Networking and ISP

Internet Service Provider

Every second your systems are down is potentially time online that clients cannot be billed for. As public and private cloud continues to develop, more and more services are gathering in the cloud. As part of this ecosystem we assist SME to stay ahead of the curve ,by utilizing global interconnects with key carriers. We provide a quick deployment and speed of new services, dramatically increased demands in flexibility, scalability, we mange the big data volume transmitted between data centres and users, we manage large volume service, carrier connectivity and (DR) Disaster Recovery service provisioning capabilities.

We are committed to helping emerging customers transform and meet the challenges of a new Internet era.
CloudINX has tthe ability to connect clients anywhere, and provide an array of customized internet and managed service solutions. We have worked on many exciting project from working with satellite companies and undersea fibre carriers, implemented secure Data storage.

What is an INX
An (INX) Internet Network exchange point or (IXP) is a physical network access point /locations through which major network providers connect their networks and exchange traffic. The primary focus of an exchange is to facilitate network interconnection Internet exchange points or POPS (Points of Presence) These nodes are created around the world to minimize the part of an Internet service provider’s (ISP) network traffic that traverse  through an upstream provider. These locations  provide a common place (COIN) Community of Interest for business  to exchange their Internet traffic between autonomous network systems. The exchange points are often established in the same city to avoid latency and provide fast caching services for customers wanting to implement a content delivery network (CDN)

An Internet exchange is a marketplace that allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to directly interconnect networks and exchange IP traffic. Peering is the exchange between two independent networks for the benefit of both networks. We offer access to a variety of peering exchanges, including the NAP Internet peering thats interconnected to leading global peering exchanges such as AMS-IX, DE-CIX,

Africa Cloud Exchange
Connecting where it matters

The true value of a cloud exchange resides in the ecosystem of service providers on that exchange, and how EASY it is to connect to those providers. AWS, Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud, .

Achieve low latency network compute performance and easily manage the network availability and flexibility that comes with dedicated connectivity via the cloud Exchange for Internet peering. The Cloud Exchange Internet peering is the largest peering exchange in Africa and has hundreds of ISPs connected providing a choice of connectivity providers, providing customers interconnection and peering opportunities through simple, direct connections. The Cloud Exchange is an Ethernet platform that provides dynamic, real-time one-to-many connections into a community of public, private and specialty cloud providers as well as supporting service providers. NAP Africa is a neutral, layer 2 Internet eXchange (IX) point, located within each of the data centre facilities in South Africa. Instead of costly multiple direct links to different providers, a single peering point allows multiple networks and ISPs to interconnect using an exchange environment.

Peering Partners
Key Benefits of Peering
The Internet is a global system of interconnected and CDN and cloud networks—essentially a network of networks. An Internet exchange is a marketplace that allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to directly interconnect these networks and exchange IP traffic. A one-to-many Ethernet connection to the cloud, purpose-built for the delivery of cloud-based IT resources and applications. For more information and who is peering where visit

Benifits of NAP Peering
Managed Services operated by CloudINX at NAP Africa.

    • Neutral, layer 2 Internet eXchange (IX) point
    • IPv4 and IPv6 are available;
    • Flexible and scalable connectivity available from fast Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet;
    • 100% free peering: no membership or port fees;
    • Multi-lateral peering arrangements available
    • Bi-lateral peering arrangements available
    • The greatest carrier diversity in Africa
    • The most content available in Africa; (CDN)
    • The largest active peering community in Africa
    • An open marketplace where all clients can do business with one another, without restriction;
    • Virtual network interconnections allow for rapid provisioning of one-to-one and one-to-many interconnects;
    • Lower costs ISPSs avoid the costs of third-party networks by connecting to upstream 1st tier providers
    • Lower Latency Peering creates faster, more direct data flows with fewer network hops on the cloud network
    • Increased Redundancy Peering increases available paths through strategic partners improved routing, efficiency and fault tolerance.

    Connect to Customers through a Community of Interest (directly at the exchanges)
    As a CloudINX  - We  facilitate connections to other leading exchange providers in Africa Being connected to the right networks is key to low latency and minimum network hops. With hundreds of network deployments and access to the largest peering exchanges conneced data centers allow network customer traffic to flow seamlessly anywhere in the world. The Johannesburg exchange point JINX, which is an autonomous arm of the Internet Service Providers' Association of South Africa. JINX started operating in 1996 and DINX located in Kwa Zulu Natal Durban, South Africa.

    Keeping local traffic local
    The Internet exchanges (INXes) provide the neutral facilities for ISPs and operators of Internet Protocol (IP) networks to connect and exchange traffic (peer) in South Africa, and connect to the Cloud. Peering encourages the routing of domestic Internet traffic by providing an optimal path for traffic to reach other networks within the same city, country or continent. By keeping local traffic local we reduce the usage of expensive long-distance links and improves overall network performance. Connecting to any of the INXs through CINX easy, and open to any customers network that has its own IP address space and an autonomous system number. 

