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April 12, 2022
Europe/London timezone

The Road to 400G

Apr 12, 2022, 2:00 PM
Charter 1, 2, 3 ( )

Charter 1, 2, 3

Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX, United Kingdom
Standard Presentation Main Session UKNOF49


Mr Mariano Julia (LINX)


LINX recently introduced the option of 400GE ports for members in partnership with its vendor partner, Nokia. This presentation covers why this is important, the complexity of a mixed vendor network and the development process to get to where we are today.

LINX’s most significant exchange is the LON1 LAN in London which has been converted from MPLS/VPLS to MPLS/EVPN. LINX now have a proven approach with a large scale EVPN network with multi-vendor approach to get to 400GE.

During this project LINX learnt that working with a mixed vendor solution brings significant challenges in testing, acceptance and in-house ownership. It also highlights problems with how standardised protocol implementation still varies.

Other IXPs, network designers and datacentre fabric operators will be interested in how LINX completed their journey, and what potential issues they should look out for themselves in their own progress towards 400GE.

Talk Duration 25 Minutes Presentation (+5 Minutes Q&A)
Presentation delivery In-person at the meeting venue
Your consent for us to publish your name and affiliation as a Speaker on the UKNOF49 website No (you will be contacted by a UKNOF PC member)

Primary author

Mr Mariano Julia (LINX)

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