DE-CIX white papers

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

  • White papers on peering and Blackholing 
  • Technical guides on how to connect to different cloud service providers like AWS or Microsoft
  • 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

NEW: When to peer and when to use transit

At one point or another in your network’s growth cycle, you will ask yourself the question: When should I peer and when should I use transit? In the white paper we show some results of an empirical study comparing peering and transit.
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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.

Turkish version.
Spanish version.

10 reasons why you should peer

Peering gives you an impressive set of advantages; it raises your revenues, lowers the latency, increases the throughput, and much more. The white paper shows how you can improve your network with peering.
Download the white paper.


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.
Download the white paper.

German version.

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.
Download the white paper.

Turkish version.

Technical guides on how to connect to different cloud service providers

How to connect to Amazon Web Services via DE-CIX DirectCLOUD

The guide provides an overview of the benefits of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud and introduces carriers and ISPs to the relevant services that make up the platform. It serves as a quick product guide and informative booklet for directly connecting to AWS via DE-CIX’s DirectCLOUD platform.
Download.

How to connect to Microsoft Cloud Services via DE-CIX DirectCLOUD

The guide provides an overview of the functionalities and benefits of the Microsoft Cloud Services (Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365). It translates terminology, technical configurations, setup for redundancy, etc.
Download.

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.
Download the market spotlight.

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.
Download the market spotlight.

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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Spanish version

Marseille's Position in the Global Telecommunications Landscape Updated version 2018

Following an initial report in 2015, DE-CIX has commissioned TeleGeography to re-examine the position of Marseille in the global telecommunications landscape. 
Download the updated white paper 2018.
Download the 2015 version.

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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NEW: Madrid: a digital hub for southern Europe

This report, prepared by Delfos Research, examines the opportunities and challenges for Madrid to become a digital hub for Southern Europe, and presents the elements that should shape Madrid's strategy.
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Spanish version

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.
Download the white paper.