France-IX, Newsletter N°36

Peering at France-IX in Digital Realty Saint-Denis ?
It’s now possible!

Opening Peering at France-IX in Digital Realty Saint-Denis ?

To celebrate the opening of France-IX’s point of presence inside Digital Realty, the two entities organized a business breakfast in Saint-Denis on the 12nd of February.

In front of 15 organisations looking at peering opportunities, France-IX and Digital Realty presented their partnership, followed by a visit of the datacenter and of France-IX’s equipment.

If you wish to be connected to France-IX in Digital Realty, reach out to us at info@franceix.net.

Sharing the knowledge of IXPs in Montenegro

Sharing the knowledge of IXPs in Montenegro

During the last week of February, France-IX's managing director, Franck Simon, went to Zabljak, Montenegro, to take part in the Information Technology Week.

Invited by the Internet Society, Franck Simon shared his knowledge on how to build and grow an internet exchange point with an audience composed of regional academics and ISPs.

In the previous couple of years, Franck Simon already managed AXIS trainings to help Guinea and Comoros build their own internet exchanges.

Telecity Courbevoie upgrade

Telecity Courbevoie upgrade

This month, Telecity Courbevoie PoP has been upgraded. A new Brocade MLX-8 switch has been deployed and new features are now available:

  • VPLS is supported and homogeneous protocols are used;
  • The bandwith of the PoP has been increased by adding new DWDM wavelengths.
Additional maintenance operations are planned so that all core and edge PoPS run the same protocols.

Route servers upgrade

Route servers upgrade

A maintenance operation has been performed this month to upgrade the route servers infrastructure. The Bird software has been upgraded and new features have been implemented:

  • An AS-SET is now available for members connected to the RS : AS51706:AS-MEMBERS:AS-PAR-RS and AS51706:AS-MEMBERS:AS-MRS-RS;
  • ADD-PATH feature is supported;
  • BGP extended communities is supported;
  • Well-known communities are not interpreted by the route-servers and are propagated to all peers;
  • Additional BGP communities are configured to be able to prepend member's routes coming from a specific partner IXP (it was previously only possible member by member and not globally by IXP) .

During this maintenance, routes servers have been connected directly on core switches : this reduces the risk of impact if an issue occurs on France-IX IT infrastructure.

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Latest connections

Organisation (ASN) POP Traffic
Luxembourg Online (8632) Telehouse 2 10 Gbps
MHZ Bouteiller (201703) Telehouse 2 Via SFINX
Nexellent (31424) Telehouse 2 100 Mbps
Oranlink (57023) Interxion MRS 1 2 Gbps
WIOCC (37662) Interxion MRS1 1 Gbps

Upgrades

Organisation (ASN) POP Traffic
Google (15169) Interxion MRS1/Telehouse 2

30 Gbps > 50 Gbps

Telecitygroup (15830) Telehouse 2

1 Gbps > 10 Gbps

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