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Re: Peering - Benefits?

  • From: Matthew Moyle-Croft
  • Date: Thu Oct 30 04:15:11 2008

Joe Provo wrote:

A couple to add:
- failure scoping: issues on a remote network can be better isolated from the rest of your traffic (or completely if it is the peer).
Related to this is ability to contact the right people more quickly. If you've got a problem with/on someone's network then typically you can call their NOC directly. Compared with having to bounce through your transit providers helpdesk, who then escalate to their NOC, to the other NOC etc. This right is usually enshrined in most people's peering policy requirements.

It's a powerful thing and not to be underestimated.