel session and a PCH's review of their Peering Agreements Survey


LINX_Network: RIPE Policy Discussion at #LINX74 http://t.co/6p7Evzw


LINX_Network: #LINX74: Andy Davidson of Hurricane Electric asks a question during the RIPE policy discussion http://t.co/fzpTiau


LINX_Network: #LINX74: Dave Freedman of Claranet joins a RIPE policy discussion with Malcolm Hutty and Nigel Titley http://t.co/zJE07TL


LINX_Network: Nigel Titley presents his usual RIPE policy update at #LINX74 http://t.co/4EEysFO


LINX_Network: In a change to the #LINX74 agenda, John Souter talks through the list of LINX associate members http://t.co/g0F8MoF


LINX_Network: Mark Cooper of #LINX74 sponsor @interxion - his presentation featured a quiz for event attendees http://t.co/8PnE8bv


LINX_Network: The second day of #LINX74 about to begin - LINX CEO John Souter will again introduce proceedings


LINX_Network: LINX Council member Neil McRae asks a question during the discussions on the Extreme LAN at #LINX74 http://t.co/Bb06iYO


LINX_Network: #LINX74: Next on stage will be Derek Cobb and John Souter to discuss the Extreme LAN


LINX_Network: Malcolm Hutty, LINX Head of Public Affairs, talks about the data retention directive at #LINX74 http://t.co/7BDOP1U


LINX_Network: Mike Hellers, LINX Network Operations Manager, on stage at #LINX74 continuing the Engineering team's update http://t.co/C0JGsVT


LINX_Network: Tony West, LINX Network Architecture Refresh Programme Manager, at #LINX74 http://t.co/o6RpvVv


LINX_Network: Owen Conway of the LINX Engineering team speaking at #LINX74 http://t.co/3LAFMqD


LINX_Network: LINX CTO Derek Cobb introduces the LINX Engineering team's progress with the new network architecture http://t.co/er7bEci


LINX_Network: Dariush Marsh-Mossadeghi of the BBC speaks to #LINX74 delegates regarding plans during Olympic year http://t.co/jXwHl9t


LINX_Network: LINX CEO John Souter gets the proceedings of #LINX74 underway http://t.co/CounGi3


LINX_Network: The #LINX74 meeting room just before the start of the event http://t.co/QPf2iCb


Equation arrive sur LyonIX 2A

Equation (http://www.equation.fr/) s'est interconnectée sur LyonIX 2A, mardi 09 Mars 2011. Equation, est...


AMS-IX adds their support to the African Peering and Interconnection Forum in Ghana

One of the Worlds largest Internet Exchanges - AMS-IX - will support the APIF in addressing some of the key interconnection challenges and opportunities developing in the African Internet Market.

As a multi-stakeholder forum, the event will bring together a range of key players such as; infrastructure providers, Service Providers, IXPs and regulators, and will aim to build on the success of the inaugural AfPIF event held in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2010.

Michuki Mwangi, Senior Development Manager for Africa & the Middle East said “The success of Internet Exchanges (IX’s) across Europe and the positive effect IX’s have had on the Internet ecosystem at large, are good examples of the effect that regional collaboration can have on the African Internet Networks and Market”. He added, “We are pleased to count on the continuous support and experience from the AMS-IX Team.”

The 2011 APIF theme is: “Regional Interconnection: Outlining the business case”, which aims to foster a robust discussion on cross-border interconnection approaches, economics and challenges. The event will cover key Interconnection issues in Africa and provide participants with insights into maximizing regional opportunities.

Job Witteman AMS-IX CEO said, “Strong, well set-up exchanges attribute to the resilience and stability of the Internet as a whole,” he added, “AMS-IX is happy sharing its knowledge, supporting start-up Exchanges and adding a contribution.”

The African Peering and Interconnection Forum - APIF - will be hosted by the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) on the 8-9 August 2011 in Accra, Ghana.


Jul 21st 2011: Annual Report 2010

Professional Association of Legal Entities NIX.CZ presents the Annual Report 2010 on its web pages. The main theme of the Annual Report is the “double star” due to the change of topology from ring to double star, which was the most significant event of the last year in the NIX.CZ Association. Printed report has a very interesting 3D format including 3D glasses and will be distributed to ...


