To help our customers to get the most out of their
connection to DE-CIX, we provide online and on-site training
and white papers on peering, network interconnection, and
We invite you to our Peering Tools Webinar hosted by DE-CIX
Academy Head Mr. Wolfgang Tremmel and DE-CIX India CIO Mr.
Ajai Tripathi on 6th October at 3
pm IST. The webinar is
focused on introduction to the peering tools like PeeringDB,
DE-CIX Looking Glass, RIPE Stat, RIPE Atlas and more
followed by a Q&A session.
With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the sixth month of global
disruption, many companies readily shared data, statistics
and observational insights on how the pandemic has impacted
the global data infrastructure. While an increased demand
for core Internet infrastructure was quickly observed,
Microsofts CEO Satya Nadella remarked in April of 2020: we
have seen two years worth of digital transformation in two
In May of 2020, Dropbox was quoted saying: Another
challenge for Dropbox has been the shift of Internet traffic
from being highly concentrated in big hubs to a more
distributed pattern. Instead of having a lot of traffic
coming from a thousand accounts in a university, for
example, Dropbox is now seeing all those accounts access its
platform from many different places, through many different
Normally, the success of an IXP should be measured by its
ability to sustainably contribute to the development of the
Internet ecosystem within its community. Growth in the
number of members connecting to IX encourages to exchange
the internet traffic and keep it local.
Members connect to Internet exchanges to peer directly with
other ISP & content networks which results in lower reliance
on Internet transit, with improved reliability & efficiency.
As per Peering DB, there are now more than 600+ public
internet exchange points. The main features of IX are to
provide route-server peering.
Despite all the challenges and limitations, it is reassuring
to know that the structure of the Internet functions
reliably and, to a large extent, supports both private and
professional life albeit from a distance. On the one hand,
people can keep in touch privately with friends and family
through video calls and other digital communication tools.
Gaming and the streaming of video content also help to keep
Here too, video calls via Skype, Zoom or Teams are
indispensable. Stable VPN connections guarantee access to
the work-related materials stored digitally on the file
servers in the company network. Internet Exchanges, such as
DE-CIX (German Commercial Internet Exchange) in Frankfurt,
take on the neutral role of a data intermediary; connected
networks are securely and reliably interconnected via a