The layer 2 interconnection, operational this month, logically brings traffic to all members from France-IX and Top-IX through the extension of France-IX unicast VLAN to Top-IX and vice-versa.
As previous interconnections set up by France-IX with other IXPs, namely Lu-cix, LyonIX and SFINX, any peer can use the link up to 100Mbps. When reaching a higher need of traffic, the member will have to connect directly to the other IXP on its own or via a reseller. The reseller provides then the long-haul connection together with the connection port to the internet exchange. To benefit from the interconnection, members need to contact their internet exchange NOC and the service will be put in place quickly.
Franck Simon, managing director at France-IX, is delighted with this new project: From day one it has been in France-IXs strategy to build partnerships with IXPS located in nearby cities and countries so we could provide to our members some new peering opportunities without adding costs on the bills.
Mr Silvano Giorcelli, MD at Top-IX, emphasizes the advantage: Top-IX supports international partnerships that allow our members an important chance to cost-effectively expand their business in Europe. We are proud to do it with France-IX, one of the major Internet hubs in Europe.
France IX is the latest generation IXP based in France which offers Unicast and Multicast IPv4/IPv6 public peering, private peering (Closed User Groups), routes servers and a reseller program through various connection ports: 100 Mbps copper, 200Mbps (copper or optical), 1000 Mbps copper, 1 Gbps SX or LX, 2 Gbps and 10 Gbps LR.