Schneider Electric accesses its Cloud providers through France-IX

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Global energy solutions provider Schneider Electric took up the challenge of migrating its critical applications to the Cloud. In order to access its applications quickly and permanently, Schneider Electric joined the internet exchange point France-IX, the mutualized infrastructure gathering the main Cloud providers.

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Schneider Electric's accessing Cloud providers through its connection at France-IX

For the anecdote we didn’t know the traffic level we would have on France-IX. We estimated 50 Mbps but after one year, we noticed that we had over 250 Mbps of traffic.

A unique short path to reach multiple Cloud providers

As Schneider Electric decided to migrate its applications to the Cloud, this decision was made as part of a global study on its internet accesses.

Because permanent access to the Cloud providers was a mandatory condition of the migration, the global energy solutions provider decided to connect to France-IX where the main Cloud providers were already present.

Through a single port connected to France-IX, Schneider Electric benefits from short and continuous paths to the providers for favorable fixed costs.

Thus, as an example, when Schneider Electric’s workforce connects to the CRM hosted online, the odds are that the connection goes through France-IX’s infrastructure.

First convincing trial of the peering service

France-IX was the first internet exchange joined by Schneider Electric. "For the anecdote we didn’t know the traffic level we would have on France-IX. We estimated 50 Mbps but after one year, we noticed that we had over 250 Mbps of traffic," recalls Lionel Marie, network architect at Schneider Electric.

After one year of peering, Schneider Electric has just upgraded its traffic to 1Gbps and now wishes to develop peering in the USA and in Asia.

Corporate, the new profile of internet exchanges members

Networks evolving in the internet industry such as the operators and internet services and content providers represent the historical members of internet exchange points. However nowadays more and more profiles are connecting to France-IX.

Schneider Electric has paved the way for corporations whose core businesses are not related to the internet. The company showed them the need to master the network architecture internally to be able to optimize it by peering.

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