After following several recent threads on this list and other forums regarding Microsoft performance issues in New Zealand, I am pleased to now be in a position to solicit peering sessions at both APE and WIX (details below.) We are also peering with the route servers at both exchanges. Please feel free to email me directly with any related questions and also be on the look out for a Microsoft network engineer at NZNOG next week.
Please excuse my ignorance, but could someone explain what this means from a user's point of view? I guess it means improved performance, but is there anything I should do to my setup to realise the benefits?
It should provide, when fully up and running:
* Lower latency (better for web apps like CRM, SharePoint)
* Higher throughput
* Traffic that is 'national' instead of 'international' (if that makes a difference with your ISP)
* Network Path that is mostly managed, and monitored, by Microsoft. (So if 'routing' problems occur there are only two parties involved, being Microsoft and your ISP)
these should all come together to provide a better experience in Office 365, CRM Online, Hotmail/Outlook.com, Windows Live Services, Bing searches, etc.