HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM
AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?
HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM
AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?
 Internet Exchange allows different networks to exchange Internet t...
HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM
AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?
 Direct interconnection to Internet Exchange provides number of
adv...
HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM
AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?
» Service Provider Competition – suppliers can be evaluated against ...
HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM
AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?
Leveraging a Colocation Provider’s Internet Exchange
 CyrusOne deve...
HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM
AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?
Leveraging a Colocation Provider’s Internet Exchange
 CyrusOne prov...
HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM
AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?
Leveraging a Colocation Provider’s Internet Exchange
 CyrusOne prov...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SCOTT BRUEGGEMAN IS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AT
CYRUSONE, A GLOBAL ENTERPRISE COLOCATION
PROVIDER OPERATIN...
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How Can Businesses Benefit from an Internet Exchange?

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As a physical infrastructure, an Internet Exchange (IX) allows different networks to exchange Internet traffic. Various Internet Service Providers (ISPs), content providers and others delivering services over IP interconnect directly through an exchange instead of through third-party networks. Learn more about an Internet Exchange by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com/.

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How Can Businesses Benefit from an Internet Exchange?

  1. 1. HOW CAN BUSINESSES BENEFIT FROM AN INTERNET EXCHANGE?
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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/.

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