H5 Data Centers can offer your network access to a variety of Internet exchanges across the United States. Cloud service providers, communications carriers and content delivery networks (CDNs) can benefit from accessing a neutral Internet exchange.
Internet peering is the exchange of Internet traffic, paid or unpaid, between two or more networks.
Each participant on an Internet exchange subscribes to a port speed (usually 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps or 100 Gbps). Participants can then "peer" or exchange Internet traffic between each other, depending on each participant's peering policy, without having to pay a third-party intermediary or wholesale Internet provider to carry such Internet traffic for them.
Border Gateway Protocol Version 4 (BGP-4) routing is the current routing protocol used for the Internet and peering. It is a distance-vector algorithm using Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) as its transport protocol. BGP peers exchange routing tables and the differences or deltas are then exchanged.