Evaluating Tier 1 Internet providers

Blake Dunlap ikiris at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 21:22:31 UTC 2013


If you don't have secondary connectivity, then I don't suggest going with a
Teir 1. Using a peer-only as a transit link is not something I would
recommend in general unless you know what you are doing in that regard, and
have designed around the inevitable peering issues related to that decision.

-Blake


On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 4:14 PM, Eric Louie <elouie at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I'm thinking that same thing, although after researching, the "de-peering
> King" is probably not a contender as one of our primary upstream
> connection.
> (And I don't have secondary or tertiary connections)
>
> much appreciated,
> Eric Louie
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:03 PM
> To: Eric Louie
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Evaluating Tier 1 Internet providers
>
> On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:45:34 -0700, "Eric Louie" said:
>
> > That's a good point with the Tier 2 providers.  So that begs the
> > question, why wouldn't I just get my upstream from a Tier 2?  (Because
> > my management is under the perception that we're better off with Tier
> > 1 providers, but that doesn't mean their perception is accurate)
>
> The good thing about your upstream being a Tier 2 is that it usually means
> that if somebody's baking a peering cake, you're not one of the AS's that's
> suffering.
>
> Hmmm... if you're going for a connection to a Tier 1, maybe "peering cakes
> per decade" is a valid criterion?
>
>
>
>


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