Architecture


We currently have two peering locations:

  • Netrality Philadelphia MMR – 401 N Broad Street (2nd Floor):
    • This location is the edge of our infrastructure/management network (not pictured above). It is also the location of both our route servers (though we are planning to move one of the route servers to our Equinix POP in 2020).
    • This location holds the following peering network equipment:
      • spine1-phl1 – This is our spine switch for the exchange, all other peering switches connect to this switch.
      • sw1-phl1 – This is a peering switch, supporting 10G and 40G connections
      • sw2-phl1 – This is a peering switch, supporting 1G copper connections
      • ttsw1-phl1 – This is a trunk termination switch. It allows us to terminate vlans coming in from external transport providers (such as PacketFabric) to their own individual peering ports on our peering switches.
      • cts1-phl1 – This is a copper termination switch. It takes lower-bandwidth VLANs from the trunk termination switch and connects them to our copper peering switch (sw2-phl1).
  • Equinix PH1 IBX – 401 N Broad Street (9th Floor):
    • This location was our first expansion POP. It not only houses a peering switch, but also some CDN cache servers and network equipment.
    • This location holds the following peering network equipment:
      • sw1-phl2 – This is a peering switch, supporting 10G, 40G, and 100G connections

The diagram above should give you the broad strokes of our Architecture. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to Contact Us.