Peering - Benefits?

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Thu Oct 30 09:06:59 CDT 2008


> On 30 Oct 2008, at 13:03, HRH Sven Olaf Prinz von 
> CyberBunker-Kamphuis MP wrote:
> 
> > internet exchanges are not per-se "redundant"
> 
> Those networks who *choose* connect to peers via a single 
> fabric, in a single location, will suffer a similar fate to 
> those networks who single home to one transit provider.

Are you referring to his royal highness' network?
<http://www.cidr-report.org/cgi-bin/as-report?as=AS34109&v=4&view=2.0>

In any case, if you are really interested in achieving highly
reliable connectivity to the Internet, you need to start by
engineering it into your design. It's not just a matter of 
choosing the right mix of peering and transit.

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliable_system_design>

--Michael Dillon




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