Making interconnection agreements between networks more dynamic

valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue May 23 19:10:52 UTC 2017


On Tue, 23 May 2017 15:07:14 -0300, Pedro de Botelho Marcos said:

> Dynamic agreements offer many opportunities. For example, consider
> acquiring extra "bandwidth as a service" that is available on demand just
> when one needs it, similarly to how one might spin up extra VMs in the
> cloud to handle high loads.

In computer science, all problems can be solved by adding a level of indirection.

You've now changed it from lengthy discussion about the connection, to lengthy
discussion about which dynamic agreements both sides are willing to support.

Hint:  You can't discuss "bandwidth as a service" without both sides talking
about how much burst capacity might be needed, because the capacity would *still*
require over-provisioning in order to be available if needed.  If both ends
of the link have 1G optics, you're not going to burst to 10G no matter how
many dynamic agreements you have.
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