New Cost-Saving Peering Connections at the     SIX: Google, YouTube, and More                 Andree Toonk                ...
Agenda  How does Peering work  BCNET Peering in Seattle  Benefits for BCNET members  Questions04-05-2010      BCNET Pe...
Introduction  BCNET started the SIX peering trial in September 2009      Objective:      To understand the value of and i...
The Internet             Google           $$                          $$      Facebook                                    ...
What is Peering? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peering “Peering is a voluntary interconnection of administratively   separa...
Internet Exchange  Traditionally most Internet Exchanges are Layer2   exchanges  Allowing for bi-lateral peerings.  Big...
The Internet + Internet Exchanges                Google           $$                         $$      Facebook             ...
Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX)  Many small / medium / large ISP and content providers  Connect once, reach many  IPv4 ...
Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) Traffic peaks at ~55Gb/s04-05-2010        BCNET Peering in Seattle     Slide 9
Some of our Peering partners  OpenAccess Network Services                 •Akamai  IPNS                                 ...
Connection to Seattle  Shared 10Gb/s via AEBC to Seattle  Shared 1Gb/s to Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX)  Dedicated 1 ...
Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX)  Total SIX Traffic Last Month         - 31 IPv4 peers         - 12 IPv6 peers04-05-2010   ...
Private peering Google  Google is the single largest content provider  Many Google services, incl Youtube.com  1Gb/s pr...
Total Seattle Traffic     SIX + Google Traffic.     All time:       748Mb/s (95%), 924Mb/s (all time Max / Olympics)04-05-...
Benefits for BCNET members    Significant Transit savings for VANTX members    Allows for extra (additional) traffic!   ...
Benefits for BCNET   • Significantly more Bandwidth for ~10% of Transit price   • Shorter Paths   • Fast access to large c...
Future plans  Investigate extending SIX service to other Transit locations.       Successful Trial done with UVIC  Expl...
Questions?http://www.bc.net | info@bc.net | 604.822.1348       Andree.toonk@bc.net
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BCNet - Peering

  1. 1. New Cost-Saving Peering Connections at the SIX: Google, YouTube, and More Andree Toonk BCNET / UBC
  2. 2. Agenda  How does Peering work  BCNET Peering in Seattle  Benefits for BCNET members  Questions04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 2
  3. 3. Introduction  BCNET started the SIX peering trial in September 2009 Objective: To understand the value of and impact of peering at the Seattle Internet Exchange.04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 3
  4. 4. The Internet Google $$ $$ Facebook Large $$ ISP $$ Large Large ISP $$ ISP $$ BCNET UBC SFU etc,…04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 4
  5. 5. What is Peering? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peering “Peering is a voluntary interconnection of administratively separate Internet networks for the purpose of exchanging traffic between the customers of each network “ Also known as settlement-free peering04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 5
  6. 6. Internet Exchange  Traditionally most Internet Exchanges are Layer2 exchanges  Allowing for bi-lateral peerings.  Big Switch inter connecting all parties.  Examples:  BCNET Transit Exchange (VANTX)  Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX)  Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX )  London Internet Exchange (LINX)04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 6
  7. 7. The Internet + Internet Exchanges Google $$ $$ Facebook LargeMicrosoft $$ ISP $$ Large IX Switch ISP Large $$ ISP $$Akamai BCNET UBC SFU etc,… 04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 7
  8. 8. Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX)  Many small / medium / large ISP and content providers  Connect once, reach many  IPv4 and IPv6  First 1Gb/s port Free!  $1,000 one time fee additional port  $5,000 (one time) for a 10Gb/s port  http://www.seattleix.net/participants.htm04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 8
  9. 9. Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) Traffic peaks at ~55Gb/s04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 9
  10. 10. Some of our Peering partners  OpenAccess Network Services •Akamai  IPNS •GCI.com  CDNetworks Co. •Threshold communications  Adhost •Divo Networks •TierPoint  iosaz.net •Eltopia  Microsoft •New Edge Networks  Altopia •Yahoo  Hurricane Electric •Transaria  Ygnition Networks •Spectrum Networks  Clackamas •EdgeCast Networks •Google  Nexicom •Wbsconnect  Netriver •OneEighty  Amazon.com •BendTel04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 10
  11. 11. Connection to Seattle  Shared 10Gb/s via AEBC to Seattle  Shared 1Gb/s to Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX)  Dedicated 1 Gb/s for private peering with Google Google 1Gb/s 10Gb/s 1Gb/s BCNET VANTX AEBC AEBC SIX Seattle Vancouver 1Gb/s04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 11
  12. 12. Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) Total SIX Traffic Last Month - 31 IPv4 peers - 12 IPv6 peers04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 12
  13. 13. Private peering Google  Google is the single largest content provider  Many Google services, incl Youtube.com  1Gb/s private connection between BCNET and Google  IPv6 and IPv404-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 13
  14. 14. Total Seattle Traffic SIX + Google Traffic. All time: 748Mb/s (95%), 924Mb/s (all time Max / Olympics)04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 14
  15. 15. Benefits for BCNET members  Significant Transit savings for VANTX members  Allows for extra (additional) traffic!  Most Transit links are capped  IX is ‘unlimited’  Better user experience (these Transit 95% IX 95% number (IN) (IN) include PIX) UBC RESNET 52% 48% SFU 55% 45% UBC Campus 55% 45% UVIC 65% 35%04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 15
  16. 16. Benefits for BCNET • Significantly more Bandwidth for ~10% of Transit price • Shorter Paths • Fast access to large content providers • Increased redundancy  Path to SIX peers is not shaped, i.e. better throughput  Concerns  SIX does not have SLA, ‘get what you pay for’  Non redundant link to Seattle04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 16
  17. 17. Future plans  Investigate extending SIX service to other Transit locations.  Successful Trial done with UVIC  Explore possibilities of contracting Transit services in Seattle.  Investigate possibilities for redundant paths04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 17
  18. 18. Questions?http://www.bc.net | info@bc.net | 604.822.1348 Andree.toonk@bc.net

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