DE-CIX white papers

DE-CIX offers white papers on the following topics for download:

  • Peering and Blackholing 
  • Market spotlights on the interconnection needs of different industries
  • Market studies on the position of metro markets in the global telecommunications landscape

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White papers on peering and Blackholing

Traffic routing basics (BGP focus)

Learn more about inboud and outbound routing, how a router decides which path is best, localpref, MED and AS-PATH rules, and best practices.
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How to start peering at DE-CIX - Guidelines

Learn how to start peering at DE-CIX: Get your access up and running, configure your route server peering, verify settings, set up direct peerings (direct BGP sessions), monitor your traffic, etc. 
Download the guidelines.

10 useful tips on how to maximize the benefits of peering

Bernd Spiess, peering expert for several years, developed 10 tips for peering; from optimizing routing data base entries to prefix aggregation.
Download the 10 tips.

Why is the Internet a Bigger Target than Ever?

DE-CIX's white paper on Blackholing shows results of the first ever IXP Blackholing study and explains why you should use Blackholing to mitigate DDoS attacks.
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Market spotlights on the interconnection needs of different industries

The finance industry is in the grip of digital transformation

This IDC Mini Market Spotlight examines the emergence of interconnection platforms dedicated to providing cloud-level connectivity within the finance industry, to complement the Internet, and so enable user and suppliers to transact digital business in a secure, performant environment.
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The Car as Connected Platform — Interconnection Needs in the Automotive Industry

This IDC Mini Market Spotlight examines the emergence of interconnection platforms that provide the infrastructure that will underpin the emerging ecosystems within the automotive industry.
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Market studies on the position of metro markets in the global telecommunications landscape

Madrid's Position in the Global Telecommunications Landscape

The paper examines Spain’s international connectivity, its proximity to extensive subsea cable infrastructure, local demand, and pricing factors. 
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The Spanish version can be downloaded here

Marseille's Position in the Global Telecommunications Landscape

In assessing the role of this strategic location, this white paper reviews international capacity to Marseille; existing and planned submarine cables in the Mediterranean; the colocation market; and other trends. 
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Palermo's Position in the Global Telecommunications Landscape

In this whitepaper, TeleGeography reviews international capacity to Palermo; existing and planned submarine cables in the Mediterranean; the colocation market; and other trends that could spur more interconnection to take place in this hub.
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Istanbul's Position in the Global Telecommunications Landscape

This paper reviews Turkey’s international connectivity; its existing and planned infrastructure; transport and IP transit pricing trends; the colocation market; and the potential for Istanbul as a regional interconnection hub. 
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Internet infrastructure & interconnection in India

This white paper reviews India’s international connectivity; its existing and planned infrastructure; transport and IP transit pricing trends; the colocation market; and the potential for Mumbai as a regional interconnection hub.
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