The Next Generation of Interconnection Workshop

The amount of traffic transferred through the Internet has steadily increased over the past years, and standard control-plane mechanisms such as BGP have trouble coping with the dynamics of network interconnection. In response, DE-CIX collaborates with five partners within the EU-funded project ENDEAVOUR to augment network interconnection at IXPs with features such as traffic engineering and security. We believe that recent technological trends to simplify network management, namely Software-Defined Networking (SDN), will play a key role in such a development. The goal of this workshop is to identify challenges from the perspective of IXP customers and to initiate a discussion about their future needs.


  • 09:30    Welcome and Coffee
  • 10:00     Workshop
    • Introduction of ENDEAVOUR and the consortium
    • Discussion about customer's current challenges with regards to traffic engineering, security, transparency, etc.
    • Dedicated SDN discussion: Can, and if how, SDN tackle the given challenges?
    • Closing
  • ​12:00      Lunch

More information can be found on the workshop web site.