TurkIX Internet Exchange

The TurkIX is a non-commercial BGP peering community of data centers and IP network owners that allow others to use a part of their network infrastructure for free. Everyone can use it to exchange data-traffic and can use their services without any layer 2 transport fees.

It’s not again some other Internet Exchange like others: we are an IX community of fiber owners and free users! It returns power where it belongs: sharing data-traffic between parties without commercial gain.

Members and Partners

The TurkIX is based on Members and Partners. A Partner is a network owner that connects a part of his WDM fiber infrastructure to the TurkIX. At the Partner Point of Presence (PoP) data center location the Members can use a 10G peering port for free.

All Members and Partners can exchange or sell their own IT services to each other. For example, a member can use its VLAN to buy or sell his hosting service to another Member in another datacenter. Or a Partner can sell datacenter cross-connects or extra port capacity above the free 10G amount to its connected PoP location connected Members.

Lower risk by TurkIX

The TurkIX embraces all other Internet Exchanges because we believe that only the widest possible connectivity infrastructure will make Europe better connected. But from a risk point of view, there are actually only two other serious Internet Exchanges in the Netherlands on which almost all the Dutch internet rely on. The consequences of any possible failure by an outage, (commercial) takeover or dominant market position will be enormously disastrous. That is why the TurkIX is not a single party but a group of data center network owners who are individually responsible for their own part of the network. Together they are the TurkIX. These data centers and the core routers are not only concentrated in the Amsterdam data center region, but they are also strongly represented outside this risk area. If one party falls away, then the others are still able to continue the TurkIX.

NL-NOG community supporter

The TurkIX is build and maintained by well known engineers from the Netherlands which, in principle, wants to add value to the IP networking climate. Therefore it also supports the good work of the non-profit foundation Stichting NLNOG.