Understanding the Internet Exchange with Mike Hammett - Sun, Jan 17, 2021
Understanding the Internet Exchange with Mike Hammett
As the internet grows and changes, it has become increasingly important for organizations of a certain size to dive into external routing. As many that start this path soon find, there is a wealth of information about setting up peering, configuring BGP and the associated policy, and how to connect to an “Internet Provider”. But what if your internet provider is not quite enough anymore? What happens if you need lower latency to a cloud provider? Or, to take it one step further, what can you do to further settlement free peering in your geographical area?
That is where the Internet Exchange Point (IX) comes in to fill the gap. On this episode of the MODEM Podcast, Chris C., Nick, and John talk to Mike Hammett of the Midwest IX about what an IX is, what it does, and how to build your own.
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