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Re: InterNAP?
From: Mike Johnson <mike.johnson () isunnetworks com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 18:52:30 -0500

Tom Schmidt [tsch52 () hotmail com] wrote:
InterNap has some technology to avoid congested peering points. Does this 
technology actually work?  Isn't it impossible to avoid these peering 
points?  What are your experiences with InterNAP?

I'm not a customer, but I spoke with a salesdriod there.  All they do
is go in, set up their own geographicly disperse private peering points
and link them together with their private backbone.  They set these
things up by buying service from the other large backbone folk.  The
idea being that, in general, if they can get their traffic onto the same
backbone that the end user is connected to, then it's avoided the
public peering points.  It's a good theory.  Dunno if it works.

Mike Johnson
Network Engineer / iSun Networks, Inc.
Morrisville, NC
All opinions are mine, not those of my employer

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