Peering is a process that allows two networks to connect and exchange traffic directly without a need to pay a third party for the transfer of traffic over the Internet.
This method is useful and advantageous for Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), Search engines, Video portals, Cloud service providers, Corporate and Scientific Educational networks.
Peering has many benefits, especially compared to the alternative use of transit services:
- Cost-effectiveness – Peering is significantly more cost-effective compared with payment to another company for traffic carrying
- Improved Network Performance – Traffic that is kept local leads to faster connections between the two peered networks
- Increased Redundancy – Reducing the dependence of one or more transit providers
- Larger Bandwidth Capacity – Extremely high amounts of traffic are distributed across a lot of networks
- Higher Routing Control – Internet Service Provider or Content Provider has a greater degree of autonomy in terms of how it routes its traffic and to which part of the Internet. This leads to far greater control and the better use of resources
- Access to Extra Support – Peering with other networks provides access to a large number of support resources in the event of any issue and outage
With the above brief explanation of peering essence, you can now decide if the peering connectivity will be interesting to you and bring value to your business.
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