Our Internet Exchange allows ISPs, content providers, and various enterprises to quickly and easily exchange IP traffic. It is a neutral, privately owned, and managed Internet Exchange operated solely by Digital Realty.
By deploying in a Digital Realty data center, customers are one connection away from hundreds of major telecom and data networks on a single highly available service platform.
The Internet Exchange allows members to establish peering relationships with other members across a common switching platform. Once those peering relationships have been established, members may share traffic without incurring additional IP transit charges.
By connecting to the Internet Exchange our customers are able to reduce operational costs, improve network performance and add another layer of network resilience.
Port speeds available for our exchange customers range from 1 Gbps to multiple 10 Gbps ports. In some of our core markets 100 Gbps ports are also available. For convenience, standard reporting tools allow members to monitor performance and traffic metrics. Customers can upgrade ports as needed whenever bandwidth requirements change.
Connections to an Internet Exchange switch may be 1Gbps, 10 Gbps or 100 Gbps Ethernet via single-mode fiber.
Route Viewer – Once you are connected to the Exchange you must peer with our Route Viewer ("RV"). The RV will never advertise any routes to you so you might want to filter all incoming advertisements from the RV. We ask that you send your "standard" peering routes to the RV. The data collected by the RV is used for monitoring and support purposes. The RV uses the ASN 65535 and are always the ".1" IP on Internet Exchange (e.g. Atlanta is 18.104.22.168). To become listed as an active participant, you will be required to peer with the Route Viewer.
Route Servers – You can peer with the Exchange Route Servers to automatically peer with many participants. Peering with the route server enables you to set up peering sessions more efficiently by facilitating the implementation of peering arrangements lowering the barrier of entry for new members. This helps get you peering quickly by establishing one peering session with the route server and thereby peering automatically with anyone else peering on the server.
PeeringDB – We strongly recommend that participants join, the PeeringDB. The PeeringBD is a database of networks that are interested in peering. It helps answer the question, "Who can I peer with and where?". The PeeringDB provides a web interface where users can search and find information on different exchanges and who peers on the exchanges and what the peering policies are for the participant. By joining the PeeringDB, your peering information is available to the global peering community; helping ensure that others will be more likely to peer with you.
Internet Exchange is available at these properties.