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March 11, 2015

Lomonosov Moscow State University seminar participants discuss peering

On March 10, 2015, Lomonosov Moscow State University's Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics hosted an open seminar of the Applied Research Center for Computer Networks on next-generation network technology.

The seminar featured a presentation by MSK-IX CTO Alexander Ilyin, who talked on the high-speed traffic exchange using Internet eXchange. Ilyin spoke about how autonomous networks interact online, the role of Internet eXchangе (IX) points in the peering ecosystem and MSK-IX architecture and services.

In his presentation, Ilyin gave a detailed account of Internet eXchange's structure and features. Being a top 5 IX in the world, MSK-IX is a pioneer in implementing the Route Server route reflector, as well as one of the first traffic exchanges to use dual-core topology.

Seminar participants were eager to learn about MSK-IX security measures, as well as how cutting-edge equipment can be used to build and develop Internet Exchange points in Russia.

"Security has always been one of our core priorities, and we have attached much importance to this issue throughout our 20-year history. We have substantial experience and various solutions to this effect. We strive to replace equipment in a timely manner in order to ensure that it is up-to-date. This is quite a challenge, since we can't afford to interrupt our services, even if it takes just a second. For this reason, we rigorously select and test equipment and only after that proceed with a hot-swap," Ilyin said. He also told seminar participants that MSK-IX is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and invited them to attend the MSK-IX Peering Forum in December 2015.