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IX-API: An application programming interface to provision on IXs by Henk Steenman


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IX-API: An application programming interface to provision on IXs by Henk Steenman

  1. 1. IX-API An Application Programming Interface built by 13.11.19 1
  2. 2. The Background Story • To make life easier for our customers we have to make implementation of peering and interconnection in general more convenient • Creating a NaaS-model within the interconnection-community provides a consistent way of consuming peering, point-to-point connections, cloud-connections and so on 13.11.19 2
  3. 3. The Background Story • A lot of companies, whom use services of an IXP would like to interface through an API. • Until today, they had to handle different API´s – one for each IXP. • Moreover, new services like cloud connections are more complex requiring a different approach • Today’s businesses demand faster planning and deployment of Interconnection infrastructure 13.11.19 3
  4. 4. The Background Story As partners in this project we are convinced that we have to overcome the manual provisioning of interconnection It can be error-prone and time- consuming for our customers, putting pressure on network engineers, cloud architects and staff members 13.11.19 4
  5. 5. The Background Story • To meet these new business requirements • The three IXPs have joined forces to standardize on a uniform API 13.11.19 5 • Programmability of all supporting IXPs lowers the bar for automated provisioning • This ultimately supports the digital transformation of participants
  6. 6. What is the IX-API? Open community API designed by the three IXPs • At various stages of implementation at AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX Technical Details: • Restful Standard API • Security with API-keys and API-secret • Documented with the OpenAPI3.0 standard • Dockerised reference implementation sandbox available • Test suite available to check if it meets the standard 13.11.19 6
  7. 7. Service Scope and Design V1 Service Scope: • Demarcs/ports/LAGs • Peering facilities including route server, • Point-to-Point and Cloud services • Extendable for additional functionality 13.11.19 7
  8. 8. Who benefits? All customers of exchanges that support the standard regardless of their business model and size • Resellers • Internet Service Providers • Content Delivery Networks • Carriers • Other IXs use as standard to sell services to their customer base • … 13.11.19 8
  9. 9. Benefits for IX Customers Supports fully end-to-end automated processes: • No human interaction necessary • Accelerate speed of configuring, changes and cancelling from days to minutes • 24*7 reachable • Less effort per transaction saves money • More transparence of the services due to instant feedback • Integration of IX service in portals of customers Reduced implementation costs due to a single API to multiple IXs • Implement once use many 13.11.19 9
  10. 10. IX-API Roadmap 13.11.19 10 §V1-Peering EPF14 (September 2019) §V2-Private VLAN Next 6 months §V3-Cloud Connectivity In parallel with V2 Other important topics: • Statistics / Monitoring (Timings TBD) • Remote services: Remote Peering / Private VLAN (Timings TBD) • Physical / Access (Timings TBD)
  11. 11. The next IX to join 13.11.19 11
  12. 12. IX-API Pilot Customers The IX-API has been developed with pilot customers: „Epsilon’s customers and Partners will benefit from faster, automated provisioning and improved service visibility when connecting to enabled IXPs from any of the 220+ data centres on our global network.” Woon Lee Chin, Product Director, Epsilon 13.11.19 12
  13. 13. For more information Visit 13
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  19. 19. Test Customer SDN BHD Changkat Raja Chulan, Bukit Ceylon Malaysia50200 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur