T3 or not to T3

> Agreed. IMO, the best place for these things is one hops away from an XP,
> either in a provider's network or behind a content provider's router that's
> connected to the XP.

Yes, 100%, I would pick MAE-East. MAE-East is the closest you are going to
get to the world, and there is more data going over it then any other
NAP. You may also want to look at putting a server up at a few NAPs, this
is what we are doing now for one of our users. This will be a HUGE www
audio provider, and they need fast access with as little delay as
possible. We will be providing them colo at MAE-East, MAE-West, and
Chicago NAP. The people they are accessing the site will then hit a image
map and get served out of the closest server.

The fact that MAE-East is the busiest exchange point in the world
should push you to locate servers elsewhere, IMHO. There are
many providers who really don't want more traffic at MAE-East.
With all the overload happening now and the lack of additional
connections to share traffic, do you really want to add significant
content to the bargain?


The delay at MAE-East is because some larger providers have just 1 DS3
connection when they need more. The gigaswitch can do almost 1000 times
what it is doing now. The OC-3s that are connecting the gigaswitches
together also have plenty of room on them.

Nathan Stratton CEO, NetRail, Inc. Tracking the future today!