Question on peering strategies

James Bensley jwbensley at
Mon May 23 09:03:58 UTC 2016

>> On 22 May 2016, at 07:33, Max Tulyev <maxtul at> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I wonder why a "VLAN exchange" does not exists. Or I do not know any?
>> In my understanding it should be a switch, and people connected can
>> easily order a private VLAN between each other (or to private group)
>> through some kind of web interface.
>> That should be a more easy and much less expensive way for private
>> interconnects than direct wires.

On 23 May 2016 at 09:59, Marty Strong via NANOG <nanog at> wrote:
> This does exist, often called an elastic fabric, e.g. Megaport
> Regards,
> Marty Strong
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As Marty said, it does exist. AN example from LONAP in the UK:

Private VLANs between members = FREE

Another option is using a provider like IXReach (now "Console"), take
a peering to them, and then down multiple VLANs they can through you
peerings to different IXs from around the world and to other networks:


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