The programme is designed to facilitate connecting networks to MIX from locations where MIX switches are not physically installed.
Two options are available to best meet the different needs, and offer more opportunities to partners.
Reselling allows the partner to resell the peering service to its customers in “dedicated” mode, i.e. one port (or LAG of ports) for each customer.
Pooling allows the partner to resell the peering service to its customers in “shared” mode, i.e. one port (or LAG of ports) available to several customers.
- Clients are to all intents and purposes connected to MIX
- First level support to customers is provided by partners
- Peering service support is provided by the MIX NOC
- The colocation of equipment in the MIX data centre is not possible
The programme is aimed at National and International Operators, known as resellers.
Resellers can purchase MIX peering services at discounted prices and offer them to their clients in our ‘one-stop-shop’ mode, including transport and MIX membership.
Pooling allows a minimum of two subjects (ASN) to use the peering service by connecting to the same port.
The partner holding the peering contract in pooling mode is called Pool Registrar.
ASNs connected on the same peering port are called Pool Elements.
Each Pool Element is independent in the management of its peerings with all ASNs connected to MIX, thanks to the configuration of multiple MAC-addresses and IP addresses on a single port.