Benefits of Internet eXchange Points

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Presentation made by France-IX during the African Peering & Interconnection Forum in September 2013 in Casablanca, Morocco.
This presents 4 profiles of peers and their specific interests in connecting to internet exchange points.
More details about the case studies on www.franceix.net.

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Benefits of Internet eXchange Points

  1. 1. AFPIF4 – Casablanca, 3rd of September 2013 Benefits of Internet exchange points by Franck Simon – France-IX
  2. 2. 8 Points de presence: - 7 in and around Paris - 1 in Marseille 1 /10 Dual-core architecture for redundancy and resiliency Network
  3. 3. 2 /10 Various profiles of peers Operators, carriers, Internet service providers Cloud experts Hosting companies Content delivery networks Online media Big companies E-commerce Emailing service providers
  4. 4. Content Delivery Networks (CDN) - Open peering policy, - Unicast IPv4 & IPv6, - Short and optimised paths through the IX (vs IP transit) - Access to routes servers - Interest in Marseille POP to reach Africa, Middle-East and Asia 3 /10
  5. 5. Emailing Services Providers (ESP) - Open peering policy, - Unicast IPv4 & IPv6, - Short and optimised paths & gain of costs, - Possibility to ‘burst’ its trafic (differentiate contractual bandwidth from the maximum capacity allowed by the physical port), as traffic is related to emailing campaigns - Access to CDNs, - Reachability of mailboxes of big hosters’ customers, - Interest in Marseille PoP: to reach Asian destinations 4 /10
  6. 6. Cloud Experts - Open peering policy, - Unicast IPv4 & IPv6, - Short paths, - Access to routes servers 5 /10
  7. 7. Operators - Open to selective peering policy, - Unicast IPv4 & IPv6, - Short and optimised paths, - Access to routes servers (with requests to have integrated BGP communities), - Access to private VLAN (when reselling partial or full IP transit), - Use of the IX to send data, 3G flows and soon 4G flows - Special interest for reaching CDNs - Reseller program (for operators also acting as carriers), 6 /10
  8. 8. Recap chart Unicast IPv4 & IPv6 Short paths Routes servers Private VLANs Allow bursts of traffic Access to Marseille Reseller program CDN Yes Yes Yes Yes ESP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes CLOUD EXPERTS Yes Yes Yes Yes & No OPERATORS Yes Yes Yes & No Yes Yes Yes & No 7 /10
  9. 9. Other case studies to come - Only 4 peers’ profiles analyzed here - Other members are also interested in the following services: - Multicast (very limited requests for it) - Interconnection with other IXPs, - NTP synchronisation, - Secondary DNS, - Access to root servers, - 24/NOC support, - Webportal with sFlow statistics, looking-glass… - All type of peers will by studies in the future. Check out our website to see them (video + PDF) https://www.franceix.net/en/members-resellers/case-study/ 8 /10
  10. 10. Developing new services Advanced security services SIP Peering Traffic market place Media flows exchange Shared test-bed … 9 /10
  11. 11. 10/10 Stop by our table to fill in the form
  12. 12. twitter.com/ixpfranceix facebook.com/ixpfranceix youtube.com/user/TheFranceIX Questions ? France-IX info@franceix.net +33 (0)1 70 61 97 71

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