Category: Networks

AMS-IX Internet Exchange Point

AMS-IX: Amsterdam Internet Exchange Point

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is an independent, neutral and non-profit Internet Exchange Point. It is a member of the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX). AMS-IX Infrastructure and interconnection AMS-IX is one of the largest hubs for Internet traffic in the world; established in the 1990s in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Nowadays, it operates multiple interconnection platforms

DE CIX Internet Exchange

DE-CIX: one of the largest Internet Exchanges worldwide

DE-CIX (Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange) is one of the Internet Exchange Points that carries more traffic worldwide. Currently, it operates neutral interconnection platforms in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia. Infrastructure and interconnection The mission of DE-CIX is to make interconnection easy anywhere. It was established in the 1990s in Frankfurt, Germany, and

Spanish Internet Exchange Point

What is ESpanix? Spain’s Internet Exchange Point

ESpanix is a Spanish non-profit organization that manages and maintains a neutral Internet Exchange Point in Spain. Stackscale is connected to ESpanix with a clear objective: improving the connection routes to all providers that exchange traffic there. ESpanix’ Infrastructure and interconnection ESpanix Internet Exchange Point has its own data center in Madrid and its own

What are Internet Exchange Points?

Internet Exchange Points, an essential role on the Internet

Internet Exchange Points or IXPs are a key element of the functioning of the Internet. The Internet has become an essential tool for many people. Thousands of millions of people use it every day for checking their email, visiting their favorite websites and purchasing in eCommerce sites. Many people know how to use the network

Network latency

What is network latency?

Network latency, or simply latency, is the time it takes to transfer a packet between a server and a user through a network. It is one of the factors that determine network performance. The shorter the delay to transfer data across a network, the lower the latency and vice versa.  The lower, the better: why


What is a Network Operations Center (NOC)?

In IT, a Network Operations Center (NOC) is a centralized location where an organization’s network team monitors, manages and optimizes networks, troubleshooting any network event that might arise. It is also known as “Network Management Center”. A centralized location for network operations The NOC not only ensures seamless network operations but it is also the

Arista Networks

Arista Networks: networking for big data centers

Arista Networks develops networking solutions for big data centers and high-performance environments. Stackscale relies on Arista’s solutions, as they provide 10 to 100 Gigabits Ethernet switches that redefine network architectures and improve performance. What is Arista Networks? Arista Networks is a networking equipment company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA. It was founded in 2004

Zero Trust security model

What is the Zero Trust security model?

Zero Trust is an approach to the design and implementation of IT systems based on the principle of “never trusting, always verifying” every device. In this security model, inherent trust in the network is removed; no matter whether a device is within a corporate LAN or whether it has already been verified before. Every request-response

SSH Secure Shell protocol

SSH protocol: usage, versions and implementations

SSH, short for Secure Shell, is a remote administration and network protocol; originally designed to replace Telnet and other unsecured protocols such as the Berkeley Remote Shell (rsh). SSH enables secure remote system administration and file transfer over unsecured networks. In this article we will talk about the SSH protocol and its versions, SSH clients


What is a CDN or Content Delivery Network?

CDN is the acronym for Content Delivery Network or Content Distribution Network. The fast growth of the Internet worldwide led to the emergence of CDNs in the late 90s. They were born as a solution to mitigate the Internet’s performance bottlenecks. Since the Internet was quickly becoming mission-critical for a growing number of companies and


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