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RE: InterNAP - any comments?
in their early years, they were fairly pricey for the performance gain that you'd get. we did some testing and we didn't think the 10-20% performance gain we got using their link compared to connecting to a Tier-1 provider, warranted the 50%-100% additional we had to pay for it. i haven't had the change to look at their performance recently - but in talking to some of their techies, they seem to have done a great deal of improvement from their early software implementation. i don't know their current pricing scheme, but you might want to do some testing for yourself to see if the % gain is worth the % premium. assuming that the answer to the above testing is positive, it seems that internap might make sense for those that ... a: put a premium on performance and can't afford multiple upstream connections. btw, a backup connection/second provider is always a GoodThingTM and a single internap connection is still a single point of failure. b: those entities with multiple sites they want to interconnect (e.g. large corporations with different offices in the cities where internap is). you might want to look into their frac DS3 service for this. my $0.02... Miguel de Leon Dimayuga God does not ask us to be successful, Networks & Technologies only to be faithful. Cbeyond Communications -Mother Teresa of Calcutta