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Iliad takes control of Jaguar Network

on Thursday, 24 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Iliad takes control of Jaguar Network

Announced on January 18th by Free's parent company, the acquisition of 75% of the capital of the French company Jaguar Network will enable the operator to strengthen its offers on the B2B market. These shares, previously held by the Naxicap investment fund, were sold for just under €100 million.

"This transaction is an important step for Iliad in its development strategy to address the corporate market by leveraging the very strong expertise and complementarities between the two groups and by partnering with a recognized entrepreneur," said Free's management after the acquisition.

This takeover should enable Iliad to develop its national network of data centers in order to increase its capacity to provide technical support to companies. However, this operation should not change the organization chart of the operator and host Cloud Jaguar Network since the company remains managed by its founder, Kevin Polizzi, who remains a shareholder with 25% of the capital.

 

 

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Source : ZDNet

 

 

 

 

CRiP Tour de France: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

on Thursday, 24 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives Rezopole

CRiP Tour de France: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

CRiP, the association of the French-speaking user community of IT Infrastructure & Production, is organising the 4th stage of its Tour de France 2018 / 2019 "Architectures & Infrastructures IT" in Lyon. Rendez-vous on Wednesday, February 13th from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm in April's offices.


This conference will be an opportunity to share several real-life user feedback on different topics:

- HOMESERVE: Project deployment time, production start-up frequency, incident resolution time... DevOps (in an ETI) to meet these objectives (by Franck Bonnassieux, CTO, & Manuel Dusquesnoy, Tech Lead)
- ENEDIS: Project "If I had known... "or Artificial Intelligence for IT Production (by Michael GRANGEON, Production Manager - Data Division, Sanaa ZAHHARI, Data Scientist, & Michaël GUILLAUME, Product Owner)
- CARREFOUR: Chatbots: multiple uses (by Olivier MICHEL, Head of Tools & Transformation Support)
- SANOFI : SOC Project phase 2 : define a local strategy in terms of tools, processes, resources & logistics (by Jerôme LEJEAU, Security Manager)



More information about the event can be found here.

 

 

 

 

The largest datacenter in Lyon

on Thursday, 24 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

The largest datacenter in Lyon

Inaugurated on January 15 by the national operator Jaguar Network, the last datacenter of the Lyon metropolitan area was built within the Biopark of the 8th arrondissement. Known as "Rock", this datacenter is also the largest in Lyon with more than 4,000 m² and 800 computer bays.
This project, supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, now hosts IT projects in the health and industry 4.0 sectors after only twelve months of construction.

However, the building has a particular feature for a datacenter: "The aesthetics of the building has been a constraint imposed by the French building architects: Rock is located within the perimeter of the Édouard Herriot Hospital, built a century ago by the architect Tony Garnier and listed as a historic monument. Thus, to comply with the specifications imposed by the French administration, it was mandatory to equip the building with windows, walled by breeze blocks since they were totally useless for computer rooms...!" notes Pierre Col in an article in ZDNet.

The operation of the infrastructures of this new datacenter has been maximized by using, for example, artificial intelligence. "An application developed by Jaguar Network teams proactively manages the installations in order to perform preventive maintenance to maximize availability. This is how technologies based on Big Data and Machine Learning are integrated into the spectrum boxes whose mission is to predictively detect any incident," says Jaguar Network.
In addition, a team is permanently present on the site "This guarantees local support to customers for the simplified operation of their IT equipment. A technician can work on any server hosted in the heart of the building in less than 10 minutes," explains the operator and cloud host.

To demonstrate its commitment to investing in digital transformation, the company has also created a network of more than 80 km of dark fibre network. This allows any company in Lyon's metropolitan area to be connected directly by dedicated and secure cables. "A dedicated 100 Gbps network will be available from February 2019 to provide the highest connection speeds available in France for businesses," says Jaguar Network.

 

 

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Source : Lyon-entreprises.com

 

 

 

 

 

Telecoms: kick-off to the sale of TDF

on Thursday, 24 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Telecoms: kick-off to the sale of TDF

Created under the protection of the State following the break-up of the ORTF, the group with 14,000 pylons and flat roofs decided to sell its shares in the telecoms equipment provider. To this end, the group's current shareholders - Brookfield, APG, PSP, Arcus and Crédit Agricole Assurances - have mandated Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas banks. If in 2014, TDF had been sold for approximately €370 million, its results having stabilised since then, the transaction would now exceed €3.5 billion.


