25 Nov

Peering with content networks in India

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One of frequent email and contact form message I get my blog is about available content networks in India and where one can peer. There are certain content networks in India and of course most of the content networks have open peering policy and are usually happy with direct inter-connection (we call as “peering“) with the ISP networks (often referred to as “eyeball networks”). Some of these networks have a backbone which connects back to their key datacenter locations on their own circuits via Singapore/Europe, some other have simply placed their caching server where cache fill happens over IP transit.
 
Based on publically known information across community and of course peeringdb, following content players are available in India and known to be open for peering:

  1. Google
  2. Microsoft
  3. Amazon
  4. Limelight

 
A quick list of these with datacenter names and locations as taken from Peeringdb record of these networks.

Organisation ASN City Datacenter Location
Amazon 16509 Mumbai GPX Mumbai Unit A-001, Boomerang Chandivali Farm Road, Near Chandivali Studio, Andheri East Mumbai, Mumbai, 400 051
Amazon 16509 Noida Sify Greenfort – Noida B7, Block A, Sector 132, Noida Expressway, Noida , UP 201304
Amazon 16509 Mumbai Tata Mumbai IDC LVSB, Opposite Kirti College
6th floor, Prabahdevi
Mumbai, MH, 400 028
Google 15169 Chennai Bharti Airtel Santhome Bharti Towers, 101 Santhome High Road, Chennai, 600 028
Google 15169 Mumbai GPX Mumbai Unit A-001, Boomerang Chandivali Farm Road, Near Chandivali Studio, Andheri East Mumbai, Mumbai, 400 051
Google 15169 Noida Sify Greenfort – Noida B7, Block A, Sector 132, Noida Expressway, Noida , UP 201304
Google 15169 Chennai TATA Communications Ltd 14th floor, 2nd block
4, Swami Sivanand Salai, Chennai, TN 600 002
Google 15169 Delhi Tata Delhi VSB, Bangla Sahib Road, New Delhi 110001
Google 15169 Mumbai Tata Mumbai IDC LVSB, Opposite Kirti College
6th floor, Prabhadevi
Mumbai, MH, 400 028
Limelight 55439 / 22822 Chennai Bharti Airtel Santhome Bharti Towers, 101 Santhome High Road, Chennai, 600 028
Limelight 55439 / 22822 Mumbai Netmagic Vikhroli Mehra Industrial Estate
LBS Marg, Vikhroli
Mumbai, 400 079
Microsoft 8075 Mumbai Bharti Airtel Mumbai Plot No, TPS-2, 14/3, 2nd floor
Dattatray Road, Linking Road Extension
Mumbai, 400054
Microsoft 8075 Chennai Bharti Airtel Santhome Bharti Towers, 101 Santhome High Road, Chennai, 600 028
Microsoft 8075 Chennai TATA Communications Ltd 14th floor, 2nd block
4, Swami Sivanand Salai, Chennai, TN 600 002
Microsoft 8075 Delhi Tata Communications Ltd – GK1 Greater Kailash-1
New Delhi, 110048
Microsoft 8075 Mumbai Tata Mumbai IDC LVSB, Opposite Kirti College
6th floor, Prabhadevi
Mumbai, MH, 400 028

 
Besides these Google also has an option of GGC, Akamai has an option of Akamai Caching server, Facebook has the option for caching server which is hosted inside ISP’s network and Netflix has an option for OCAs. Besides these networks there are known nodes of Verizon’s Edgecast in Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai (as per this map), Cloudflare has nodes in Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai (as per this map), PCH & K-root server have a node with Web Werks available on MCH peering fabric and Dyn has a node in Mumbai (as per this map).
Go ahead and peer as after all it all starts with a handshake. 🙂

18 thoughts on “Peering with content networks in India

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  2. Anurag,
    we are deploying IXP manager. Will get back to you once ready with the export.
    Btw, we got in touch with Sushil (Amazon) some time back and are expecting to get Amazon in Extreme IX soon.

  3. Extreme IX in mumbai is not that great. My isp is Global Infocom and I m just getting good speed in Google( but when you have to download additional file from game, speed gets slow) and also getting good speed in Hotstar( but not on whole Akamai). I dont know is it specific to me or everyone!! May be they’ll improve but as of now things are just ok

  4. Hi,
    we are looking for google peering with other content from TCL Bangla Saheb Delhi to Rudrapur, please share contact details so that we can discuss on requirement.
    Thanks
    Shankaran Rana
    8126363636

  5. We wants to reduce ILL cost and already we have extreme peering so please suggest best peering provider in Mumbai.
    Please reply asap

    • Hi Ravi
      Extreme IX is a good exchange and has a large number of content players. I doubt you will be able to reduce ILL cost by peering at any other IX. However you can consider following:
      1. Ensure you setup bilateral BGP sessions with major content networks over the IX instead of learning their routes via route servers. Many content networks do not announce all routes on route servers.
      2. Ensure you have a high localpref towards the IX routes i.e routes learnt from the IX.
      3. Ensure you announce less specific on transit and more specific route at IX. So if you have a /22. Announce /22 on transit and two /23s on the IX. That will ensure max traffic comes from the IX peering.
      Besides all above you can consider peering at other IX’es for better redundancy (not necessarily for traffic). I personally support BharatIX which has a network PoP in GPX. It’s fully automated IX and does a great job at filtering routes based on IRR and RPKI. Thus you can expect very clean feed of the routes from the route servers and very low chances of route hijacks.

  6. Any one pls tell me if we have a bilateral peer with any content provider on IX accoding to that content Provider peering db information that they announced 5000 prefix and we only get 700 prefix is any rule of limited prefix annouce beacuse traffic of only these prefix we receved from that content provide expect all traffice we receved from ILL

    • PeeringDB only tells max prefixes and not exact number of prefix.
      Many networks set automated peering sessions using PeeringDB data and rely on that to set max prefix limit on the session.

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