Peering

Control and reach at the core of European Internet

Gateway through Europe

NL-ix operates a distributed exchange with a Pan-European interconnection fabric covering datacenters in all the key European Internet hubs, major European Metropolitan areas and Gateways into Europe.

The NL-ix geo-dispersed fabric makes it easy to set up peering at multiple locations. Connecting to the NL-ix Peering network saves the complexity and hassle of connecting to multiple IXs and saves costs as NL-ix covers the transport between locations. Based on the difference in port fees with other, more traditional IXs and the peerability of important and unique networks (like KPN) we offer an attractive value-for-money solution that also allows you to unload traffic from transit to peering and create backup sessions with existing peers.

Key Features

  • Extended Peering Depending on your needs, you can select our Peering or Extended Peering solution. The main difference is in reach: Peering offers direct connections to all NL-ix Peering Members, Extended Peering provides access to ~2.400 networks across Europe including hard-to-get networks like Liberty Global, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone (Premium Peering).

  • Geo-dispersed Options Whether you need local or pan-European Peering partners, our unique NL-ix local/European port options deliver maximum choice. Unlike other Internet Exchanges, the NL-ix geo-dispersed fabric also makes it easy to setup Peering at multiple locations for resilience and redundancy.

  • One Port – Multiple services Combining Peering, Transit and layer 2 Transport services over a single port enables you to save on the monthly cost of patch cables and ports. Running multiple services over one port also means a single invoice and easier manageability. Our My NL-ix portal provides easy insight into the usage of your port(s) plus access to the NL-ix Route Server Configurator.

  • Additional Services NL-ix offers a range of Peering, Transport, Transit and training services and we actively guide you through setup.

    Find out more about our additional Setup Support, Premium Peering and Anti-DDos (NaWas) services or find out more technical details with our Configuration Guide.

Compare

Peering comparison table
Peering Extended Peering
Reach NL-ix Peering Networks Yes Yes
2400 EU Networks No Yes
Services Premium Peering Optional Yes
Route Server Configurator Yes Yes
Anti-DDos (Nawas) Optional Optional

Need help?

We are here to help you make the right choices.

NL-ix Peering advisor: Vincent "Vinnie" van Gentevoort

Use case:

Pick-up the content your users want at the edge of Europe

Get access to all the content your users want at the very edge of Europe.

For networks outside Europe it is sometimes hard to get quality access to content their end-users want. Solving this issue usually entails the costly extension of their network to Europe and connect to one or more exchanges.

The distributed character of the NL-ix platform makes this content available at the very edge of Europe. No matter where you land, whether that is Marseille, London, Frankfurt, Berlin or Amsterdam, all it takes is a single port to gain access to the content your end-users want, cutting out the need for multiple ports with IX's and transport costs to and from these exchanges.

This acces comes in different flavours, you can either peer at NL-ix, gain acces to ~2.400 peering networks on all major European exchanges or combine these services over a single port.

As network with 10 Gbps or more of traffic you are most likely Peering at multiple Exchanges. The quality of the BGP routes you use is obviously important to you. We don't have to tell you that a higher quality of routes means fewer dependencies, more stability, more control and more backup, leading to a better service to offer to your customers.

Unfortunately these better routes come at a price: the cost of Exchange ports and transport to and from those exchanges. But what if there would be an alternative? A way to reach ~2.400 peering networks with a single port. Cutting out the need for multiple ports at different exchanges and the cost of transport.

We have that alternative. We can offer you short single hop routes directly accessible from all major third-party exchanges (AMS-IX, DECIX, NL-ix, Netnod, LINX, ECIX, France-ix, Equinix-ix, LONAP and more ) including access to NL-ix peering (~2.400 networks) from a single port from all across our fabric.

Use Case:

The advantages of peering are now obtainable for smaller networks