Best Path definition
Best Path is the name of our special tool used for illustrating correct latencies among backbone nodes of IPTP Networks.
Why Best Path is useful?
Turning IPTP’s worldwide spread network map into detailed data, our own developed Best Path tool always gives a better visual display of routes and latencies
Thanks to it, users can have a more understandable picture of each connectivity including protected paths, the availability of the paths, and other particular requirements. From this information, customers can freely design their optimal routes effortlessly.
How to use Best Path tool?
To start the search:
1) Choose the desired nodes from the dropdown menu
2) Choose suitable boxes. There are 4 supporting options to show you a more diverse result:
- Link Protection
- Node Protection
- Actual Information Only
- Avoid nodes in the USA
3) Click on the “Calculate Path” button to finish the search and see the results.
Understand the results
The result has 2 parts: the number and the map. This appears as the example below:
The number part shows all details about the requested route:
– “Latency: 49 ms” is the latency of the whole route, with 98.00 ms is the RTD,
– The maximum transfer unit (MTU) as usually around 9000,
– “SY5 Equinix, Sydney, AU”, “GNC Guam”, and “TY2 Equinix, Tokyo, JP” are the nodes,
– “JGA-S” and “JGA-N” are the cables used in this path,
– “35.00 ms” and “14.00 ms” are the latencies,
– Dark blue line: actual route,
– Light blue line: a planned route for upcoming time,
– Orange line: routes are available only when requested.
And the map of that route:
Normally, if you run the search without choosing any additional requirements, the result will show only the Primary path of the requested route. However, we also provide many options, as mentioned in step 2 of “How to use Best Path?”, to provide you with a more detailed answer including Diverse paths to be used as backup whenever the primary one is down.
Next, let’s take a closer look at the meaning of each supporting box of Best Path tool.
The number part
– Link protection: Together with the primary one, if you also wanna see Diverse paths (which avoid cables used in the Primary one), let’s choose “Link Protection”.
– Node protection: But if you also want to avoid the POP used in the Primary one, please choose “Node Protection”.
In this example, the “LA1 Coresite, Los Angeles, US” POP is no longer there (compared to the “Link protection” option).
– Actual Information Only:ormation Only” box to view just the on-net paths, not the “Available upon request” ones.
In this example, the orange line from “LA1 Coresite, Los Angeles, US” to “Lumen DC, Lima, PE” is replaced by another one.
– Avoid nodes in the USA: Click on “Avoid nodes in the USA” to see routes that do not have a stop in this region.
In this example, “LA1 Coresite, Los Angeles, US” is removed.
The Primary path is illustrated in the map as a solid line, while the Diverse path appears as a dashed line. Despite the form, the colour of those lines still has the same meaning as mentioned above:
- Dark blue line: actual route,
- Light blue line: a planned route for upcoming time,
- Orange line: routes are available only when requested.
For example, you can see in this picture: the Primary path is a light blue solid line (Planned), while the Diverse path is a dark blue dash line (Actual).
As a combination with using this Best Path tool,
To have better look at IPTP’s Network map, visit Network map.
To read more about our global backbone and low latency connectivities, please take a look at our Low Latency routes service.
To transparently connect HQ and branch offices worldwide to establish a strong backbone without decreasing perfomance or changing settings, do not forget our EoMPLS Pseudowire Service.
Calculation is for reference only. Latencies / MTU are subject to check.
For any questions and enquiries, please feel free to contact our team at email@example.com or press the “Request a quote” button.