    Multiple Paths to Increased Network Density
    Both regional and national carriers are expanding their reach economically by joining one of many carrier-neutral data center campuses. Regional carriers grow their service capabilities, reduce costs and take advantage of new opportunities and inter connected neteowkrs to leverage on-net footprints. National carriers extend their reach and save money by reselling local network footprints and paying for only the interconnections they need within our data center campuses.

    A Cloud content delivery network (CDN)
    A system of distributed servers (network) that deliver content /pages and other Web content to a user, based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the webpage and the content delivery server. CDNs also provide protection from large surges /spikes in traffic and is used by content providers for local caching purposes a (CDN) is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and is used for large file in a data exchange.

    CDNs are a necessary layer in the internet ecosystem.
    Content owners such as media companies and e-commerce vendors pay CDN /Cloud operators to deliver their content to their end users. (With low latency and no buffering on their content.) A CDN, or Content Delivery Network, is a group of servers at an INX strategically placed across the globe with the purpose of delivering static content to users much faster. When a visitor makes a request to a website, that request is routed to the nearest possible CDN edge server, thus reducing latency and improving site speed. (Cloud caching) Technology is constantly changing which means it is important to have a fast loading website for your visitors. Websites have to deliver more data and clients need to store and deliver large content than ever before. CDNs networks  are becoming an increasingly popular method of content delivery across COIN networks.

    Performance and Scalability and Security - Content is cached around the world.
    Performance is by far one of the most important benefits from implementing a CDN. The shorter distances to users will not only reduce latency but also minimize packet loss. Upon performing various tests in many geographical locations, we've seen a CDN reduce website latency on average by 73% compared to websites running without a CDN. Scalability is another huge benefit as offloading traffic to a CDN will make it easier to manage traffic spikes and scale up or down within a short amount of time. This will result in less load on your server and help minimize any downtime. Since a typical website is comprised of approximately 80% static content, a significant portion of your assets will be delivered in a faster, more efficient manner from the CDN..A content delivery network can provide additional security. Since a majority of your data traffic is no longer being served from your origin server, but rather from the edge servers (CDN Provider), this allows them to mitigate DDoS attacks on equipment.

    The servers located at each PoP are called “edge servers.” Edge servers are a simply proxy caches, which work in a similar way to the cache in your web browser. They don’t generate the content for the website. Instead, they keep a copy of the content in a cache. The dispersion of PoPs will vary from CDN to CDN. Certain providers prefer to cover more ground with small-capacity servers, while other CDNs aim to maintain fewer, high-capacity PoPs. One important aspect to take into consideration when designing a CDN's architecture is to find out where strategic PoPs are located. Depending upon where a particular website's visitors are coming from, this could be a deciding factor. We have a choice of presence in strategic global 150+ locations.

    The advantages of an INX  include:

    • • Allowing high speed data transfer between data centres and networks
      • Reducing latency for networks and CDN providers
      • Providing fault tolerance
      • Improving routing efficiency
      • Improving bandwidth

    The physical INX infrastructure includes MANY high-speed network Ethernet switches.that connect to the Coud network. The traffic exchange is enabled by the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). The traffic exchange is managed through a mutual peering agreement between clients and CSPS/ ISPs. They normally specify the routes through the contractual peering relationship. Clients may choose to route the traffic through their own addresses or addresses of other providers in the network. In some scenarios, the Cloud INX serves as the intermediary broker and link provider and local facility to back up, archive and store  and retrieve data  for quick and cost effective usage and to allow data exchange to pass through in case of a data failure.

    What is Rack Colocation?
    As A cloud independent network exchange and  colocation provider we rent out space in purpose built data centres in key geographical locations in which customers can install their networking equipment, but will also provide the necessary high density power, bandwidth, IP address and HVAC cooling and monitoring systems that the customer will require in order to successfully deploy their network  equipment. At the cloud exchange We lease space and racks for colocation services –. We then interconnect equipment to other network providers and exchanges forming a cloud. We offer deployable solutions that offers maximum agility scalability of cabinets, racks cages and private suites addressing a wide range of our customers colocation and cloud networking requirements with the ability to scale as our client’s business grows.

    We offer a private separate cage area, tailored for additional security solution that provides more space and configuration flexibility in a dedicated area of the data centres in which we operate.  Optional biometrics and entrance security. We provide a multi deployment configuration within the secure confines of a floor to ceiling section. We work closely with you every step of the way—from designing an efficient layout for optimised cooling and floor space, we project manage the entire process off on time delivery manage cabling and dedicated  power feeds, to make sure all your secure data centre needs are met.

    Data Center Cabinets
    We offer fully customised 47U lockable racks optimised for cooling that can be deployed in a matter of days and is flexible enough to meet the needs of all your evolving ICT infrastructure requirements