Evaluating Tier 1 Internet providers

Bill Blackford bblackford at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 22:20:11 UTC 2013


If this was previously mentioned, my apologies.

The time they can respond to a PNI upgrade. If you have an existing 10G and
wish to add another. Can this be provisioned off the same device to form a
LAG or can they only provide ECMP. May not be something you can evaluate at
contract signing, but it can quickly become an issue when you need it.




On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Eric Louie <elouie at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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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Bill Blackford

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