Euro-IX 26 live blog from Marseille
Euro-IX 26 comments from sunny Marseille
Morning all. Trust we are bright and breezy on this fine Mediterranean morning. I am in Marseille for Euro-IX 26. These Euro-IX fora (not forums) happen every 6 months and are a great way for keeping up with what’s going on in the world of Internet Exchange Points (IXP). Keep this page open for updates as they happen at the conference together, of course with insightful comments.
Now on Franck Simon from our hosts France-IX.
Thomas King from DE-CIX
Marc Bruyere LAAS CNRS
R&D session now. Taking a break here to get some jobs done.
Peering traffic now more than transit
25% of SE internet traffic is Google – by using peering they use a lot less transit
SN use Amazon Web Services for Virtual Private Clouds – don’t use for public facing stuff. So it’s intranet.
Have 400VMs with Amazon. IPSEC. Wanted to use peering for connectivity & use France-IX for this
Good lunch out on the terrace. It’s 21 degrees outside. Back now for customer feedback and it’s “Internet Peerign as a cloud enabler for enterprises by Lionel MARIE of Schneider Electric
Now on Luca Cicchelli from Topix – an Italian codeof conduct for IXPs and how to respond to government requests
The next speaker has asked for no publicity so I’m giving you a photo from yesterday’s hike in the Calanques
Performance data would be handy – how does my isps perform compared with competition
75% of americans only have a choice of one isp – this makes it particularly important for the FCC to get regs right
no single european position on peering regulation. Some countries have net neut laws (eg Netherlands). Not clear how peering is covered by this
Sending party network pays is happening in the market with large telcos eg Netflix and comcast
FCC Open Internet Order 2015 – provides authority to hear peering complaints and take enforcement action
MIke Blanche now on. OECD study last year found that 99.5% of peering “contracts” were done n a handshake. This is very different to the voice world which is healvily regulated and filled with contracts.
Peering pretty much unregulated worldwide.
Internet has successfully scaled for 20 years without regulation – 8 x orders of magnitude inc in traffic. 5 orders of magnitude decrease in price – compare this with how voice market has changed – very different.
Argentina proposal for resolution to define ITU standard for IXPs. You always have to treat very suspiciously any move to regulate IXPs. In this case a chunk of ITU members are trying to move the world to a payment mechanism for use of the internet that reflects the old fashioned telephony way of working (eg sending party network pays). The Argentinan proposal is trying to force this on the internet – the old way of working has proved to be very lucrative for some governments. The ultimate result would be that IXPS could end up as financial clearing houses. Not good.
Malcolm on talking about ITU Plenipotentiary 2014 in Busan Korea. 3 internet related resolutions 101, 102 and 133. These are effectively recognised as international treaties
Regulatory session now. This is going to be an interesting one as there are lots of things in the pipeline legalwise
Coffee break coming up – how time flies! 🙂
Just a reminder of who I am representing here
The #euroix meeting begins in Marseille with 43 IXPs from 30 countries present. This is the key meeting for Internet Exchange operators.
— Andy Davidson (@andyd) April 13, 2015
In the last ten years, GE peering ports in Europe have fallen by about half, but 10GE ports pricing has fallen by almost two thirds. #Euroix
— Andy Davidson (@andyd) April 13, 2015
some interesting slides from Bijal – moving too quickly to cover but I’ll see if I can get hold of them. Basically this is a healthy industry with most things up and to the right. teh exception to this is cost which is down and to the right – as it should be
new euro-ix website coming soon btw – yay 🙂
Arnold Dipper of DEC-IX mentioned that he was happy to discuss the somewhat controversial opening of a DEC-IX POP in Marseille in direct competition to France-IX. This has been a conversation point in the bar in the run up to the conference and will be covered in a lot more detail tomorrow at an additional panel session arranged at the last minute.
For those of you not up to speed with this issue, the opening of a competing IXP in the same datacentre as a successfully running existing IXP has been labelled as highly aggressive and somewhat counter to the whole live and let live not for profit nature of the IXP community. We shall hear more about this tomorrow.
Intros over (30 mins) and Euro-IX sec gen Bijal is onstage giving us a heads up on what’s been happening
Coming to these meetings feels as if I am in the middle of an Asterix the Gaul story – lots of organisations ending in IX
Intros from around the room – newbies, sponsors and then everyone else – it’s going to take a while as there are 126 attendees which is a record. Lots of familiar faces though.
Using the hotel wifi which I hope will hold up – already looking a little shaky.
France-IX has been going for 5 years btw and now have over 200 members which ain’t bad going at all. They have had a POP in marseille for 3 years or so. Marseille is France’s 2nd city and has 7 undersea cables coming ashore here with a further two on the way. This makes it a great place for attracting overseas members.
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