France-IX, Newsletter N°23

Action plan

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Full action plan

Over the past few weeks, several maintenances were conducted following the action plan released mid-October :

  • Filtering allowing only one MAC address per member have been generalized to every member.
  • On TelecityGroup Courbevoie PoP, the Force10 E1200 equipment which was limited in terms of layer-2 filtering, has been replaced by a Force10 S4810 and a Juniper EX2200.
  • On the PoPs in Paris, all Brocade equipment has been upgraded with the latest stable software version, upon the recommendation of the equipment vendor: 5.400e. The last equipment of this series will be upgraded on Tuesday 3rd of December on the PoP in Marseille.
  • Force10 S4810 equipment has also been upgraded with the software version FTOS-SE-

The next step consists in renewing the core network. This will ensure homogeneity of the equipment in terms of functionalities (VPLS, layer-2 protection and so on...) and will enable us to deploy 100Gbps capacities.

Beginning of December, the new architecture’s requirements will be sent to the vendors capable of meeting them. The roll-out is planned for the second quarter of 2014 after the validation of the interoperability with the existing equipment.

Traffic regularly exceeding 200Gbps

Traffic statistique France-IX

You’ve probably noticed by now that the traffic of our internet exchange was steadily peaking above 200Gbps, even reaching 220Gbps.

See the statistics

Network freeze period

December calendar

France-IX will suspend all the requests for connection or for upgrades from 20th of December, 2013 to 6th of January, 2014.

The technical support will of course remain active during that period.

Africa’s connectivity – Meeting the needs of a continent

Map Africa’s connectivity

The African Union’s AXIS project, coordinated by the Internet Society (ISOC), aims to establish an African Internet Exchange System with Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in 33 countries. National IXPs will improve access for African towns and cities, lower costs, encourage new Internet users, and promote new local businesses and services such as call centres.

Today, less than 5 percent of Africa’s Internet exchange traffic is internal. AXIS plans to exchange about 80 percent of Africa’s Internet traffic locally by 2020…

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NANOG 60 2013

Latest connections

Organisation (ASN) POP Traffic
British Telecom (5400) Telehouse 2 10 Gbps
CMRP (199383) Telehouse 2 100 Mbps
CNSI (198287) Telehouse 2 100 Mbps
L33 Networks (57024) Interxion 1 100 Mbps
Rezocean (198551) Telehouse 2 100 Mbps
Verizon (702) Telehouse 2 1 Gbps


Organisation (ASN) POP Traffic
Amazon (16509) Telecitygroup Condorcet
SFR Netcenter Marseille
2x 10Gbps
1x 10 Gbps
Axione (31167) Telehouse 2 1Gbps > 2 Gbps
Digicube (196689) Telehouse 2 200 Mbps >10 Gbps
Smartfocus (ex-Emailvision) (39905) Telecitygroup Courbevoie 1Gbps > 2 Gbps
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