Did Internap lose all clue?

Holmes,David A dholmes at mwdh2o.com
Thu Oct 20 20:59:25 UTC 2011

Looking at the link referenced below, the route optimization method mentioned appears to be very similar to the old Routescience or Sockeye BGP optimization products.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Nakamura [mailto:zeusdadog at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 1:54 PM
To: bas
Cc: nanog
Subject: Re: Did Internap lose all clue?

Well, it didn't say "router hops"...  They could mean "AS hops" I
guess.  I never trust marketing garbage anyway.  It makes my head

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 4:48 PM, bas <kilobit at gmail.com> wrote:
> Recently I was contacted by an Internap sales person.
> The third line of the email read:
> "As you know well, BGP makes all routing decisions simply based on HOP COUNT"
> I blinked my eyes a couple of times.. Yes it really said hop count.
> Then I replied to the guy that if he tries to sell a technical product
> to technical people he should get his info straight.
> But he replied BGP actually makes decisions based on hop count.
> He even sent an URL from the internap website that states this
> http://www.internap.com/it-iq/route-optimization-miro/
> On that page there is also this gem:
> "BGP relies on the premise that hops are responsible for packet loss
> and congestion, and therefore a route with fewer hops is inherently
> better. "
> I can imagine blatant misinformation like this from a shady startup
> trying to trick some sales with smoke and mirrors, but from Internap?
> -- Bas

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