Products and Services

Global Peering


Unifi-IX's global peering is accomplished across our international Layer 2 networks at our multiple datacenter locations, multiple carriers interconnect with one or more other carriers across a single physical port. These are called exchange points or Internet exchanges ("IXP"). We can accomodate hundreds of participants from many international locations using us as your IXP.

Unifi-IX peering allows networks interested in peering to interconnect with many other national or international networks through a single port.

Unifi-IX is always open to set up partnerships and agreements to interconnect with other networks which may be open to peering with them.

Internet

Unifi-IX can provide Internet access to many of our offered services. It is the process that enables individuals and organisations to connect to the Internet using computer terminals, computers, mobile devices, sometimes via computer networks. Once connected to the Internet, users can access Internet services, such as email and the World Wide Web. Unif-IX offer Internet access through our various technologies that offer a wide range of data signaling rates (speeds) tailored to your needs.

Cloud Connect

Unifi-IX's new Cloud Connect system is a private, reliable, secure and cost effective way to help your business adopt cloud technologies without compromise.

Picking the right data centre for your IT infrastructure becomes even more important when you are building and managing reliable hybrid IT or pure thinking of making the move to pure cloud solutions for response time sensitive applications.

Unifi-IX's Cloud Connect system allows many companies to connect with oneanother or alternative Cloud providers through a single connection. Improve performance, customer satisfaction and simply take your business further!

Metro Wavelengths

Unifi-IX's Metro Wavelengths service supports ultra fast connectivity and high bandwidth to a range of national & international data centres, and we support the need for ultra-high volume bandwidth between buildings. We can provide many solutions to suite each customers needs.

Unifi-IX offers Metro Fiber Wavelengths between almost all neutral datacenters in and around Europe and beyond.

At Unifi-IX we support VLAN's, Ethernet trunks (Aggregated Links) and provide DOT1.Q functionality and MPLS services which can be used as individual services or as part of our many other offerings.

Wavelengths are either passive or transparant (no active carrier switch equipment inbetween). 

MPLS


Unifi-IX is happy to provide MPLS as a scalable, protocol-independent transport to suite your businesses interests. In an MPLS network, data packets are assigned labels. Packet-forwarding decisions are made solely on the contents of this label, without the need to examine the packet itself. This allows one to create end-to-end circuits across any type of transport medium, using any protocol. The primary benefit is to eliminate dependence on a particular OSI model data link layer (layer 2) technology, such as Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Frame Relay, Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET) or Ethernet, and eliminate the need for multiple layer-2 networks to satisfy different types of traffic. MPLS belongs to the family of packet-switched networks.

MPLS operates at a layer that is generally considered to lie between traditional definitions of OSI Layer 2 (data link layer) and Layer 3 (network layer), and thus is often referred to as a layer 2.5 protocol. It was designed to provide a unified data-carrying service for both circuit-based clients and packet-switching clients which provide a datagram service model. It can be used to carry many different kinds of traffic, including IP packets, as well as native ATM, SONET, and Ethernet frames.

MPLS attempts to preserve the traffic engineering (TE) and out-of-band control that made Frame Relay and ATM attractive for deploying large-scale networks.

The traffic management benefits of migrating to MPLS are quite valuable (better reliability, increased performance) and can have many benefits to multi site offices or datacenters.

Private Peering


Unifi-IX provides Private peering, it is the direct interconnection between only two networks, across a Layer 1 or 2 medium that offers dedicated capacity that is not shared by any other parties. Early in the history of the Internet, many private peers occurred across 'telco' provisioned SONET circuits between individual carrier-owned facilities. Today Unifi-IX private interconnections occur at carrier hotels or carrier neutral colocation facilities, where a direct crossconnect can be provisioned between participants within the same building.

Most of the traffic on the Internet, especially traffic between the largest networks, occurs via private peering as opposed to using public peering using the normal internet infrastrucutre.