An overview explaining the reasons fo peering at Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), versus IP Transit, and the known benefits and uses of both approaches to a network blend.
The presentation brings to light the decline in pricing of IP Transit and what this means for the financial benefits that peering used to offer and how remote peering (or virtual connectivity at Internet Exchanges) continues to alter this landscape.
It also highlights how remote peering has changed the way network operators exchange traffic and made peering more accessible to smaller/medium sized companies and developing markets, by removing the initial barriers in terms of legal, billing and technical; simplifying the whole process of expanding a network.
Developing markets are also discussed, such as the Middle East, and the peering paradigm of 'keeping local traffic local' Vs virtually/remotely connecting to Internet Exchanges and the issues with both.
It touches on the shift in the industry and how Internet Exchanges and Data Centres are behaving more like networks and vice versa, explaining the new Central European Peering Hub project by LU-CIX - with IX Reach as the first carrier partner - whereby they encourage members to join major Internet Exchanges (DE-CIX, LINX, France-IX and AMS-IX) via their Internet Exchange platform.