Dynamic Upgrade Problems - NNI at Capacity
We've run into a recent problem where we couldn't dynamically upgrade (from 100Mb to 500Mb) an Expressroute circuit quickly when needed. We were told the MS NNI to our carrier (Verizon) was at capacity. The only option was to re-create the Expressroute circuit and then re-provision the Verizon SCI side of the link (took about 2 weeks). I would like to see Microsoft working with the carriers on a method of dynamically moving connections to different NNI's with capacity if needed. Maybe there is a grooming operation that runs between MS & the carriers that dynamically moves these links to new NNI's to keep the overall utilization on NNI's at a certain capacity. In talking with the support engineer regarding this topic, this is a very common occurrence and the support teams would also like to see this fixed. It's not convenient for customers to potentially have to re-provision circuits constantly when upgrades are needed. Along with this, it would be a very nice feature to be able to downgrade Expressroute circuits.
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