A few weeks ago, I wondered why a number of posts on my blog which had been quiet for a while saw some renewed interest – the series on regional peering suddenly saw a significant growth in readership – when I received word that there was group forming in Manchester to discuss the subject, instigated by Manchester co-lo operator m247 and involving (my former employer) the largest UK IXP, LINX.
Now it started to make sense…
Continue reading “A new regional peering initiative for the UK?”
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”