Equinix White Paper – A Resilient Internet Peering Architecture for EMEA
As organizations expand and embrace global opportunities, the availability of a globally consistent platform for secure, high-performance interconnection is growing in importance. Peering architecture in EMEA, however, differs widely from country to country. Businesses need a strategy to diversify the peering edge and leverage new hubs that offer geographic resilience.
- Internet traffic continues to grow at exceptional rates
- Overall IP traffic is forecast to grow at about 24 percent from 2016 to 2021
- Existing peering nodes are seen by many countries as critical elements of a national infrastructure
In smaller EMEA countries, we will see the strengthening of the primary peering hub. While these markets have a maturing peering and content architecture, some still believe there is too much traffic hair-pinning in and out of the EMEA super hubs (London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt).