What is an Internet Exchange?
    • The TouSIX project: SDN IXPs from design to production:

    • IXP Manager is a full stack management system for Internet eXchange Points (IXPs):

    • Euro-IX - Introduction to IXPs:

    • IXP Manager - Presentations and Talks:

    • IXP Manager Around the World:

    • BKNIX - Introduction to IXPs:

    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_exchange_points_by_size

    • ENDEAVOUR: A Scalable SDN Architecture For Real-World IXPs:

    Executive Summary:

    • ENDEAVOUR addresses limitations of the network interconnection model in the current Internet and enables the next-generation services through SDN-enabled Internet eXchange Points (IXPs). So far, SDN has mostly been considered in intra-domain settings. Bringing SDN to the inter-domain settings would generate much more impact, both for network operators as well as for networked applications, e.g., those deployed in the Cloud. IXPs provide the opportunity to access a very rich network/application ecosystem, by tapping into their function of "internetwork connectivity fabric", interconnecting multiple hundreds of networks of different types. This opportunity comes with many interesting and open questions.

    • In this context, this deliverable focuses on the requirements of IXP environments and general aspects and preliminary description of the SDN control architecture towards supporting the use cases. In particular, focus on technical building blocks to the distributed SDN control plane that addresses certain aspects of the challenges of IXP environments that identify. Future deliverables will bridge the current gaps and illustrate how the various building blocks can be combined to address specific use cases.