The Internet is a network of networks. Where do each of these networks meet to form the global Internet? At Internet Exchange Points or IXPs. In North America, these IXPs are also known as network access points, or NAPs.
Over the years, connecting to a NAP has become increasingly crucial for service providers to get right because of the sheer volume of traffic the Internet carries these days (Hello, Netflix!), the complexity of service provider peering agreements, and endless troubles with security threats.
Joining us today to discuss how to better plan, design, operate, and secure peering is our sponsor Cisco. Our guests from Cisco are Phil Bedard, Service Provider TME; and Bruce McDougall, Consulting Systems Engineer.
We discuss the evolution of Internet traffic flow and interconnection, how peering designs among service providers have changed, the role of telemetry and data, and peering security issues.
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