13 February 2023

Enabling on-demand connectivity with IX-API

In today’s digital economy, organizations are increasingly transforming their business models and expanding into new markets to remain competitive. Securing interconnectivity around the world is critical in achieving business goals. However, for the uninitiated or inexperienced, the process of procuring direct connectivity to different locations globally can be an arduous and complicated task. 

Many business needs can be best met by remote peering solutions. It is not only a cost-effective solution, but it also provides low-latency and high-performance connectivity for optimized user experience by ensuring direct access to an ecosystem of partners via the fastest route.

For organizations to remain agile, their connectivity solution should be scalable, flexible, and easy to deploy. They require an integrated platform to provision and monitor their connectivity seamlessly – and this can be achieved with Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platforms that enable customers to buy global connectivity on-demand. 

Transforming customer experience

Infiny, an award-winning Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform by Epsilon, a global interconnectivity provider, combines a web-based portal and the IX-API to enable partners with on-demand connectivity powered by a carrier-grade, hyper-scalable global backbone. Utilizing this innovative technology, users have the ability to procure and manage Epsilon’s comprehensive suite of services that spans from voice, local access, and cloud to global connectivity services.

The implementation of IX-API on Infiny has fully automated connectivity to participating Internet Exchanges (IXs), enabling Epsilon’s customers and partners to order and provision connectivity to leading European IXs such as DE-CIX, AMS-IX and LINX in minutes. The IX-API further enhances Epsilon’s Remote Peering offering, bringing even greater agility and visibility when peering remotely.

Epsilon has always strongly advocated for the development of common APIs. We are honoured to be the first interconnectivity provider to implement the IX-API, enabling our customers and partners with faster, automated provisioning and improved service visibility when connecting to our extensive global network.”
Mark daley
Director Digital Strategy & Business Development