Author: Sander Barens

Sander is CCO (Chief Commercial Officer) of Expereo, the world’s largest managed network and cloud connectivity provider

BGP

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is today’s Internet routing protocol. What this means is that BGP determines the path your traffic takes across the Internet to its destination and back. WAN optimization and cloud acceleration – some of the terms you’ll hear to describe BGP optimization services – are being deployed to combat these long-standing disadvantages in routing. Developed more than 20 years ago, BGP selects a routing path based on the fewest ‘hops’ between Autonomous Systems (AS). Today, more than 60,000 AS make up “the internet”. As you can imagine, BGP’s job is becoming increasingly harder as the number of…

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