Buying IP Bandwidth Across a Peering Exchange

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Wed Nov 26 12:36:39 UTC 2014

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014 09:51:47 PM Colton Conor 

> Are exchanges really that unreliable compared to a
> traditional cross connect?

Not necessarily. 

It's just that when money is changing hands, folk tend to 
find (passive) x-connects within the data centre to be far 
more reliable (even though they are not infallible) than 
passing traffic across another (active) system being run by 
someone else in the same physical facility.

Plus, some service providers will drastically reduce or 
eliminate SLA's (for whatever they may be worth) if there is 
another active system in between you and their service.

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