The 2013 Internet Peering Playbook
Connecting to the Core of the Internet
William B. Norton
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One can understand the protocols, the technologies, and the routing algorithms, but that doesn't tell the story. The Internet is a global ecosystem of cooperating and competing networks strategically interconnected to maximize performance and minimize costs. If you are operating a growing Internet service, it is essential to understand how the Internet Peering Ecosystem works at the core.
You will learn how the largest content and Internet service companies:
*Determine when and how to connect to the Core of the Internet
*Select the right peers and Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
*Choose between public and private peering
*Make a provable business case for peering
*Apply the "Tricks-of-the-Trade" to obtain peering with the key players
*Establish and grow critical mass at an Internet Exchange Point
*Leverage Remote Peering into Internet Exchange Points
*Establish an International Peering Strategy
This is the book you need to understand strategies and tactics for Internet Peering, Transit and Exchange Points, collected from some of the smartest peering coordinators and IXP operators in the world.
A must have book for peering.
Great insights into the emerging remote peering landscape. If you handle peering or are interested to know more about how Internet peering works then this is the must have book.
If you are an Internet professional and want a better understanding of today's Internet core, this book is a must read. Whether you're the CIO, Architect or Engineer, there's a ton of value in this book. The Remote Peering chapter explained the value add to traditional peering for today's ISPs, Content and Enterprise networks.
The definitive book on Internet Peering
Exactly how Internet peering operates is shrouded in mystery, as many details are company proprietary. Bill Norton’s book is a terrific resource for ISPs and content providers that are growing a network. As the Internet rapidly evolves globally, peering is more vital than ever.