Join us on May 22! Meet @ Markley - Peering on the Internet

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Chris Kenney
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

When most people want to connect to the Internet, they buy transit from a single provider. For people who want redundancy, they may choose two providers. But there is another way to send or receive traffic on the Internet called Peering.

Peering allows two networks to directly connect. This connection creates a shortcut through the Internet which has several advantages over transit. For instance, two companies in Boston sending files to each other may have their traffic go through New York, resulting in large transfer times and high transit bills. By peering, those companies can transfer the files in a fraction of the time while lowering costs. On top of that, peering can increase reliability and security as well.

To find out if you can use these techniques to help your company, join us May 22nd for a tutorial on peering from Markley's CTO, Patrick Gilmore.

About the Presenter

Markley's CTO, Patrick Gilmore, is one of the world's foremost authorities on peering, having been responsible for peering at the largest CDN in the world as well as being on the board of multiple Internet Exchanges and the Peering DB.

No Charge! Lunch will be provided.

To reserve your seat, please email Erin McGinnis at