Or, I never thought of myself as a narcissist but…
Thanks to the folks at HEAnet, here’s a link to the video of the talk “It’s peering, Jim…” that I gave at the recent INEX meeting in Dublin, where I discuss topics such as changes in the US peering community thanks to Open-IX and try to untangle what people mean when they say “Regional Peering”.
The talk lasts around 20-25 minutes and I was really pleased to get around 15 minutes of questions at the end of it.
I also provide some fairly pragmatic advice to those seeking to start an IX in Northern Ireland during the questions. 🙂
At the end of the last post, I vaguely threatened that at some point I’d go on to discuss IX Participant Connectivity.
The topic got a “bump” to the front of the queue last week, thanks to a presentation from Kurtis Lindqvist, CEO of Sweden’s Netnod exchange points, given at the RIPE 63 meeting in Vienna.
Netnod have been facing a dilemma. They provide a highly resilient peering service for Sweden, consisting of multiple discrete exchanges in various Swedish cities, with the biggest being in Stockholm – where they operate two physically seperate, redundant exchanges. They currently provide all their participants in Stockholm with the facility to connect to both fabrics, so they can benefit from the redundancy this provides. Sounds great doesn’t it? If one platform in Stockholm goes down, the other is up, traffic keeps flowing. Continue reading “Whither (UK) Regional Peering – Pt 3”
There were two anniversaries last week. The first was the 15th Birthday of INEX – the Internet Exchange Point in Dublin. To celebrate this, they organised a rather good event at Dublin’s history-steeped Mansion House (the first Dáil sat there in 1919) complete with distinguished speakers such as Dan Kaminsky and Geoff Huston, and a rather good dinner from the adjoining Fire Restaurant.
It was also Arthur’s Day, another excuse to drink copious quantities of the black stuff. Coincidence? You decide…
Dan spoke for over an hour, including Q&A, with no slides, no sheaf of notes, just this interesting stream of consciousness that made you want to sit up and listen.
Some things that Dan said got me thinking, not least the comment that “The world’s social life is being run from Silicon Valley”, and more to the point by a bunch of nerds (e.g. Facebook, G+, etc.), maybe some of the most anthrophobic people you might find! This linked up with some other stuff I’d been reading.
So I thought I’d try and make sense of what was going through my mind. Continue reading “15 Years of INEX, me one year on”