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Re: The Gorgon's Knot. Was: Re: Verio Peering Question

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Fri Sep 28 16:49:09 2001

At 01:27 PM 9/28/2001 -0700, Sean M. Doran wrote:

>The reality is that upgrade and replacement costs in an expanding
>corner of the Internet tend to be large, and downtime represents
>a substantial real operational expense in the presence of modern
>SLAs (not to mention opportunity costs). Understanding those costs
>is as important as choosing equipment that works well enough today.
>This makes even home appliances appear expensive to own compared with the
>physical goo inside them, and there is no magic trick around high TCO in
>a busy part of the Internet.

Agreed. Penny wise, pound foolish, and all that.

But those same principles can be applied to someone needing good, reliable, fast connectivity to the Internet. "Downtime represents a substantial real operational expense", and not just to the people paying the SLA credits.

I have not see a solution that provides an answer to the need for robust, high performance connectivity as well as multi-homing. Do you have an alternative suggestion?