Newsletter #85 January-February 2021
Welcome in this new edition, the first of the year 2021 and the first gathering the two merged entities: France-IX and Rezopole. Happy reading!

France-IX and Rezopole become one

As you may already know, the merger between France-IX and Rezopole took effect on December, 15th 2020. Approved by a large majority of our members, the merger opens up huge growth opportunities for both structures. 


The France-IX Board now complete!

Many of you cast their votes for this second round of the elections held on January, 29th and intended to renew our Board Committee. Congratulations to Philippe Duby and Grégoire Villain who received the highest number of votes, reaching respectively 27.5 % and 18.3 % of the votes.

France-IX once again named Growth Champion

France-IX has joined for the 3rd year in a row the annual ranking of the 500 Growth Champions in France, published by the French business daily Les Echos and the Statista institute, with a growth rate reaching almost 65% over the 2016-2019 period. It is another great reward for our collective commitment – members, partners and staff – and a pride to share all together in Paris, Lyon, Marseille and beyond!

We need to hear from you 

If you are a France-IX member in Paris and/or Marseille (members in Lyon having already participated in a recent survey from Rezopole), we invite you to complete a satisfaction survey on your services and experience at France-IX. This will take only a few minutes and may allow you to win one of the two prizes brought into play.


Q4 2020 technical update

In case you have missed it, check out the technical report that details all the actions conducted during the fourth quarter of 2020 at France-IX:  

France-IX relies on IELO for the partial renewal of its fibre optic network

France-IX selected IELO, a wholesale operator in fibre optic infrastructure for corporates, to connect the majority of its points of presence (PoPs) thanks to its fibre optic network.


GrenoblIX 1 moves to Cogent-Chanrion DC

Following the restructuring of our suppliers, the relocation of our GRE1 bay within the Cogent Chanrion PoP is scheduled to move to a new rack in the same PoP. This move will take place at the end of March 2021. In full coordination with France-IX Lyon's customers, the technical team is currently in the phase of staging operations in order to meet the constraints of each customer concerned and to maintain a maximum continuity of service.

The new 100Gbps link between LyonIX 3 & LyonIX 2 now operational 

This new 100Gbps link, delivered on February 11th, extends the level of redundancy of the France-IX Lyon inter-PoP network. This operation is part of the power and quality upgrades conducted on the local infrastructure. The Lyon network now has a complete 100G loop between the 3 main sites: LyonIX1, 2 and 3.

Renewal of the Serial2IP

In order to ensure quality service, the Serial2IP equipment is being renewed: former Raritan equipment is being replaced by OpenGear. As a reminder, this service allows you to take control via the console port of your equipment hosted in LyonIX racks via the France-IX Lyon IP network, thus offering maintenance redundancy which can be crucial in the speed of recovery on incidents. In January and February, the LyonIX 1 (all), LyonIX 2D et LyonIX 3A racks were upgraded. Other racks will be equipped in the coming months.

The 2021 edition of RezoLink available soon

The RezoLink is the directory of interconnected members on the IXP/NAPs of LyonIX, GrenoblIX and AnnecIX. Now operating as France-IX Lyon, Rezopole publishes the 9th edition of this directory which will include the network & Telecom experts of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - operators, ESNs, hosting providers, companies, public actors and the usual partners - as well as associations and local & regional authorities. Published in 2000 copies, RezoLink will be sent to the members and partners involved and will also be available at future trade events. Stay tuned in early April!


IXPloration #29 : save the date

Join us on April 2nd, by videoconference, to (re)discover the services offered by the IXP / NAP of Lyon and Grenoble. This morning session will allow you to learn about the technical and also economic advantages of being connected to France-IX Lyon's infrastructures. An ideal (and free) presentation for any company or local authority wishing to optimize its Very High Speed Internet network performance (up to 100G). Prior to the opening of registration, do not hesitate to contact the France-IX Lyon team for more information: 

Get remote training on BGP protocol

Come and discover the basics of BGP routing on March 9th & 10th! During these two days of videoconference, you will progressively and completely approach the different aspects of this protocol (peering and use of Route Server). You will set up your first session and discover the techniques for announcing and filtering networks, both in IPv4 and IPv6. This training covers the operation and configuration of BGP on Bird, Cisco, FFR…


France-IX received a very nice press coverage over the past few weeks. Articles included interviews (written and podcast formats) of Franck Simon and Philippe Duby around the France-IX-Rezopole merger and podcast interviews of Simon Muyal on French regional peering and Cross connect practices in datacenters.  
Check out the articles ("In the news" section)


Organisation ASN PoP Capacity
CL HOSTING 212576 Interxion MRS2 200 Mbps*
Cool Ideas Service Provider 37680 Telehouse 2 10 Gbps
M6 Distribution Digital 44334 Interxion PAR5 1 Gbps
NUMBERLY / 1000Mercis 197205 Interxion PAR5 200 Mbps
Pactoo 210232 Telehouse 2 1 Gbps
PC A LACARTE 212321 Scaleway Datacenter DC2 200 Mbps
Togo telecom 24691 Telehouse 2 10 Gbps
ViaRezo 212424 Telehouse 2 200 Mbps
Vorboss 25160 Telehouse 2 200 Mbps

*PASS Service

Organisation ASN PoP Capacity
Adista 16347 Interxion MRS1 200 Mbps
CL HOSTING 212576 Interxion MRS2 200 Mbps
G-Core Labs 199524 Interxion MRS2 100 Gbps
ViaRezo 212424 Telehouse 2 200 Mbps*

*PASS Service


Organisation ASN PoP Débit
Axione 31167 Telehouse 2 2 Gbps > 10 Gbps
APPLIWAVE SAS 200780 Scaleway Datacenter DC2 2 Gbps > 10 Gbps
CacheNetworks,LLC 30081 Equinix-Telecity PA6 20 Gbps > 30 Gbps
Figaro Classifieds 57642 Equinix-Telecity PA6 200 Mbps > 1 Gbps
Harmony Hosting 49434 Telehouse 2 200 Mbps > 5 Gbps
Hexaglobe 31564 Telehouse 2 2 Gbps > 10 Gbps, a Ubisoft company 49544 Telehouse 2 10 Gbps > 20 Gbps
Iguane Solutions 39605 Scaleway Datacenter DC3 2 Gbps > 10 Gbps
INA 202321 Interxion PAR2 1 Gbps > 10 Gbps
Oxeva 39104 Telehouse 2 200 Mbps > 1 Gbps
RETN 9002 Telehouse 2 40 Gbps > 100 Gbps
Saudi Telecom Company STC 39386 Telehouse 2 100 Gbps > 200 Gbps
Viettel 7552 Telehouse 2 20 Gbps > 40 Gbps
VTS 37721 Telehouse 2 1 Gbps > 10 Gbps
ZSCALER INC 62044 Interxion PAR2 20 Gbps > 40 Gbps
ZSCALER INC 62044 Interxion PAR2 20 Gbps > 40 Gbps

*PASS Service

Organisation ASN PoP Débit
Harmony Hosting 49434 Telehouse 2 200 Mbps > 5 Gbps*
VTS 37721 Telehouse 2 1 Gbps > 10 Gbps*

*PASS Service

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