The 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 their IXP
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.
How the Internet works
“Even if you are not responsible for peering for your ISP, involved in data center operations, or an expert in the Internet, if you are interested in how the Internet works, you will enjoy this book.”
An indispensable read for scientific researchers of the Internet
The Internet Peering Playbook: Connecting to the Core of the Internet" is an authoritative guide for understanding the complex business relationships inside the Internet and their implications for Internet users. Written by a highly experienced practitioner, the accessible guide is essentially a picture book combining clear verbal and visual narratives. While simple in presentation, the book offers deep insights into the state and evolution of Internet economic affairs. Both descriptive and analytic, the writing incorporates numerous anecdotes and historical perspectives to highlight its crucial points. This unique book is an indispensable read for scientific researchers of the Internet.
A must read if you work in an ISP or IT department
This book clearly explain what is in the other side of your ISP box/router, how networks are connected together, what peering is, how IXP (GIX) were created and much more.
By reading this book, you will understand how peering agreements are negociated, why some ISP are not peering each others, ponctuated with a lot of funny anectodtes.
I learned so many things useful in my current job thanks to this book. I would recommend this book for anybody who wants to know more about behind the scene of the internet.