Euro-IX 26 Day 2 live blogging

euro-ix 26 day 2

OK kids it’s day 2 at Euro-IX and the conference is in full swing with a packed room at the Pullman Palm Beach in Marseille. Last night was the usual humdinger with dinner at La Nautique in the Old Harbour followed by a bit of community singing on the bus and then dancing to Abba back at the bar in the hotel. We know how to live in the IXP game.

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missed the last chunk of the conference due to attending a lonap board meeting you got the gist anyway. Thassit for now. Travel home tomoz 

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MS would like to see centralised maintenance calendar – v good idea. would let us organise maint windows that don’t clash with others

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Windows, Azure, O365, XBox360, One Drive, Bing, Skype – all drivers for connectivity use

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ck from Microsoft – MS connected to 88 IXPs

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Good point from Arnold Nipper. Paid peering changes the SLA game – normally peering is on a best efforts basis 

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Now Edwin from NL-IX talking about premium peering – conectivity to closed networks

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Just ad Curtis from Netnod on. Sorry I clean forgot to write anything about his talk as I was listening to it and also doing some emails 🙂 V interesting though – he and John Souter of LINX have been doing a market survey on IXP demographics. Results will be announced in due course.

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good talk from Greg who stood in for John D’Ambrosia, Chief Ethernet Evangelist, CTO Office, Dell

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Greg Hankins on 100GigE 

From 2003 to 2014 about 70
billion meters of Cat 5e and
• Cat 6 cabling were sold

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from Twitter:

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Marian Durkovic of the Slovakian Internet Exchange now on stage talking a load of Trill

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If you’re wondering where I’ve been it was the coffee break.

Coffee break over. Now it’s Mikael Holmberg of Extreme Networks talking SDN
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In London there are 2 successful IXPs. London is a big market and can support 2 players but it is also true that many ISPs are members of both. It provides resiliency.

It is not necessarily the case in smaller markets that they can support two IXPs. However it would still be beneficial to have two for resiliency purposes although smaller ISPs may not be able to afford to be at both. That’s a business decision.

Let’s assume that you need scale in order to be able to support POPs in small markets. The market is moving to try and keep things local though. So does it mean that we need to have fewer bigger IXPs covering global markets? 

If this is the case then we as IXPs have to think about how we fit into this global scenario.

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Does an organisation need to expand globally in order to survive in this business? Is it a need to be able to pay for more staff or maintain an existing level of staffing in order to maintain a service to existing local members?

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By opening lots of POPs is an IXP starting to compete with network operators?

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Pricing is coming down all the time which means it’s harder to grow a business hence global expansion. New staff members need paying.

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Comment from the panel. Creating competition in a market weakens the prospect of an IXP – splitting membership across two exchanges reduces the value to members of each exchange.

New York has 6 IXPs – fragmentation already happened there

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This is the panel session we have all been waiting for: Market Developments.

The background is that DE-CIX has opened an IXP in Marseille in direct competition to the incumbernt France-IX. This has created ripples in the IXP world which has hitherto remained a nice club of organisations working together for the common good.

On the Panel are Andy Davidson of Euro-IX (chair), Harald Summa of DE-CIX, Franck Simon of France-IX, Michele McCann of NapAfrica and Christian Koch of Microsoft.

This session is being held under Chatham House rules so there won’t be any attributable quotes.

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