Simple to manage, scalable, cost effective solution for Internet Exchanges
In a Data Center each tenant uses a facility (server, rack, pod, cage, ï¿½). Also in the Data center, multiple carriers,
ISPs, cloud providers, content providers, business service providers establish Points of Presence (PoP), typically in a meet-me
room or rack.
Connections between tenant facilities and meet-me facilities or between tenant facilities are named cross-connects, also referred to as Private Peering or Intra-Data Center Connectivity.
The meet-me room (MMR) typically includes an Internet Exchange.
Pre-SDN MMR implementations fall short scalability and manageability (using multiple switches that need to be managed individually each time a new switch or a new tenant is added) or cost (using expensive MPLS routers).