Peering - Benefits?

Joe Provo nanog-post at
Thu Oct 30 05:22:46 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 03:28:04PM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:17:45 EDT, Paul Stewart said:
> > I can think of some but looking to develop a concrete list of appealing
> > reasons etc. such as:
> > 
> > -control over routing between networks
> > -security aspect (being able to filter/verify routes to some degree)
> > -latency/performance
> I'm surprised you didn't include "chance to pick up a redundant connection".
...specifically, in non-carrier-owned colos you have a better chance of
factoring out loop costs for pricing decisions.  

A couple to add:
- failure scoping: issues on a remote network can be better isolated 
  from the rest of your traffic (or completely if it is the peer).
- product variation: if you sell connectivity, a different/diverse/rich
  set of paths to offfer your downstreams is a win.

             RSUC / GweepNet / Spunk / FnB / Usenix / SAGE

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