SIX services

As the SIX operator, ARNES provides members the following basic conditions and advanced tools for traffic exchange:

Infrastructure

Connection to SIX is possible at two locations which are fully redundant, interconnected with two 10 Gb/s links. Both locations have Cisco switches with ports for Small Form-Factor pluggables which support 1 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Available connection speeds:

  • 1 Gb/s
  • 10 Gb/s
  • In prior agreement with ARNES each member may also connect to the SIX by having aggregated (EtherChannel or 802.3ad) Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports or aggregated 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Both locations (data centres) provide:

  • Redundant air-conditioning system
  • Redundant power supply with backup diesel generator
  • Active fire-protection system
  • Security guards, access control system, video surveillance
  • Access to the data centre with at least one working day’s advance notice to ARNES
  • Presence of several optical infrastructure providers

Each SIX member is allocated an IPv4 and IPv6 address for both locations with included reverse DNS record.

For private peering (Closed User Groups) you can use VLAN id from range 3900-4000.

For traffic engineering you can enable Quality of Service (QoS) to have one priority queue with policer and one default class.

Tools and services

Route server service running on two servers to provide full redundancy and reliable traffic exchange.

IXP Manager Web application which allows ARNES to manage new SIX members, provision new connections and monitor traffic usage. It also has a portal allowing SIX members to create usernames for their NOC staff, view their contact details and SIX traffic statistics and have access to tools to request, manage and track peerings with other members. The application also includes configuration and user help pages.

SIX members closed mailing list for announcements and internal communication.

Exchange of knowledge and experience

ARNES organizes SIX member meet-ups, where members have the opportunity to exchange experiences, learn more and establish formal and informal cooperation with other members.

Helpdesk

  +386 1 479 88 00
(working days, 8 AM–8 PM)