France-IX activates marketplace for IP-centric services

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  • 12/04/2016


    Members benefit from speed, simplicity and cost efficiency when buying services through IXP platform.


    France-IX, the Paris and Marseille-based digital gateway to the MEA region, has activated the France-IX Marketplace where its peering members can buy any IP-centric service over the IXP platform. This buying model enables new services to be provisioned quickly and easily over private circuits setup over the platform, and also delivers significant cost efficiencies to buyer-members. France-IX is the first IXP to offer anti DDoS solution through its Marketplace along with other services including IP transit. Additional services are planned to be rolled-out in the future.


    « « The role of IXPs is changing, especially for those which are international exchange points like France-IX. » says Franck Simon, Managing Director at France-IX. « IXPs used to provide purely a technical platform for carriers, ISPs and CDNs to peer, meaning interconnecting their networks and exchanging their own traffic. But now, with such a large and diversified membership including a growing segment of enterprises, we saw the opportunity to extend from simple peering to facilitating a marketplace where our members can buy the services they need from our partners. By including services such as anti-DDoS, we are going beyond other IXPs’ offerings and we are proud to be an innovator in the evolution of the IXP. » »


    France-IX members will benefit from cost efficiencies when they buy services through the marketplace. Cost optimization is created through seamless provision of the service they buy and how simple it is; members already have a port in place and there is no need for them to order a new cross-connect, so all they have to do is manage their existing port. When members use their ports for peering only, there is usually some unused capacity on them that could be partly filled by subscribing to additional services and so optimizing the cost of the peering port. Further cost benefits are gained from multiple sellers of the same service offering competitive pricing.


    Services such as anti-DDoS scrubbing will enable the filtering of malicious traffic. As a result, when attacked, France-IX members will not need to shut down their peering sessions anymore, which used to be the initial reflex reaction.

    France-IX is delighted to announce that its first Marketplace seller is Orange International Carriers, one of the world’s leading wholesale providers, which is offering its comprehensive portfolio of innovative and flexible solution to France-IX’ operators, international carriers and OTT peering members.


    “« We are pleased to be able to offer our IP transit service, Open Transit® Internet (OTI), as well as IP transit DDoS protection all through the France-IX POPs within the Paris metro area. Network operators who peer at the France-IX can now benefit from all these Orange services at the best wholesale prices along with quick and seamless service delivery by France-IX. » . says Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, Managing Director of at Orange International Carriers.


    For more information please visit: Marketplace


    France-IX's Marketplace 2015