Lincoln, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – October 10, 2006 –
The first ever European Peering Forum will take place from November 29-30, 2006, in Frankfurt, Germany. Hosted by Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX, the even will be sponsored by Foundry Networks and IXEurope.
Designed to bring together more than 150 individuals from IXP member organisations, the attendees will discuss all aspects of peering from negotiating to operations. Peering is a cost neutral arrangement between two Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to exchange Internet traffic. It is undertaken to reduce costs and provide more direct routing of that traffic.
Attendees of the event will be offered a comprehensive agenda, with many topics of interest over the two days. Many leading Industry players will be making presentations to the peering community including Martin McDermott, of Cable and Wireless who will cover the European peering landscape and Jan Paul Dekker of RTL who will talk about peering experiences from a broadcasters perspective and why it makes sense.
Mr. McDermott explained, ”The European Peering Forum is a marvellous opportunity for those in the Industry to come together to discuss ideas and plans for the future. It’s great to be involved.”
Mr. Dekker added, ”As a broadcaster focused on delivering content in Europe, this forum provides an invaluable opportunity to share experiences and meet colleagues in other organisations with whom we already do business or hope to do business in the future.”
Day two features in depth presentations on ISP system and Route Server developments, the Television without Frontiers EU directive, content delivery, 10GE experiences and operational issues. Serge Radovcic of Euro-IX will also provide an update on European market statistics.
Featured at the event:
Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) – In 1997 about twenty Internet Service Providers and Telecommunication Carriers began formed the AMS-IX Association. At the moment there are over 200 members of the Association. The member profile becomes increasingly international. During 2003 the balance shifted from a majority of national to a majority of international members. Of those international parties most have a European background. Moreover, AMS-IX is now the mutual Internet Exchange with the largest number of members worldwide. (www.ams-ix.net).
Deutscher Commercial International Exchange (DEC-IX) is the carrier neutral and independent Internet Exchange in Frankfurt/Germany. Founded in the mid 1990s DE-CIX is now one the Top 3 Internet Exchanges in Europe measured both in terms of traffic exchanged and ISPs served. Located right in the heart of Europe DE-CIX offers Public Peering, VLAN, Private Interconnect and colocation services. (www.decix.de).
London Internet Exchange (LINX) connects the networks of Content Delivery and Internet Service Providers so that traffic may flow more efficiently between them. LINX is one of the largest Exchange Points globally, measured both in terms of the traffic that passes over its network and the Internet routes which are directly accessible from its peering LAN. Today LINX has more than 220 members Ã¢â‚¬â€œ both ISPs and content delivery service providers Ã¢â‚¬â€œ from the UK, mainland Europe, the USA, Africa and the Far East handling up to 95 per cent of all UK Internet traffic. (www.linx.net).
Foundry Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security, and application traffic management solutions. Foundry’s 10,000 customers includes the world’s premier ISPs, Metro service providers, and enterprises. (www.foundrynet.com).
IXEurope is a specialist datacenter, hosting infrastructure and business continuity solutions company. With 14 state-of-the-art IXDatacentre facilities in key European cities, it has over 450 customers in the enterprise, Internet and networking markets. (www.ixeurope.com).
Space is limited and registrations will only be accepted from AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX members on a first come first serve basis. the 29th and 30th of November
To learn more, please visit: www.peering-forum.eu.