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.

OrganisationASNCityDatacenterLocation
Amazon16509MumbaiGPX MumbaiUnit A-001, Boomerang Chandivali Farm Road, Near Chandivali Studio, Andheri East Mumbai, Mumbai, 400 051
Amazon16509NoidaSify Greenfort – NoidaB7, Block A, Sector 132, Noida Expressway, Noida , UP 201304
Amazon16509MumbaiTata Mumbai IDCLVSB, Opposite Kirti College
6th floor, Prabahdevi
Mumbai, MH, 400 028
Google15169ChennaiBharti Airtel SanthomeBharti Towers, 101 Santhome High Road, Chennai, 600 028
Google15169MumbaiGPX MumbaiUnit A-001, Boomerang Chandivali Farm Road, Near Chandivali Studio, Andheri East Mumbai, Mumbai, 400 051
Google15169NoidaSify Greenfort – NoidaB7, Block A, Sector 132, Noida Expressway, Noida , UP 201304
Google15169ChennaiTATA Communications Ltd14th floor, 2nd block
4, Swami Sivanand Salai, Chennai, TN 600 002
Google15169DelhiTata DelhiVSB, Bangla Sahib Road, New Delhi 110001
Google15169MumbaiTata Mumbai IDCLVSB, Opposite Kirti College
6th floor, Prabhadevi
Mumbai, MH, 400 028
Limelight55439 / 22822ChennaiBharti Airtel SanthomeBharti Towers, 101 Santhome High Road, Chennai, 600 028
Limelight55439 / 22822MumbaiNetmagic VikhroliMehra Industrial Estate
LBS Marg, Vikhroli
Mumbai, 400 079
Microsoft8075MumbaiBharti Airtel MumbaiPlot No, TPS-2, 14/3, 2nd floor
Dattatray Road, Linking Road Extension
Mumbai, 400054
Microsoft8075ChennaiBharti Airtel SanthomeBharti Towers, 101 Santhome High Road, Chennai, 600 028
Microsoft8075ChennaiTATA Communications Ltd14th floor, 2nd block
4, Swami Sivanand Salai, Chennai, TN 600 002
Microsoft8075DelhiTata Communications Ltd – GK1Greater Kailash-1
New Delhi, 110048
Microsoft8075MumbaiTata Mumbai IDCLVSB, 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. đŸ™‚