BCIX Round Table 2011 at c-base Berlin

The next BCIX Round Table is taking place on August 2nd, 2011. We look forward to a barbecue with you at ‘Raumstation c-base‘, hopefully in fine weather. We would like to thank the c-base team in advance for allowing us to use their very special location for our get-together. Leave your business attire at home – [...]


Lyatiss arrive sur LyonIX 1

Lyatiss (http://www.lyatiss.com/) (http://www.xlrender.com/)s'est interconnecté sur LyonIX 1, lundi 27 Juin 2011.


TREX Workshop 2011

TREX is pleased to host a workshop on Internet infrastructure security. The workshop will be held on Friday the 16th of September 2011 at Villa Vintti in Kehräsaari in Tampere from 12:00 to 17:00 and will continue as a networking event in their sauna department. The workshop will be of value to anyone interested in Internet security and adopting IPv6, and of course to everyone interested in peering at TREX Tampere Region Exchange.


28.06.2011 – Max Telecom joined BIX.BG

Speed: 1Gbps | AS: 42735 | IP: 193.169.198.86 | www.maxtelecom.bg


Member connected - BTnet

27th June 2011. - member connected to CIX switch - BTnet.


Member connected - BTnet

27th June 2011. - member connected to CIX switch - BTnet.


Album photo - 10 ans de Rezopole

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Album photo - Aperezo 12

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Album photo - 10 ans de Rezopole

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Album photo - Aperezo 12

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[NaMeX]: New member: Airmax S.r.l.

A new member has joined NaMeX: Airmax S.r.l. (AS197650). NaMeX is counting now up to 47 members.

NaMeX community welcomes its newest member, Airmax S.r.l.!


Le Guichet d'Information Télécom : version 3 disponible

La version 3 du Guichet d'Information Télécom - service d'information dans le domaine des télécommunications - a été mise en ligne. Connectez-vous sur : www.guichettelecom.com (http://www.guichettelecom.com).


23.06.2011 – Mobiltel EAD upgraded at 10GE port

Speed: 10Gbps | AS: 12716 | www.mtel.bg


AMS-IX donates equipment to the Armenian Internet Exchange

Just a few months ago in late March 2011, Armenia suffered an outage of all 3 wholesale network providers (ArmenTel, FiberNet Communication and GNC-Alfa) due to an alleged search for copper by a 75-year-old woman in the neighboring state of Georgia.

All services were restored in a matter of hours but the incident highlighted the need and importance of the Armenian Internet Exchange, the requirement for a better collaboration of national and regional providers, and the need for ISP’s to make their interconnection more robust and resilient.

European Internet Exchange Association (EURO-IX) took the initiative to find support for Armenia by bringing AMS-IX experience in(Amsterdam Internet Exchange) and defining what supportcould be best offered.

After consultation with all parties, the donation of a Foundry BigIron 15000 switch was made by AMS-IX to support a scalable number of ports and better redundancy.

“As one of the largest IXs and with an increasingly public profile, we often get ‘consulted’ by start-up and developing exchanges for tips and tricks of the trade. A few years ago we introduced a support program called -IX in a box” said AMS-IX CEO Job Witteman.

The ‘IX in a box’ program was set up under the AMS-IX flag of enabling Internet progress for the “Good of the Internet" and to help build and support strong, well set-up exchanges that contribute to the resilience and stability of the Internet as a whole.

Secretary General at Euro-IX - Serge Radovcic explains ‘The success of the Internet Exchange model has shown to diminish outages and bring about various economic, performance and stability benefits to national and regional providers” He continues “AMS-IX, as one of the largest and very successful exchanges has a program in place specifically to help develop and support other exchanges around the world”

Vahan Hovsepyan, Director of ARMIX (Armenian Internet Exchange) states, “Possibilities provided by the equipment donated to ARMIX gives us the opportunity to provide services notonly to Armenian companies, but also to initiate regional cooperation projects, increasing the role of Armenian Internet Exchange and insuring the highest level of security and productivity''. He then added “We very much appreciate AMS-IX donation (of this equipment). It will definitely add value to our exchange, bring forth stability and help our economic objective of keeping 30% of local Internet traffic within Armenia.”


