A prospective customer asked one of our agents,
“Why can’t I just connect to the internet using free peering? … I see that Hurricane Electric peers on [a particular Internet Exchange Point] and it is ‘Open BGP,’ meaning they take all peers… Theoretically that implies we can get to the internet via that path… right? Something seems wrong here… right?”
Correct: something is wrong with this theory.
Peering is for traffic directed to another peer’s own network and that peer’s paid customers. Read more »
The goal of most businesses, I believe, should be to earn a profit from the sale of goods or services.
Over the past 20+ years, we’ve seen a succession of bizarre business models, in which little thought was given to “profit,” but instead to intermediate metrics (our web site needs visitors, eyeballs, clicks, engagement, etc.). Many dot-com companies succumbed to ‘perverse incentives.’” Read more »
Wow! Here’s an interesting chart from drpeering.net, showing the decline in internet transit (bandwidth) prices over the past two decades. Read more »
The “Rack Unit” is a standard measurement for server height; one rack unit (U) is 1.75 inches. Read more »