experience with equinix exchange

Richard A Steenbergen ras at e-gerbil.net
Mon Nov 29 13:44:53 CST 2010

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 04:09:55PM -0600, Aaron Wendel wrote:
> According to pch they don't run most of them.  I would say they run 
> very few compared to how many there actually are.

Uhh... Reality check, with the S&D acquisition Equinix controls the VAST 
majority of the IX traffic in the US. The only other IX's doing anything 
even approaching interesting traffic are NOTA (in Miami), NYIIX (in New 
York), SIX (in Seattle), and the former AtlantaIX (now Telx TIE) in 
Atlanta. All are regional players, with very incomplete coverage of the 
important regions in the US, so if you're peering in the US you're 
almost guaranteed to be dealing with Equinix. Nobody else is even 
noteworthy, you can probably do more traffic than the "other" IX's by 
leaving a bit torrent client running overnight.

Anyone can throw a Linksys switch in their basement and call themselves 
an exchange point, but that doesn't mean anyone is going to show up and 
peer there.

Richard A Steenbergen <ras at e-gerbil.net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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