nLayer is an awesome network. I am currently using them right now just to host some games servers for myself and some friends, and they really do a good job on maintaining their network. They are top notch.
I still do believe ThePlanet still uses them, because I did a tracert on my server a couple days ago and it showed nLayer .
This isn't really the same ballpark. However, if you were to get one provider, and only one provider, I would say NAC, as they have more diverse connectivity. However, like I said, I Don't think these two compare very well.
Originally posted by nickn This isn't really the same ballpark. However, if you were to get one provider, and only one provider, I would say NAC, as they have more diverse connectivity. However, like I said, I Don't think these two compare very well.
in the interest of fairness, i will have to correct you here. nlayer has taken over dsl.net's peering infrastructure recently, after dsl.net decided to switch to all transit. and now that nlayer finally managed to buy a low-numbered ASN (scruznet), their stuff is starting to look really sexy.
i have no experience with them *yet*, so i will defer making a judgement. with that said, nac is extremely strong regionally so the comparison may be of the orange/apple variety =]
there is a difference between hijacking ip addresses for the purposes of network abuse (ie spam) and for legitimate allocations. the reason why legitimate new NSPs can not obtain the allocations they need when they need them is because of dead companies who got large allocations before the 'net got big and never thought to return them when they folded. recycling anyone?
the current regulatory enviroment as it pertains to ip space allocations from arin makes it extremely difficult for new NSPs to grow their business. i personally would not go this route, but i can not say i blame them.