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More About Peering

The St. Paul Group’s President, John Hartlove says, “Over the past decade our reliance on data has grown exponentially. As 5G and other new technologies emerge, and data continues to grow, we must ensure that nothing becomes a barrier to innovation. Be it bandwidth, latency, or network availability we take this step to make sure Baltimore and Orlando are on the forefront.”

The Internet is a network of networks, based on the Internet Protocol (IP).  Internet Exchanges (IXs) have an efficiency role in the infrastructure.  At an IX, the networks of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunications carriers, content providers, web hosting providers and the like meet to exchange IP traffic with one another.  This exchanging of regional, national and/or international IP traffic is generally known as “peering”. 

 

This mutual benefit is generally established by the type of traffic and routes sent and received.  Participants in the exchange have the option of public peering or private peering a restricted policy to peer with only the other participants they choose.  Public peering make sense if you have a lot of content to distribute that is interesting traffic for access networks or if you are a party that wishes to offload as much traffic as possible by peering to decrease traffic that has to be sent via the commercial route (buying transit).

Since DACS-IX has 4 distinct offerings, there is a solution for whatever your business needs.

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