Connect Working Group Minutes RIPE 81

Wednesday, 28 October 13:00 - 13:45
WG co-Chairs: Florence Lavroff, Remco van Mook, Will van Gulik
Scribe: Karen Hung
Status: Final 

1. Opening 

Remco van Mook

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe81.ripe.net/presentations/39-connect-ripe-81.pdf

The minutes from RIPE 80 were accepted as final. There were no questions. 

2. IXP Manager – An Open Source Success Story for Better Internet Connectivity

Barry O'Donovan, INEX

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe81.ripe.net/presentations/44-2020-10-inex-ixpmanager-connectwg-ripe81.pdf

Osamah Barakat, Siemens, asked if there were any plans to upgrade the port capacities to support 10 Gb and more; he referred to the 3500 ports with lower capacities.

Barry replied that that IXP Manager does support port speeds of 1,000 Mb, 1 Gb, 10 Gb, 100 Gb, 40 Gb, 400 Gb. If the question was about, for example, in a 10 Gb section, if a member has a 2 by 10 Gb LAG, that would be counted as two 10 GB ports.

Vladislav Bidikov, Macedonia Exchange, thanked Barry and his team for IXP Manager because the tool allowed them last year and also during the COVID pandemic, to show development and for the ease of management, especially since their exchange is run as part of the faculty. The administrative part has always been an issue and IXP Manager made it run really smoothly and fast.

Barry thanked Vladislav for his feedback.

3. Telecom Italia Re-peering (Top-IX, MIX, NAMEX)

Luca Cicchelli, Top-IX

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe81.ripe.net/presentations/38-RIPE81-mix-namex-topix.pdf

Stefan Wahl, Megaport / ECIX / Privat, said he hoped that the exchanges in Italy could find a solution for the selected peering policy after COVID. He asked about the 20% of deployed capacity, if Luca could give a number in terabits of how much more traffic they now have?

Luca said he was not allowed to disclose the connected capacity and that was why they reported 20% of deployed capacity. He could not give a real figure because mainly the high volumes of traffic went from big content to the eyeballs. They did not host big content and also other Italian IXPs did not host big content so that was the reason why he did not talk about huge numbers here, but lower ones compared to the volumes that they normally were used to when big content changed to a big eyeball.

Luca said he was not able to disclose the connected capacity and that was why they reported 20% of capacity. He couldn't give a real figure, but said that the numbers were not very high mainly because the high volumes of traffic went from big content to the eyeballs. They didn't host big content, nor did other Italian IXPs, so that was why he talked about lower numbers compared to the volumes they were used to when big content changed to a "big eyeball".

The main advantage was for remote workers. For example, for what they had in TOP-IX; 50% of the employees of the local public administration worked remotely from home. When they needed to connect to the application hosted by a local content provider, they needed to trombone in Frankfurt, and in terms of latency, it was not good. After peering, the situation improved greatly.

4. COVID-19 IXP Update

Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe81.ripe.net/presentations/45-euroix-connect-ripe81.pdf

There were no questions.

End of the session

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