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IP Transit allows your network traffic to connect to other network providers and to the larger internet.
StrataCore will help to source IP Transit services that provide the reliability, scalability, and performance that your business demands. Ready to get started?
How to Choose
10 key considerations when sourcing an IP Transit Provider:
A highly interconnected, expansive IP footprint that spans primary exchange points, customer and private peering ports, and major access and content networks throughout the world enables you to gain greater reach to more destinations, directly.
Accessibility to specialized routing options are critical in helping companies identify the shortest autonomous systems (AS) path for reduced network hops and faster traffic delivery.
The top three IP Transit providers that maintain direct connections are between 4,200 and 5,589 ASs. Consider the AS ranking of your IP Transit provider; the more unique AS connections, the simpler your global routing, provisioning and service will be.
Everything from Ethernet to Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) & 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) ports are capable of handling backbone circuits, exchange ports & private peering connections.
Pricing structure should depend on your business model and forecast. Select a provider with easy-to-understand, single-sheet billing who offers both burstable (or 95th percentile) and flat rate pricing based on your unique needs.
Where are your providers’ core nodes located? Are they easily reachable via cross-connects? Top IP Transit providers can bring you live within one to three business days, and have the ability to grow with your business as your needs change.
A leading IP Transit provider maintains connectivity to major data centers and carrier Points of Presence (PoPs) around the globe for seamless accessibility and direct routing to key locations.
Higher data?! Choose an IP Transit provider that runs its entire network with jumbo frame (9000 byte MTU) capability for database synchronization, high-speed, long-lived continuous streaming, big data, data warehousing, or site replication for disaster recovery purposes.
Some forward-thinking IP Transit providers are offering their customers dual-stacking capabilities, or IPv6 and IPv4 transit capabilities on the same connection.
IP Transit providers that offer you access to advanced online tools such as a network looking glass for your network, connectivity, path & routing information from various vantage points.
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