NTP over Anycast

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Spectracom time servers include an NTP over Anycast feature to greatly simplify network synchronization deployments. You can use a single server address for NTP clients while optimizing a high availability and scalable server configuration.

For the highest performance, Spectracom recommends multiple redundant GPS-based time servers at stratum-1. Similar time server appliances are deployed at stratum-2 with unicast connections to stratum-1. Then, utilize anycast routing of NTP between stratum-2 servers and all other network elements.