8 November 2006
Equinix to Host Annual Gigabit Peering Forum in Sydney Featuring Content and VoIP Peering Experts
Sydney, Australia — November 8, 2006 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centres and Internet exchange services, today announced that it is hosting an all day peering forum in Sydney as part of the company's ongoing Peering Forum series. Following up on the success of previous years' Sydney Peering Forums in Australia, the 2006 forum will feature informative sessions from experts on technical best practices as well as network and content peering methodologies and strategies.
Speakers for this year's Sydney Peering Forum include: Denver Maddux, Director of Peering of Limelight Networks; Christian Nielsen, Network Manager of Microsoft; John Lindsay, Carrier Relations Manager for Internode; Shara Evans, CEO of Market Clarity; Elly Tawhai, Internet Resource Analyst of APNIC, and; Rene Sugo, Director of Symbio Networks. The topics this year include peering strategies and deployments as well as Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) peering.
Shara Evans from Market Clarity will profile the Australian market for VoIP and explore market demands. She will discuss the work of the Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF) VoIP Working Group in setting standards for the technology in Australia and examine the issues associated with VoIP peering.
In addition, Bill Norton, recognized peering authority and chief technical liaison for Equinix, will present his latest research findings on “The Next Wave of Internet Peering”.. He will examine international interconnection strategies, peering dynamics in the region that seem counter intuitive, and �lessons learned' from previous deployments. Bill Norton is a frequent speaker at leading global technical forums including the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT), Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) and ISPCON/Service Networks.
Peering is a fundamental element of the Internet's infrastructure that improves the performance of the Internet for all users by enabling data to pass from one network to another without intermediary networks or bottlenecks. Increasingly, as pressure builds to lower costs while improving network performance, peering has become an essential element of most network strategies. As new demands are placed on the internet by an increasing amount of rich media content and more recently, by the explosive use of VoIP, networks are exploring ways to improve their customer experience while keeping costs in check.
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