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DE-CIX white papers

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

  • White papers on interconnection services
  • Technical guides
  • 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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For DE-CIX customers, the white papers are available for download in the DE-CIX customer portal.

White papers on interconnection services

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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German version.
Spanish version.

10 useful tips on how to maximize the benefits of peering

Bernd Spiess, peering expert for many years, has developed 10 tips for peering; from optimizing routing data base entries to prefix aggregation.
Download the 10 tips.
Turkish version.
Spanish version.

How to optimize the usage of GlobePEER and GlobePEER Remote

Learn more about how to keep local traffic local by using the GlobePEER service while getting the most out of remote peering with the GlobePEER Remote service.
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How enterprises benefit from direct access to Microsoft

Read this white paper to find out how your enterprise can benefit from a direct, secure way to the Microsoft Azure cloud services, with low latency and bypassing the public Internet.
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Step by step guide to connecting to Microsoft Azure with DE-CIX DirectCLOUD

Download our white paper to get step by step instructions on how to configure private peering and Microsoft peering to help you set up connectivity with optimal routing from your premises to Microsoft Azure via DirectCLOUD. 
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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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Turkish 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. This white paper shows how you can improve your network with peering.
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German version.

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 peering (direct BGP sessions), monitor your traffic, etc. 
Download the guidelines.
German version.

Traffic routing basics (BGP focus)

Learn more about inbound and outbound routing, how a router decides which path is best, localpref, MED and AS-PATH rules, and best practices.
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German version.

How interconnection drives the digital transformation of enterprises

Learn how Internet Exchanges and the interconnection services they offer can help you to future-proof your business to deal with ever increasing amounts of data and new applications.
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German version.

Connecting via transport partners to DE-CIX

In North America, you can access the DE-CIX Apollon platform via transport partners. Download this white paper to learn more about how this works, and the benefits of connecting via a transport partner to an Internet Exchange. 
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Remote-triggered Blackholing for network operators

Blackholing allows network operators to route malicious network traffic into a blackhole to prevent damage to the network infrastructure. Download this white paper to learn how to set up your network infrastructure to stop DDoS attacks. 
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Technical guides

How to set up the Microsoft Azure Peering Service

Download this technical white paper with all the details about how to setup Microsoft Azure Peering Service with real examples of how this connection will improve your setup. 
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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.
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How to connect to Amazon Web Services via DE-CIX DirectCLOUD

This 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.
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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 users 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

New interconnection markets in Southeast Asia

DE-CIX has commissioned TeleGeography to conduct an in-depth evaluation of the Southeast Asian market, scrutinizing Singapore’s role as the market hub and analyzing frontier markets in the region to see where new, increasingly localized interconnection ecosystems could flourish. 
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Subsea cables and interconnection hubs

The global interconnection environment is in the midst of a dynamic growth phase. Learn more about the correlations between the growing subsea cable market and the global market for network interconnection.
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Madrid's Position in the Global Telecommunications Landscape

This 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

In this white paper TeleGeography re-examines the position of Marseille in the global telecommunications landscape, the colocation market, and other trends.
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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.
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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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