IPv6

Contexte IPv4-IPv6 L'AFNIC (http://www.afnic.fr/) (Association française pour le nommage Internet en coopération) a fait un état des lieux et note qu'il reste seulement 7,8% d'adresses IPv4 encore disponibles dans le monde. Seule solution pour faire face à cette pénurie : la migration vers l'IPv6. Après plusieurs annonces de son déploiement, un test planétaire a enfin eu lieu le 8 juin dernier : l'IPv6-Day. Google (http://www.google.fr/intl/fr/about.html), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/facebook), Orange (http://orange-en-france.orange.fr/), Yahoo (http://fr.yahoo.com/?p=us)... étaient de la partie. Cette expérimentation s'est révélée être une réussite. Éric Besson, ministre de l'Économie numérique, a annoncé, dès le lendemain, l'accélération de la migration en France. Le site Rezopole est lui aussi passé en IPv6 ainsi qu'une grande partie de ses équipements. Les apports de l'IPv6 L'espace d'adressage est plus grand : identification de tous les équipements communication de bout en bout L'en-tête est simplifié : 8 champs au lieu de 13 en-tête de taille fixe extensions gérées par les "équipements terminaux" disparition du "Checksum (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checksum#Protocole_IP)" L'IPv6 permet également...


IPv6

Contexte IPv4-IPv6 L'AFNIC (http://www.afnic.fr/) (Association française pour le nommage Internet en coopération) a fait un état des lieux et note qu'il reste seulement 7,8% d'adresses IPv4 encore disponibles dans le monde. Seule solution pour faire face à cette pénurie : la migration vers l'IPv6. Après plusieurs annonces de son déploiement, un test planétaire a enfin eu lieu le 8 juin dernier : l'IPv6-Day. Google (http://www.google.fr/intl/fr/about.html), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/facebook), Orange (http://orange-en-france.orange.fr/), Yahoo (http://fr.yahoo.com/?p=us)... étaient de la partie. Cette expérimentation s'est révélée être une réussite. Éric Besson, ministre de l'Économie numérique, a annoncé, dès le lendemain, l'accélération de la migration en France. Le site Rezopole est lui aussi passé en IPv6 ainsi qu'une grande partie de ses équipements. Les apports de l'IPv6 L'espace d'adressage est plus grand : identification de tous les équipements communication de bout en bout L'en-tête est simplifié : 8 champs au lieu de 13 en-tête de taille fixe extensions gérées par les "équipements terminaux" disparition du "Checksum (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checksum#Protocole_IP)" L'IPv6 permet également...


Bilan de l'IPv6-Day

Le test planétaire de l'IPv6 : globalement une réussite !


Nouvelle session BGP en place

Rezopole a mis en place une session BGP entre ses IX et les routeurs de France-IX.


Jun 15th 2011: Unexpected response of World IPv6 Day in the Czech Republic

Prague June 16, 2011 – Many companies showed interest in the World IPv6 day in the Czech Republic. According to statistics of the Czech national domain registry, Association CZ.NIC, every 10th web pages with .cz domain was accessible via IPv6 on June 8, 2011. Seven times higher data traffic was also recorded in the national peering centre NIX.CZ. The World IPv6 day was initiated by com...


DCforData arrive sur LyonIX 1

DCforData (http://www.dcfordata.com/) (http://www.xlrender.com)s'est interconnecté sur LyonIX 1, vendredi 10 Juin 2011. DCforData est...


3 new services are launched by AMS-IX at MORE IP event

In the beautiful and historic setting of the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam and in parallel joint efforts to bring awareness of World IPv6 day, The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) launched 3 new unique services in preparation to the growth and developments of the Internet Industry at an event properly named MORE IP. These new services were:

Larger 100GE ports to adhere to the levels of internet traffic hikes and strains that rich digital media, cloud and a rising growth of global user generated traffic is having and will continue to have on networks.
An optional Service Level Agreement (SLA) to offer quality guarantees and Performance Indicators to networks that can benefit or who require to certify the level of interconnection AMS-IX offers.
A service to Interconnect IPX networks (Inter-IPX) brining the success of IP interconnection and the business needs of the Mobile industry in Sync, and offering a Service Level Interconnection to large IPX networks following the guidelines set forth by the GSMA.

Many interesting presentations took place, including interxion's Jonathan wood take on digital media and the role of a datacentre in supporting that growth; Brocade's Joerg Ammon who went into further details on the technology behind 100GE; and Barry Elliot from AMS-IX datacentre Auditors Capitoline, who gave a detailed account on some of the failures from Datacentres around the world.

The event was attended by a diverse variety of networks from the hosting industry to internet providers and gaming Industry and included representatives from of all of europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. Many of these representing networks already connected to AMS-IX and who currently add to the 1.3 Terabit per second of traffic exchanged daily at peak times.

