Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP)

Located in Colo Atl’s 55 Marietta facility, the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP) offers neutral Internet exchange services for all categories of Internet Service Providers, Content Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers, Academic Networks, Government Networks and/or Enterprise Networks that desire a neutral peering point serving the Southeastern US.


SNAP was formed in response to industry demand for advanced IX global peering technologies. Initially, SNAP will initially offer 100 Mbps to 10Gbps access ports; and both IPv4 and IPv6 peering. Route servers will allow networks to simplify their peering operations, while the SNAP will permit other traditional peering models utilizing either user-managed peering or VLANs as needed to meet member objectives.


SNAP is:

  • Powered by Brocade’s Ethernet switching solution, SNAP offers 1Gbps or 10Gbps access ports, as well as both IPv4 and IPv6 peering.
  • Offers ubiquitous access for service providers worldwide, utilizing ground-breaking protocols to integrate disparate networks and manage hybrid environments.
  • Utilizes leading SDN Architecture providing benefits for network and service customizability, improved operations and increased performance.
  • Uses open standard technology, allowing the path of packets through the network of switches to be determined by resilient software running on multiple servers.

Georgia Technology Center (GTC)

Colo Atl is also home to The Georgia Technology Center (GTC), a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to highlight their optical and electrical hardware and operating systems, and the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), which provides next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) solutions, including SDN peering, testing, collaboration and implementation.