Elastic Interconnect

Finally the internet is no longer a black box

Take control of the Internet

‘Digitalisation’ and ‘moving to the cloud’. We’re all involved in the process, and the decisions we make today are fundamental for tomorrow. But how do you know you are making the right decisions? What exactly is the right strategy in a world that is moving so fast? Obviously, no one knows the future. But when it comes to internet, one thing is certain: speed and flexibility will always remain highly valuable elements.

For end-users interested in best-class Internet services as well as Cloud Connect and/or Saas Connect services, NL-ix offers a unique integrated service called Elastic Interconnect. Elastic Interconnect takes the uncertainty out of the Internet, tailoring a range of connectivity services to your needs.

Elastic Interconnect gives you the freedom to make the architectural adjustments needed to support digital transformation without changing the basic architecture of your business network. For flexibility and scalability, different levels of bandwidth are available that grow when you need them. The flexible and scalable foundation of Elastic Interconnect, combined with full network visibility and traffic segmentation capabilities, lets you unlock the ‘black box’ of the Internet and take complete control.

Traffic segmentation (slicing)
One of the most distinctive features of Elastic Interconnect is its ability to segment the Internet traffic before the traffic enters the corporate network. The 'Trusted Traffic Slice', creates a separate connection for networks that are important to your organisation and allows different “policy domains”. Traffic in the Trusted Traffic Slice is completely separated from 'normal' Internet traffic. This part of the traffic is therefore much less susceptible to DDoS attacks. In addition, these ports cannot be scanned from untrusted networks.

Placing a network in the 'Trusted Traffic Slice' is easily done by the click of a button in the intuitive Elastic Interconnect Manager. The Elastic Interconnect Manager offers its members a point click, ready tool through a web interface and offers complete control and insight into (historical) internet traffic. It provides a detailed overview of latency, bandwidth and routes taken per Traffic Slice. This allows you to solve problems that lie outside the traditional company network much faster

Key Features

  • ~95% over own network
    Replacing the public Internet as a central connection point with Elastic Interconnect achieves an extra level of security, because it means that ~95% of business traffic is handled over the NL-ix low-latency network and delivered directly into the intended network destination, without having to route data over the public Internet. This limits exposure/data interception

  • Simplified network architecture
    Elastic Interconnect brings all Internet and Cloud connections together in one fully standardised solution. This makes changes very easy and quick to implement without the need for new/adjusted contracts and eliminates overcapacity

  • Simple to manage
    With Elastic Interconnect we take care of the technology and any training required. As a result, customers are not dependent on technical personnel with specialised (e.g. BGP) knowledge


Differences in reach per product
Reach Cloud Connect Adaptive Transit Elastic Interconnect
SaaS Yes
IaaS/PaaS Yes Yes
>2400 peers Yes Yes
Rest of Internet Yes Yes


Clean IX is a powerful service for DDoS mitigation, and it is constantly improved to keep ahead of the latest attack techniques. Normally the problem is detected and solved in a matter of minutes, well before the customer even sees it. If a customer is under attack, the attacked traffic is scrubbed clean and then re-routed back over a separate VLAN to the customer.

Clean IX is a cutting-edge collaborative anti-DDOS service offered by NL-ix and supported by NaWas, the anti-DDoS service provided by NBIP.

Additional services

The first and most important step to controlling the performance, security and scalability of your company’s interconnected infrastructure is establishing your own AS network number with Local Internet Registry (LIR) and IP address assignment. Because we have gone through the registration and setup process with many customers over the last 20 years and, we can support you all the way, and you are free to move at the pace that suits your organisation.

Key Benefits:

  • Access to Elastic Interconnect Manager

  • Unlimited traffic

  • Fully redundant solution

  • 24/7 Technical Support

  • 24/7 NOC Monitoring

  • Protection against BGP-hyjacking (clean filtering)

  • Pay as you Grow pricing model

  • Available bandwidths ranging from 1 to 100GBs

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NL-ix Elastic Interconnect advisor: Frans van Westen

Use case:

When every millisecond counts

Unnoticed, organisations already use hundreds of cloud based applications, API's and interconnect with many 3rd parties to exchange data. This creates traffic flows with many destinations. All traffic and connections need to be managed and controlled but it is getting more and more complex

If it is about interacting with the outside world, every millisecond counts... we know the fastest way.

For Enterprises and other organisations, today the Internet is more important than ever before and it will be even more important tomorrow. It has become a permanent fixture in nearly all aspects the way you do your business. And when it is about interacting online, every millisecond counts. It is all about getting the most out of your well designed and expensive company network.

When it is about the Interconnection you want to be in control. You need to be in control. You want to be absolutely sure you traffic takes the shortest and therefor fastest and safest path possible.

As a part of the Internet Core Infrastructure that is our expertise. That is what we have been doing over the past 20 years. Connecting networks in the fastest, safest and most flexible way possible. But we can not only help you improve your connectivity, we can also give you insight in and control over that extremely important flow of traffic.

Elastic Interconnect is the integrated solution for organisations that want a solid foundation for their digital transformation. That understand that a secure, fast and flexible connection with their end-customers and hybrid-workforce is essential. That know that the quickly growing number of business critical SaaS applications and API's in use, needs a business agile approach where security, bandwidth and connectivity is handled on the fly

Elastic Interconnect offers all this and adds a software layer that gives you an integrated and complete real time insight in and control over all traffic. It adds the ability to segment and slice public traffic into different streams that can be handled accordingly. It also enables you to consolidate and bring all private traffic (Cloud Connects, Datacenter Interconnections) under the same architecture and segment it from public traffic streams.