Elastic Interconnect

Redefining Cloud and Internet Connectivity for Enterprises

Take control of the Internet

In today's digital era, 'digitalization' and ‘cloud' are buzzwords everyone's talking about. However, making the right decisions in this rapidly evolving landscape can be challenging. At NL-ix, we understand that in an uncertain future, speed and flexibility will remain invaluable.

Elastic Interconnect, an innovative offering by NL-ix, seamlessly combines top-tier connectivity services with comprehensive traffic control and visibility to support your digital transformation journey.

Elastic Interconnnect provides:

  1. High-quality connectivity - reaching an impressive 95%* of your organization's public internet traffic within a single hop
  2. Secure Traffic Segmantation - safeguarding important traffic against potential threats and ensuring uninterrupted operations.
  3. Integrated Private Cloud Connectivity - integrate private cloud connectivity with all major CSP’s into a unified connectivity solution.

*Based on real traffic analyses

By combining SD-WAN and Elastic Interconnect from KPN and NL-ix, we are at the forefront of security, quality and agility. This forms a good and important basis for the innovative power that Continuum Global Solutions brings to the market for our customers.

Remco Kortekaas - Continuum

Traffic segmentation (slicing)

One of the most distinctive features of Elastic Interconnect is its ability to segment the Internet traffic into three distinct ‘slices’: the 'Public’, Trusted’ and ‘Private’ slices. This allows for segmentation of traffic with networks that are crucial to your organisation. Making your network less susceptible to cyber attacks.

Controlling your preferences is easily done in the intuitive self-service portal ICON. ICON simplifies complex BGP tasks, providing a point-and-click tool through an intuitive interface. Gain control and insights into your internet traffic, including live and historicaldata, latency, bandwidth, and route details.

Elastic Interconnect Manager ICON

Anti DDoS

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.

Setup support

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.

Frequently asked Questions

What is Elastic Interconnect?

Elastic Interconnect seamlessly combines top-tier connectivity services with comprehensive traffic control and visibility. It’s designed to support your organization’s digital transformation journey by providing high-quality connectivity, traffic segmentation, and private cloud connectivity.

How does Elastic Interconnect differ from Cloud Connect?

Elastic Interconnect augments the Cloud Connect portfolio of NL-ix in two significant ways. Firstly, within the Private Slice all cloud connections are consolidated and share the same service capacity with the other slices, making them more cost effective. Secondly, Elastic Interconnect offers more flexibility with cloud connections, as they don’t have a minimum term and can be terminated on a monthly basis.

What is the benefit of having traffic slices and do I have to get all slices at once?

Elastic Interconnect offers three traffic slices: Public, Trusted, and Private. Each slice has unique benefits. The Public Slice leverages NL-ix’s distributed Peering network for top-tier Internet connectivity. The Trusted Slice enhances security by isolating selected networks from the Public Slice. The Private slice consolidates all private connections with Cloud Service Providers like Azure and AWS. The distribution of traffic across these slices is flexible and falls within the service bandwidth of Elastic Interconnect.

Elastic Interconnect is designed to evolve with your company’s needs. If your primary interest is top-tier Internet connectivity, the Public Slice is a great starting point. If your focus is solely on Cloud Connectivity, it is possible to begin with the Private Slice only. Alternatively, if you don’t require private cloud connectivity, you can simply start with the Public and Trusted Slice. Elastic Interconnect offers the flexibility to choose what suits your needs best.

How secure is Elastic Interconnect?

Elastic Interconnect enhances security in multiple ways. Our ‘Trusted Slice’ isolates critical traffic, making it less prone to cyber-attacks. Additionally, our partnerships with Anti-DDoS providers offer robust protection against DDoS attacks. However, for comprehensive network security, additional measures like firewalls and other security services not provided by NL-ix, are essential. Elastic Interconnect complements, but does not replace, these services.

How can I control my preferences with Elastic Interconnect?

Customers can use the intuitive self-service portal ICON to manage your preferences. ICON simplifies complex BGP configurations, by providing an intuitive point-and-click tool for controlling and monitoring your internet traffic, including live and historical data, latency, bandwidth, and route details.

Can I use Elastic Interconnect for hybrid cloud scenarios?

Absolutely! Elastic Interconnect seamlessly integrates with all major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) such as AWS, Azure, Oracle, and Google Cloud. You can establish private connections to your virtual networks in these clouds, enabling a robust hybrid cloud architecture.

How does Elastic Interconnect handle scalability?

Elastic Interconnect is designed with organizational growth in mind. As traffic demands increases, you have the flexibility to adjust and expand the service bandwidth of Elastic Interconnect accordingly.

Can I monitor my traffic in real-time?

Yes! ICON, our self-service portal, offers live traffic monitoring. You can view bandwidth utilization, latency, and route details. ICON also provides historical data for analysis and optimization.

Where can I find information in regards my Onboarding and Configuration

If you have placed an order at the NL-ix you will receive an 'order confirmation' mail. After the order confirmation has been send, the NL-ix provisioning team gets to work to deliver your order.

When the order has been delivered, for normal products usually within 10 working days after the order confirmation, the provisioning team will send an ‘order delivery’ email. This email contains all details you need to setup your connection. The delivery date is aso the start date of invoicing.

You can find more information in regards the Onboarding and Configuration proces at Support

Find out more

Interested in what NL-ix Transit can do for your organisation or looking for a demo?

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NL-ix Elastic Interconnect solution architect: John Huitema

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