27 May 2019

PeeringDB: A new focus on interconnection, and why you should be part of it

DE-CIX has sponsored PeeringDB for many years, as it is THE tool for all peering administrators. And we are proud to be, once again, a platinum sponsor. 

PeeringDB recently gave itself a new look, and a new positioning with the focus on interconnection. In this way, they take into account the growing need for interconnection solutions that are not solely based on peering. This is a development DE-CIX itself has been through and is going through as we expand our services according to the increasing interconnection needs of our customers.

Why you should be part of it

No matter wheter you peer, you exchange data privately in a data center or between data centers, or you connect your customers or yourself to the cloud, bypassing the Internet: PeeringDB is an important tool for you and your interconnection needs. We recommend to all our customers that they keep their PeeringDB entry up to date. It helps networks to contact you and shows information about where you are, where you peer, and what peering policy you have. In our experience, this offers a significant potential to gain additional peers. 

“PeeringDB is a freely available, user-maintained, database of networks"

To say it in their own words: “PeeringDB is a freely available, user-maintained, database of networks, and the go-to location for interconnection data. The database facilitates the global interconnection of networks at Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), data centers, and other interconnection facilities, and is the first stop in making interconnection decisions.”

Check it out here