Scaling Up: Bilateral Peering for Enterprises’ Growing Network Demands
Companies are facing increasing demands for network bandwidth and low latency connections in the digital era. The proliferation of applications hungry for their data and online platforms has created a need for simple and efficient networking.
One solution that has gained a lot of traction is public peering in India, as businesses try to meet these growing needs, in terms of citizen engagement in India.
Know about bilateral peering by DE-CIX: World’s largest Peering Hub
Bilateral peer-to-peer is the process whereby two telecommunications providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or companies.
DE-CIX India’s disinterested Internet Exchanges are crafted on fully redundant MPLS switching networks, by using carrier-grade Juniper tools. These exchanges are very strategically located in the top-tier Internet datacenters, such as Bharti Airtel Datacenters (Nxtra Data), ST Telemedia, Netmagic Solutions (NTT), GPX Global Systems, Web Werks India, and so on.
It acts to establish a direct connection to exchange traffic without crossing a third party and allows streamlined method of data exchange between two networks.
What’s best for the enterprises: IP Peering or IP transit?
In IP peering the date exchange within two ISPs is mutual and the volume of data exchanged is nearly equal. Because both ISPs has equal benefits, hence they are cost-effective.
Whereas, in IP transit one party pays another for the transit of upstream network. In this network system hierarchy, one party is higher compared to other, so there’s no peering relationship, and no equal benefits to both the parties.
From the organizational viewpoint, IP transit takes place when a business organization connects to an ISP to reach the Internet.
faster transmission times. This is important for real-time applications, such as video call, online games, and money transactions.
This direct connection between networks increases the control over routing decisions, reduces delays, and possibly reduces operating costs. As opposed to multiple states peering -connects to a point where multiple networks connect to each other.
Achieving network requirements through two-way peering or bilateral peering:
Public peering has emerged as a solution to meet the growing demand for network traffic in India as companies operating in India are undergoing massive digital transformation and are grappling with the need for advanced communication infrastructures. Public peering points such as DE-CIX, enable organizations to establish two-way peering with local ISPs and content delivery networks (CDNs). This infrastructure not only speeds up data exchange but is a cost-effective alternative so drives through international networks to deliver.
Route server peering
Routing servers act as intermediaries that facilitate the process of controlling and exchanging routing information between peer networks. Routing server peering is an important consideration for bilateral peering. Route servers work to simplify the distribution process and ensure a smooth peer-to-peer experience.
As enterprises are swallowed up by increasing demands on their networks, adopting a strong peer-to-peer program will be important. Two-way peers provide a more streamlined and efficient way to exchange data, enabling organizations to implement seamless communications, make more strategic decisions, and achieve more cost-effective communication infrastructure. Factors the importance is that by adopting these practices, companies can thrive in a perpetually – evolving digital landscape.