but those "clueless folks" are just providing L2 switching
and colocation in an essence.
My point is -- it is important to whom do you peer at NAP,
not who is your "real estate" landlord.
if you don't care how often the L2 thing goes down, how
knowledgeable the person that picks up the phone is, or
how long it takes to figure out the difference between
single- and multi-mode fiber.
i won't call them clueless, or insinuate that either of
the IX operators discussed here are, but... yes, it does
matter whether or not they are knowledgeable folks on the
technology side, and yes, i want them to understand IP
traffic, traffic queuing, capacity planning, congestion
issues, scaling, platforms, and other things that Internet
providers need to discuss with them.
luckily, while some of the players down in Miami may
have interests in a Miami IX from the real estate side,
i don't think either of them are proposing having a
bricklayer or handyman configuring the L2 gear.
still though, none of that matters if the set of folks
that i want to connect to aren't present there with the
parts [not just transit] of their network that i want to
connect to-- so that's what i am interested in knowing at
i am also quite interested in knowing what the 'familiar'
folks' (i.e., Equinix, Worldcom, etc.) positions are on
developing an exchange in that region, and would welcome
their stepping up to the demand. (either in this forum