an over-the-top data center

Kurt Erik Lindqvist kurtis at kurtis.pp.se
Mon Dec 1 13:14:20 CST 2008


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On 1 dec 2008, at 15.08, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:

> On Dec 1, 2008, at 4:58 AM, Måns Nilsson wrote:
>> --On söndag, söndag 30 nov 2008 23.05.01 -0500 "Patrick W. Gilmore"
>> <patrick at ianai.net> wrote:
>
>> In Sweden, the reason to not choose NetNod (and to go with the  
>> smaller
>> exchangepoints) is price and only price. No swedish ISP I know of has
>> stated that the fact that the Stokab fibre is bought by the IXP and  
>> not the
>> ISP is a problem per se. Some might have a better wholesale deal than
>> NetNod has but that is still just about price.
>
> I don't think any IXP can become a significant player on the  
> Internet today by only attracting participants from the country in  
> question.  The Internet is not bound by political borders.   
> (Usually. :)


I am not trying to defend myself here, everyone is entitled to their  
opinion on which IX model works better than another, but it might be  
worth pointing something out in the history of Netnod. Because of the  
fiber monopoly in Stockholm, that pre-dates the estblishment of any  
neutral co-lo, the Swedish operators built their own datacenters.  
Therefor, when NEtnod was established, there simply was no single  
point where the operators could have established the switches. This  
was *one* of the reasons the bunkers where chosen.

Best regards,

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