Choosing a Peering Provider in India

Here are some suggestions on how to pick the right peering service in India, whether you have a few sites or an entire data centre that you want to connect with other businesses.

You've just set up your data centre in India, or maybe you're looking to do so in the near future. Your next question might be, What provider should I choose to connect with? Here are some suggestions on how to pick the right peering service in India, whether you have a few sites or an entire data centre that you want to connect with other businesses.


Public Peering

A lot of companies have arrangements with one another to exchange traffic freely. This is termed public peering. In public peering, both parties are directly connected over a high-speed optical fibre link, and they route each other's data across it. This is usually free of cost and is used mainly by content providers, online service providers and tech-savvy users who want to speed up their Internet connection or simply try out new things without worrying about costs.


Private Peering

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Private Peering A private peer occurs when two businesses or organizations exchange Internet traffic directly between their respective networks without using an external Internet service provider (ISP). Private peers are sometimes referred to as interconnects, meaning that each company connects to—or interconnects with—the other's network. Businesses that want to control traffic flow within their network are the most common use for private peers. When data from one location leaves your network, you want to make sure it goes where you need it and not somewhere else where someone might be intercepting or snooping on your information. Some companies also prefer private peers because it can lower costs.


Tier-1 Peering

Tier-1 Internet providers typically have direct connections to all other Tier-1 providers and provide full network coverage. However, they also typically need to pay these peer operators to connect with them. As such, they charge high costs for connecting/peering with their networks. A Tier-1 connection can cost upwards of $100K (Rs. 8 lacs approx.) per month. In addition, Tier-1 ISPs usually don't provide transit (more on that later). So if you want to transit from them and aren't already connected at the source (network), you'll have to go through another service provider like NTT or Telia Sonera that offers that solution.


Transit Route Selection

Whether you're building your company to become an Internet Service Provider or just have private lines in your data centre, there are many things you need to take into consideration when selecting your transit service. Among them are availability, redundancy, and price. Learning how to make these decisions better helps to know what kind of business you want to run and how big you want it to be.


Picking a good transit provider

Depending on your traffic demands, a cheap transit provider isn't necessarily better than an expensive one. An expensive transit provider with lower latency could be more affordable than a cheap transit provider with high latency. One can save money by using different transit providers to access different parts of the world.


To conclude, always do your research before signing up with any transit or peering provider. You never know who might be able to give you what you need. Check out peering solutions in India for a detailed answer to your question

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