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Summer roundup - IX news and views from the last year

Perfect for the poolside or a quick catch up on the couch, here is my selection of some of the most interesting IX material from Netnod over the last 12 months.

New to Internet Exchanges?

If you didn’t know that IX was short for Internet Exchange, take a look at our new IX video that covers IX basics in under two minutes.

Interconnection...interconnecting what now?

Want to learn more about interconnection? Our introduction to interconnection is just for you. 

I have an IX port, now what?

Well, first up you can take a look at our 6-minute webinar on how to get started with peering. Next, take a look at the tricky issue of when is the right time to upgrade

Talking of upgrades, our Senior Network Architect, Kaj Kellgren, published a great post on some of the key issues for networks making the move to 100G. Well worth 5 minutes of your time! 

I know all this! I want to read more…much more!

We got you covered! It’s Netnod’s 25th anniversary this year, so we’ve published an in-depth look at some of the people, stories and tech behind the Netnod IX, one of the first IXes in Europe. If you like old tech, new tech or an insider’s view of what goes on behind the scenes, I recommend checking out this article. 

What about the Nordics? Is there anything special happening?

Funny you should ask. In the last few years, traffic levels have soared in Copenhagen. Want to know why? Check out how Copenhagen became a peering hotspot. 

If you want to hear from a Swedish operator about how peering locally cut their transit costs, gave them shorter paths and reduced round trip time, check out the case study here

We’ve been adding PoPs all over the place in the last 12 months. One of the most interesting developments was creating a distributed IX for Sundsvall and Gävle to help keep traffic local. This isn’t the first time we’ve done this. Back in 2014, we did the same thing with Malmö and Copenhagen. You can read all about how this works and the benefits for operators here.  

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Wishing you a great summer and happy reading!

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