The Highlight of the More IP event could have been the winning of a prize hidden in one of the balloons that dropped during the launch, it could have been the buzz at the networking social or even the exited Japanese winner of the IPv6 contest; but the highlight that will continue to resonate from this event is that everyone is aware the Internet is growing, everyone is aware of their part in that growth and although no one person, network or IX can predict the future, everyone at the event believed the future will include more and MORE IP.


World IPv6 Day

The Internet Society (ISOC.org) has called for a "World IPv6 Day" on June 8, 2011.


Data storage in molecules

Eliseo Ruiz and its team of the Inorganic Chemical Department and the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) study the magnetic properties of a type of molecular compounds with a view to a possible use in the systems of data storage.

Estructura del complex Mn12.

These complexes could substitue the metal alloy which are in the current hard disks with a reduced size and a bigger quantity of information.

In particular, this group of research studies the magnetic properties of the molecules of the family of compounds Mn6 through theoretical methods based on the Density Functional Theory (DFT). To carry out this process, it has been applied computational tools not only from CESCA but also from BSC.


Live broadcast of an opera through 3D technology

Retransmissió en directe de l'assaig de l'òpera Fidelio de Beethoven, dins del marc de la cinquena edició del DiBa.

The Anella Científica made possible the first live broadcast with 3D technology and cinematographic quality in the fifth edition of the Digital Barcelona Film Festival (DiBa 2009).

In particular, it was broadcasted a live essay of Beethovenes' opera Fidelio (made by Metropolitan Opera House of Nova York) from the Gran Teatre del Liceu to the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

This action was possible thanks to the connection provided by the Anella Científica between the Gran Teatre del Liceu and i2CAT, participant in the broadcast.

The audience could see the performance from the auditorium of the UPF, using special polarized glasses. The broadcast took place in may of 2009.


[NaMeX]: New member: Tinet Spa

A new member has joined NaMeX: Tinet Spa (AS3257). NaMeX is counting now up to 46 members.

NaMeX community welcomes its newest member, Tinet Spa!


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Functional food

The food industry adds extracts which are rich in bioactive molecules to the natural food in order to this food become functional foods, ie with properties beneficial for health, in addition to its nutritional value.

Lluís Arola is the coordinator of the research group in Nutrigenomics of the Universitat Rovira Virgili (URV). A part of this group, lead by Gerard Pujadas and Santi Garcia-Vallvé, uses Chemoinformatics tools and techniques to predict natural molecules that could be used as additives in functional foods in the future.

These foods can act in a manner similar to drugs used in treating cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, among others illness.

To carry out this research, this group uses, among other tools, the ones provided by the Drug Design Service.

 


Album photo - Aperezo 11

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Album photo - Aperezo 11

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May 25th 2011: World IPv6 Day

June 8, 2011 is World IPv6 Day. On this day major internet organizations such as Google, Akamai, Yahoo!, Facebook, Limelight Networks, Seznam.cz and more than 200 other companies, in cooperation with the Internet Society, will offer their content over IPv6 protocol. In addition to the existing DNS A records (IPv4), they will insert also the AAAA (IPv6) records. Their links, such as www.google.com, s...


19.05.2011 – RETN upgraded at 10GE port

Speed: 10Gbps | AS: 9002 | IP: 193.169.198.100 | www.retn.net


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[NaMeX]: New member: Foxtel Srl

A new member has joined NaMeX: Foxtel Srl(AS56754). NaMeX is counting now up to 45 members.

NaMeX community welcomes its newest member, Foxtel Srl


[NaMeX]: NaMeX Peering Workshop 2011

Next NaMeX Meeting will take place in Rome on Monday, September 26, 2011.

As soon as possible more details will be available on our website about the location, the agenda, attendees and how to perform your registration.

For any other information, feel free to contact our staff at the following address <meeting@namex.it>.


News GIX : Liaison 1 Gbit LyonIX-Top-IX

Les participants de LyonIX (http://www.lyonix.net) et de Top-IX (http://www.top-ix.net/) pourront désormais bénéficier d'une liaison 1Gbit entre les deux GIXs.


New CIX member - BTnet

10th May 2011 BTnet signed an agreement on membership in the CIX. BTnet is 23rd member of CIX.


New CIX member - BTnet

10th May 2011 BTnet signed an agreement on membership in the CIX. BTnet is 23rd member of CIX.