At Omaha IX, we offer an array of services to make sure you get the most out of your peering experience.
Shared VLAN Peering
This is the most common form of peering. Our offerings include Bilateral and Multilateral peering. With Bilateral peering, the peers establish BGP sessions directly between their respective routers. With Multilateral peering, the peers establish BGP sessions to a route server or two (for redundancy), and the route server “reflects” the routes to all other router server clients. From the outside, both types of peering look the same to other BGP speakers.
Private VLAN Peering
Private VLAN Peering is exactly what it sounds like – private. In this case, the peering relationship happens on dedicated VLANs rather than one shared VLAN. VLANs can have two or more associated ports included to limit connections to only those you choose to peer with. The BGP session is established directly between the two (or more) peers with their own IP space, as there will be no layer-3 interfaces on the actual exchange. In this case, the VLAN-ID will be assigned by Omaha IX.