Gentlent announces its commitment to open peering and connects to multiple internet exchange points globally, starting with the NL-IX in Frankfurt.
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Last year, in 2021, we announced Gentlent’s Anycast Network. Since then, we’ve further reiterated and improved our setups, and codebase. We lowered our response times, drastically increased reliability and uptime, and matured our underlying infrastructure.
As the last change of the year, we’re glad to introduce our commitment to open peering and are announcing connections to multiple internet exchange points globally over the next few months, starting today with the Neutral Internet Exchange (NL-IX) in Frankfurt, Germany.
To start with, peering is a process in which two or more networks connect and exchange traffic directly, rather than routing traffic through a third-party network. Peering is typically done between networks that are owned and operated by different organizations and is often done to reduce the costs associated with routing traffic through said third-party networks.
There are several benefits of peering:
Overall, peering is a way for networks to connect and exchange traffic directly, which can result in improved performance, reduced costs, increased redundancy, and improved reliability.
Our open peering policy allows any interested network to establish a peering relationship with our network, regardless of their funds, size, and capacity, or whether it’s a small research or hobbyist network, or a globe-spanning content delivery network, such as Cloudflare.
Open peering increases competition among networks which results in lower costs and improved services for consumers and simultaneously increases the level of interconnectivity among networks, which results in a more robust and resilient internet.
You can view our peering policy and contact information over at the Gentlent Peering website.
We’re also excited to announce the upcoming release of our network looking glass, a simple yet powerful tool for network professionals to troubleshoot and analyze internet traffic from our network in real time. It will be available in a few weeks over at lg.as52112.net.
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