A complete suite of Transport services
Whether you need to connect equipment in two redundant datacenters or reach suppliers or partners in sites you don’t have a presence in, most companies have a need for Transport capacity between datacenter facilities.
NL-ix offers Transport capacity services between all of Europe’s most important datacenters where it has a presence, and can use partners to connect other non-datacenter locations to an NL-ix covered datacenter.
The Transport services cover a complete suite of Transport services, supporting different transport technologies (DWDM, MPLS) in point-to-(multi)point and star topologies, suitable for all different needs.
The key decision when selecting a Transport technology is whether you want a Wave (dedicated optical) or VLL/VPLS (ethernet based logical) solution.
Wave uses optical equipment to create a connection between two or more locations with a fixed path and predictable latency. Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) doesn’t use switches in the NL-ix network and is completely transparent, allowing you to add VLANs as required. For resilience, path redundancy is recommended.
VLL /VPLS uses switching equipment to create a logical connection between two or more locations based on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). Because a switching network is used, traffic can be rerouted across the underlying fiber infrastructure if any issues arise, providing automatic path redundancy.
|Static route||Highly flexible|
|Less scalable||Easy scalable|
|Predictable latency||Fast provisioning|
|Predictable jitter||Fast rerouting|
|Dedicated bandwidth||High availability|
|Managed solution||Managed solution|
Point-to-Point is a direct connection between two ports in the network
Point-to-Multipoint connects a single location to multiple end-points. For example, this could be a central site connected to smaller satellites, or a reseller that uses the NL-ix network to reach multiple end-users. A single port can be used for the central connection
Star topology connects multiple ports on a single VLAN. This allows easy communication between all ports on the VLAN
|Wave||VLL (untagged)||VLL (tagged)||VPLS|
|Privacy||E-2-E dedicated||Private circuit||Private circuit||Private circuit|
|OSI||Layer 1||Layer 2||Layer 2||Layer 2|
|Uptime & Latency SLA||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Multiple services on 1 port||No||No||Yes||Yes|
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Whether you need to connect equipment in two redundant datacenters or reach suppliers or partners in sites you don’t have a presence in, most companies have a need for transport capacity between datacenter facilities.
NL-ix offers transport capacity services between the close to 100 neutral datacenters where it has a presence, and can use partners to connect other non-datacenter locations to an NL-ix covered datacenter.
We offer different transport technologies (DWDM, MPLS, VLL and VPLS) in point-to-point and point to multi-point topologies, suitable for all different needs. No sure what you need or want to know more? Please don't hesitate to contact us!