With 13,900 sites, TDF infrastructure funds are keen on this type of long-term asset. Indeed, such opportunities are rather rare " It is an asset for infrastructure funds, family offices and pension funds. Manufacturers in the sector have few synergies to generate from a possible merger. " says one source.


After difficulties in 2008 following the financial crisis, the group has strengthened its financial structure with debt leverage now below 4 times EBITDA. Especially since the most important deadlines are 2022 and 2026.


At the end of 2018, TDF continued its strategy of refocusing with the sale of Médiamobile and by accelerating in optical fibre. The company was entrusted with the installation of several tens of thousands of sockets by the territories. In addition, several hundred new pylons on transport routes and in rural areas were built last year.

 

 

 

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Source : Les Echos.fr

Register for IXPloration 19!

on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives Rezopole

Register for IXPloration 19!

Rezopole is pleased to invite you on Wednesday, February 13th to the next IXPloration organized in its offices at 16 rue de la Thibaudière, 69007 Lyon.

This completely free event will be an opportunity for you to discover LyonIX, the IXP / NAP of Lyon.

Thus will be detailed during this morning:
- the IXP part, which improves Internet exchanges between users in a territory, reduces telecom costs, and secures and optimizes the network thanks to the multiple routes offered.
- the NAP part, which provides connected members with direct access to the operators present and their offers. We buy or sell any type of Telecom service with great flexibility.

 

On the agenda

9h00 – 9h30 : Welcome over a coffee

9h30 – 10h30 : Presentation of LyonIX :

                         - Economic and technical advantages

                         - Connection solutions

                         - Questions and Answers

10h30 – 11h30 : Visit to a LyonIX Point of Presence

 

 

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Aperezo 55: Registration openings!

on Friday, 18 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives Rezopole

Aperezo 55: Registration openings!

HOPUS and Rezopole are pleased to invite you to the 55th edition of the Aperezo which will take place on Wednesday 6th February at Burger & Wine Confluence, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.


Attention: the number of places being limited, registration is MANDATORY.
For organizational and security reasons, any person not in possession of a nominative registration confirmation * will be refused access to the event.


* Confirmation by name subsequently sent by e-mail.

 

Please limit the number of professionals per company to 5.

 

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By registering, you agree, if you appear on the photos taken during the event, that they be published on our site, social networks and the site of our partner.

 

 

About our sponsor

HOPUS is a new kind of network interconnection service provider. Based on the principles of Internet exchange points, we strive to provide quality routes to major networks that do not generally connect to IXs. Access networks receive a counterpart on the traffic carried. We are trying to establish a virtuous model where content can reach users with the best possible quality at a reasonable price. The major ISPs trust us, as do the major content providers.
Meet them on hopus.net.

 

 

 

 

The FDN Federation unveils the FTTH barometer

on Thursday, 10 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

The FDN Federation unveils the FTTH barometer

It took a year and a half of volunteer work to publish this study on the conditions of access to the Public Initiative Networks (PINs) deployed in France.

This tool is intended for the FFDN's associative ISPs but also for other operators of similar size. Two steps were necessary to achieve it: first, to collect information such as contracts and service catalogues, and then to analyse and present the information obtained. The objectives of this approach are to show the difficulty of associative ISPs to operate on certain networks, but also that it is possible to create conditions that allow them to operate since some RIPs bring them together.

In order to facilitate the visualization of the information collected from each public service delegate, the FFDN has set up a scoring system. Each service offer of a RIP was therefore evaluated using the same methodology containing objective criteria such as the amortisation period of the investments, the minimum number of subscribers and the price for the end user. The conditions proposed by each RIP were then summarized by assigning a score. From A to D, for the networks on which it would be possible to operate. And Z for networks where no activated offer is available in the catalogue or another equally blocking point.

On the map below, taken from the FTTH barometer, we can see that more than a third of the French departments have obtained a Z score. This means that no offer is adapted to the needs of associative ISPs.

 

 

 

 

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Source : FFDN

 

 

 

 

In Lyon, the battle for data centers has begun

on Monday, 07 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives Rezopole

In Lyon, the battle for data centers has begun

These highly secure infrastructures have multiplied over the years. Indeed, ten years ago, the Lyon metropolitan area had only 1 data centre compared to 14 today. Behind this new market is a fierce financial battle.

