experience with equinix exchange

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Mon Nov 29 13:54:19 CST 2010

On Nov 29, 2010, at 11:44 AM, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

> 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. 

I might not state things quite as strongly as RAS, but yes, in essence, that's how things stand.  There's a very long tail to the IXP curve, but nearly all of the traffic volume in North America is going through Equinix-operated facilities, at this point.  RAS has mentioned the main other ones, and I'd probably only add Toronto and CoreSite to the list.


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