Epsilon, a cloud-centric global connectivity and communications service provider, today announced that it is the first connectivity provider to implement a common application programming interface (API) developed by the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), DE-CIX and the London Internet Exchange (LINX) within its software-defined networking (SDN) platform, Infiny. The IX-API automates and accelerates the provisioning of Epsilon’s Remote Peering solution for peering at AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX.
With the implemented IX-API, Epsilon’s customers and partners can now use Infiny to order and provision on-demand connectivity to AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX in minutes. The entire process becomes fully automated when connecting to the enabled internet exchange points (IXPs). The IX-API further enhances Epsilon’s Remote Peering offering to bring even greater efficiency, agility and service visibility when peering remotely.
“APIs are changing the way businesses consume connectivity services, as well as transforming how partners interconnect and grow together. Our successful implementation of the IX-API demonstrates the importance of building industry standards for deeper innovation and collaboration,” said Mark Daley, Digital Strategy and Business Development Director at Epsilon. “Together with AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX, we are advancing to a dynamic way of interworking to deliver the best service experience for our customers and partners.”
The implementation is directly aligned with Epsilon’s API strategy which continues its drive towards building a fully automated and programmable SDN fabric. It successfully demonstrated the entire process of connecting to the IXPs via Infiny using the IX-API at the European Peering Forum 2019.
“Epsilon has always been a strong advocate for the development of common APIs in the global networking community. We are honoured to be the first connectivity provider to implement the IX-API within Infiny,” said Daley. “Our Customers and Partners will benefit from faster, automated provisioning and improved service visibility when connecting to enabled IXPs from any of the 220+ data centres on our global network.”