The proof is in the fact that DCforData inaugurated its new DC just a few months ago in the 8ᵉ arrondissement of Lyon. With a surface area of 4,000 m² and already two rooms in use, "Rock" is one of the largest in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its customers are mainly local authorities, large companies or digital service companies in the region. But the objective is also to attract national and even global firms.
Indeed, according to Nicolas Pitance, president of DCforData, "Lyon is located on a huge telecom artery. Everyone knows the Fourvière tunnel or the Part-Dieu station, well there is also a Telecom artery from north to south Europe towards Marseille." An opinion qualified by Samuel Triolet, director of Rezopole, "Lyon is not in an ideal geographical position [...] Paris is France, so we understand its appeal. In Marseille, many trans-Mediterranean and trans-oceanic fibres are exported to Africa, the Middle East and Asia. But in Lyon, there is no similar suction effect".

However, the value of storing these servers locally is very real. First of all, from a practical point of view, since a technical intervention will be much easier and faster if the data center is located close to the company. Second, it significantly reduces latency and data transmission time in a world where data protection is becoming increasingly important. And finally, the pooling of infrastructures allows companies to make savings. "It is important for French companies to host their services on national territory because it is a sovereign hosting: companies remain subject to French data control legislation, i.e. legislation that is stricter than in the United States and their Patrioct Act" confirms Cyrille Frantz Honegger, Director of Regional Relations at SFR. This telecom giant owns the "Net Center" data center located in Vénissieux on a 7,000 m² surface.

However, there is another threat to companies: hacking and data theft.
"The data center protects against people entering the building. But it is the people who run the servers who manage computer security [...] Attempts at intrusion by hackers, even we are permanently blocked! " explains Hervé Gilquin, a researcher in applied mathematics and in charge of a DC at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Lyon. This school and other public institutions have chosen to store internally. Since 2017, the ENS has had its own data centre connected to the Renater network, a research telecommunications network, in order to keep the data produced as close as possible. "Researchers are developing, we have to do daily work on the site, and with all the calculations we do, our servers are in permanent operation, it would be too expensive for us to outsource," adds Hervé Gilquin.

Indeed, these CDs and the resulting requirement are very expensive. The owners of these centres rely on private and public investment, even if the latter are relatively recent. "The metropolis took time to understand the economic interest of a data centre [...] For years, Lyon's economic players were convinced that it did not create jobs. But without a local data center, the companies will first export their IT management, then finance, then marketing and finally sales", explains Samuel Triolet. Nicolas Pitance, for his part, ironicizes "Let's say that it's not as visible and selling as a football stadium".
A strategic change of direction since, according to a study carried out by Cisco, the storage capacity of data centers should be doubled by 2021. This will further increase the ambitions of companies in this sector....

 

 

 

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Source : Médiacités

 

 

 

 

"Damage to Networks"

on Monday, 07 January 2019 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Interviewed by Pierre Col, the team of independent developers behind the "Damage to Networks" initiative explains why and how this solution came about.

 
The objective of this project is to enable everyone to report damaged network infrastructure (Internet, Telecommunications, electricity or gas) on the public highway. Indeed, once information on vulnerability points is collected, it is shared on the website dplr.fr and then relayed to the Twitter @ProjetDPLR account.

 
The idea of HPRD comes mainly from two facts. The first, the proposal of one of the contributors to create a collaborative map of the damaged sub-distribution cabinets. And the second, the observation - of these degradations by many people working in the networks - was of particular interest to operators. The development of "Damage to networks" thus makes it possible to identify damage in a transparent manner and thus initiate a follow-up of repairs.

 
If for the moment it is an Alpha version, DPLR will eventually allow operators to have additional eyes in the field. Indeed, the philosophy of the collective is that the tool should be accessible to as many people as possible: residents, citizens, administrations and operators. The approach is clearly a crowdsourcing approach.

 

 

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Source : ZDNet

 

 

 

 

Illyse will offer fibre to individuals

on Monday, 31 December 2018 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Illyse will offer fibre to individuals

For the first time in France, an associative Internet Service Provider (ISP) will be able to connect consumer subscribers in FttH. Indeed, thanks to a participative fundraising campaign, Illyse raised 5520 euros. This sum represents the entry ticket to the RIP (Réseau d'Initiative Publique) of the Loire department. The associative operator will now be able to set up a collection infrastructure. It will therefore be able to connect its first subscribers in early 2019.


