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White papers

Learn more about interconnection and related topics in our white papers. Find below white papers on interconnection services, technical guides, market spotlights on the interconnection needs of different industries, and market studies on the global telecommunications landscape.

For DE-CIX customers, the white papers are available for download in the 
DE-CIX customer portal.

White papers on interconnection services

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When to peer and when to use transit

At one point or another in your network’s growth cycle, you will ask the question: When should I peer and when should I use transit? In this white paper we present the results of measurement-based performance comparison, quantifying the performance differences between transit and peering.

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10 Reasons to peer white paper

10 Reasons why you should peer

From reduced cost to improved user experience, peering has many benefits for all sorts of businesses. Download our white paper to find out why you should peer.

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10 tips to maximize the benefits of peering

Learn how to maximize the benefits of peering by optimizing your routing data base entry, using the route servers, and by verifying your prefix amounts. More useful tips in our guide.

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How to start peering at DE-CIX

Learn how to start peering at DE-CIX: How to get your port up and running, how to configure your route server peering, and verifying settings. Find out more by downloading our guide.

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How to optimize the usage of GlobePEER and GlobePEER Remote

How to optimize the usage of GlobePEER and GlobePEER Remote

Learn more about our peering services GlobePEER and GlobePEER Remote and how to get the most out of them. The guide includes examples of router configurations for traffic optimization.

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Traffic routing basics

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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Why do I need an ASN?

Why do I need an ASN?

Having an ASN is the key to multi-homing and "real redundancy". It also allows you to peer at an Internet Exchange, and take advantage of interconnection services such as Microsoft Azure Peering service. Read our white paper to find out more.

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How enterprises benefit from direct access to Microsoft

Get our white paper to find out how enterprises can benefit from direct access to Microsoft's services such as Microsoft 365 with Microsoft Azure Peering Service.

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Digitalization enterprises

How interconnection drives the digital transformation of enterprises

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

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Connecting via transport partners to DE-CIX

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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Why is the Internet a bigger target than ever

DE-CIX's Blackholing white paper shows results of the first ever IXP Blackholing study and explains why you should use Blackholing to mitigate DDoS attacks.

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Remote triggered Blackholing for network operators

To be prepared for a DDoS attack, you need to set up your infrastructure against them well before anything happens. Download our white paper to learn how.

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Technical guides

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How to set up the Microsoft Azure Peering Service

Download the technical white paper to get all the details on how to set up the Microsoft Azure Peering Service to get direct access to Microsoft 365.

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Step by step guide to connecting to Microsoft Azure with DE-CIX DirectCLOUD

This guide will give you step by step instructions on how to connect to Microsoft Azure using the DE-CIX DirectCLOUD services. Benefit from direct, secure access to Microsoft's services, download the guide now.

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How to connect to AWS using 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 service.

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Microsoft Azure DirectCLOUD

How to connect to Microsoft via DE-CIX's DirectCLOUD

This technical guide provides an overview of the functionalities and benefits of Microsoft Cloud Services and introduces the relevant services as well as the business models, ordering workflows and processes involved with connecting customers to the Azure cloud.

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Industry spotlights

Market spotlight
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Market spotlight

The finance industry is in the grip of digital transformation

This IDC Mini Market Spotlight examines the emergence of interconnection platforms dedicated to providing this type of 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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Market spotlight
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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 these emerging ecosystems within the automotive industry, and so enable the vision to become reality.

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Market studies

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The Southern European interconnection landscape

Download the white paper to find out how the growing Southern European hubs, including Madrid, and Marseille, are responding to the demand for increasingly localized interconnection infrastructure.

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New interconnection markets in Southeast Asia

Download our new white paper to learn about the potential for new connectivity ecosystems in Southeast Asias's metropolitan areas.

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Madrid: A digital hub for Southern Europe

This report 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. It was prepared by Delfos Research and sponsored by our long-standing partner Interxion and by DE-CIX.

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Subsea cables and interconnection hubs - The interplay of diversifying routes and peering markets

The global interconnection environment is in the midst of dynamic growth phase. A new breed of cable builders is spearheading a surge in submarine cable deployments, and peering ecosystems around the world are reaching recordbreaking traffic levels.

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Istanbul's position in the global telecommunications landscape

The white paper reviews Turkey’s international connectivity; its existing and planned infrastructure; transport and IP transit pricing trends.

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Madrid's position in the global telecommunications landscape

In this market study, TeleGeography examines Spain’s international connectivity, its proximity to extensive subsea cable infrastructure, local demand, and pricing factors that will boost Madrid as an interconnection point.

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Internet infrastructure & interconnection in India

This market study 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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Marseille's position in the global telecommunications landscape

In assessing the role of this strategic location, this paper reviews international capacity connected to the city; existing and planned submarine cables in the vicinity; the colocation market; and other trends that continue to spur interconnection in this hub.

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Palermo's position in the global telecommunications landscape

In this market study, TeleGeography reviews international capacity to Palermo and other trends that could spur more interconnection to take place in this hub.

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