Peering

Control and reach at the core of European Internet

Gateway through Europe

What sets the NL-ix Internet Exchange apart is its operation of an international Peering network. While traditional Internet Exchanges typically confine operations to metro areas like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, or London, NL-ix takes a novel approach. While the original intent was to maintain local traffic for direct exchange, the modern landscape has evolved. Networks now span globally, connecting to major Internet Exchanges worldwide, challenging the concept of local traffic. By extending the Peering network internationally, NL-ix offers networks the opportunity to connect as locally as possible, ensuring transparency in their connection location. From local data pickup to data transportation to all peers, whether local or remote, NL-ix handles every step.

Leading the way in 800G

Are you ready for 400 and 800G? We are! NL-ix offers port speeds from 1G, 10G and 100G and even up till 400G and 800G on specific locations. Before you know it, you're used to the speed!

This historic step to 800Gbps by NL-ix makes Amsterdam Europe’s first ‘Next-Gen Data Hub’. It strengthens the position of the Netherlands as a Digital Gateway to Europe and as a high-capacity Internet hub, while bringing down total power consumption significantly. It’s a great example of the New Economy that is both digital and sustainable.

Stijn Grove - Director @ Dutch Data Center Association

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Additional Services

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.

The Service Description for Peering and all other NL-ix services can be downloaded here

Frequently asked Questions

What makes Peering at NL-ix different from others?

While the original intent was to maintain local traffic for direct exchange, the modern landscape has evolved. Networks now span globally, connecting to major Internet Exchanges worldwide, challenging the concept of local traffic. By extending the Peering network internationally, NL-ix offers networks the opportunity to connect as locally as possible, ensuring transparency in their connection location.

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 Internet Exchanges and saves costs as NL-ix covers the Transport between locations. Unlike other Internet Exchanges, the NL-ix geo-dispersed Fabric also makes it easy to setup Peering at multiple locations for resilience and redundancy.

Based on the difference in port fees with other, more traditional Internet Exchanges 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.

What is the benefit of NL-ix being datacenter neutral?

NL-ix is datacenter neutral, and works with a wide variety of datacenter operators: Customers have the ability to choose, alter or consolidate their datacenter locations. NL-ix supports the relocation of all interconnection services from one datacenter location to another, simplifying the process and providing flexibility and execution power.

Is it possible to add Transit and/or Transport to my Peering port?

Yes, it is possible to combine multiple services on one port. Combining Peering, (metered) 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.


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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 Internet 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