PARIS, January 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
France IX tops off 2011 with success: the Internet eXchange Point (IXP) crosses the threshold of 100Gbps in terms of consolidated traffic on its platform.An internet eXchange point appeals and amplifies internet traffic
As an interconnection point, France IX gathers various profiles of internet professionals, from ISP to CDN to corporations. Thus the infrastructure is meant to deal with a significant traffic, following the growth trends of the Internet expansion.
In fact, an IXP enables its members to access a maximum amount of Internet routes by letting them exchange their own routes between them on the platform. The more the members inter-exchange, the bigger their flow needs grow.
With its offer, France IX takes part in enhancing the Internet, as it improves the latency of websites, which is highly appreciated by gamers, for instance, who won't tolerate long waits.
Steady growth on an evolutive platform
With 140 active members whose needs range from a few Mbps to several 10Gbps ports, France IX benefits from a constant increase in members and in traffic. The diversity of the members, also known as peers, helps in exchanging more traffic, since a new member is sure to easily find several peers. For example, a CDN connects to internet exchange points, so it could reach as many routes as possible.
In addition to that, France IX has put in place routes servers. Members can peer with these servers, just as they peer with any other member, and receive thousands of routes. It helps gaining many routes quickly, while establishing peering agreements with other members can take some time.
Currently more than 70% of France IX members use the routes servers.
Milestone for Internet in France
What does 100Gbps mean? France has again become a major peering place, which has not been the case for many years. An important gap between France IX and other IXPs in England, Germany and the Netherlands can still be spotted. However, as time goes by this discrepancy should disappear.
Moreover, it brings new opportunities to the French market, such as the possibility to exchange traffic with companies like Google which never peered in France before France IX was set up, but now does, and even shows an open peering policy.
France IX is the latest generation IXP based in France, which offers Unicast and Multicast IPv4/IPv6 public peering and private peering (Closed User Groups) through various connection ports: 100 Mbps copper, 1000 Mbps copper, 1 Gbps SX or LX and 10 Gbps LR. For further information, visit the website http://www.franceix.net or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE France IX