27 April 2018
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Europe/London timezone

Measuring uptime at IXPs and NIS Directive

27 Apr 2018, 11:30
Charter 1, 2 & 3 (Manchester Central Convention Complex)

Charter 1, 2 & 3

Manchester Central Convention Complex

Petersfield Manchester M2 3GX
Main Session


Mr Robert Lister (LONAP Ltd)


Governments all over the EU are looking at how to implement "The Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive)" and IXPs are wondering how this will impact them. A key part of the NIS Directive is reporting outages and availability. Given the IXPs limited perspective and point of view in the Peering landscape are such availability figures useful? Should IXPs adopt a standardised approach? This presentation explores various approaches to monitoring uptime and availability at IXPs. Can IXPs ever have a meaningful "99.999% uptime" figure? Do we keep it simple, or does combining multiple factors in the uptime calculation make the metric over complicated? Are there any standard approaches IXPs could consider?
Talk Duration 30 minutes
May we webcast and record the talk? Yes
May we publish the slides on our website? Yes

Primary author

Mr Robert Lister (LONAP Ltd)

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