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Re: Simulated disaster exercise? Re: PAIX
- From: Kurt Erik Lindqvist
- Date: Mon Nov 18 15:36:27 2002
In the 1990's the MAEs and Gigaswitches would give us an unscheduledThis was more or less done in Sweden two weeks ago. In Stockholm there
are two sites located in Government own locations. We migrated one of
these sites to a new location, and then shut down "one of the halves"
for around 8 hours.
failure of a major exchange point on a regular basis, which let us
demostrate our disaster recovery capabilities. With the improved
reliability, i.e. the PAIXes haven't had a catastrophic failure, we
haven't had as many opportunities to demonstrate how well we can handle
a disaster at those locations.
Without creating an actual disaster, what if all the providers turned
their BGP sessions with other providers at a PAIX (or Equinix or LINX
where ever), both through the shared switch and private point-to-point
links, for an hour. More than likely no one would notice, but then
we would have some hard data. Individually providers have tested
their own network, but I haven't heard of any coordinated efforts to
recovery across all the service providers in a particular location.
- kurtis -