Today we are excited to introduce you to the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), a leading provider of next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) solutions. Located in Colo Atl’s Atlanta, Georgia facility, the brand new exchange point will offer neutral Internet exchange services for all categories of Internet Service Providers, Content Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers, Academic Networks, Government Networks, or Enterprise Networks desiring a neutral peering point serving the Southeastern United States.
SNAP was formed in response to industry demand for advanced IX global peering technologies. Initially, SNAP will initially offer 100 Mbps to 10Gbps access ports; and both IPv4 and IPv6 peering. Route servers will allow networks to simplify their peering operations, while the SNAP will permit other traditional peering models utilizing either user-managed peering or VLANs as needed to meet member objectives.
“SNAP was established to provide a stable platform for global and IP network peering and cutting edge Internet Exchange services,” comments Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl. “Our charter members have a mission to meet the demands and advance the vision and operational objectives of the global Internet community.”
Notably, SNAP will also provide an exchange for Software Defined Networks (SDN), initially peering with the regional research and education networks, and ultimately into the commercial networking space. SDN peering on SNAP benefits from the technical expertise of the Georgia Institute of Technology, US Ignite and transformative research provided through the National Science Foundation’s Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), all of which are Charter Members.
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Members joining SNAP during the first year will enjoy financial incentives and charter membership status. SNAP will be available to all networks later this year.