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  • Hi Experts,

    We have an MPLS network with CenturyLink.  They offer something called NBS which allows us to route internet traffic out any one of their data centers worldwide for the balance of the data packets’ journey.  So the concept here is to use our MPLS network to route traffic to Microsoft much closer to the Tyman tenancy which exists in Dublin, Ireland.  The closest data center that CenturyLink offers NBS in is London, England.  So we would traverse the CenturyLink MPLS network all the way to London, then want the traffic to route directly to Dublin, Ireland from the London hopoff.

    We’re curious to know if that is the case above, or if the picture is more something like the below instead (based on the fact that Microsoft thinks the packet is being routed from a US location and Microsoft does some routing logic to try to route that traffic to the nearest Microsoft data center which in this case would likely be a US data center):



    • Edited by SBHV Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:05 PM
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:01 PM