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Peering Policy/en

We operate data centers at various locations in Germany and are committed to providing our customers with optimal connectivity at all times.

For this purpose, we utilise generously dimensioned data lines and high-performance routing equipment. To ensure smooth integration into other networks, we operate many private and public peerings to various network points.

Private Peerings:

Private peering is a sensible option for data exchange of more than 2 Gbit/s with another network on a regular basis. We offer private peerings in the following cities:

  • Nuremberg
  • Frankfurt
  • Amsterdam
  • Falkenstein

Uplink options:

  • 10 Gbit/s
  • multiple 10 Gbit/s
  • 100 Gbit/s

Public Peering:

Public peering is recommended for data exchange of less than 2 Gbit/s, when looking at a 95/5 principle. We currently offer connections via the following public peering points:

  • DE-CIX
  • AMS-IX
  • V-IX
  • N-IX
  • NL-IX

In view of our open peering policy, we are happy to exchange ideas and experiences with other data network operators using the abovementioned Internet Xchanges. Please direct questions here to Peering.

IP Transit:

For the remainder of data exchange, we work with several large Tier 1 carriers (GTT, NTT, TATA Communications and Telia Carrier – Source: http://as-rank.caida.org/) as well as the Tier 2 carrier Core-Backbone, in order to reach all other destinations on the Internet with optimal performance.

Our peerings, uplinks and Internet backbone connections are continually monitored and further developed at an early stage in order to ensure good performance and bandwidth in the various network segements at all times. As a result, any issues experienced within our own network or with our own connections are very rare.

In the event of inadequate performance, however, this is usually due to the fact that the destination network does not have an own peering with us and thus has insufficient free capacity to the IP-transit providers mentioned above. Here we would be happy to establish direct peering with your network partner to optimize data exchange between our networks. Your carrier is welcome to contact us by email E-Mail in this respect.

Unfortunately, some carriers consciously make peerings available on a restrictive basis and/or intentionally operate capacities to other network operators beyond capacity limits. (See: 1 2)

We distance ourselves from this unfair business practice and recommend our clients avoid carriers practising such marketing strategy.

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