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Re: Interconnects

  • From: todd glassey
  • Date: Fri May 17 09:24:42 2002

PAIX is a division of MFN (Metropolitan Fiber Networks) as Above.NET is as
well. That means they share MFN's connectivity and peering agreements and as
such are incredibly rich environments. Especially with someone like Paul
Vixie running it, (PAIX that is) my take is that these are number one
providers.

I must admit though that I am a staunch Above.NET supporter and have been
for ages having a single digit customer ID.

Todd


----- Original Message -----
From: "ren" <ren@internet.rockstar.org>
To: "Ralph Doncaster" <ralph@istop.com>
Cc: "Iljitsch van Beijnum" <iljitsch@muada.com>; <nanog@nanog.org>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 5:01 AM
Subject: Re: Interconnects


>
> That depends on your corporate needs for power, security, remote hands,
> etc.  The extended services found at Equinix & PAIX are very important for
> many networks.
>
> -ren
>
> At 08:00 AM 5/17/2002 -0400, Ralph Doncaster wrote:
> >What about NYIIX/6IIX?
> >Being in Telehouse where there are no monthly fees for for cross-connects
> >gives it a financial advantage over Equinix.
> >
> >Ralph Doncaster
> >principal, IStop.com
> >div. of Doncaster Consulting Inc.
> >
> >On Fri, 17 May 2002, ren wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Hi Iljitsch,
> > >
> > > I would not consider Sprint NAP, a place closed to new customers for
> > > several years, an important interconnect location in the US.  ATM
based
> > IXs
> > > are not as participant rich as they were 2-3 years ago.
> > >
> > > The fastest growing US interconnect locations are cross-connect
> > > enabled.  PAIX & Equinix.   Equinix-Ashburn, PAIX-Seattle,
Equinix-Newark
> > > and Equinix-Dallas and others have seen participation grow with a
diverse
> > > blend of traffic from cable operators, telcos and content providers.
> > >
> > > Tier-1 means what?  Look for growing sources of traffic.
> > >
> > > Your mileage may vary, -ren
> > >
> > > At 11:48 AM 5/17/2002 +0200, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> > >
> > > >A bunch of us are thinking about multihoming solutions for IPv6. For
this
> > > >purpose, it is useful to know a bit more about how actual networks
(rather
> > > >than the ones existing only as ASCII drawings) interconnect. So:
> > > >
> > > >- What are the 12 - 18 most important interconnect locations in the
world?
> > > >   MAE East, the Ameritech, Sprint and PacBell NAPs, PAIX, LINX and
AMS-IX
> > > >   come to mind, but from where I'm sitting it's hard to judge
whether
> > > >   others are important or marginal.
> > > >
> > > >- To how many of them do typical tier-1 and tier-2 networks connect?
> > > >
> > > >- Using private or public interconnects?
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>