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HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?


HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?  Internet Exchange allows different networks to exchange Internet traffic  Connecting directly to an IX, a service provider’s network traffic doesn’t have to travel great distance


HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?  Direct interconnection to Internet Exchange provides number of advantages: » Cost – agreeing to exchange traffic lowers or eliminates routing costs » Latency – number of “hops” servers make to deliver data to destination is reduced in an Internet Exchange. Enables better routing and allows provider control on routing traffic » Bandwidth – applications are becoming more bandwidth-intensive, Internet Exchange will play bigger role in network configurations » Resilience – organizations gain connectivity from all members in the IX, therefore risks of being impacted from provider’s failure is greatly minimized


HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM AN INTERNET EXCHANGE? » Service Provider Competition – suppliers can be evaluated against each other, organizations will benefit from a flexible, competitive marketplace


HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM AN INTERNET EXCHANGE? Leveraging a Colocation Provider’s Internet Exchange  CyrusOne developed National Internet Exchange to deliver interconnection across states and metro-enabled sites  Customers access IX platform for high-performance, low-cost data transfer accessibility


HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM AN INTERNET EXCHANGE? Leveraging a Colocation Provider’s Internet Exchange  CyrusOne provides following benefits: » Hundreds of available providers ensure the best flexibility, cost management and control » Freedom to choose dedicated MPLS port arrays or “pay as you eat” scalability » Numerous peering options – endless scalability for peering protocols via BGP or 802.1Q


HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM AN INTERNET EXCHANGE? Leveraging a Colocation Provider’s Internet Exchange  CyrusOne provides following benefits: » All CyrusOne on-net facilities offer low-cost IX ports

 CyrusOne providers more than 1,000,000 square feet of colocated floor space in top tier data centers across the nation


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SCOTT BRUEGGEMAN IS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AT CYRUSONE, A GLOBAL ENTERPRISE COLOCATION PROVIDER OPERATING 24 HIGHLY SECURE DATA CENTERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, LONDON AND SINGAPORE. LEARN MORE ABOUT AN INTERNET EXCHANGE BY VISITING HTTP://WWW.CYRUSONE.COM/.


How Can Businesses Benefit from an Internet Exchange?