Bjork-Huffman has spared no expense deploying the hardware and network infrastructure required to support the mission critical applications of our data center customers. The core network is supported and managed using redundant Cisco 12008 GSR's as our gateway routing platform. Additionally, each customer is connected to the network with their own dedicated 100BaseT or GigE port on our Foundry Big Iron 4000 customer aggregate platform. This simple but very effective network strategy employ's OSPF for internal routing within the Bjork-Huffman, IDC and industry standard BGP routing protocol used to determine the most efficient way to send and receive your traffic from our upstream providers. Unlike many other facilities Bjork-Huffman does NOT preference one upstream over another. Our policy is to allow BGP to operate as it was designed and intended to operate. We never choose one upstream over another based on economics or any other issue except the performance of that GigE link at any specific point in time. We have our own independent AS numbers and a Full class B IP assignment making our network connectivity as solid and as flexible as today's technology will allow. This provides large and small customers alike the best and most stable network connectivity the industry has to offer, often a fraction of the cost of doing business with the large collocation facilities.
The benefits of locating your equipment platform at the Bjork-Huffman IDC are many. Our size, our dedication to each customer and the substantial infrastructure benefits the building at 56 Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta provides is strategic advantage as you sort out whom you should collocate your equipment platform with. The assortment of IP backbone providers within the building allows us to eliminate traditional transport charges, receive the connectivity at Layer 3 GigE Ethernet and negotiate and pass on significant savings to our customer base. This allows Bjork-Huffman focuses on managing the IDC and the customers within that facility. We do not manage the Internet backbone, but only our GigE connectivity into it. If a backbone vendor is not providing the level of IP connectivity that meets our high standards we have the flexibility to eliminate that vendor from our connectivity mix and add new vendors as required. Furthermore, Bjork-Huffman ALWAYS maintains enough transit connectivity terminating in our core routing platform to insure we can completely shut down 2 IP backbone providers and still run the facility uninterrupted.
You can see additional information on each of Bjork-Hufman' upstreams below:
Circuit 1: GigE Layer 3 Ethernet Circuit terminating directly into Aleronís Tier 1 IP Backbone.
Circuit 2: GigE Layer 3 Ethernet Circuit terminating directly into Marietta FiberNet's Dual Sonnet Ring infrastructure. This ring provides transport to the Pnap and access to peering points with At&T, Cable and Wireless, InterNap and UUnet.
Circuit 3: GigE Layer 3 Ethernet Circuit terminating directly into WebUsenets OC192, which is physically collocated within the Bjork-Huffman IDC. WebUsenet is one of the largest providers of Usenet services supporting AOL, BellSouth EarthLink and many other major last half mile providers. Their private network, supported by Level 3's advanced 3 Packet technology provides peering in Dallas, San Jose, Chicago, New York and of course Atlanta, their hub city.
Circuit 4: GigE Layer 3 Ethernet Circuit terminating directly into BTN's Tier 1 IP Backbone