NaMeX Rome (Italy) Internet Exchange Point Update


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NaMeX Rome (Italy) Internet Exchange Point Update

  1. 1. NaMeX Maurizio Goretti General Manager
  2. 2. NaMeX today ü  ü  ü  ü  ü  ü  Established in 2001 as a consortium Originally started as a voluntary based activity, eventually moved to a professional organization Nautilus Mediterranean eXchange Point An IXP in the middle of the Mediterranean basin
  3. 3. NaMeX ü  ü  ü  ü  ü  ü  Consortium is supported by members’ financial contributions A public price list for all members (no individual agreements) Yearly fees are set by members’ general meeting, upon proposal from board of directors CINECA guarantees prices that cover its own costs NaMeX is held by its members Financial contributions are fully employed in providing professional services back to members
  4. 4. NaMeX today ü  An infrastucture aimed at providing its (now 53) members with new opportunities: ü  Carrier housing services: requested by network operators in order to establish a point of presence and access private interconnections and IP transit at competitive prices ü  Peering services for the exchange of IP traffic with a large number of ISPs ü  Other services: ü  ü  ü  ü  SPC-QXN (PA dedicated exchange network), FUB (Internet quality monitoring) Over-the-top infrastructures Remote connection to AMS-IX Remote hands
  5. 5. Members ü  Over-the-top (i.e.: Google, Akamai) ü  Content providers (Aruba, Seeweb, CloudItalia) ü  Carriers (Level 3, Sparkle, Cogent, WIS) ü  ISPs ü  WISPs ü  Public institutions (FUB, SPC-QXN) Afferenti 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 19 23 25 30 32 44 2011 50 2012 2013 51 54
  6. 6. Financials ü  Increasing budget (+17%) ü  Income from peering services is decreasing ü  Income from carrier housing services is increasing Bilancio 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 200 KEuro 300 Keuro 400 KEuro 440 KEuro 440 KEuro 580 KEuro 720 KEuro 850 KEuro 900 KEuro
  7. 7. Content Providers ü  ü  ü  Datacenter provides housing space to major international content providers: ü  AKAMAI ü  Google Content providers account for 30% of ISPs traffic today Cache servers bring content close to end users
  8. 8. National strategies Redundancy point for national traffic: ü  ü  ISPs with a national extent and a point of presence in one of the IXPs in northern Italy are showing a growing interest in connecting to NAMEX, in order to: ü  Provide a disaster recovery site (international fiber paths do not pass through Milan and Turin) ü  Load balance their backbone traffic ü  Aggregate traffic from center and southern Italy locally
  9. 9. International strategies Landing stations project: ü  ü  ü  Italy as a gateway to Europe Help network operators from Mediterranean countries and operators being carried over sea cables, to establish their network presence in Italy AMS-IX Partnership ü  Virtual IXP port remotization ü  ü  ü  ü  9 connected members Common strategies towards international carriers Try&Buy campaign
  10. 10. Thanks! Maurizio Goretti General Manager