A Private Interconnect (PI) enables direct traffic exchange between 2 autonomous networks over a dedicated VLAN on the infrastructure. The PI VLAN can be implemented either on a dedicated port or on an existing port with (802.1) Q-tagging.
PI service description
A PI connection has two parties:
- Initiator - The Initiator is the contact point for the VLAN.
The "ownership" of the VLAN lies with the Initiator.
- Participant - The other party is termed the Participant.
Note that both Initiator and Participant must be connected networks.
- See Internet Peering service description for port description features
- AMS-IX will assign a private VLAN number
- AMS-IX will configure a port in the PI VLAN and assign it to the Initiator.
- AMS-IX will configure a port in the PI VLAN and assign it to the Participant.
- AMS-IX does not assign IP addresses in the PI VLANs. This is up to the participating parties.
- Both parties have access to the AMS-IX NOC in case of problems.
- In case of problems the following information should be supplied to the NOC:
- Names of both parties involved
- PI VLAN identification.
- For further responsibilities see the Internet Peering service description.
Applying for the Private Interconnect service
- If you are not connected yet you need to apply for a connection first.
- customers can apply for a PI connection by ordering a PI form on the my.ams-ix.net environment.