Services and Pricing
Through Ohio IX, major telecoms, content providers and enterprises work together to efficiently exchange Internet traffic and provide mutual network access. By doing so, costs are reduced, network performance is increased and overall system robustness is enhanced.
All peering services are for unicast traffic with exception of broadcast ARP packets and multicast ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery packets. Ohio IX provides complimentary reporting tools that allow members to monitor performance and traffic metrics online on a 24×7 basis with automated alarms to both Ohio IX’s 24×7 on-site and members NOCs.
Ohio IX offers its members complimentary use of redundant Route Servers to enhance scalability with multi-member peering. Route Servers provide aggregation of BOP maps from all participating peers allowing peers to connect to a single point (Ohio IX’s Route Servers) instead of each peer connecting with every peer separately. Thus, Route Servers provide substantially simplified routing setup and the advantages of Route Servers grow as the number of peering connections increase — without the use of Route Servers, a mesh of N peers would require N-1 connection for each peer.
By advertising route(s) to Route Servers, members give explicit permission allowing traffic to be forwarded to them via advertised route(s), individual members may filter both outbound and inbound traffic via this interconnect.