As the SIX operator, ARNES provides members the following basic conditions and advanced tools for traffic exchange:
Connection to SIX is possible at two locations which are fully redundant, interconnected with two 100 Gb/s links. Both locations have Mellanox switches with ports for Small Form-Factor pluggables which support 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, 25 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Available connection speeds:
Both locations (data centres) provide:
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.
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.
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.