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Design Your Peering Networks to Scale for the Future

With the Cisco Intelligent Peering Solution, you can better manage fast-changing traffic demands.

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The worldwide network landscape

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Peering is the interconnection and exchange of Internet routing data between two networks. Without it, the flow of data across the Internet would be impossible. While the fundamental role of peering hasn't changed, traffic patterns, location, operation, and security requirements have, so peering must evolve as well.

The worldwide network landscape

unique IP networks worldwide

Peering is the interconnection and exchange of Internet routing data between two networks. Without it, the flow of data across the Internet would be impossible. While the fundamental role of peering hasn't changed, traffic patterns, location, operation, and security requirements have, so peering must evolve as well.

3 ways IP networks are interconnected

Transit Provider

An Internet Service Provider (ISP) connects with a Transit Provider to provide global Internet access to customers.

Private Peering

Two parties interconnect directly to mutually exchange IP traffic on the Internet.

Public Peering

Multiple parties, known as “peers,” use an Internet Exchange Point, with each party’s policies governing how they connect with others.

Parties that peer

Transit Providers

Cloud Providers

Internet Service Providers

Content Providers

Website Hosters

Search Engines

Gaming Companies

Regional growth of Internet Exchange Points

Five examples from around the world 1

2017
  
2018

United States

Brazil

United Kingdom

Germany

Russia

Japan

70

23

17

15

14

7

90

23

27

19

16

9

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The flattening of the Internet

Content producers and public cloud providers now connect directly to large networks without an intermediary. Below shows the difference in traffic flow from past to current.

TRAFFIC FLOW

PAST

Content Provider
Transit 1
Transit 2
SP
User
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CURRENT

Content Provider
SP
CDN
User

Changes in peer traffic localization

Internet traffic at the regional and local level is showing massive growth this decade.

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76%
16%
8%
2016 Airplane
58%
20%
22%
2018 Airplane
41%
23%
35%

Long-Haul Core

Regional Core

Metro

Improve effectiveness with more Internet Exchange Points

1

Select the least congested peering point for content distribution, while utilizing the shortest path for delay-sensitive real-time traffic.

3

Automatically detect and mitigate DDoS traffic exchange between networks without manual analysis and intervention.

2

Improve end-user experience due to content served closer to the consumer.

4

Reduce cost by avoiding long-haul networks for their data traffic.

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REPLAY

1

Select the least congested peering point for content distribution, while utilizing the shortest path for delay-sensitive real-time traffic.

2

Automatically detect and mitigate DDoS traffic exchange between networks without manual analysis and intervention.

3

Improve end-user experience due to content served closer to the consumer.

4

Reduce cost by avoiding long-haul networks for their data traffic.

The Cisco Intelligent Peering Solution

Provide businesses with the architecture they need to handle massive Internet traffic, and achieve digital transformation.

scalable

SCALABLE AND RESILIENT

More growth and resiliency with a fabric-based architecture

Simplified control-plane with Segment Routing

Flexible high density and low environment routers

RIB and FIB scale for 5+ years

secure

OPTIMIZED

Constraint-based traffic optimization with Segment Routing Traffic Engineering

automated

AUTOMATED

High-frequency network data collection with model-driven telemetry

Specific NSO (Network Services Orchestrator) function pack for peering tasks, peer turn-up and peer modification

optimized

SECURE

DDoS protection

Trusted hardware

Crosswork Network Insight BGP analytics and monitoring