I just wanted to throw a question out to the list...
In our data center we feed Internet to some of our US based offices and every now and again we receive complaints that they can't access some US based Internet content because they are coming from a Canadian based IP.
This has sparked an interesting discussion around a few questions....of which I'd like to hear the lists opinions on.
- How should/can an enterprise deal with accessibility to internet content issues? (ie. that whole coming from a Canadian IP accessing US content)
o Side question on that - Could we simply obtain a US based IP address and selectively NAT?
- Does the idea of regional Internet locations make sense? If so, when do they make sense? For instance, having a hub site in South America (ie. Brazil) and having all offices in Venezuela, Peru and Argentina route through a local Internet feed in Brazil.
- Does the idea of having local Internet at each site make more sense? If so why?
Again, I would appreciate to hear the opinion from SP oriented minds...based on what they've seen from customers...and network administrators running large enterprises in different companies. Off-list replies are also appreciated.