Unlocking the Power
What is Peering
The Internet is established by 2 types of connectivity methods: Peering and IP Transit. Peering, in the Internet society, means to gather allies and construct a cozy internet environment, where two ASs share their route with one another.
There are two types of peering
Connecting using IX
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Direct connect using leased line (PNI:Private Network Interconnect)
The other type of connectivity method is called IP Transit, and you will have access to the full route to connect to the internet. IP Transit is a necessity to connect to the internet, and it is recommended to have multiple IP Transit connectivity for redundancy.
While IP Transit is a necessity for internet connectivity, depending highly on it is extremely costly. Furthermore, it is difficult to locate the point of fault and examine the details during a system failure. Peering, however, is not only cost efficient, but allows direct communication between two ASs and helps locate/examine the point of failure.