Evaluating Tier 1 Internet providers

Tassos Chatzithomaoglou achatz at forthnetgroup.gr
Tue Aug 27 21:08:40 UTC 2013


http://www.renesys.com/products/ provide some guidance, but probably not the kind of detailed tech you want.

Judging from my own experience, we have mostly been hit by limited path diversity & "everything seems fine" support in the past.

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Tassos

Eric Louie wrote on 27/8/2013 22:02:
> Based on various conversation threads on Nanog I've come up with a few
> criteria for evaluating Tier 1 providers.  I'm open to add other criteria -
> what would you add to this list?  And how would I get a quantitative or
> qualitative measure of it?
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> routing stability
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> BGP community offerings
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> congestion issues
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> BGP Peering relationships
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> path diversity
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> IPv6 table size
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> Seems like everyone offers 5 9's service, 45 ms coast-to-coast, 24x7
> customer support, 100/1Gbps/10Gbps with various DIR/CIR and burst rates.
> I'm shopping for new service and want to do better than choosing on
> reputation.  (or, is reputation also a criteria?)
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> much appreciated,
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> Eric Louie
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