an over-the-top data center

Joe Provo nanog-post at rsuc.gweep.net
Mon Dec 1 17:36:27 CST 2008


On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 08:14:20PM +0100, Kurt Erik Lindqvist wrote:
[snip]
> On 1 dec 2008, at 15.08, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
[snip]
> >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. :)

Despite the huge amount of "content which transcends the language 
barrier" [tip of the hat wbn], it is worth noting that there is
a non-trivial amount of language-/culture-specific traffic that 
doesn't need or want to traverse globally (viz massive IXes & large
xTTH deplyoments in otherwise 'small' countries).  Sometimes that 
maps near to the political boundaries.

Joe [by all means, do not take this as a SPoF endorsement]

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