Peering Class

Note that this event took place on November 25th, 2014 – but we’re hoping to repeat it in the near future

In conjunction with our Official Launch, VANIX is proud to offer a free Peering Class presented by Paul Emmons of Phoenix-IX and NANOG.

About Paul Emmons

Currently serves as the Executive Director and Board Member of Phoenix-IX Corporation. He founded the IX in 2011.

Paul has an extensive background in telecommunications and broadcasting and is also active in several commercial ventures which his early teens when he began installing phone systems for businesses.

Paul also serves as the Program Director for the Education Services Committee for NANOG which is responsible for maintaining and creating one and two day training classes offered by the NANOG community.

About Phoenix-IX

Phoenix is the 6th largest city in the United States and is located on several east west fiber routes. The market has a large competitive telecommunications environment and metro fiber. Prior to Phoenix-IX there were 2 commercial IXes with a small number of participants. None spans more than one datacenter. Both IXes charges monthly fees. No critical infrastructure was located in Phoenix.

Phoenix-IX was founded in 2011 to provide a peering fabric in multiple datacenters featuring support to a traditional peering lan, jumbo frame lan and private lans. Route servers are available for multilateral peering. Root Servers and AS112 servers reside on the IX. All critical servers are redundant. Fabric ports are free of monthly fees and most data centers are waiving cross connect charges. A one time fee is charged for 10g ports. The Phoenix-IX is member run and member supported. After the first year the IX had more traffic and participants the the other two commercial IXes combined. In 2014 we obtained non profit corporate status in Arizona.

Training Details

Date: November 25, 2014
Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
SFU Downtown Campus, Room 1600
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Class Outline

  1. What is Peering
    • SFI
    • Paid
    • Other
    • Not global free transit
  2. Why Peer
    • Costs less than Transit
    • Reduces Latency
    • Avoids Congestion
    • Reduces Packet Loss
  3. Why not peer?
    • Can cost more than transit
    • More BGP knowledge
    • Larger security perimeter
  4. Deployment
    • IX
    • Wide Area IX
    • Private Peering
  5. Other services
    • Technical
      • Route Servers
      • Do you accept announcements larger than /24?
      • Jumbo Frames
      • Multicast
      • Private VLANS
    • Cross Connects
    • Fabric Costs
    • Interconnection
    • BGP
      • Hot Potato
      • Stripped Meds
      • Meaningful Communities
      • Local prefs / weights
      • Route selection
      • Splitting upgrade costs / cross connects
    • Resources
      • Routing Registries
      • Peering Forums
      • IXP management
      • Commercial tools
      • Sflow /netflow data
    • CRM / Ticketing