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Re: ams-ix - worth using?
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]> http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras GPG Key ID: 0xF8B12CBC (7535 7F59 8204 ED1F CC1C 53AF 4C41 5ECA F8B1 2CBC)