Peering, or network interconnection, is a growing trend in the world of telecommunications. Put simply, peering allows two internet networks to directly connect and exchange traffic without incurring the traditional transit fees associated with having a third party carry that traffic across the internet. Boasting benefits like lower costs; reduced latency and improved user experience as a result of more direct data paths; increased resiliency and more, peering has emerged as a proven way to cost-effectively and efficiently augment network capabilities across the world. With the right guidance and partner, peering proves to be an effective and beneficial solution for rising user demands and expanding network requirements.

To enable its customers to fully express the benefits that peering offers, DE-CIX, the world’s leading internet exchange operator with the largest and fastest-growing IX in New York, released a whitepaper titled “How to Optimize the Usage of GlobePEER and GlobePEER Remote.” The report illustrates the benefits of local and remote peering across its global platform.

The company’s GlobePEER service aggregates ISPs (Internet Service Providers) on its Layer 2 switching platform. By interconnecting hundreds of networks, customers benefit from increased network quality, cost savings, reliable connectivity, route flexibility and more. At the same time, DE-CIX’s GlobePEER Remote service empowers customers to utilize their existing access to peer remotely at international DE-CIX locations, including Frankfurt, Hamburg, Marseille, Istanbul and beyond.

Within the whitepaper, readers will learn about the secrets to creating an optimal peering architecture and building routing configurations that allow for maximized success and the best possible competitive advantage. The report offers tips for a range of use cases, including involvement in local peering ecosystems (with GlobePEER) and involvement in both local and remote ecosystems (GlobePEER and GlobePEER Remote). Specifically, the whitepaper explores the traffic engineering side of peering configuration in more depth, focusing on how Border Gateway Patrol (BGP) can help keep traffic local to reduce network cost and latency. Overall, the BGP configuration guide within the report offers critical insight for businesses wishing to keep traffic local with GlobePEER while still getting the most from their remote peering service.

To view the whitepaper in its entirety, please click here to download.