Richard A Steenbergen ras at
Wed Jul 31 17:38:08 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 09:28:50AM -0400, Tim Durack wrote:
> Any experience/comments on the GTT Global eXpress service? Looks
> interesting but odd. Why would I use a virtual IXP? Who participates?
> Comments on-list or off-list are fine.

This was an old PacketExchange service, essentially just a single large 
VPLS-based global layer 2 virtual IXP service, which combined long-haul 
transport and multi-party interconnection. It's somewhat interesting as 
a concept (since I'm not aware of anyone else offering anything 
similar), but IMHO not the most practical thing in the world, which is 
why it hasn't really been promoted as a new product in many years. If 
you've heard differently, please contact me off-list. :)

Richard A Steenbergen <ras at>
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