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Re: ams-ix - worth using?

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Thu Aug 24 21:23:23 2006

On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 11:33:17PM +0200, Gunther Stammwitz wrote:
> Costs for leased lines from the states to either Linx, Ams-Ix or DE-Cix are
> all more or less the same.
> You should chose the ixp from you can benefit most. DE-Cix has done a lot in
> the past few months to attract more members from eastern Europe. Because of
> its position just in the middle of Europe you should have the best coverage
> to western as well as eastern Europe.
> A short comparison:
> Exchange / Traffic on public exchange vlan / Number of members
> LINX: ~ 77 Gbps / 210 members
> AMS-IX: ???* Gbps / 244 members
> DE-CIX: 51 Gbps / 184 members
> * = the webpage says about 110 Gbps but as far as I know a lot of Dutch isps
> are carrying some sort of mirror-traffic over the ams-ix because of legal
> monitoring reasons (correct me if I'm wrong)

Without getting in the middle of the eternal contest over who is better, 
LINX or AMS-IX (each has its own advantages and disadvantages), the AMS-IX 
website says 165Gbps, the LINX website says 95Gbps (actual publicly 
switched traffic), and the DECIX website says 71Gbps. Some portion of the 
AMS-IX traffic seems to be Dutch-specific content that stays in the 
country, but there is plenty of global traffic there too.

Richard A Steenbergen <[email protected]>
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