But that's not all, since a second level of 4114 euros has been reached. This allows Illyse to become a LIR (Local Internet Registry) and thus receive an allocation of IP addresses from a regional Internet registry (RIR).


A big victory for ISP associations that are demanding cheap activated offers. Indeed, they cannot deploy their own fibre optic network due to lack of resources. Associative operators therefore turn to the network rental of a major player to offer FttH to their members. But in most cases, prices are unaffordable.

 

 

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Source : 01net.com

 

 

 

 

Evolution of IXP architectures

on Thursday, 27 December 2018 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Evolution of IXP architectures

Internet exchange points play a key role in the Internet ecosystem. Today, there are more than 400 of them in more than 100 countries around the world. IXPs offer a neutral and shared switch fabric where customers can exchange traffic with each other.
Simply put, an Internet exchange point can be considered a large level 2 (L2) switch. Each client network connected to the IXP connects one or more of its routers to this switch via Ethernet interfaces. Routers on different networks can establish peering sessions by exchanging routing information via BGP and then sending traffic via the Ethernet switch.
IXPs allow operators to locally interconnect one or more customer networks through their level 2 networks. This leads to a more resilient Internet, improves bandwidth usage and reduces the cost and latency of interconnections. To avoid the tedious implementation of bilateral peering sessions, most IXPs nowadays use route servers. This simplifies peering by allowing IXP clients to peer with other networks via a single BGP session to a route server.

Whereas in the early 1990s, IXPs were based on FDDI or ATM, today the standard interconnectivity service is based on Ethernet. However, the level 2 switch fabric of an IXP is also evolving, moving from simple Ethernet switches on a single site connected via a standard local area network to IP/MPLS protocol switches distributed over several sites requiring WAN connectivity over optical fibre.
As a result, with more locations and increasing bandwidth, the connectivity network becomes more efficient, flexible and scalable. It is therefore an important strategic asset for IXP operators.
It should be noted that although switch fabrics based on IP/MPLS are mainly used today, there are other approaches such as VXLAN. These methods, which do not change the basic topology of the architecture, may be deployed more often in the future.
It should also be mentioned that to improve the resilience of the IXP infrastructure, PXCs are increasingly being used between the client and PE routers. In the event of a failure or scheduled maintenance, the PXC can switch from the client router to a backup PE router.

Innovation is accelerated with disintegration, SDN, NFV and network automation. Indeed, these new technologies are increasingly being used in telecommunications networks and IXPs. However, as IXP networks are generally more localized with older infrastructure and services than telecommunications networks, they may be the ideal place to introduce new network concepts.
Optical media is making progress inspired by the automation and openness of network technologies and offers innovative, ultra-dense and efficient systems. Many IXPs deploy these technologies to increase capacity while reducing costs, ground space and power consumption.
The disintegration of routers is also widespread in DC. Instead of using routers based on bulky chassis, SDN-controlled, white label L2/L3 switches using more scalable leaf-spine technologies are preferred. The use of white labels with a configurable and hardware-independent NOS provides greater flexibility and allows IXP operators to select only the features they really need.

 

 

 

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Source : LightWave

 

 

 

 

Data interconnection barometer

on Wednesday, 26 December 2018 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Data interconnection barometer

By publishing this barometer of data interconnection in France 2018, the Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (Arcep) proposes to popularize the subject in order to better understand the state and developments of this market.


The first part of this report presents this ecosystem of the Internet: what is the purpose of data interconnection, who are the main actors, how are they interconnected, what are the issues and modes of interconnection, etc.


In the second part, the Arcep makes an inventory of the interconnection situation in France. The data collected are aggregated results for the period from the first half of 2012 to the first half of 2018. They thus make it possible to see the growth of incoming and outgoing traffic, the increase in installed capacity, the evolution of interconnection methods, the distribution of traffic by interconnection mode, the breakdown of traffic by origin and the range of current tariffs.

 

 

 

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Source : Arcep

 

 

 

 

Rezopole is now "datadocked"

on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 Posted in Archives LyonIX, Archives GrenoblIX, Archives Rezopole

Rezopole is now

Datadock is a unique database on vocational training from a quality perspective. It allows vocational training funders to check the compliance of training organisations with the 6 quality criteria defined by the Law. After registration on Datadock, training organisations must submit evidence related to the 21 indicators defined by the funders to meet the 6 criteria.

By meeting the quality criteria, Rezopole has become "datadocked". This certification allows your OPCA to take charge of our training courses, in particular the BGP workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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