Fusix IP network is designed to provide 100% Internet and Virtual Leased Lines availability.
Internet service is delivered from the Autonomous Systems Number (AS) 57866 on a footprint of data centers in The Netherlands. The core infrastructure is layered: our clients connect to the core routers located in Nikhef and in EuNetworks data centers, while our upstreams and peering partners connect to our 3 boarder routers. This layering ensures that our upstream and downstream capacities are separated and have no common points of failure. Further, each layer is redundant in itself, and in each on-net data center all clients connect to both core routers at no additional cost. Strategic upstreams and dedicated wired access to cloud providers, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are deployed on at least 2 of the 3 boarder routers. Our network design results in our ability to provide a non-overbooked, high performance Internet access, IP transit and private, point-to-point connections to service infrastructures that our clients host in a cloud network or in a twin data center.
Our routing policy is to provide the fastest routes that we have (not the cheapest). Also, we go for stability and have a selective peering policy, meaning that for the route stability reasons, we choose to exchange traffic over a dedicated wire that we pay for, instead of a link to an Internet exchange. Exchanges provide the opportunity to receive traffic from hundreds of other parties over a common connection, which means that it is not possible to guarantee quality of service for traffic exchange with any particular peering network. In our case, the quality and non-overbooked traffic exchange are guaranteed by deploying a dedicated capacity and monitoring that the on-going traffic doesn’t go over 1/3 of this capacity. If it does, we upgrade, for example, in 2021 the throughput between Microsoft and Fusix was upgraded to 100 Gbit.