Serverius initiator of new internet exchange SpeedIX

Serverius initiates the start of a new internet exchange: the SPEED-IX It’s a non commercial peering initiative between several network and datacenter owners which are offering free 10G peering ports and a 1G VLAN from their own network PoP locations.

The SPEED-IX is much more powerful than conventional internet exchanges because its a community of network owners. Its not again one party with another Exchange again, no the community rules Sergey Petukhin says. Also the SPEED-IX network range is quite large from the start. Members can already connect on many places in the Netherlands, way more than for example the AMS-IX which s only located in the Amsterdam region. Yes we are also in the Amsterdam region, but mainly from the upper north to the south regions. Therefore the SPEED-IX is much more than another new internet exchange initiative like there are many.

Because there where many free peering startup projects in the past which where all gone after a while because of a lack of long term support and professionalism. To avoid the same happening Serverius has decided to embrace this non profit project it for a long time. Just because our engineering team likes the project and to supporting a better internet.

About the Speed-IX

The SPEED-IX is a non commercial peering initiative between Autonomous Systems (AS) owners. It is a community of networks owners that are all offering free 10G peering ports with a 1G transport vlan and selling their own additional services.

The SPEED-IX has been created to encourage peering in general. It adds value to the European peering climate by offering it for free peering with advanced functionality. Its a non profit project, it’s free, and therefore it’s allot of fun! The SPEED-IX should not be compared with other existing Internet exchanges because beside default old fashion Internet Exchange peering, the SPEED-IX offers also allot of other services by its Members and Partners like IP-transit, AWS Direct Connect, DDoS/WAF protection, connection to other Internet Exchanges, Microsoft ExpressRoute, etc.

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