Buying IP Bandwidth Across a Peering Exchange
nanog at hostleasing.net
Tue Nov 25 18:50:53 UTC 2014
On 11/25/14, 1:47 PM, "Colton Conor" <colton.conor at gmail.com> wrote:
>I know typically peering exchanges are made for peering traffic between
>providers, but can you buy IP transit from a provider on an exchange? An
>example, buy a 10G port on an exchange, peer 5Gbps of traffic with
>providers on the exchange, and buy 5Gbps of IP transit from others on the
>Some might ask why not get a cross connect to the provider. It is cheaper
>to buy an port on the exchange (which includes the cross connect to the
>exchange) than buy multiple cross connects. Plus we are planning on
>a wave to the exchange, and not having any physical routers or switches at
>the datacenter where the exchange/wave terminates at. Is this possible?
Depends on the exchange. Some allow it, some don’t. Some don’t have a
Some providers offer it, some don’t.
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